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January 29, 2009 | Alicia Lozano
A volunteer Boy Scout commissioner was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail and three years' probation after a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found him guilty of possessing and distributing child pornography. Prosecutors originally asked that Gerald Frederick Curland, 63, of Valley Village serve one year in jail, but the judge reduced the sentence to one month because of Curland's poor health. He surrendered to the Twin Towers jail in December and completed his 30 days before appearing in court this week.
March 27, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
An online voter registration system launched by California for last November's election appears to be bringing more lower-income people into the political process, according to an academic study. Researchers at UC Berkeley looked at the 839,297 people who registered to vote online before the election, and found that the breakdown was ethnically similar to those who registered in person or through the mail. However, the results showed more online registrants came from low- and middle-income neighborhoods than expected, according to researchers Lisa Garcia Bedolla and Veronica N. Velez.
June 15, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Pinterest, the social network that has burst onto the scene as of late, grew a staggering 4,377% in the last year, according to a report. ComScore's "State of the U.S. Internet" revealed the findings showing that Pinterest is far outpacing its competitors in growth at this point, as well as others statistical changes happening on the Web. Coming up after Pinterest was Tumblr with a growth of 168%, LinkedIn with 67% and Twitter with 58%....
April 21, 2008 | Casey Dolan
Los Angeles alternative-music icon Jane's Addiction will re-form for a one-off performance Wednesday night at El Rey Theatre as part of the inaugural NME Awards USA ceremony. It will be the first time all four original members -- Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery and Stephen Perkins -- have shared a stage since 1991. The band will receive the Godlike Genius Award for its contribution to pop music at the event, which was designed to boost the profile of the UK music magazine among U.S.
August 13, 2012 | By Ameet Sachdev
Groupon Inc. said Monday its international sales slowed significantly in the second quarter, raising new concerns about popularity of online coupons even though the company met its profit projection for the quarter. The Chicago-based daily-deal website posted net income of $28.4 million, or 4 cents a share, in the quarter ended June 30. In the year-ago quarter, Groupon lost $107.4 million, or 35 cents a share. Revenue grew 45% to $568.3 million, from $392.5 million a year earlier.
October 20, 1996 | John Balzar
" . . . A moment of optimism in American political life, in the immediate aftermath of Watergate and the exposure of that scandal, was betrayed and destroyed. What's remarkable, indeed, is how the Nixon era, when contrasted with the current state of affairs, seems like an age of enlightenment and promise. Most people still looked upon government as a positive good, capable of redressing economic and social injustices.
February 1, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Breaking the bank. . . . Truth or tabloid? . . . Remembering Henri Paul and Dodi. Former L.A. Kings owner Bruce McNall is hardly getting lonely up at the federal prison in Lompoc, where visitors have included even the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. Now comes lawyer Robert L. Wilson, who will make the trip north in a week or two to take McNall's deposition in a libel case.
January 23, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A late round of buying boosted blue-chip stocks to a record high Monday as Wall Street looked beyond the Washington budget feud and a fresh Republican threat to push the United States into default. "In the long scheme of things, what's going on in Washington is not as relevant as the politicians and media make it," said Tony Dwyer, chief market strategist of Josephthal, Lyon & Ross. Joseph Battipaglia, chief investment strategist for Gruntal & Co., did not see an imminent U.S. default.
September 10, 1999 | Reuters
American Express Co. is launching a credit card, called Blue, with features designed to make shopping over the Internet more secure. The Blue card has a traditional magnetic stripe for shopping in stores, and it also has a so-called smart chip that will hold personal information, such as shipping addresses and account data, that a cardholder can give online merchants in a secure manner.
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