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September 30, 1997
The Motley Fool was founded by brothers Tom and David Gardner in 1994 as a place where investors could meet on American Online. That's still its major role, but now its Web site offers an expanded variety of educational materials and advice, often with a sense of humor. The Gardners (with their Fool staff) run the AOL and Web sites and create this feature.
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BUSINESS
November 9, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Seagram Co.'s Universal Music Group is expected to join American Online Inc. today to announce formation of an Internet venture, "Jimmy and Doug's Farm Club," a Web site where unsigned artists can post songs and vie for the attention of top executives at the world's biggest record company. Farmclub.com, the brainchild of Universal Music Group head Doug Morris and Interscope Records co-chief Jimmy Iovine, is expected to be up and running by February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2008 | Bob Pool
A tip from an online service company has led to charges of possession and distribution of child pornography against a volunteer Los Angeles Boy Scout district commissioner. Gerald Frederick Curland, 63, of Valley Village is scheduled to be arraigned today in Los Angeles County Superior Court on the separate felony charges, according to the district attorney's office. Curland was arrested Tuesday by sheriff's Special Victims Unit investigators. Bail was set at $40,000, said prosecutor Marc Beaart of the district attorney's High Tech Crimes Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
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%....
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
BOOKS
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.
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