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)
April 20, 2008 |
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...
November 9, 2012 |
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.
October 23, 2013 |
The crash of the Obamacare federal website , which is preventing many people in three dozen states from signing up for health insurance, has turned the outright hate some conservatives have for the program all of a sudden into sympathy and solicitude. Here's Bloomberg's house libertarian Megan McArdle , who normally has nothing nice to say about the Affordable Care Act, arguing that if the website isn't fixed by mid-November, the system faces a "death spiral"--only sicker and older applicants really desperate for coverage will sign up, and healthy youngsters will blow it off. She writes disingenuously, as if more in sorrow than anger: "That's the time when it absolutely has to work--and if it doesn't, we should panic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 |
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday is expected to take preliminary steps toward approval of a $3-billion borrowing program to pay for the repair of 8,700 miles of badly damaged streets . Lawmakers are weighing a 1% increase in property taxes on Los Angeles homeowners for 29 years to pay for the program. The revenue would be used to resurface and rebuild the worst streets, part of a 60-year backlog of repairs. Council members Joe Buscaino and Mitchell Englander hope to include a proposal to issue city bonds for the work on the fall 2014 ballot.
August 31, 2012 |
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.
April 14, 1991
On April 15th we will all learn the real cost of war. HOWARD B. SCHIFFER Santa Barbara
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.
November 12, 2012 |
Amid all the cost-cutting and tax increasing that the Los Angeles City Council is proposing, there's one more thing the council would like you to give up: meat. Just on Mondays. The council unanimously approved a resolution last week endorsing the international “Meatless Monday” campaign that began as a nonprofit initiative of the Monday Campaigns Inc. in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future. The city will encourage residents to abstain from meat and go vegetarian one day a week for health and environmental reasons. According to the campaign, cutting back on meat can reduce risks of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.