May 3, 2006 |
ANYONE who grew up in L.A. from the '30s through the '60s remembers running out to the Helms Bakery trucks that trolled the neighborhoods to buy all sorts of baked goods. Most of us too made a school field trip to the hulking bakery complex straddling Venice and Washington boulevards to see the magical transformation of flour, water and yeast into bread. Who could forget the way the scent of warm bread settled in a thick layer over Culver City in the early hours of the morning?
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January 7, 2005 |
Nearly 10 years ago, a group of Silver Lake residents began a campaign for a public library branch in their quirky community, long noted for its modern architecture, indie rock scene and general air of hipness. The long wait ends today with the grand opening of the Silver Lake branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, a $12-million facility that, with its sleek modern facade, eco-friendly design and cutting-edge technology, embodies the neighborhood zeitgeist. The branch is the first to use an automated book check-in and sorting system with a computerized conveyor belt that will speed book returns.
September 8, 2005 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Wednesday that it reopened 112 of 126 stores that it had closed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Eighty-nine stores have been damaged and nine reported "major damage," Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart said in a statement. Fourteen stores remain closed. Major damage means "something along the lines of power has been knocked out or the structure's been damaged," Wal-Mart spokeswoman Andrea Rader said.
December 18, 2007 |
Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device, will open a U.S. headquarters in Irving, Texas, as it steps up efforts to attract American customers. The Waterloo, Canada-based company said it expected to employ more than 1,000 people in the Dallas suburb.
December 6, 2007 |
The first new movie theater to open in downtown L.A. in more than 20 years will unspool its first film Friday night. Like the venue that formerly occupied the site at 251 S. Main St., the ImaginAsian Center will specialize in showing first-run Asian and Asian American films. Its first offering is the Japanese thriller "Midnight Eagle," set in the Northern Alps of Japan and starring Takao Osawa. The former theater there, built in 1924 and known as the Linda Lea since the 1940s, was demolished.
July 25, 2007 |
MySpace started a Mexican version as part of international growth plans that include expanding in 10 other countries in the next year. MySpace Mexico began a test phase in January and page views since then have jumped 67% while sign-ups climbed 39%, the company said. The website's community in Mexico has more than 1.5 million users, adding to MySpace's 115-million-person network in 18 countries.