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.
October 8, 1992 |
Grand Opening: A new cosmetics store is opening Friday at Fashion Island Newport Beach with free samples, food and entertainment. Bare Escentuals, a 10-store chain based in the Bay Area, will offer a "custom fragrance bar" where customers can choose among 60 different scents. To encourage recycling, the store is offering discounts for refills of empty bottles of its products.
May 12, 2000 |
The state filed a lawsuit Thursday against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for distributing free cigarette samples to Californians in violation of a prior agreement. The suit filed in San Diego Superior Court, alleges R.J. Reynolds mailed an estimated 900,000 packs of free cigarettes to 115,000 Californians in 1999.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1989
A Los Angeles City Council committee has voted to stop tobacco companies from handing out free samples of cigarettes and other tobacco products on city streets and sidewalks. The Police, Fire and Public Safety Committee approved the ban because of concerns that the giveaways entice people to pick up the habit. "I believe the city should set the moral tone that it does not encourage people to smoke cigarettes," said Councilman Marvin Braude, who proposed the ban.
January 28, 2012 |
A half dozen singers and dancers from Fiji's Conservancy of Music are performing at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the lively exhibit was drawing healthy crowds and serving the traditional kava, a non-alcoholic drink made from the root of the pepper tree. In Fiji, it's used as medicine, and also to mark important occasions, such as weddings, or a new tribal chief. Also, ask about a “tapa, a piece of Fijian artwork.
January 28, 2012 |
A half dozen singers and dancers from the Conservancy of Music are performing at the Los Angeles TimesTravel Show show on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the lively exhibit was drawing healthy crowds and serving the traditional kava, a non-alcoholic drink made from the root of the pepper tree. In Fiji, it is used as medicine, and also to mark important occasions, such as wedding, or a new tribal chief.Also, ask about a tapa, a piece of Fijian artwork. Free samples were being given away at the booth as supplies last.The booth is easy to find, located right next to the show's climbing wall.