| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:44 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores for back-to-school shopping. Plus, we have freebies, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving all...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Scientists have taken an Ikea dog bowl, leather dye, surgical tape, yeast and sugar and built a better bed bug trap.
Changlu Wang, a Rutgers University entomologist, started to battle Cimex lectularius in 2006, and has a patent pending on a type of lure...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Every summer, I regret the loss of the Swedish restaurant Gustaf Anders in Costa Mesa and its annual crayfish festival. Not to mention the Princess cake draped in pale green marzipan.
It won’t be the same, but here’s the thing: It’s...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
California-based Edison International has acquired solar developer SoCore Energy in a move that will expand the utility company's ability to install and operate rooftop solar installations for commercial and industry customers.
Edison said the Chicago-...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:38 AM
It's Freebie Friday! This special, tax-free edition of my freebie-free-for-all is packed with retail coupons galore to stack on top of Florida's sales tax holiday, which runs through Sunday.
The sales tax exemption applies to computers and related...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Architect Anthony Poon and developer Andrew Adler open a wire-bound inspiration notebook to a page with a series of images. The first shows an iPhone with the word “minimal” underneath. The second shows a streamlined sofa labeled “...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:57 AM
A delicious trend: Gourmet waffle restaurant chain Bruxie is offering holiday specials including a Maine lobster Bruxie (waffle sandwich), available Thursday only; Vermont apple pie Bruxie; red, white and blue shake; and black cherry cane sugar soda,...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 4:42 AM
Happy Father's Day! Show Daddy-O he's No. 1 and celebrate in South Florida style with free treats and eats and fun things to do just for Dads on Sunday.
Fun in the sun:
Bonnet House: Dads get in free with one paid admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:30 AM
It's not summer solstice yet, but home goods retailer IKEA is jumping in a week early to mark the longest day of the year.
The IKEA Midsummer Celebration, in restaurants of all U.S. IKEA stores on Friday, features a smorgasbord with what is probably one...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:50 AM
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,...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:32 PM
When you don't want to answer a tough question, change the subject to.... Sweden! Prepare to be amazed by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's pivot in his interview Wednesday evening with Carol Marin on WTTW-Ch. 11: MARIN: Take a look at......
| May 16, 2013
We got another dog right away. That wasn't the plan. But back in March, less than two weeks after Rex died and when I still had faint bruises from digging my fingers into my forehead amid uncontrollable sobs, I signed us up to "foster" a Saint Bernard mix...