CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 |
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is beefing up patrols in Duarte after three shootings in two days left two teens dead and another man wounded, authorities said Tuesday. The latest shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday, when a 16-year-old was gunned down outside his home in the 2500 block of Huntington Drive. The victim's parents identified him as Cristopher Rossi. He was outside with friends when he was killed, his father, Daniel Rossi, said. HOMICIDE REPORT: Track killings in L.A. County "I don't really know what happened," Daniel Rossi said.
December 14, 2013 |
The only real secret to roasting a great prime rib is starting with the best meat possible, and the rib roast I ordered from McCall's Meat & Fish Co. in Los Feliz was so beautiful I badgered my husband to photograph it before it went into the oven. I admired its plump, sturdy shape, the way butcher Nathan McCall had neatly frenched the bones and tied up the roast with precisely spaced knots. It was all natural - no hormones, no antibiotics - Prime Angus beef. At $17.99 a pound, it cost just over $140.
December 7, 2013 |
The Pac-12 Conference has changed, and UCLA seems to be keeping up with the cash-and-carry-the-day crowd. There was a time, just a few years ago, that UCLA didn't retain football coaches; it fired them. Bob Toledo , Karl Dorrell and Rick Neuheisel all came and went. So this week was unfamiliar turf for Athletic Director Dan Guerrero . He handled it without stumbling. Keeping his football coach this week was a significant step. Washington officials were willing to pay a lot for Jim Mora , which was clear Friday when they gave Boise State Coach Chris Petersen a five-year deal reportedly worth $3.6 million a season.
December 5, 2013 |
The United Kingdom, already a leading international hub for filming, is doing even more to roll out the red carpet. The UK government on Thursday said it would strengthen tax credits for the film industry and offer new inducements to lure more visual effects business. Among the key changes, the government said it would offer a 25% credit on the first $32.7 million of qualifying production expenditure, and 20% thereafter. Currently, such projects could only claim a 20% rebate. Additionally, companies wouldn't have to spend as much in the country to qualify for UK film credits.
HOME & GARDEN
November 29, 2013 |
The steakhouse may be America's greatest single achievement. Sure, there's that Constitution everyone's so impressed with, and baseball and Elizabeth Banks. But if you had to narrow it down to one thing, one crowning glorious creation that captures the nation's spirit and pastoral roots, it's probably a red-boothed steakhouse, where the waitresses are as old as the best wines, and platters of beef are presented presidentially. In a good steakhouse, every man feels part king, part cowboy.
November 28, 2013 |
It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year. With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been significantly beefed up and retailers have been training sales clerks on how to deal with crowds and protect not only customers but also employees and merchandise. "There's going to be double the security in stores on Black Friday morning," said Britt Beemer, chairman of consumer behavior firm America's Research Group.