April 25, 2014 |
With spring arrives a fresh blossoming of seasonal metaphors to suggest new birth. A sprouting of unheard music arriving after months of cultivation. Proverbial butterflies crawling out of their cocoons. Bears stretching after deep sleep. In the immortal words of Peter Sellers' character Chauncey Gardiner in “Being There”: “In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.” So it goes in late April, with the arrival of young music throughout the marketplace, the best of which is gunning for song-of-the-summer punch, making early moves toward July ubiquity.
April 24, 2014 |
Anthony who? The armchair speculation about UCLA's defense this spring has centered on how the Bruins will replace Anthony Barr, the All-American linebacker who is expected to be a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. The Bruins have devised two answers to fill that void: scheme adjustments and Myles Jack. Jack was named to the Freshman All-American team by the Sporting News last season, and was the Pac-12's defensive and offensive freshman of the year after a late season run at running back.
April 16, 2014 |
Is the world ready for kid-sized Kate Spade cardigans and jaunty Jack Spade jackets for Junior? We're not sure those particular pieces will be in the merchandise mix when the GapKids collaboration with the Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade brands hits retail in November -- since no descriptions or images accompanied Wednesday's announcement of the coming limited-edition collection. Childrenswear will be a new category for the pair of Spades (the women's line, Kate Spade New York, started with handbags in 1993, the Jack Spade men's brand followed with satchel and carry-alls three years later; both now include full apparel and accessories collections)
April 15, 2014 |
Jack Osbourne, who became a reality TV star on “The Osbournes,” has put his home in Los Feliz up for sale at $2.998 million. The restored Spanish-style villa, built in 1926, retains its authentic architecture including a central courtyard with a pool, thick wood ceiling beams, wrought-iron banisters and interior archways. The 4,810 square feet of living space includes high ceilings, French doors, living, family and dining rooms, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is a basement, and the guesthouse has a kitchenette.
April 13, 2014 |
Jack, the round-headed fictional chief executive in Jack-in-the-Box commercials, is not only a hit on television. He's also popular on Wall Street. In the last year, investors have driven the company's stock price up more than 80% - and industry analysts are bullish about the company's future. Jack in the Box Inc.'s profit was up sharply in its recently completed fiscal first quarter, as sales increased at its flagship restaurants and at the company's other brand, Qdoba Mexican Grill.
April 13, 2014
The company: Jack in the Box Inc. Headquarters: San Diego Ticker: JACK Employees: 19,150 Leadership: Leonard A. "Lenny" Comma, chief executive and chairman since January Fiscal 2013 revenue: $1.5 billion Fiscal 2013 net income: $51 million Stock price: $56.21 at Friday's close 52-week range: $34.81 to $62.90 P/E ratio: 24, based on estimated fiscal 2014 earnings Quarterly...