| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:21 PM
A special committee charged with independently examining the proposed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds called for an audit, additional review of the failed deal and greater overall transparency.
Among the Fair Sale Review Committee's nine principal...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When our old microwave expired recently, the Glendale Sears provided the opposite of “retail irrelevance,” as Nat B. Read claims it to be in his letter to the editor (“Sears store is an outdated model,” Mailbag, Dec. 29). We...
| Dec 1, 2012
Many of those lucky enough to emerge from Sandy's devastation unscathed are wondering how they can help those struggling to recover. Here are some important links and information:
Friday Nov. 9th: The Hackensack NJ Police PBA will be running a one day...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:51 PM
The old house at 540 West Broadway has sheltered many people during its long life — first as a private home, then as a boarding house and now as Wellness Works, which provides a safe haven for veterans through a program called ‘Welcome Home...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 10:59 AM
I hate people sometimes.
This year it was the Berrys from Seattle. A dear, lifelong friend, her husband and their two sickeningly adorable, wide-eyed, precocious sons. Theirs was the first Christmas card we received this year: snapshots of a day at the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
We all love a good night’s sleep, and a good mattress can help. But a mattress can
be one of the hardest things to buy, and a new survey by Consumer Reports found
that about one in five people wished they’d bought a different mattress. So...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A report condemning the failed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds will go to the district attorney's office for legal review.
The Fair Board unanimously voted Thursday to send the D.A. the Fair Sale Review Committee's 17-page report, which...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 11:07 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon -- Investigators identified a 22-year-old as the gunman responsible for shooting three people -- two of them fatally -- at a mall in suburban Portland, Oregon.
Sheriff's investigators believe that Jacob Tyler Roberts acted alone in...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Locals will have another place to shop for retro and vintage-inspired clothes when Unique Vintage opens in downtown Huntington Beach.
Unique Vintage is hosting a grand opening party starting at noon March 9 at its shop, 155 Fifth St., next to Forever...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:34 PM
The gunman, having shot three people at an Oregon mall, initially tried to flee.
Fearful shoppers hid in stores and behind racks as the man ran down a corridor and to a back hallway that led downstairs.
By then, he likely heard the sirens as dozens of...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:28 PM
NEW YORK -- Walmart wants you to forget Black Friday this year.
Instead, the store is kicking off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 8 p.m.
The retailer says its best deals will be on electronics,...
| Dec 17, 2012
In retail, the holiday shopping season is like the Super Bowl, except that it goes on for weeks.
As the Tribune’s retail reporter, it’s my job to capture the trends: I tell readers who’s up, who’s down and who’s bringing in...