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Long Beach (Los Angeles, California)

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  • Market Watch: Hemet's wealth of summer grapefruit

    Market Watch: Hemet's wealth of summer grapefruit
    At the farthest fringe of the Inland Empire, southeast of the hardscrabble town of Hemet, lies the world center of summer grapefruit, one of the least known and most fascinating of California's agricultural niches. The major commercial grapefruit...
  • Market Watch: Time for a summer fruit explosion

    Market Watch: Time for a summer fruit explosion
    The first month of the summer fruit season is like a roller coaster: a frustratingly slow buildup, with many mediocre early varieties, gives way suddenly to a whoosh of fantastic flavors. The fruit calendar has been about a week later than usual because...
  • Classic Hollywood: Piper Laurie

    Classic Hollywood: Piper Laurie
    Piper Laurie has been reflecting on her career of late, a career that has careened from B-movie "bimbo" roles to Oscar nominations — not to mention that bag full of condoms she once scored as a budding starlet. Though she was painfully shy,...
  • Book review: 'LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour'

    Book review: 'LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour'
    Why did Stephen Davis write "LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour" (Gotham: 218 pp., $22.50)? He's already the author of the band biography "Hammer of the Gods"; what more does he need to say? One reason, he explains here, is...
  • Market Watch: Red Brussels sprouts

    Market Watch: Red Brussels sprouts
    Purple variants of common vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and potatoes have been increasingly popular at farmers markets in recent years, but none is as intriguing as the red Brussels sprouts just now showing up at the Santa Monica...
  • Showcasing an album in concert

    Showcasing an album in concert
    When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
  • Competition on 'Food Network Star' takes on a new edge this season

    Competition on 'Food Network Star' takes on a new edge this season
    The knives are drawn. The first six seasons of Food Network's megahit, "The Next Food Network Star," had a sandbox mentality. Everyone played together nicely and cheered each other's success, with few exceptions. Season 7 premieres Sunday night with a...
  • On View: A 'Round Trip' for East L.A. College alums

    On View: A 'Round Trip' for East L.A. College alums
    "For me, living on the border of Montebello and East L.A.," says artist Patssi Valdez, "this was the local school everybody went to. You first came here and then went on to other colleges." She is sitting on the corner of the campus she attended nearly 40...
  • The curly-hair conundrum

    The curly-hair conundrum
    Thanks a lot, Gwyneth Paltrow. It's been more than 10 years since the actress and style icon showed up at the "Shakespeare in Love" premiere with long, stick-straight extensions. And suddenly, boom — "Blow-out salons [popped up] across the...
  • A great place for leash

    A great place for leash
    If personal style starts with knowing who you are, perhaps man's best friends could show us a few things. Canines, especially those who cohabit with their owners in downtown L.A., are some of the coolest cats around. On the other hand, some downtown...
  • Brazilian Blowout might be dangerous to your health

    Brazilian Blowout might be dangerous to your health
    Controversy is swirling around a pricey and much-heralded hair-straightening treatment after researchers in Oregon announced recently that they had found that the formula contained the dangerous chemical formaldehyde, even in packages labeled...
  • Put on your party face

    Put on your party face
    You've got the outfit. You're set on accessories. But you're strapped for time as you rush from work to party, maybe going from Los Feliz to Santa Monica (or Long Beach to Pasadena or any of our other geographic challenges) with no time to stop by home to...