| Jan 12, 2011
| 3:23 PM
A French comfort food classic with rich béchamel sauce and ham between two slices of pullman bread, then topped with cheese, melted to gooey perfection.
Top the sandwich with a fried egg -- this is what distinguishes the "madame" from the "monsieur."...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 11:30 AM
As those doomed fiberglass mammoths in the bubbling ooze at La Brea Tar Pits attest, oil in Los Angeles is an old story. But how much of that story do you know?
FOR THE RECORD
Oil in Los Angeles: An earlier version of this...
| Aug 1, 2007
There's no monthly membership for a home gym, no lines for exercise machines or commute times to the local fitness center. For some homeowners it's making a lot of sense to stay in to work out.
People who want a private workout whenever they choose are...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 1:21 PM
Americans are Eating Out More
According to the National Restaurant Association, 49 percent of every U.S. food dollar is now spent in restaurants, up from 25 percent in 1955.
What that means is less and less control over what goes into our food —...
| Mar 4, 2010
To grab a beer, Israel Arrieta doesn't just stroll to the fridge; he has to walk out his back door to the side of the house, where he pries a chicken-wire screen off a basement window and scrambles, crab position, down a wooden ladder.
| Aug 15, 2010
JCPenney is hopping on the European fast-fashion autostrada by teaming up with Mango to put MNG by Mango shops in select Penney stores and online starting Wednesday.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Mango has more than 1,300 stores in 94 countries but only...
| May 2, 2007
In the tree-shaded space where the Leimert Park farmers market is gradually coming to Saturday-morning life, shoppers sleepily sip coffee from nearby Fifth Street Dick's coffeehouse — but they wake right up as they approach the Gourmet Tamale...
| Oct 24, 2009
The Home staff has culled recommendations from the architects, interior designers and do-it-yourselfers featured in this section to compile this list of resources for anyone planning to remodel, redecorate or otherwise turn his or her home into a work...
| May 2, 2009
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's annual L.A. Garden Show will focus on edible gardening. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 3. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3243; www.arboretum.org.
| Sep 12, 2009
Artist Kenny Scharf's hilltop garden in Culver City is no Monet masterpiece. It is more like a Georgia O'Keeffe -- rocks and concrete pavers set among colorful succulents and exotic cactuses that look like stones and desiccated brains. At one end of...
| Apr 15, 2009
Wally Marks, whose family real estate firm helped develop Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade and preserve the Helms Bakery building, has died. He was 78.
Marks, who was also a philanthropist and human rights activist, died Monday of cancer at his West...
| Jun 28, 2009
Sylvia Levin, who set a record for civic-mindedness by personally registering more than 47,000 Californians to vote, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from a stroke. She was 91.
The Santa Monica resident was a...