| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Petty theft: 4400 block of Oak Grove Drive. A woman reported that sometime between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., while she had been registering her seventh-grade daughter in classes at the La Cañada High School campus, someone had stolen...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:54 AM
Reports of corrupt Chinese officials seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and it’s easy for readers to get blasé about such news. So this week, the Beijing Youth Daily provided its audience with a helpful info-graphic to highlight the case of Wei...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Once again, Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise will be open on Easter Sunday.
Now, before you get all hot under the collar (like when Black Friday crept into Thanksgiving), remember that no one is forcing you to go shopping.
So go to church. Enjoy your...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
In the early 1980s, I was a (youthful) member of the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when the topic turned to the proposal for a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Playing devil’s advocate, I asked whether a King holiday...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Tucked into the corner of an administrative building, awash with the hush-hush of important work, an earth-toned room was occupied by furniture, books and knickknacks.
And there it lay — smack-dab in the center.
A curvy black case, held together...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The folding bike is riding the cycling commuter wave, and the clever engineering is making it quicker than ever to carry on a subway or in a car trunk. Now found in some regular bike shops as well as specialty urban-transportation stores, better designs...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The guest-services kiosk at Fashion Outlets Chicago, the gargantuan new high-end outlet mall near O'Hare International Airport, rents strollers, wraps gifts, changes currency and can even get your clothes dry-cleaned within 24 hours. But its unlikeliest...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Readers commonly write in to ask questions or offer advice in response to Savvy Shopper articles.
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| Jul 21, 2013
After a lifetime of traveling internationally and paying zillions of dollars for going over the weight limit, I have changed my gluttonous, overpacking ways. I am now Someone Who Packs Light.
To wit: I have been living for nearly three months out of a...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- California retailers may be liable for large money awards if they falsely advertise that their products are on sale.
A federal appeals court Tuesday revived a potential class-action lawsuit against Kohl’s Department Stores for...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Fifty years ago, Muhammad Ali (a.k.a. "The Louisville Lip") began his transformation into the Greatest of All Time, winning the light-heavyweight boxing gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rome. On Oct. 29, 1960, Ali (then known as Cassius Clay)......
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
99 Cents Only Stores agree to a buyout offer. The deep-discount chain 99 Cents Only Stores agress to go private....