July 25, 2013 |
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that the work performed by 375 people in the Puget Sound region around Seattle is being moved to Long Beach over the next 18 months. Tim Copes, the company's vice president of commercial aviation fleet services, wrote in a note to employees Thursday that the business of modifying Boeing's commercial airplanes will gradually shift to the Southland. Boeing said it did not know exactly how many jobs the shift from the Seattle area would mean for Southern California yet, but it is the second big announcement this year by the company involving the facility located near Long Beach Airport.
July 24, 2013 |
Fox Broadcasting struck out again in its efforts to secure a preliminary injunction to stop satellite broadcaster Dish Network from offering its commercial-skipping feature known as the AutoHop. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee for the Central District of California last November to reject Fox's preliminary injunction request. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings Fox and other broadcasters have charged that Dish's AutoHop violates their copyright.
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July 23, 2013 |
About 100 firefighters were battling a fire Tuesday afternoon that was raging at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles. The blaze was reported about 4:20 p.m. in the building at 6th and Crocker streets. Flames were intense, and crews on scene considered taking up defensive positions, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. But firefighters were able to get the upper hand on the blaze about 5 p.m., said firefighter David Ortiz. He said there were no immediate reports on whether anyone was injured.
July 10, 2013 |
Commercial real estate industry leaders remain optimistic about the California market, according to a new report published Wednesday. Allen Matkins, a California law firm, and UCLA Anderson Forecast publish the report twice a year to help predict future commercial real estate rental and vacancy rates. The organizations polled a panel of California real estate professionals in the development and investment sectors of the industry to...
July 10, 2013 |
As the economy improves, commercial real estate industry leaders are increasingly optimistic about a surge in the California market over the next three years or so, a new report said. Experts said they expect the nonresidential market will keep growing steadily for the next three years but start to slow after 2016 or 2017. There will still be growth, the report said, but at a slower rate. The conclusions are based on a survey of selected California real estate professionals in the development and investment sectors of the industry.
June 25, 2013 |
When José Huizar was growing up in Boyle Heights in the 1970s, the profusion of murals on apartment buildings and private homes spoke to a burgeoning sense of community pride among the city's Mexican American population. "They had a positive impact on me, especially the one 'We Are Not a Minority,'" said Huizar, an L.A. city councilman, referring to a well-known mural at the Estrada Courts housing complex. "It made me question and ask about my identity and what life is about in East L.A. It's kind of empowering.
June 20, 2013 |
The one thing George Zimmer couldn't guarantee was his job at Men's Wearhouse. The apparel retailer's founder and longtime pitchman was abruptly dismissed from his position as executive chairman, the retailer said in a curt statement Wednesday. By starring in the company's television commercials since 1985, Zimmer endeared himself to generations of shoppers. He marketed suits by intoning, in his distinctive gravelly voice: "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it. " The company said it expects to discuss with Zimmer "the extent, if any, and terms of his ongoing relationship" with the brand, which has corporate offices in Houston and Fremont, Calif.
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June 15, 2013 |
In the course of our country's history, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has bestowed coveted protection on many strange and wondrous inventions: the three-legged pantyhose (in case one leg runs), the sealed, circular peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, the motorized ice cream cone. And of course, the human gene. The human gene? How is that even possible? Could you patent a cat's whiskers? A cloud formation? A comb-over for a balding man? (Ah, well, yes, there is a comb - over patent out there somewhere.)
June 10, 2013 |
As Earth awaits the newest missive from Kanye West, called “Yeezus,” the rapper from Chicago has been sharing some of his teachings. He delivered his latest sermon Sunday night at the Governors Ball Music Festival, where West, 36, offered new work amid nearly two dozen songs, and marked the evening with a cuss-filled monologue that conveyed the current Yeezus philosophy. This landscape no longer seeks radio or album sales, but something...
June 8, 2013 |
HOMS, Syria - The grizzled veteran of Syria's civil war was confident of victory, but he didn't underestimate his rebel adversaries dug in just a few hundred yards away in an adjoining corner of the Old City. "They have trained snipers and they're good street fighters," said Abu Yusef, the nickname for the squad leader of a pro-government militia guarding the war-battered Bab Sbaa district, which was wrested from rebel control more than a year ago. "They've been fighting for a while.