| Mar 23, 2008
She was only 8 years old.
Her mother had lost custody of her in a divorce. And her father was putting her and her 3-year-old sister on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles -- by themselves, without adult supervision. It took three days to reach their...
| Apr 23, 2009
Annette Haddad, a Business section reporter for the Los Angeles Times who covered the volatile Southern California residential real estate market, has died. She was 46.
Haddad died Wednesday at her home in Pasadena of complications from ovarian cancer,...
| Dec 9, 2008
The integration of Southern California's suburban communities continued apace into the second half of the decade, driven by steadily growing numbers of Latinos and Asians moving into middle-class neighborhoods, according to detailed census data released...
| Apr 16, 2008
There are so many Hong Kong-style coffee shops in the San Gabriel Valley that devotees usually gravitate to one that makes a favorite comfort food the way they like it. But we love the following restaurants for distinctive personalities and food that sets...
| Dec 9, 2007
The traffic in L.A. bites -- you know that. The question is: What are we going to do about it?
Are we going to continue down our current path, pouring money into gridlocked streets and freeways, bickering endlessly about our pathetic urban rail system?...
| Sep 25, 2009
Fresh, domestically grown bamboo shoots are hard to find in California, but Yao Cheng Farm grows an acre of them near Camarillo and sells at the Monterey Park, Alhambra, Irvine and Thousand Oaks farmers markets.
After being boiled for 15 minutes to...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 2:58 PM
Home sales in San Diego County increased by 0.1 percent in August, compared with the same period a year ago, but were down 13.4 percent from the previous month, according to figures released today.
The median price of an existing single-family home in...
| Oct 28, 2009
Where to find quince
Here are some places to buy quince fruit, trees and products.
Gonzaga Farm (Ronnie and Tess Gonzaga). Pineapple quince grown in Lindsay, Calif., at the Alhambra, Cerritos, Buena Park, Long Beach Southeast, Long Beach Uptown and...
| Nov 7, 2009
| 7:30 AM
LOS ANGELES -- United Commercial Bank, which had 13 branches locally in Los Angeles County and three in Orange County, has failed and was seized by government regulators.
The bank's branches will reopen Saturday under the new control of East West Bank....
| Nov 25, 2009
The Santa Monica Pico farmers market on Saturdays has a lower profile than the big Wednesday venue on Arizona, but it's an excellent market in its own right. It's in an attractive location, the recently renovated Virginia Park, and it's substantial in...
| Jun 24, 2009
| 12:40 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Music legend Phil Spector is creating a list of things he wants in his new prison cell that includes a TV, a music player and email access, according to his wife Rachelle.
As a medium-security inmate at the California Substance Abuse...