August 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - On a chaparral-covered hillside 40 miles north of Los Angeles in June 2010, researchers from the Department of Homeland Security hid a device the size of a pack of cigarettes that emitted a safe pulse of low-grade radiation. It was a stand-in for a dirty bomb, or fallout from a nuclear meltdown. Nearby, a pilot toggled a joystick, and a gray drone with the wingspan of a California condor banked through the sky. As the plane's sensor sniffed for radioactive isotopes, law enforcement officers and firefighters watched a portable controller that looked like an oversized Game Boy. In minutes, a warning signal glowed on the screen.
April 21, 2014 |
With open enrollment for Obamacare wrapped up, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stayed ahead of the pack in California and widened its lead over rival Blue Shield of California. Anthem signed up 425,058 people through April 15, or 30% of Covered California's exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, new data show. Anthem is a unit of Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc., the nation's second-largest health insurer. San Francisco insurer Blue Shield of California trails Anthem with a 27% share, or 381,457 enrollees.
December 12, 1998
FIRST HALF FIRST QUARTER Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 0 Grijalva, 25-yard fumble return at 11:46. PAT--Terwiske (kick). Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 3 Froehlich, 33-yard field goal at 3:18. 64-yard drive, 19 plays. Key play--Thompson 12-yard pass from Orlando to Woodbridge 49 on third and 13. Key gain--McCroskey 10 run. Woodbridge 14, Santa Margarita 3 Rommelfanger, 24-yard pass from Barlow at 1:04. 83-yard drive, seven plays.
April 4, 2013 |
The Musee du Louvre -- the world's most-attended art museum -- has named Jean-Luc Martinez as its new director. Martinez has most recently served as the head of the museum's department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. He is expected to succeed Henri Loyrette starting April 15. Martinez's appointment, which the Paris museum announced this week, was made by French President Francois Hollande. He beat out two other candidates -- Sylvie Ramond, director of the Musee des beaux-arts de Lyon, and Laurent le Bon, president of the Centre Pompidou Metz. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview The internal hire signals a search for continuity for the famed art institution.
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October 18, 2013
Discuss the Los Angeles Unified School District's plans for a $1-billion rollout of iPads with Times reporter Howard Blume at 9 a.m. The rollout of the program would be extended by a year under a new plan by the LAUSD , doubling the time originally allotted for getting tablets to every student. The slowdown is a substantial concession by L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy to critics inside and outside the system who questioned whether the district has been pushing too fast in distributing about 650,000 devices to teachers and students.
March 20, 2014 |
Guess Inc. shares tumbled after the Los Angeles apparel firm unexpectedly forecast a loss for its current quarter. The retailer said late Wednesday that it expects to lose between 5 cents and 9 cents a share in its fiscal first quarter. The company made the disclosure while discussing its results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Feb. 1. Guess shares were down $1.41, or 5%, in midsession trading Thursday. PHOTOS: Top 10 Southern California companies Despite the poor expectations for the first quarter, the company still expects to turn a profit for the full 2015 fiscal year.