Beverly Hills real estate is often overshadowed by pricier digs in Holmby Hills, home to the Playboy Mansion, Bel Air, which boasts of many 10,000-square-foot-plus abodes, and Pacific Palisades, where Arnold Schwarzenegger and many other celebs live. But the gilded city is back in its rightful plac ... More >>
Eastside L.A. voters in the March 5 primary might elect someone outright for City Council District 1 without awaiting the May 21 runoff if either candidate gets 50 percent plus one vote. The spoils? A $178,789 job, a staff of about 20 aides, and eight free cars paid for by L.A. taxpayers. So the Jo ... More >>
Harold Simmons, the conservative Texas billionaire, has kicked in another $500,000 to back Republican candidate Kevin James, making him by far the biggest spender thus far in the L.A. mayor's race.Simmons is known as a lavish supporter of conservative causes. During the presidential election, he gav ... More >>
Here on the Internet news circuit, the Occupy boom has more or less settled. Don't bite our heads off -- we're not saying the movement itself is over, by any means -- but it's nearing the end of its shelf life as a meme. (The young American hive mind has a severe case of ADD, and a story can only st ... More >>
Felicia FriesemaThe Hollywood market earlier this year.After reading Beth Barrett's piece about farmers markets this week, it might be tempting to hang up the locavore hat and head out for an angsty and cathartic mouthful at the local McDonald's. We're envisioning an army of market goers as ... More >>
Several of Sprinkles' recognizavle single-dot cupcakes.For bakery business maven Candace Nelson, Cupcake Wars isn't just another tedious Food Network show, it's a real life legal saga. The founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the popular cupcake shop she opened in Beverly Hills and now has location ... More >>
Inside the home of Chris McKenry of Get It Together LA! and talking shop at the National Association of Professional Organizers' "Organizing Expo"
Does he have a shot?
High-paid yes men and women guide newspaper owner McCaw further into the mire
A friendship in music
Happy hours with Royce and Marilyn