March 15, 2013 |
The gig: Greg Koch, 48, and Steve Wagner, 54, are the founders of Stone Brewing Co., one of the largest brewers of craft beer in the United States. The company is best known for its hoppy, high-alcohol beers, including Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. Koch and Wagner started experimenting with home brews in Koch's Solana Beach, Calif., condominium in the early 1990s and opened a brewery in a San Marcos, Calif., warehouse in 1996. Stone has grown from 400 barrels that year to 177,200 barrels last year, developing a cult-like following among craft beer enthusiasts.
February 28, 2013 |
California gasoline prices may have already peaked for the first half of the year and should head lower soon, analysts said. Meanwhile, nationwide gasoline price averages over the first two months of the year rose at such a blistering rate that Americans were on pace to pay half a trillion dollars on gasoline in 2013 for the first time ever, analysts said. The high prices were causing big changes in the driving habits of American motorists, with gasoline consumption dropping sharply.
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December 27, 2012 |
The truck driver convicted of manslaughter after a fatal 2009 collision on Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge is taking his case to an appeals court. Marcos Costa, 46, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after his 2011 conviction in the deaths of Palmdale resident Angel Posca, 58, and his 12-year-old daughter, Angelina. His case will be heard by the 2nd District Court of Appeal on Jan. 29. Angel Posca was driving through the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and Foothill Boulevard on July 1, 2009, when Costa's truck, which had lost its brakes, barreled down Angeles Crest and slammed into the car before striking a building.
November 26, 2012 |
Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude conceived their "Mastaba" -- a postmodern pyramid made of oil barrels -- as their largest and only permanent work. But since its conception in 1977, the project has enjoyed a protracted planning period that rivals those of the actual pyramids in Egypt. Numerous setbacks -- including the wars in Iraq -- have delayed the project that was intended to rise on a desert site near Abu Dhabi. The Guardian has reported that "The Mastaba" could be a step closer to completion.
November 20, 2012 |
Big sale at Cube: Italian restaurant and gourmet market Cube Cafe and Marketplace announces its "Honkin' Holiday Sale with free baked treats, swell gift wrap and cheap mimosas. " Sound like your kind of sale? It takes place on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with discounts of as much as 70% off of tabletop accessories, housewares, gardening accessories and gourmet products. Its gourmet food section will be marked at 40% off retail, including imported olive oil, traditional balsamic vinegar, Rancho Gordo beans and arborio rice.
November 16, 2012 |
The simple, white porcelain teapot gets interpreted in some fresh ways in Crate & Barrel 's new line by 12 international artists. The limited edition collection premieres Dec. 1 in honor of Crate & Barrel's 50th anniversary, with a different design showcased every month thereafter. Each of the Bauhaus-inspired teapots will be signed, numbered and limited in quantity to 200, available online . Helsinki, Finland-based artist Janine Rewell launches the series with “Sea Journey,” shown at top left, a design inspired by her love of Slavic folk art and Scandinavian design.