| Nov 19, 2010
Orange County offers both opportunity and pitfalls for farmers market shoppers.
The area's demand for fresh local produce far exceeds the supply, particularly for crops such as stone fruit and apples, and it's difficult for upstate growers to make it...
| May 29, 2011
If chi-chi baby and toddler gear makes your heart beat a little faster, the Plush consumer trade show (short for "posh little urbanites show") will have you praising the luxury gods.
The show, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, June 5, at...
| Jan 9, 2011
During his three decades at the helm of Social Distortion, singer, guitarist and songwriter Mike Ness has repeatedly turned to the rich vein of his own hardscrabble life as a hell-raising teen and then a heroin-addicted rock musician.
But in putting...
| Jun 25, 2011
High-end beauty chain Space NK could be considered the luxury Sephora. The British retailer, which launched in 1993 in the form of a single, unassuming shop in Covent Garden, London, features an expertly edited selection of founder Nicky Kinnaird's...
| Apr 18, 2011
Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Sep 15, 2010
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A gated Corona del Mar home with eight fireplaces and a 60-foot waterfall has come on the market for $19 million.
Among the ocean-view house's custom features are the marble flooring design and carved ceiling in the formal dining room and wood-beam...
| May 9, 2011
Bill Blackbeard, an early scholar of newspaper comics who created an indispensable archive in San Francisco that helped legitimize the study of comics in popular culture, has died. He was 84.
Blackbeard died at a Country Villa nursing home in...
| May 4, 2011
UCLA sociologist studied common sense
Harold Garfinkel, 93, a longtime UCLA sociology professor whose groundbreaking work examined the importance of common sense in everyday situations, died April 21 of congestive heart failure at his...
| Aug 17, 2010
Joe L. Brown
General manager reshaped Pirates
Joe L. Brown, 91, the general manager whose shrewd trading and expert rebuilding of the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system resulted in two World Series championships, died Sunday in Albuquerque after an extended...
| Sep 20, 2010
Ronald P. Schafer, who as superintendent of the California state parks' Angeles District pushed to develop urban parks in the core of Los Angeles, has died. He was 53.
FOR THE RECORD:
Ronald P. Schafer obituary: The obituary in the...
| Oct 2, 2010
Art Gilmore, who launched his more than 60-year career as an announcer in the 1930s and became a widely recognized voice on radio, television, commercials, documentaries and movie trailers, has died. He was 98.
Gilmore died Sept. 25 of age-related causes...