A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach

The farmhouse-style home sits on a corner lotThis Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. White bead board brings a rural tone to the interiors as does the…

Payrolls in California grow by 11,800

California’s unemployment rate holds steady at 8.1% amid tepid job growth in March.California’s employers added 11,800 jobs in March, a modest increase but one that nevertheless kept momentum going in the job market.

Bill to let retailers keep selling alligator products advances

High-end boutiques and Louisiana officials argue in favor of legislation that would allow California stores to continue selling luxury goods made from alligator skin.

  Rodeo Drive’s high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands.