| Jan 2, 2008
THINK of a Japanese beer: Kirin, Sapporo, Asahi. All mass-produced lagers.
But isn't there something strange about that? The Japanese are renowned for their devotion to craftsmanship and unique handmade products. Think of fresh tofu skin (yuba), or...
| Nov 5, 2008
Words of farewell
Re “Studs Terkel, 1912-2008,” Obituary, Nov. 1
I first met Studs Terkel when I became senior vice president at Playboy Enterprises and started spending a lot of time in Chicago.
He was easygoing and acerbic, witty and...
| May 20, 2009
Atwater Village, Sunday: 3250 Glendale Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burbank, Saturday: Orange Grove Avenue and 3rd Street, behind City Hall, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Calabasas, Saturday: Calabasas (Old Town): 23504 Calabasas Road at...
| Sep 2, 2009
The Encino farmers market remains the largest and best in the San Fernando Valley, with about 30 produce vendors. This count has held steady over the last decade, but the number of prepared foods and nonagricultural stands, selling everything from hot...
| Nov 25, 2009
The Burbank farmers market, now held in the parking lot next to City Hall, has occupied several locations since its founding in 1983 but has always maintained high standards. It continues to feature many more produce vendors than prepared foods and...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 5:33 PM
The Ventura Downtown farmers market, the oldest and largest farmers market in Ventura County, has remained remarkably stable over the last decade, with a good mix of local growers, including many small and backyard farmers. It benefits from its location...
| Aug 6, 2010
This seems to be a banner season for figs, which are practically made for farmers markets, since they are only at their best when fully ripe, at which point they are too perishable to ship commercially. The Adriatic variety, with thin green skin and...
| May 18, 2008
| 1:10 PM
Don't be surprised to find Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz grinning Cheshire cats -- they're newlyweds.
The pop-star little sis of Jessica Simpson and the Fall Out Boy bassist tied the knot Saturday night at her parents' Los Angeles-area home with an...
| Apr 29, 2007
Shortly after learning "mama" and "dada," Ginger and Ruby Rosenheck said "bye-bye" to their highchairs.
"They are the lamest, ugliest, most restraining things in the world and when you have twins, highchairs just take over the room," says their mother...
| Mar 27, 2007
A major source of health insurance for people who work for themselves is disappearing, casting thousands of contractors, freelancers and solo practitioners into the ranks of the uninsured with little hope of obtaining new coverage.
Health plans offered...
| Jul 2, 2008
Tell everyone about "Tell No One." Not just because this is a top-notch thriller so twisty you may forget to breathe, but because for a long time it looked like you wouldn't be able to tell anyone at all.
For even though "Tell No One" was a top performer...