What's your favorite radio station? More specifically: What's your favorite radio station to listen to while you're pumping gas? Admittedly, it's a pretty stupid question, because, as L.A. folks are undoubtedly aware, you don't have a choice. If you're at one of 171 stations in the broader metro are ... More >>
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Southern California is an island of gas-price hell this week. One station in Calabasas is charging nearly $6 ($5.89 to be exact) a gallon for high-octane fuel, the Costco in Simi Valley has run out of regular-grade gas (with other stations expected to follow suit), and one expert tells us that all-t ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: And it gets worse as another refinery in the Bay Area goes up in smoke. First posted at 2:40 p.m. If this heat wave has you down, just wait until your next gas station visit. A fire at a Chevron refinery near San Francisco last Monday knocked out a portion of one of Califor ... More >>
You can walk in and ask for a "Del Fargo" burrito at this Wells Fargo branch in Van Nuys but, sadly, you probably aren't gonna get one. Built in 2007 where a Mobil gas station used to sit at the corner of Victory and Sepulveda Boulevards, this fairly new, ketchup and mustard-colored building could ... More >>
In the L.A. dining scene, it's no magic trick. It's casual.
Bill Burkeâ€‹Remember Bill Burke, the guy who offered to buy the Dodgers last week with $1.2 billion of China's money? Something about that didn't smell quite right, so last week we tracked down his wife's financial disclosure statement from 2003. Turns out, the Burkes are worth no more than $6.8 mi ... More >>
Daniel DrennonClay Harding, co-owner of 38 Degrees with 38 taps Apparently the economic downturn has not hindered craft beer drinkers. They say, even in a recession, folks will still seek an escape from tough times at the movies. The same can now be said of beer bars. Despite dozens of ho ... More >>
Chief of Occidental Oil, stepping down, seen by many as greediest of all
BossipJust another day in the life of Teodorin Obiang"I've been very lucky in business ... and I like to live well." -- Teodorin Obiang We mostly stick to small-fry targets like West Hollywood politicians who green-light towering concrete atrocities and Los Angeles mayors who green-light six ... More >>
Angering environmentalists, Arnold rewrites his Green Chemistry initiative in his final days in office
Bloomberg BusinessweekChevron 1, Big Green 0California enviro-activists never saw it coming. News outlets called the defeat of Prop. 23 early last night, giving Big Green honchos plenty to clank their champagne flutes about. (The Weekly reports on the clash of the Green and Big Oil titans ov ... More >>
A pair of labor disputes that could have far-reaching effects on the L.A. economy are edging into the spotlight. Tomorrow morning Local 675 of the United Steelworkers of America will seek a strike sanction from the L.A. County Federation of Labor. The union, whose local and national negotiating comm ... More >>
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