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ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013
Oscars Outdoors Where: 1341 Vine St., Hollywood When: Friday-Saturday through Aug. 24; gates open 6:30 p.m., movies begin at sunset Cost: $5 Info: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/outdoors/index.html   Eat|See|Hear Where: Various locations When: Saturdays through Sept. 14; music begins at 7 p.m., movie at 8 Cost: $10 Info: http://www.eatseehear.com   Cinespia Hollywood Forever Cemetery Where: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. When: Saturdays (occasionally Sundays)
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HEALTH
July 21, 2012 | By Amber Dance, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When it's time to meditate, sit comfortably, focus your attention … and reach for your smartphone? More and more people are doing just that, ifApple's iPhoneApp Store is any indication - a search for "meditation" results in more than 1,000 possible downloads. But isn't the point to unplug? The guidance offered in these apps "allows you just to let go and stop worrying about whether you're doing it right," says Stephan Bodian, a psychotherapist in Tucson and the developer of the Mindfulness Meditation app. "You can just relax and let yourself be led. " Plugging in to a meditation app - having turned off the phone's ringer and other functions, of course - could have a host of benefits.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2012 | David Lazarus
Time Warner Cable is seeing growth in its broadband Internet business but steady losses in TV viewers. So how is the company responding? With a hefty new fee for Internet cable modems, of course. The dominant cable provider in Southern California is rolling out a $3.95 monthly fee for use of its cable modems for high-speed Internet access. The modems were previously offered at no charge. Tech-savvy types are free to buy their own modem from a list of approved models, ranging in cost from about $50 to $150.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2008 | Kathy M. Kristof, Personal Finance
One of the many challenges of sending a child through school now sits in a pile on Joseph Han's desk. Han, a Garden Grove legal assistant, is the father of an honors student at Pacifica High School in Orange County who was accepted at a litany of great universities -- Berkeley, UCLA, Pomona College and UC San Diego, to name a few. Because he applied for financial aid, each university sent Han a page-long "financial aid notification" that explains...
BUSINESS
August 22, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
After moving last year to an unlimited data plan that throttled speed after 2 gigabytes of usage, T-Mobile on Wednesday introduced a new, true unlimited data plan. The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will become available on Sept. 5, and it will range in price, depending on what type of existing plan it is added to. T-Mobile said the new unlimited data plan will cost $20 a month when added to a Value voice and text plan, and $30 a month when added to a Classic voice and text plan.
OPINION
April 14, 1991
On April 15th we will all learn the real cost of war. HOWARD B. SCHIFFER Santa Barbara
OPINION
February 9, 2013
Re "Blackmailed by the fine print," Opinion, Feb. 3 Law professor Margaret Jane Radin claims that it is open to doubt whether frivolous lawsuits are really frivolous. Just how many ridiculous cases do we have to read about to invalidate her contention? The firms that she lambastes for "boilerplate" permission forms are trying desperately to minimize the grounds for these kinds of actions. That our court system is flooded with these lawsuits is a fact. The cost to businesses and institutions to defend themselves and the costs of adjudicating these cases are enormous.
NEWS
January 23, 1991
When a missile is fired, money is spent. In the case of the Patriot, that's $560,000 every time one is launched, the cost of its sophisticated electronics package. Here is a sample of the cost of certain missiles deployed so far in the Persian Gulf War. Tomahawk: $1.35 million Surface-to-surface Anti-ground targets Program cost: $9.8 billion Harpoon: $1.12 million Air-to-surface Anti-ship Program cost: $3.7 billion Patriot: $500,000 Surface-to-air Anti-missile Program cost: $12.
NEWS
August 31, 2012 | By Karin Klein
Every year, it seems, the California Legislature can't bring itself to pass meaningful legislation to reduce the number of plastic carryout bags in the state. On year, in fact, the Legislature bowed to the industry and instead of allowing a small fee on the bags, banned cities from imposing fees on them. That's too bad because, as the Times editorial board has pointed out numerous times, a small fee on the bags is the better way to go, as fees in such diverse places as Ireland and IKEA have shown.
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