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December 6, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
For years, friends had been telling Octavio Palacios that the old Lopez Adobe was haunted. Emptied of its contents and shuttered after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, it isn't hard to see why the 13-year-old believed them. That was until Thursday night, however, when Octavio got his first look inside the historic home with its treasure of antique furniture and artifacts and decided that the stories were all a lot of bunk. "It's dope!" Octavio said, after a thorough tour of the two-story adobe.
February 11, 2014 | Tony Perry
His aging truck was wheezing and the hot-air balloon in the trailer was ragged and non-functional. So Leonard Knight, self-described "little hobo bird," pulled into a barren patch of desert in the Imperial Valley and decided that he had found the right spot to bring his message to the world: "God is Love. " He planned to spend a week or two. But then he was gripped by the spirit. For the next three decades the lean and sturdy New Englander joyously painted a tall mound of adobe he called Salvation Mountain.
With the cracks filled in its original adobe bricks, a fresh coat of turquoise paint on its ornate Victorian balcony and newly installed girders and bolts, the historic Lopez Adobe will reopen Thursday almost four years after suffering extensive damage in the Northridge earthquake. San Fernando officials are planning a large fete to celebrate the reopening of the local landmark, which, despite being among the youngest of the Valley's adobes, is also one of the most historically significant.
October 30, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
After originally saying that fewer than 3 million users had been affected by a cyber security breach earlier this month, Adobe is now saying that at least 38 million users' accounts were compromised. The software company, known for Photoshop and other programs, said hackers were able to obtain the Adobe IDs and encrypted passwords for about 38 million users who are active with their accounts.  “We have completed email notification of these users. We also have reset the passwords for all Adobe IDs with valid, encrypted passwords that we believe were involved in the incident -- regardless of whether those users are active or not," the Silicon Valley company told KresbonSecurity, a cyber security website.  However, hackers were also able to access other types of accounts, including some by users who are no longer active.
Peering out from stagecoach windows, weary travelers making their way from Los Angeles to San Francisco in the mid-1800s would come upon a welcome sight when they reached the northeast San Fernando Valley. Situated among the cattle and wild mustard was Lopez Station, where the stage stopped twice a week until 1874, when it was replaced by the railroad.
February 14, 1994 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
These names are all signposts of Los Angeles' history, most closely associated today with a school, city, street or shopping center. But for a trip into Los Angeles' past, here are several adobe structures that still exist: 1. MICHAEL WHITE ADOBE * 2701 Huntington Drive, San Marino In 1845, an English seaman named Michael White built his adobe house on a parcel of land he called Rancho Ysidro. The old adobe stands in the middle of the campus of San Marino High School.
The make-believe town of Get-Up-An-Get-It was all abuzz Sunday during the Olivas Fiesta Ole. Innocent Miss Molly sat wrongfully accused. The vigilantes gathered to run the town's troublemakers and mountebanks out. A "no good claim jumper" seemed assured of being hanged. Town population: several hundred children and adults who were in just for the day. Many of them seemed interested in one thing--getting their hands on nuggets of gold. Well, pyrite actually.
February 1, 2009 | Jean Merl
It has trembled through earthquakes, been caught in a land dispute between ranchers back in the days of Mexican rule and nearly fallen to a 1940s housing boom. Through a series of owners that included a Southern-born lawyer, a Scottish nobleman and the founder of Inglewood, the Centinela Adobe has endured to become an intriguing piece of California history tucked into a neighborhood of tidy tract homes.
Actress/writer CARRIE FISHER has purchased the Beverly Hills-area home of the late Oscar-winning costume designer Edith Head. Fisher, the 36-year-old daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, gained fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" film trilogy before writing her first novel, "Postcards From the Edge," which was released as a movie in 1990. She also appeared in "Sister Act" (1992), "Soapdish" (1991) and "When Harry Met Sally" (1989).
November 26, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick Vanderknyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Leavett Biles / Los Angeles Times
Description: Located on land that was once part of the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, the Ramon Peralta Adobe is the oldest remaining adobe in Santa Ana Canyon. Historical exhibits include artifacts excavated on the site, a furnished period room and numerous photographs tracing the history of the adobe. Structural details uncovered during the restoration work can also be seen by visitors. Location: The Peralta Adobe is at the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim Hills.
October 3, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Adobe announced Thursday that it was the victim of a hack and that personal data for 2.9 million users were stolen. The software company, known for Photoshop and other programs, said cyber attackers were able to access user information, including account IDs, encrypted passwords as well as credit and debit card numbers. The hackers were able to erase data of some Adobe users. The hackers also illegally accessed source codes for numerous Adobe products. That's like stealing the secret formula for Coca-Cola.
May 7, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Adobe is altering the way it does business, announcing this week that it will no longer make and sell a boxed version of its Creative Suite software and will instead charge users a monthly subscription to use its cloud-based version. Although it will continue to sell boxed Creative Suite 6 products, Adobe said that going forward, it will focus on its Creative Cloud service. That means new versions of its software will be available only to users who pay for the monthly subscription service.
April 1, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
This storied adobe mansion outside Los Angeles was once a getaway for California's last governor under Mexican rule, a landowner so wealthy he called the nearly 9,000 acres of land around it his "ranchito. " Now, state budget cuts have reduced supporters of Pio Pico State Historic Park to begging for recyclables to cash in to keep the gates to the 1850s landmark from closing. As California moves to close dozens of state parks by July 1 to save money, those fighting to prevent the closures are growing increasingly desperate.
March 13, 2011 | By Andrew Leckey
Question: What's the outlook for my shares of Adobe Systems Inc.? They have disappointed. Answer: Coming off a lackluster 2010, this pioneering software maker famous for its Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat products should have a better 2011. Online video is a booming business, aided by the surging popularity of mobile computing and increasingly sophisticated website content. An improving economy should provide an added boost. With sales of $3.8 billion in the year that ended Nov. 30, Adobe isn't nearly as enormous as some of its rivals, but it is dominant and profitable in its niche, with plenty of cash and modest debt.
September 28, 2010 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
In one of the first frontal assaults on Apple Inc.'s increasingly popular iPad tablet computer, smart-phone titan Research in Motion Ltd. on Monday announced a pad of its own. The 7-inch device, called the PlayBook, will be released in early 2011 — and it will go places the current iPad doesn't. The PlayBook's two built-in cameras will allow for video chat (the iPad is camera-less), and the device will permit Adobe Flash programs, which make up a huge percentage of online video and games.
September 25, 2010 | Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
The Justice Department has reached an agreement with six major Silicon Valley companies to settle charges they colluded to keep a lid on wages by agreeing not to poach employees from one another. The proposed settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, bars Google Inc., Apple Inc., Intel Corp., Adobe Systems Inc., Intuit Inc. and Walt Disney Co.'s Pixar Animation Studios from pledging not to "cold call" one another's employees as part of partnership agreements.
March 14, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
While most people come to the city to visit the 219-year-old Mission San Juan Capistrano--known as the Jewel of the Missions--many tend to overlook the city's other historic gems: its adobe houses. But two residents want to change that. Starting March 23, one of the city's oldest structures, the 202-year-old Montanez Adobe, will be permanently open to the public under a plan submitted to the city by resident Rita Tanner-Propersi and local artist David Whittington.
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