September 27, 2013 |
The gig: Richard Plump is chief executive of Plump Engineering Inc., an Anaheim architectural engineering firm with 38 employees. Plump helped oversee the transportation of the space shuttle Endeavour from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center in Exposition Park last year. He made sure the spacecraft did not damage streets or underground pipes as it wound through a 12-mile stretch of Inglewood and Los Angeles. He had previously overseen the movement of the huge rock that's now at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Troubled childhood: Plump, 51, overcame a difficult childhood.
July 26, 2013 |
Chromecast, Google's $35 digital video receiver, appears to be sold out online. The 2-inch device plugs into users' television sets to stream content from the cloud. It connects to users' smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to show content from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix and a few other outlets. Google unveiled the device this week, and Internet users quickly started snatching them up, in part because it costs about a third of the price of the Apple TV, its rival. LIVE UNBOXING: Join us at 3 p.m. as we unbox the Chromecast The device was available for sale from Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Google Play, but now it's not possible to order it from any of the stores.
June 25, 2013 |
Doc Rivers is considered one of the best coaches in the NBA, and now he'll be coaching the Clippers. It just took a while to make that happen. Almost two weeks of haggling, negotiating and wrangling were required for the Clippers to finally pry Rivers away from the Boston Celtics, for the price of a first-round draft pick in 2015 that will not be lottery-protected. And it took several more hours for Rivers and his representatives to finalize the deal Tuesday with Clippers owner Donald Sterling before the NBA was able to approve it. There were details and language in the contract that needed to be cleared up before Rivers agreed to a three-year, $21-million deal - the same number of years and dollar figure that were left on his Boston contract.
February 20, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before seeing if my computer's been hacked too. The Skinny: The two shows you should be watching are ABC's "Nashville" and HBO's "Enlightened. " I've liked "Nashville" from the get-go and have come around on "Enlightened. " Laura Dern knows how to play crazy. Wednesday's headlines include a look at the race for the Oscar for directing, boxer Floyd Mayweather's big move and how Playboy is making itself over. Also, on a happy note, ABC's Robin Roberts returned to work Wednesday.
February 1, 2013 |
Teemu, the facilitator? Teemu Selanne, with so many skills at his disposal, turned playmaker Friday night with a deft and dazzling performance at Honda Center. Selanne's three assists sparked the Ducks to a 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild. The newly formed combination — which had Bobby Ryan centering Kyle Palmieri and Selanne — was responsible for eight points. Ryan Getzlaf had the other, an assist on Ryan's power-play goal late in the third period. It was Selanne's first three-assist game in nearly two years.
January 25, 2013 |
LA JOLLA -- Tiger Woods is chewing up the easier Torrey Pines North Course on Friday and has climbed to the top of the leaderboard at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods, who shot four-under-par 68 on the South Course in his opening round, shot four-under 32 on his front nine Friday and was eight-under overall as he made the turn. Woods was tied at one point with Charles Howell III for the lead but Howell fell to seven-under when he made bogey five on the South Course's par-four 10th hole, giving Woods the solo lead.