| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned.
John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....
| Oct 27, 2013
Ah, safe home Chicago: The murder rate has fallen by nearly half. Unless, that is, you live on the blood-drenched streets where violent crime rates have actually increased. Until we end that concentrated slaughter, this city again risks losing its...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Local bureaucracy seems to have gotten the upper hand on a white-supremacist's plot to take over a small town in North Dakota.
Paul Craig Cobb, 61, made headlines after news broke of his secret plot to amass white supremacists in Leith, N.D., and win...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:08 PM
With New York Fashion Week firmly in the rear-view mirror, digital marketing firm Silverpop has finished crunching the social media statistics of 15 fashion brands to determine things like which labels gained the most Twitter followers during the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Glendale's stock of affordable housing falls far short of meeting the community's need and officials say the loss of state redevelopment dollars means there's little the city can do to bridge the gap.
Waiting lists for city-monitored rental housing...
| Apr 13, 2013
There are visible signs in Costa Mesa that the housing market is recovering.
After a few years of virtually no new residential construction (between 2009 and 2012, Costa Mesa added only 56 new housing units, with zero in 2011), it's heartening to see...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Relief efforts are underway in Glendale for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan as local Filipino organizations collect food and donations to send to the Philippines.
With more than 11 million people affected by the Nov. 8 typhoon — which killed more...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.
And this all happened while cameras were rolling.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
More so than her words about George Zimmerman getting away with murder, I was taken aback at the sight of Juror B-29.
"She's black," I said to my daughter.
Indeed, Juror B-29 could be any one of my four daughters, my sister, my mother, my aunts...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:16 AM
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...