Woodland Hills community leaders to hear Westfield’s plan to replace Promenade mall |May 2, 2017

The Westfield Corp.’s plan to build a massive new mixed-use retail development at the site of the old Promenade mall is on tap for review Tuesday at a meeting of the Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council.

Why Star Wars Celebration 2017 is drawing Southern California fans to Orlando and raising ‘Last Jedi’ hopes |Apr 12, 2017

If you saw a Rebel Alliance fighter straight out of “Star Wars” out on the highway, you aren’t crazy. Two Southern California-based super fans weren’t exactly jumping through hyperspace when they battled flat tires and thunderstorms in New Mexico and Texas on the 10 Freeway this week, but it was worth the risk to be part of

Successful Aging: Myths and realities of the longevity economy |Mar 10, 2017

Q I am tired of hearing how we older folks are draining the economy, particularly when it comes to health care costs. And if we aren’t working, there’s a buzz we are not contributing to society; if we are on Social Security, we are limiting the chances of our children collecting theirs.

How to return a holiday gift bought online |Dec 25, 2016

It’s a little snug around the hips. The color is, well, challenging. “Ernest Goes to Camp?” Are you serious? So the gift isn’t a good fit. It happens. But now, the hard part: How does one return a gift that was purchased online? Don’t be scared, it’s not so hard.

Holiday travel numbers expected to break records in Southern California |Dec 20, 2016

The years of hunkering down at home for the holidays are over. Thanks to lower gas prices, cheaper airfares and an improved economy, Southern Californians — in record numbers — are taking to the sky, boarding trains and hitting the open road.

Successful Aging: Work on understanding myths about new employment |Dec 12, 2016

Q I am 70 years old and have been retired for several years after working for a small business. I am seriously considering looking for a job but am worried that my age will be an obstacle. Is there anything working in my favor? Many thanks.

Rancho Cucamonga dads go from colorblind to color-full |Jun 9, 2016

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> “You go first,” Russell Mandell said to Eric Barton. “Try ’em on.” The two colorblind men from Rancho Cucamonga stood near flowers at Central Park.

AEG out as manager of Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena, SMG in |Jun 1, 2016

ONTARIO >> Management of the Citizens Business Bank Arena is switching from AEG Facilities to Ontario Convention Center operator SMG, officials announced Wednesday.

How Southern California Edison might help you charge your electric car at work |May 24, 2016

IRWINDALE >> Software giant QAD Inc.’s manager of North America drove from Santa Barbara to an electric vehicle workshop here. The location — amid the obscurity of an industrial section of the San Gabriel Valley — may have been the perfect spot for Doug McAlister to hide from his high-tech competitors known for providing perks to employees.

Albertsons, Vons resurrected at former properties in unprecedented move |Mar 2, 2016

Grocery shoppers throughout Southern California might have felt a sense of déjà vu Wednesday when they returned to the Albertsons and Vons stores that had closed last year only to become part of Haggen supermarkets’ ill-fated expansion into the regional marketplace.

Rap Sessions Seminar offers aspiring hip-hop artists advice from industry insiders |Jan 14, 2016

Aspiring hip-hop artists can, for a fee, learn how to navigate the music business with a little help from some of the industry’s best. “It’s not something you can get in college; it’s something I’ve learned as a record executive,” said L.

How to apply for LA Fellows |Aug 28, 2015

The Los Angeles Valley College’s LA Fellows program helps unemployed and underemployed professionals get back to work through a combination of intensive job training and volunteer work.

How the LA Fellows program is putting people back to work |Aug 28, 2015

Gulf War veteran Robert Marlin stopped going to parties because he couldn’t bear to explain that he was still out of work. Laid off from his job as a personnel director for a security firm in 2011, the 45-year-old father of two didn’t seriously pursue work for a time to help his daughter do well in high school.

How to own a piece of Southern California icon Louis Zamperini |May 24, 2015

Southern California residents this week will have what a Los Angeles auction house is describing as a “rare” opportunity to buy some of the personal effects of “Unbroken” icon, USC Olympian and Torrance hometown hero Louis Zamperini.

With labor dispute resolved, cargo traffic spikes at LA, Long Beach ports |Apr 16, 2015

Cargo traffic at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach shot up dramatically in March compared to the same month last year, following a slow start this year as the twin ports struggled with congestion and a labor dispute.

100 Virgin Galactic jobs offered at Long Beach Airport career fair |Mar 5, 2015

LONG BEACH >> Virgin Galactic will hold a career fair and open house at its Long Beach facility Saturday. The commercial spaceflight company is hiring 100 positions. The event will be held from 9 a.

Tom Morello to perform in support of port truck drivers |Jul 8, 2014

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello plans to perform at a container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles today to show his support for truck drivers at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach. The Grammy Award winner,

Newsweek identifies Temple City man as Bitcoin’s founder |Mar 6, 2014

TEMPLE CITY >> Bidwell Street resident Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto doesn’t appear to be an economic innovator. He was certainly a sought-after celebrity Thursday however, at one point acknowledging “I’m the guy.

California unemployment rate increases to 8.9 percent |Sep 20, 2013

SACRAMENTO — California’s unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent in August, the second consecutive monthly increase. The figure released Friday represents an increase of two-tenths of a percentage point from July.

Bargain Hunter: Additional 20% off at Restoration Hardware Outlet in Camarillo |Apr 1, 2013

Restoration Hardware Outlet in Camarillo kicks off its Anniversary Event at 8 a.m. Thursday with coffee, a light breakfast and an additional 20 percent off its already 20 to 60 percent-reduced merchandise storewide.

