March 4, 2012 |
Lakers fans groaned whenever he shot the ball. The media picked apart his fading offense, his decreasingly effective defense. Metta World Peace didn't care. He knew his defense would eventually return, as it did Sunday against the Miami Heat. World Peace helped hold LeBron James to 25 points on 12-for-26 shooting, turning the All-Star forward into an off-balance shooter a number of times in the Lakers' 93-83 victory. "I'm going to answer this as honest as I can," World Peace said, "but I'm one of the best defensive players ever.
November 6, 2013 |
Tesla Motors shares plunged in early trading Wednesday after the electric car maker said a battery shortage was limiting sales and that it is spending heavily on research and development to bring new models to market. Shares of the automaker dropped 16%, or $28.67, to $148.14. Tesla shares have been on a run for most of the year, rising about 400% before this reversal. Some analysts have cut their price targets for the company and have told investors to sell the shares. “We do not see a major potential near-term upside catalyst for the shares,” said Efraim Levy, an analyst at S&P Capital IQ, who has issued a sell recommendation.
October 31, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin. The Skinny: My Miley Cyrus costume didn't arrive in time so I guess I'll just have to stay home this Halloween and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" unless one of my loyal readers has a good idea for me. Today's roundup includes an FBI sting on a California politician accused of taking contributions to push film tax credit legislation. Also, ABC has sold all the commercial inventory for the Oscars and Time Warner Cable took it on the chin during its fight with CBS. Daily Dose: NBCUniversal is sparing no platform from promoting the Breeder's Cup, which airs on NBC this Saturday.
June 14, 2012 |
Mark Wahlberg is proving it's never too late for an education. Handsome, wealthy movie star or not, Wahlberg is setting out to complete his high school diploma. The actor says his troubled youth derailed him from the milestone, but he'll shoot for his cap and gown online. "I quit kind of during the ninth grade," Wahlberg told David Letterman of schooling in his teen years (watch his full "Late Show" appearance below). The "Contraband" star will use a new Web-based program in Massachusetts to earn an actual diploma (as opposed to the popular GED equivalent)
October 31, 2013 |
Did Dr. Conrad Murray get out early? The short answer is no. Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, had served nearly two years of a four-year sentence when he was released from Los Angeles County Jail just after midnight Monday. That's only half the sentence, but it's also the full amount of jail time provided for by law. How is that not getting out early? Since when does four years equal just under two? It's complicated.
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June 29, 2012 |
Los Angeles school officials are examining whether three students who flunked a required course should have been allowed to make up the class in a few days at another campus and then return to graduate with their classmates. Several teachers criticized the quick turnaround as inappropriate, saying it made a mockery of academic standards. They also questioned whether the well-liked students had received favorable treatment. Local administrators, however, insisted that the students instigated the transfers themselves and worked within the rules of the system to make up credits.
December 23, 2012 |
The critical acclaim for the new Kathryn Bigelow movie "Zero Dark Thirty" has renewed the debate on the efficacy of torture. The movie dramatizes the decade-long effort to find and eventually kill Osama bin Laden. In a riveting opening section, the film obliquely credits the discovery of the key piece of information in the search for Bin Laden to the torture of an Al Qaeda prisoner held by the CIA. This is at odds with the facts as they have been recounted by journalists reporting on the manhunt, by Obama administration intelligence officials and by legislative leaders.
November 14, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO -- California environmental officials went ahead with a planned, first-ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution credits despite a last-minute lawsuit filed by the state Chamber of Commerce. On Wednesday, the Air Resources Board manned computer terminals to take bids from some major industrial facilities such as cement plants, steel mills, refineries and food processors. Many companies that emit carbon dioxide, methane and other gases that contribute to global warming were expected to participate in the three-hour sale of so-called cap-and-trade credits.
January 27, 1991
I'll tell you what really tees me off. It's when the makers of a shot-on-film series (especially dramas) no longer print the beginning or end credits directly onto the film. Instead, they simply flash video-generated credits over a filmed-image. Something is seriously wrong. It's like mixing oil and water, very cheap and tacky looking. Video credits are perfect for a video-taped sitcom, but not for a film. Brian Mesmer, Torrance
June 22, 1986
I think it is terrible how the news programs on local stations interrupt the previous show's credits. The credits are shown in a box in the corner of the TV screen. One can not read them because they are so small and out of focus. Many of us still like to read the credits at the end of a TV show or movie. H. Howard, Westminster