December 5, 2013 |
Click a button, get a Christmas tree -- in minutes. Maybe. Uber will kick off a promotion in about 30 minutes for slam-bang delivery of Christmas trees requested by customers through its smartphone app. All you have to do is click the tree icon, set to appear at 11 a.m. And shell out $135. Uber, an on-demand ride service, warns that your "timing" needs to be right and that there are a limited number of trees. How many? PHOTOS: Obamas' dog mows down 2-year-old An Uber representative in L.A. tweeted the Los Angeles Times on Thursday: "We don't have the exact numbers but trees are being delivered all over Metro LA and 9 other cities in U.S. " The UberTree promotion is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Here's what you'll get, according to Uber, a 7- to 8-foot Fraser fir (San Diego and San Francisco customers get a Noble fir)
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December 3, 2013 |
Federal investigators are searching for a bank robber - dubbed the "Button-Down Bandit" - believed to be the culprit in four robberies in Riverside and Orange counties over the last three weeks, authorities said. The bandit, described as a slender white male between 45 and 50 years old with white hair, has walked into banks and given a "demand note" to a teller, according to a statement from the FBI. He has also passed a note demanding the money...
November 6, 2013 |
Facebook is changing the look of the buttons that users and companies embed on their websites so that visitors can easily share their content. The Facebook buttons are ditching their light blue shade and the signature thumbs up icon for a bold, dark blue look along with a white version of Facebook's logo. This is likely intended to make the buttons stand out more. WATCH: Unboxing the Google Nexus 5 smartphone [Video chat] The new buttons should already be visible to some users.
October 11, 2013 |
It was just a few ticks of the clock before midnight Thursday when Ed Orgeron blended his own feelings into those of USC football fans. "Today, I woke up happy," he said, "and I'm not a happy guy. " Friday morning, most USC fans, who had been like Orgeron, woke up the same. Orgeron called USC's 38-31 victory over Arizona "an A-plus. " In most ways, he was right. The Trojans needed to win. Period. Be it a fluke, or by a bad call. Even the lights going out and changing the momentum.
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October 10, 2013 |
Operators of the historic Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles had been using a tree branch to override a safety system in the months before a derailment in September, the latest in a series of accidents and safety concerns for the funicular. The railway, which carries passengers up and down a steep hill between the Hill Street shopping district and Bunker Hill, had been experiencing "unintended stops" for months, with multiple interruptions during each trip at the time of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Thursday.
October 7, 2013 |
This makes sense on some levels, just not the ones most amateur baseball managers hang out on. The Dodgers announced this afternoon that Clayton Kershaw will start tonight's Game 4 against the Braves. They're going for the kill right now, pitching Kershaw on short rest for the first time in his career. That part is easy to understand. And if their ace should somehow falter Monday, the Dodgers can come back with Zack Greinke for a decisive Game 5. PHOTOS: 20 greatest Dodgers of all time Sure, get all that.