Bargain Hunter: A Noise Within in Pasadena offering Pay-What-You-Can tickets on Thursday |Apr 1, 2013

A Noise Within is offering Pay-What-You-Can tickets to Thursday night's preview of George Farquhar's lively comedy "The Beaux' Stratagem.

Bargain Hunter: Emerging artists spotlighted at Universal CityWalk's free concerts |Mar 25, 2013

Universal CityWalk recently rolled out its free Music Spotlight Series featuring performances by a handful of young CityWalk "Street Performers" and emerging artists hot off popular TV series.

Bargain Hunter: Free eye exams for service animals |Mar 25, 2013

Guide, therapy or handicapped assistance animals may qualify for free, sight-saving eye exams through the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists' sixth annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam event in May.

Bargain Hunter: Discount movie tickets and more |Mar 25, 2013

You've been following the career of James Franco since "Freaks and Geeks," and now that he's "Oz the Great and Powerful" you say you're too broke to go see it?

Bargain Hunter: Friends of Porter Ranch, Studio City libraries to hold used book sales |Mar 25, 2013

One of the last times he shopped a library sale, my husband scored copies of "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter and "The Tangled Wing" by Melvin Konner for a pittance.

Bargain Hunter: Dylan Keith Salon in Burbank offering discounts to benefit nonprofit |Mar 18, 2013

Dylan Keith Salon in Burbank is hosting "A Hair Affair," which features discounts on select services and benefits a nonprofit that raises awareness about child safety.

Bargain Hunter: West Valley Family YMCA Service Club's monthly used book sale |Mar 18, 2013

Children's books to spirituality, cooking to travel, textbooks to novels - these are just some of the subjects you'll find during the West Valley Y Service Club's monthly book sale.

Bargain Hunter: Free Elixir Piano Trio concert Saturday at Glendale Central Library |Mar 18, 2013

Enjoy a free concert by the Elixir Piano Trio on Saturday at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.

Bargain Hunter: Mission City Orthodontics offering promotion on braces, Invisalign |Mar 18, 2013

Mission City Orthodontics is offering a "Spring into Summer" promotion on braces and Invisalign removable trays.

Bargain Hunter: Deals can be yours at Fairburn Avenue Elementary's online auction |Mar 12, 2013

The Fairburn Avenue Elementary online auction, running through March 17 at, offers the opportunity to bid on meals at some of Los Angeles' most popular restaurants, tickets to sports and performing arts events, retail gift cards, gift certificates for kids' classes and camps, exclusive entertainment experiences and many other items.

Bargain Hunter: Late night happy hour at Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City |Mar 11, 2013

You never know what the piano player is going to bring to late night happy hour at Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, but it's bound to be jazzy.

Bargain Hunter: Friends of Sylmar Library hosting 'like new' book sale Saturday |Mar 11, 2013

Friends of the Sylmar Library is hosting a "like new" book sale Saturday.

Bargain Hunter: Burke Williams Day Spa offering discounts on Swedish massages |Mar 11, 2013

Burke Williams Day Spa in Sherman Oaks is offering a discount on two of its most popular massage treatments.

Bargain Hunter: Mimi's Cafe launches new Easter Ham Family Meal To-Go for five for $24.99 |Mar 4, 2013

Mimi's Cafe has rolled out a new Easter Ham Family Meal To-Go for five.

Bargain Hunter: Voots 'Get the Kids Growing' Garden Workshop Saturday at the Americana at Brand in Glendale |Mar 4, 2013

Get your kids excited about growing their own fruits and vegetables with a free, interactive gardening workshop this Saturday at the Americana at Brand in Glendale.

Bargain Hunter: Find low-cost, free spaying, neutering throughout Los Angeles County |Feb 27, 2013

The privately funded nonprofit Found Animals Foundation has launched a new ZIP code search to point pet owners to low cost or free spay and neuter services throughout Los Angeles County.

Bargain Hunter: Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to select museums |Feb 27, 2013

Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to select museums Saturday and Sunday, and on the first full weekend of every month in 2013.

The Five Levels of Attachment, by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr, |Feb 20, 2013

The Five Levels of Attachment, by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr, with a forward by Don Miguel Ruiz ,

Book signings, readings and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater L.A. area |Feb 16, 2013

Book signings, readings and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater L.A. area.

Bargain Hunter: Cafe del Rey, Napa Valley Grille offer truffle specials for charity |Feb 11, 2013

In honor of February being National Heart Disease Awareness Month, Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey and Napa Valley Grille in Westwood are offering diners their choice of a duo of truffles made with dark chocolate for $4 or a pairing of truffles and a glass of red wine for $12.

Bargain Hunter: West Valley Family YMCA Service Club's used book sale |Feb 11, 2013

Mark this down on your calendars. The West Valley Y Service Club's used book sale returns, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 through 23, with an assortment of both fiction and nonfiction, hardcovers and paperbacks.

Book signings and groups: Michael Bolton signs 'The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life,' Valerie Harper signs 'I, Rhoda' |Feb 10, 2013

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 -- Young adult author day at Barnes & Noble The Grove: Andrea Cremer signs "Rise." Jess Khoury signs "Origin." Marie Lu signs "Prodigy." Brenna Yovanoff signs "Paper Valentine." 2 p.m. 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-525-0270.