December 11, 2013 |
Lucky Brand Jeans is coming home again. Los Angeles private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to pay $225 million to acquire Lucky from New York fashion company Fifth & Pacific Cos. The acquisition means that Lucky, founded in Vernon in 1990 and moved last year to a 1940s Art Deco building in downtown Los Angeles, will be locally owned once again. Denim veterans and Lucky co-founders Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman used clever marketing - including the "Lucky You" label stitched into the fly - to create one of the country's most popular mid-level denim jeans.
December 5, 2013 |
Women who like rugged vacations and the healing side of yoga will appreciate this five-day rafting trip on Utah's Green River that goes beyond a standard yoga retreat. Utah-based Holiday River Expeditions designed the women-only journey down Desolation Canyon for those of all abilities and ages seeking "personalized wellness and lifestyle counseling. " Deanna English , a registered nurse and yoga therapist, leads the trip, which teaches participants the therapeutic side of yoga, breathing, good nutrition and more.
December 4, 2013 |
Now it's L.A.'s turn. Having been much intrigued in recent seasons by the burgeoning Brooklyn new music scene, the Los Angeles Philharmonic decided to stick closer to home for new material Tuesday night for the orchestra's New Music Group's Green Umbrella Concert. The theme of a program of four works selected and conducted by John Adams was local young composers working around the corner from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The neighborhood is, after all, now hopping with concerts at loft spaces and galleries downtown and nearby Koreatown and Echo Park.
December 4, 2013 |
For now, at least, Willie Green will be the Clippers' starting shooting guard in place of the injured J.J. Redick, and Jamal Crawford will come off the bench. Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday at the team's shootaround that he likes to have Crawford provide the Clippers with an offensive burst off the bench. Redick is expected to be out six to eight weeks with a broken right hand and torn ligaments on his right wrist. “Willie will play unless something else happens,” Rivers said.
December 3, 2013 |
ATLANTA - It won't be easy for the Clippers to make up for the absence of shooting guard J.J. Redick, but Coach Doc Rivers believes that the next man up has to do his job. Redick is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a broken bone in his right hand and torn ligaments on the side of his right wrist. In Redick's place, Willie Green started Sunday against the Indiana Pacers and probably will start against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. But sixth-man Jamal Crawford got the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard against Indiana, playing almost 33 minutes and scoring a team-high 20 points in the Clippers' 105-100 loss to the Pacers.
December 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - In a sprawling complex of laboratories and futuristic gadgets in Golden, Colo., a supercomputer named Peregrine does a quadrillion calculations per second to help scientists figure out how to keep the lights on. Peregrine was turned on this year by the U.S. Energy Department. It has the world's largest "petascale" computing capability. It is the size of a Mack truck. Its job is to figure out how to cope with a risk from something the public generally thinks of as benign - renewable energy.
November 29, 2013 |
The soundtrack of huffing and puffing filled the short hallway to the Kings dressing room Friday morning at the practice facility in El Segundo. No, this wasn't about working off extra helpings of Thanksgiving dinner. This was about two injured players trying to get back in condition as quickly as possible and feeling the pain after a tough session. Pass the oxygen tank, not the pie. You had to feel for winger Matt Frattin and stay-at-home defenseman Matt Greene when they were put through a punishing skate lasting about 45 minutes after teammates finished their regularly scheduled practice.
November 23, 2013 |
Brian Dennehy sat cross-legged on a stool and bent to rub his aching right knee and shin. His day of rehearsing "The Steward of Christendom" would soon be done. But the physical nicks and dings that the former Columbia University football lineman and ex-Marine copes with at age 75 weren't his main concern. He was more worried about getting his head around the part he'd handpicked for himself to play at the Mark Taper Forum, knowing full well that it's a forbidding green monster. Green because it's Irish, Dennehy's favorite flavor by birth.
November 22, 2013 |
Visual effects artists are planning to show their colors next week when President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation SKG. Hundreds of visual effects artists who work at the Glendale studio are expected to wear green T-shirts to draw attention to the plight of their industry when Obama visits the campus Tuesday as part of a fundraising trip to the West Coast. At least that's the plan of a group of visual effects workers who have been trying to combat the effect of tax breaks and foreign subsidies on California's beleaguered visual effects industry.
November 21, 2013 |
Honda rode its 2014 Accord lineup all the way to the Green Car of the Year award on Thursday morning at the Los Angeles Auto Show. “With its efficient internal combustion, hybrid and plug-in choices, the 2014 Honda Accord delivers exactly what consumers are looking for today,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and Carsofchange.com. “It all comes together this year for the Accord in ways that speak to significant environmental performance built into a mainstream, volume model that's a joy to drive.” Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations at American Honda, said the entire Accord lineup, led by the Accord Hybrid, "embodies the promise of the Honda brand to deliver both fun-to-drive enjoyment and outstanding fuel efficiency at the highest level.