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June 25, 2000
Consumers need to be made aware of how much they are being ripped off at the checkout counter on items they use every day ["Egg Prices: Laying Blame on Retailers," June 10]. The Times ran an article a few months ago regarding the same problem orange farmers are having in this state. We can't stop there; we need to look at every item in the produce section and see how these mega-merger-created supermarkets are charging their customers 200% to 600% markups while beating down the price back to the farmer until he can no longer afford to grow the product or has to ask for government subsidies to keep his farm.
April 10, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Joining this spring's bumper crop of L.A.-area mega estates for sale is Liongate, entering the fray priced at $65 million. Other Westside contenders include the $135-million Beverly House, Jamie McCourt's $55-million home and Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's $50-million moated residence. Although two lion statues still stand at one of the gates, the reworked 1938 mansion in Bel-Air has dropped the plural from its former Lionsgate name. Singer Kenny Rogers, who sold the estate in 1983 for $5.8 million, is credited with placing the lions outside the gate.
February 14, 2010
For Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 Super Lotto Plus Mega number is Bold 1-7-11-39-46--Mega 11 Jackpot: $8 million Winners per category: No. of winners Amount of prize(s) 5 + Mega 0 -- 5 3 $22,175 4 + Mega 32 $1,039 4 617 $89 3 + Mega 1,130 $44 3 25,872 $9 2 + Mega 13,895 $9 1 + Mega 61,493 $2 Mega only 89,829 $1 Make Me a Millionaire Desiree Poston, Chino, $120,000; Joaquin Solorio-Pineda, Orosi, $20,000.
March 28, 2014 | By Jason Song
When high school senior Sarah Allen checked her email after lacrosse practice on Thursday, she saw an email from USC with the subject line: "A message from dean Erica Muhl. " Puzzled, the Overland Park, Kan., native opened the email and clicked on the link, which took her to a video message from hip-hopper/entrepreneur Dr. Dre (aka Andre Young) and his longtime associate, music mega-producer Jimmy Iovine. “The Trojan family is excited to offer you a spot in the class of 2018,” Young said as he sat in a music studio.
March 26, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
When I saw the first tweet about this, I truly thought it was a hoax. But no, it seems wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. is launching a lifestyle magazine. has the story and describes the mag as aimed at "high net-worth individuals and corporate leaders. " In other words, Robb Report territory. And what will his new magazine be called? It's not hard to guess: “100 Points by Robert Parker.” Oh, no. Oh, yes. John Stimpfig reports that The Wine Advocate has signed a deal with publishers Hubert Burda Media to publish the new international lifestyle magazine quarterly.
March 19, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A winning Mega Millions ticket worth nearly $2 million was sold at a San Bruno liquor store, but no one from the Golden State will share in Tuesday's overall jackpot of $414 million. Instead, cowinners from Florida and Maryland will split the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history with a cash value of more than $224 million. The largest jackpot was $656 million, split among winners in three states in 2012. Lottery officials said the two tickets matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night: 11, 19, 24, 33, 51, plus the Mega Ball of 7. Eight people in various states matched five numbers correctly and won at least $1 million each.  The ticket sold at Huntington Liquor in San Bruno, missing only the Mega Ball, is worth $1,962,339, according to lottery officials.
March 19, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Two winning tickets, sold in Maryland and Florida, will split the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot, officials announced on Wednesday. The winning numbers, drawn Tuesday night, are 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51, and a Mega Ball of 7. The jackpot of $414 million is the third largest in Mega Millions history. The largest jackpot is $656 million, split among Mega Millions winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois in 2012. Florida lottery officials said their winning ticket was sold at a Sunoco convenience store and gas station in Merritt Island.
March 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and sometimes actress, and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, have put their mega-estate in Brentwood on the market at $50 million. The country French chateau is reached by a winding driveway that ends at a cobblestone motor court. Adding to the old world ambience created by architect Richard Landry is a moat-like water feature that meanders alongside the mansion. The four acres of grounds contain waterfalls, ponds, an infinity pool, lawns, gardens and pathways.
March 15, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Though it's not the all-time record, $400 million is nothing to bat an eye at. The Mega Millions lottery has swollen to its third biggest jackpot in game history after no one hit all six numbers on Friday. The next drawing will be held Tuesday. Tickets will be sold until 7:45 p.m. Pacific time, with the drawing at 8 p.m. The jackpot, after taxes, would have an estimated cash value of $224.8 million, according to the California Lottery. The game is played in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
March 10, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Just hours before hoisting his Oscar for best picture for "Argo" in February 2013, actor-director Ben Affleck cheered on his daughter Violet as she won the Pacific Palisades spelling bee. Geena Davis lunches at Matthew's Garden Cafe, and Dustin Hoffman shops at the local Gelson's on Sunset Boulevard. The Palisades is that kind of place - where celebrities mingle with regular people, and everybody is well shod. It's peculiar, then, that Pacific Palisades' shopping village has the beaten-down aura of a Midwestern Main Street where the mom-and-pop shops have been driven out by Wal-Mart, only there's no Wal-Mart.
February 28, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks. The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it pursues what it calls a “strategic imperative” to grow beyond the categories upon which it has relied for years. The acquisition essentially heralds a turf war between Mattel and Danish company Lego, which makes the popular plastic bricks currently being featured on-screen in box-office king “The Lego Movie.” Lego said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the toy industry slipped slightly.
January 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
It took the winner of a record California  Mega Millions  jackpot several weeks to come forward because he didn't realize he had the ticket, officials said. He was identified Friday as Steve Tran, but lottery officials said he asked that no other information about his background be revealed. The ticket is worth $324 million, or half the $648-million jackpot. If Tran chooses the cash option, his ticket is estimated to be worth $173.8 million. Lottery officials said Tran followed the media coverage about the jackpot.
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