| Oct 14, 2012
Call it the H&M effect, or fast fashion. Americans are buying, and discarding, clothes more quickly than ever. On average, each of us throws 54 pounds of clothes and shoes into the trash each year. That adds up to about 9 million tons of shoes, jackets...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:15 PM
The Hartford Board of Education gave Superintendent Christina Kishimoto a tepid performance review, and thus it is declining to give her a performance bonus this year. Jeffrey Mirman, an attorney for Kishimoto, took issue with this. The review graded...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:56 PM
SEOUL, South Korea — I was above the clouds at 35,000 feet when South Korea came out of nowhere, like a viral video. Hours later, I landed, checked into my Gangnam hotel and followed a link to K-pop sensation Psy. After about the 20th viewing, I...
| Oct 28, 2012
NBA players across the league have been steadily ramping up their off-court fashion quotient ever since Commissioner David Stern revised the player dress code in 2005. Now the two highest-profile additions to the Los Angeles Lakers, Dwight Howard and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Jill Johnson-Tucker and Jennifer Van Bergh have made a secret pact with Dorian Gray.
Twenty years ago the two Newport ladies founded an organization called the Harvesters. Recently in Costa Mesa at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Jennifer and Jill...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 8:31 PM
UPDATE: Listen to Keef's collaboration with Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and Jadakiss on the "I Don't Like" remix here.
Over the last four months, 16-year-old Chief Keef has come from almost complete obscurity as a kid on house arrest to being one of...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:35 AM
1) Action Sports
Paul von Maffei, owner of Action Sports, is philosophical about this past, essentially snow-free, winter. On the one hand, it was plainly disastrous for the ski industry nationwide, but, on the other hand, an early spring only meant that...
| May 20, 2012
The pirate with the knife in his teeth perched in the palm tree beside the store isn't real. Neither is the armed buccaneer greeting visitors inside the front door.
But the booty is. True to its name, Hidden Treasures is an amazing discovery for...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:38 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Nearly 1,000 screaming fans lined the black carpet at the Nokia Theater for the premiere of "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" Monday night.
The so-called "Twi-hards" had been camped out in downtown L.A. for days hoping to catch a glimpse of...
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| Sep 2, 2012
In 1954, when Marilyn Monroe was asked what she wore in bed, she famously replied, "Why, Chanel No. 5, of course." And sales of the perfume skyrocketed.
That was a free endorsement, back when there was such a thing. Hollywood and the fragrance industry...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Auri Inc., an upscale shoemaker once touted as one of America's most promising companies by Forbes, has shuttered its line of shoes to focus on licensing its technology to established luxury footwear brands.
The company closed its North Laguna showroom...