December 13, 2006 |
WITH all the snappy apples -- rosy Rome Beauties, flowery Splendors, tart Pippins -- spilling out of farmers market stalls this time of year, it's hard to resist dreaming up excuses to buy them by the bushel. It's a great time for baked apples, tarte Tatin, apple strudel -- and apple cocktails. Forget those glow-stick green apple martinis, a concoction only a grinch could love. Instead, check out the fresh fruit-forward apple cocktails making the Southern California bar scene this season.
September 16, 2012 |
Australian shopping center giant Westfield, which owns some of the largest shopping centers in Southern California, will move its U.S. headquarters to Century City. Westfield US will rent 81,124 square feet in one of the Century Plaza Towers, the twin 44-story skyscrapers in the heart of Century City near the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, real estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc. said. Westfield will move in May from Brentwood, where it has had offices in Wells Fargo Center for a decade, according to real estate data provider CoStar.
June 15, 2012 |
The first time you come to n/naka, a kaiseki restaurant a bit north of Sony studios in the Palms area of Los Angeles, you will inevitably soar right by the place, a low, featureless building in a strip of dry cleaners and tarot-card readers surrounded by a raked zen garden in 50 shades of gray. There is no sign, no valet parking, no hint that you are entering a restaurant instead of a high-toned back office. When you find your way through the front door, you will be greeted by name - reservations are mandatory - and led through the spare, elegant dining room to a serene private room or possibly a nook that looks like the sleeping alcove in an expensive Manhattan studio apartment.
February 2, 2005 |
Personal bankers for WorldCom Chief Executive Bernard J. Ebbers once threatened to sell his stock in the telecommunications company unless WorldCom itself put up $75 million to back his loans, a banker testified Tuesday. Jayne Hammond, who handled Ebbers' personal account at Bank of America, said the bank issued the threat after Ebbers could not meet a 2000 margin call -- a demand for money or new collateral to support the loans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992 |
The Palmdale City Council has decided to make its meetings more user friendly by moving the public comments segment from the end of the sessions to the beginning. The meetings also will start at 7 p.m., instead of 7:30. The council's regular meetings are held once a month, and typically have lengthy agendas that delay the public testimony on non-agenda issues to as late as midnight.
November 14, 2002 |
WorldCom Inc.'s former controller, David Myers, and ex-accounting chief, Buford Yates Jr., have reached a tentative settlement of civil fraud charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawyers for Myers, Yates and the SEC told a federal judge that they had reached a tentative settlement of the civil case. Most of the terms weren't made public, though the parties said a hearing may be held at a later date to determine how much Myers and Yates should pay in fines and other damages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992 |
The Palmdale City Council this week appointed city Planning Commission member Teri Jones to fill a council vacancy created in the municipal election last month. Jones, owner of a real estate office and past president of the city's major homeowner group, will fill the remaining two years in the term of Jim Ledford, a councilman who was elected mayor April 14. The council voted 4 to 0 to appoint Jones, effective May 14.
November 22, 1991 |
Unseeded Coronado High School disregarded the seedings and played the kind of water polo that has earned it the past three 3-A San Diego Section titles. The Islanders (26-4) upset top-seeded Poway, 6-2, to reach the finals Saturday. Coronado faces Monte Vista at the Jewish Community Center at 5:30 p.m. in the first game of a championship doubleheader. Poway (25-5) couldn't get the kind of quality shots it needed.