| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
A word of advice. Never use the phrase "just a burger" with Nancy Silverton. I did and was promptly challenged on every aspect of burger-making, starting with where to buy the meat, what grind, size of patty, how to cook it, what to serve with it, what...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:11 AM
When I became a father 21 years ago, I realized I had a helluva lot to learn.
As I look back today on my 21st Father's Day, I realize I have just as much to learn. One of these days I'll get it down pat.
Oh, the tasks have changed quite a bit.
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:50 AM
A local Charlevoix business owner has organized a women's spa event for Tuesday, March 19, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.
Brenda Lamb, owner of The Spa Charlevoix in the Oleson's shopping plaza in Charlevoix, is...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:27 PM
From hot-chocolate stands to dog walking to helping people with computers, kids can start their own businesses — and learn about the value of money along the way.
On a chilly day last November, 5-year-old Sylvia Fordham caught the business bug....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Gisela Campagne's journey toward rescuing unwanted dogs led to a seemingly unlikely solution: wine.
She has put her years of experience behind her ever-growing dog-saving wine-tasting event. Campagne worked for the Huntington Beach Planning and...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Why do all the interesting stories seem to emerge during a vacation?
Fears of bypass gridlock and steps to deal with dangerous dogs were among news items I missed while touring the Four Corners region astride my trusty steed.
The most fascinating,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Before a throng of office workers and scruffy-faced hipsters, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday opened Spring Street Park in the heart of the city’s rapidly evolving downtown, telling the crowd that there were more parks to come,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:46 AM
The happiest of happy hours include our pets, and the one scheduled on Friday at the Maryland SPCA promises to be great fun for all. To benefit the homeless pets in their adoption center and to help save more pets’ lives, the Maryland SPCA will...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Kathleen L. Muscolino, 56, of Berkeley, owns Tail Waggers, a dog-grooming facility in Naperville. The shop at 1807 S. Washington St. also sells boutique items and wellness products, including grain-free food and treats for dogs and cats.
When did you...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:09 PM
You're welcome to play along in today's edition of "Is It Just Me?," where no question is too small for The Bottom Line.
Q: If a customer has a coupon for a "free item" package of cat food or kitty litter, is there sales tax on the free item? I was...