| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
It's World Water Day today. What will you be doing to preserve and conserve this precious resource? Several fashion brands will be celebrating the 19th annual event pioneered by the United Nations with challenges designed to bring awareness to crucial...
| Nov 24, 2003
Mary Bullard has a sort of love-hate relationship with Ross Dress for Less.
She doesn't like the stores because they have narrow aisles, long lines and "way too much stuff."
But all that isn't enough to keep her away: The Corona, Calif., resident...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Retailers had a middling March, watching their sales improve from a frigid February while struggling to beat their performance from the same month last year.
Two main factors impeded growth last month, according to several reports released Thursday....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A large envelope addressed to me in cursive handwriting was delivered to our home mailbox last week. A quick glance at the return address suggested I was in for a special treat. La Caņada Elementary School teacher Sue Fuelling had earlier alerted me via...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Redbook and ICSC-Goldman Sachs retail sales for period ending April 5, JOLTS job openings for February
Local earnings: Mercantile Bancorp Inc.
Other earnings: Alcoa Inc., CKE Restaurants Holdings, Levi Strauss & Co., WD-40 Co. and others.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The commercials are a staple of Southern California culture: Sit 'n Sleep co-owner and co-founder Larry Miller promises to beat his competitors’ prices “or your mattress is freeeeeeee!”
He goes on camera to squeal the slogan only...
| Mar 28, 2014
And you wonder why college athletes want to unionize?
When Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber captured an NCAA title on March 22, it triggered an incentive clause worth an additional $18,447.94 for Buckeyes AD Gene Smith.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco apparel company best known for its denim clothing, said it will remove 800 jobs as part of an effort to cut $175 million to $200 million in costs.
The so-called global productivity initiative will roll out over...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The gig: Carisa Bianchi is president of TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles' largest advertising agency, which has about 520 employees and creates ads for Pepsi, Gatorade, Southwest Airlines, Adidas, Nissan, Jimmy Dean and Crate & Barrel.
"Black sheep": Bianchi...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Deborah Aldrete Hoppe
Deborah (Debbie) Aldrete Hoppe of Piedmont, CA, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 8, 2013. Debbie’s motto was, “family and friends first.” She was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt...
| Nov 2, 2013
Not so much a typical candidate for Botox, except that I have a face like a garden glove — sun-baked and ripped by boot and fist. If Levi Strauss made faces, I'd be a 42 regular. And stone-washed.
Don't mean to brag, that's just the face I have....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. has hired Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts to run its retail division, hoping her background melding technology, fashion and commerce will be the right mix to navigate the future of the stores that have been a...