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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.
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.
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., 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.
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.
July 7, 2010 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
Last fall, like so many Americans before him, Josh Reich ended up in a frustrating game of phone tag with JPMorgan Chase over a bill, this one about escalating fees and other bank errors involving his home equity loan. Unlike most Americans, Reich decided to respond not by complaining but rather by contacting a friend from business school and convincing him that they could start their own bank, one that would challenge the old way of doing business. "The idea of starting it came from the realization that banks in America make money by keeping their customers confused," Reich said at the offices of BankSimple, as the product of that inspiration is known.
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.
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