| Jun 28, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Although I try to cover a variety of money-saving topics, there is always more to research, and readers often write me to ask their specific shopping questions.
Hearing from readers is one of my favorite parts of the job, and I thank those of you who...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 AM
If you’ve shopped for Father’s Day cards recently you’ve no doubt noticed the glut of Hallmark greetings that cater to dad’s unquenchable thirst for beer. I recently counted no fewer than five different variations on the “Hey...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Here's another chapter in the endless book about why you shouldn't believe everything your read or hear on product promotions. Lornamead Inc., whose "Lice Shield" products are sold at major chain stores including Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 21, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex.
Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Foodies, don't fret. The 2nd St. Tavern at 194 Main St. in Emmaus has brought its own delicious dishes to the space formerly occupied by Lee Gribben's on Main.
"We're offering contemporary cuisine, as well as twists on old favorites," general manager...
| Mar 1, 2014
Last Christmas Eve, Dan Quartin of Newington brought his 11-year-old cat to the veterinarian.
"They determined that the cat, Rusty, had diabetes," Quartin said. "The doctor printed out on a computer what I needed to get at a pharmacy — the insulin...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The man accused of killing his boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet below the Hollywood sign two years ago has been charged with murder, prosecutors said.
Gabriel Campos-Martinez, 36, faces a single count of murder in connection with...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., to follow suit.
CVS, the nation’s No. 2 drugstore chain, said...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
A man arrested in the 2012 death of his boyfriend, whose head, hands and feet were scattered below the Hollywood sign, made "inconsistent and suspicious statements" to police after his partner's body parts were found, court documents showed.