If you thought popcorn was dangerous just because of those hard little things that get stuck between your teeth, think again. A jury has awarded a Colorado man $7.2 million in damages because he developed a chronic condition known as "popcorn lung" from a chemical used to give microwave popcorn its ... More >>
Walmart is coming to downtown Los Angeles. The big box retail giant plans to open a grocery store on the northern edge of downtown L.A., reports the Los Angeles Business Journal. The 33,000-square-foot market will be located at the northwest corner of Cesar Chavez and Grand avenues inside the ground ... More >>
Who says the indie health food store is a thing of the past? True, Whole Foods has brought that heady "heath food store smell" -- which we suppose comes from commingling aromas of natural soaps, vitamins, freshly juiced wheatgrass and such -- into the mainstream, but the longevity of ... More >>
Valley residents opposed to a planned propane filling station at the old Coffee Spot got good news and bad news at a Thursday meeting of the North Valley Area Planning Commission.
The commission approved the filling station but also voted to force the developer, Trans Gas Propane, to signi ... More >>
Hand Digital PhotoA Study In Chocolate Semantics: Truffle Fudge
Free-flowing Champagne, copious amounts of hand-dipped chocolates, and no blind date required. And did we mention it's free? John Kelly Chocolates, Hollywood, this Saturday night. Get the full details after the jump.
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It was confirmed today that underground Japanese beatmaker Jun "Nujabes" Seba died last February 26 after a car accident. His family buried him privately and the anouncement of his death did not make the news until today.
Nujabes was known for delicate, often mournful beats that were respect ... More >>
If you were planning on picking up that boxed set of unrecorded Hank Williams songs at Amoeba Music tonight, or chowing down on BoHo's happy hour pizzas, you might want to consider taking the Red Line subway. From 5-7 p.m. the red carpet treatment preceding the world premiere for the Adam Sandler-Se ... More >>
I discovered a way around iTunes Music Store's 60s second samples— youtube. Yep, when you have the audial craving for a song— the whole song, you can just search it on youtube. While you may not find everything, it's amazing the videos you can unearth. It's like MTV circa Thriller. For e ... More >>