Backcountry avalanche kills snowmobiler near Castle Mountain

A 47-year-old Alberta man was killed Saturday afternoon when he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling near the Castle Mountain Ski Resort.Postmedia, file A 47-year-old Alberta man was killed Saturday afternoon when he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling near the Castle Mountain Ski Resort. RCMP said the unidentified man, a resident of … Read more

Lynx Air to ground operations on Monday; passengers told to seek refunds from credit-card companies

‘This was not how our story was intended to play out,’ executive Jim Sullivan wrote in a memo to staff A deserted Lynx Air check-in desk is shown at the Calgary International Airport on Friday.Jim Wells/Postmedia Citing financial pressures and “significant headwinds,” Calgary-based low-cost airline Lynx Air announced it will cease operations on Monday. In … Read more

L.A. County accuses Grubhub of ‘bait-and-switch’ with last-minute fees

L.A. County is suing Grubhub, alleging that the company violated state laws that prohibit false advertising. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times) The price of the turkey on rye half-sandwich from Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant in Los Angeles, purchased through the delivery app Grubhub, starts around $17. But at checkout, the costs mount. With additional fees … Read more

A Southern oasis is blooming in downtown L.A.

A Southern oasis is blooming in downtown L.A. “Sacred” wouldn’t be too strong a word to describe the stature of one-pot rice dishes among the culinary traditions of the coastal American South. Their names — red rice, dirty rice, bog, jambalaya, hoppin’ John, perloo — speak as much to regional vernacular as they do to … Read more

How we made tacos a Black thing in L.A.

How we made tacos a Black thing in L.A. One day when she was 12 years old, Barbara “Sky” Burrell, owner of Sky’s Gourmet Tacos on Pico Boulevard, saw a neon, taco-shaped sign in the window of a local restaurant in the town where she grew up. The glowing image, in Waukegan, Ill., outside Chicago, … Read more

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