May 12, 1992 |
J. D. Power & Associates in Agoura Hills is nearly synonymous with car research, which Power has earned by publishing customer-satisfaction surveys and other analyses for the world's auto makers for more than a decade. But that isn't stopping AutoPacific Group Inc. of Santa Ana from trying to muscle in on parts of Power's business.
February 12, 1987
Even though UCLA and Michigan recruited Jim Bonds of Hart and Ken Sollom of Canyon heavily, neither of the quarterbacks will sleep walk his way to the starting spot. Newcomers contesting for the Wolverines' quarterback position vacated by graduating Jim Harbaugh, are highly recruited Eric Bush of Quincy, Ill., Wilbur Odom of San Antonio, Texas, and Sollom. Besides Bonds, Bobby San Jose, from Long Beach Wilson High and Troy Aikman, a transfer from Oklahoma, will compete for the UCLA spot.
April 9, 2014 |
British architect David Chipperfield has won a high-profile competition to design a home for the Nobel Foundation in Sweden. His proposal, on which he collaborated with his partner Christoph Felger, calls for a light-on-its-feet building overlooking the water on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm with a largely transparent facade and brass detailing. It prevailed over finalists Johan Celsing and Gert Wingardh, both Swedish architects. An earlier round in the competition included proposals from firms including Snøhetta , Japan's SANAA and OMA, the Dutch firm led by Rem Koolhaas.
August 5, 2013 |
Women paddlers from around the world will celebrate 40 years of inclusion in the Queen Liliuokalani Outrigger Canoe Races when they return to the Big Island's Kona Coast on Aug. 31. It was in 1973 that wahine ("women" in Hawaiian) first participated in the long-distance competition . Back then, it was a six-mile race. It has since expanded to 18 miles between Kailua and Honaunau. “We knew we could do it,” Blondie Kamaka, one of the pioneering members of the Kai Opua Canoe Club crew, said in a news release.
August 27, 2013 |
Missy Lynn, an active-duty member of the United States Air Force and freelance makeup artist, won the NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards competition on Saturday, beating out 1,000 other online beauty gurus for the title of Beauty Vlogger of the Year. The 23-year-old Louisiana native submitted this video, showing how to create a beautiful alien face worthy of a feature film, to earn her place among the six finalists. And then she came out on top in the final, live challenge during the BeautyCon convention in Los Angeles.
July 24, 2012 |
Someone, let the lollipop guild know. See's Candies now owns the Guinness World Records title for the largest lollipop. The company constructed the behemoth in its See's Candies Lollypop Factory (yes, See's spells it with a 'y') in Burlingame on July 18. The chocolate flavored confectionary collossus weighs in at 7,003 pounds and is 4 feet 8.75 inches in length, 3 feet 6 inches in width and 5 feet 11 inches in height. With the stick, the lollipop is nearly 12 feet long. See's Candies is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which bought the company from the See family in 1972.