February 15, 2012 |
The nation's busiest seaport complex had its best January since the recession, moving more cargo containers in that month than all but eight other U.S. ports usually move in an entire year. The trade numbers from San Pedro Harbor also showed the increasing importance of exports at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which rank first and second in the U.S. for container cargo. As recently as five years ago, imports outnumbered exports by more than 3 to 1. But in January, the gap had shrunk to a little more than 2 to 1. There hasn't been a sharp decrease in the U.S. trade deficit, but Los Angeles and Long Beach have done well in luring more customers who ship goods overseas, according to economist Paul Bingham.
July 23, 2012 |
The Barneys Warehouse Sale comes through Los Angeles twice annually, bringing with it the promise of high fashion at (comparatively) low prices. But that shopping extravangaza has been canceled this August as Barneys brings its much anticipated sale online. "As part of our digital strategy to create a true omnichannel experience for customers, Barneys New York has brought the Warehouse Sale online this August," the company told Racked LA. "To accomplish this and allocate appropriate levels of inventory to the digital sale, the Los Angeles warehouse sale will not be taking place this season.
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April 24, 2013 |
They say one of the best things about California is you can snowboard, surf, hike a mountain and walk in a desert all in one day. But on the other end of the spectrum, you can also sit idling in your car for an hour trying to accomplish all those things. In what will come as a surprise to virtually no Southern California commuter, Los Angeles has once again earned the dubious distinction of having the worst traffic in the United States, according to an annual congestion scorecard.
August 17, 2012 |
Who makes the best croissant in Los Angeles? Apparently, that has been a subject of hot debate on the news side of the Los Angeles Times staff. To settle the argument, they came to the experts - the Food team. They brought in their favorite 10 croissants from various sources and four judges - Jonathan Gold, Betty Hallock, Noelle Carter and I - settled in for a tasting. Often with contests like this the votes are widely scattered as the differences tend to be minimal. Not so in this case.
March 31, 2011
EVENTS Don't miss out on this perfect excuse for childhood wish-fulfillment at Los Angeles Pillow Fight Day, a massive pillow fight in the wide open air. The featherier your pillow, the better — just don't leave before cleanup or take out any inner aggression on an unsuspecting reveler. Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. 2 p.m. Sat. Free. (213) 485-1645. http://www.pillowfightlosangeles.com
March 29, 2012
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 763-3466, www.nhm.org . Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles; (213) 228-7000, www.lapl.org/central . Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market, 700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles; (213) 802-1470, www.bottegalouie.com . $$ Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; (213) 741-1151, www.lacclink.com . Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; (213)
January 31, 2013 |
Dave's Killer Bread : Portland, Oregon knows it and loves it. The hearty, organic bread was first launched at a Portland farmers market in 2005. The public response was swift and overwhelmingly positive. Since then the company has grown from 30 employees to 250 employees, with sales increasing from $3 million to $50 million. Now, the bread, which comes in more than a dozen varieties, including the Good Seed, Blues Bread and Rockin' Rye, is available in Los Angeles at most Vons and Pavilions locations.
September 22, 2010 |
Buddy Collette, the legendary jazz musician who died in Los Angeles on Sunday, at 89, both profited from and contributed to the rich midcentury jazz scene along Los Angeles' Central Avenue. Playing the saxophone before he entered his teens, Collette started his first band at 12, later performing with the Chico Hamilton Quintet as well as for Lili St. Cyr, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. The versatile wind player founded a groundbreaking interracial symphony and was instrumental in promoting the amalgamation of then-segregated Musicians Local 47 and Local 767, the African American musicians' union.
June 13, 2013 |
With condo buildings sprouting from vacant lots and talk of lifting height restrictions on its high-rises, Hollywood offers one of the best illustrations of Los Angeles' push toward population density. In the heart of this quickly changing neighborhood, in an appropriately tiny storefront gallery, two exhibitions show the direction of L.A. through studies of micro apartments and multifamily apartments. "How Small Is Too Small" and "By-Right/By-Design," running until Aug. 4 at the WuHo Gallery, examine a future that, the exhibits propose, is already partially here.
July 30, 2009 |
Los Angeles was host to the Summer Olympics 25 years ago. This third part of a 16-day series looks back at Day 3, Monday, July 30, 1984: The big news The U.S. boxing team was out to match the 1952 and 1976 U.S. teams that had each won five Olympic gold medals. Paul Gonzales, a light-flyweight from East L.A., got it off to an impressive start by routing his toughest competition, Korea's Kwang Sun Kim, at the Sports Arena. Though Kim was ranked No. 2 in the world and Gonzales No.