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Still in Australia, get used to it! I will be here for quite a while. Things are going very we ... More >>
The days of "Let them eat pink slime" are over. Today Safeway Inc., the second-largest supermarket operator in the country, said it will stop buying the ammonia-treated beef filler "because of widespread customer concern," MSNBC reports. Since Safeway owns Vons, hamburger sold at Vons will also be p ... More >>
Rick Caruso‚ÄčMall magnate Rick Caruso has withdrawn from the bidding for a concessions contract at Los Angeles International Airport, citing delays and constraints imposed by airport staff.Matt Middlebrook, Caruso's senior vice president, said the bidding process has become "too cumbersome and too ... More >>
You all know Amoeba Music--that towering Mecca of music on Sunset Blvd filled with rows of vinyl, precious vinyl. We love Amoeba so much we stay the f*ck away from it, lest it drain our wallets and impoverish us because we can't help but want every last record in the place. They were sat do ... More >>
myfoxtampabay.comBlack Friday shoppers gone wild
More consumers throughout the country are trekking to malls and shops to take advantage of super savings as part of this year's Black Friday, and in the process, causing a ruckus.
The longer lines, heavier traffic and filled up parking lots at ... More >>
We've been told this deep-fried pot shop doesn't meet the city's rules. But it's still open.The L.A. City Council made it official Wednesday: Many pot shops that would have been put out of business by the city's strict new dispensary rules are saved. Be thankful, potheads.
The council made i ... More >>
Perhaps there's no greater metaphor for the differences between Orange County and L.A. proper than the way they deal with pot shops. The city of Los Angeles has been wrestling with regulating its out-of-control medical marijuana dispensaries since before a 2007 pot-shop ceiling that actually ... More >>
‚ÄčIn an escalating war over the lucrative contract to sell food at LAX, incumbent bidder HMS Host put on a tasting this morning at Maria's Italian Kitchen. Assessing the food is not in my skill set, so the Weekly sent a food critic (who didn't like it).Meantime, Host continues to play an effective ... More >>
If you walk into the front doors of Ford's Filling Station and look the length of the restaurant, the first thing that you'll see, particularly if the sun has gone down outside, is the enormous wood-burning oven that seems to fill the entire kitchen. It's a stunning piece, and it makes the kitchen ... More >>
Culver City has developed a pretty sweet restaurant row over the last couple of years, and this summer the neighborhood is capitalizing on that fact by hosting a series of block parties. Starting June 16th and repeating the third Wednesday of every month until October, the Culver City Downtown Busin ... More >>
Robert TakataBar Keeper's neon sign.Bar Keeper proprietor Joe Keeper doesn't just sell vintage cocktail shakers and uncommonly flavored bitters at his Silver Lake store. He sells ritual. And hopefully, he'll soon be able to sell alcohol.
On Tuesday, the eve of the store's fifth anniversary, ... More >>
Aaron Stein-ChesterThe Kogi taco truck in action (file photo).A virtual flash mob of food trucks that successfully gathered at a Santa Monica parking lot (and raked in the dough) Monday was quashed Tuesday after the city announced that the mobile food court was illegal.
While the owner of th ... More >>
Hard has released a statement on its website following the Saturday night debacle at the Forum. Here it is, reprinted in its entirety, including information on refunds. This statement, however, doesn't include information on those whose tickets weren't purchased through Groovetickets or Ticketmaster ... More >>
Photo credit: KSEE24Beef Packers, Inc.Beef Packers, Inc., a Fresno meat-packing plant, is recalling almost 900,000 pounds of ground beef products due possible salmonella contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall today. ... More >>
LAUSD Approves Teacher Ax Rule Changes School board members narrowly approved recommendations that would make it easier to dismiss teachers facing serious job charges. L.A. TimesNet Coach Exits USC's head basketball coach, Tim Floyd, has resigned, reportedly worn down by charges of professional impr ... More >>
The Wrap is reporting that beleaguered music retailer Virgin Megastores will close their remaining locations, including the Hollywood & Highland shop, this summer. The West Hollywood location closed last year. Apparently Pussycat Doll in-stores weren't the solution to the death of music retail.