April 19, 2000
Longtime Sony TV executive Andrew J. Kaplan was named chief executive of Hollywood Stock Exchange, an entertainment Web site that lets visitors trade mock shares in celebrities, films and music. Michael Burns and Max Keiser will remain co-chairmen of the company. Kaplan's most recent position at Sony was executive vice president of its Columbia TriStar Television Group. * Marinus N.
April 4, 2001
* Merisel Chief Financial Officer Timothy Jenson was appointed president and chief executive of the El Segundo-based software distributor. Jenson replaces turnaround specialist David Sadler, who was hired last July to help the struggling company. Sadler will continue with the company as a consultant. Sadler restructured the company's U.S. and Canadian operations and oversaw the downsizing of the U.S. distribution business.
March 23, 2008 |
The Making of Second Life Notes From the New World Wagner James Au Collins: 274 pp., $25.95 -- Second Lives A Journey Through Virtual Worlds Tim Guest Random House: 280 pp., $25 -- For a brief and extraordinarily peculiar 10 minutes, I was a member of Second Life. Like all newbies, after downloading the hefty software, I was directed to an orientation area, where I chose an "in-world" name and an avatar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2002 |
Bob Dobry may be the most watched airplane pilot in Southern California. For nearly two decades, he has flown above crowded beaches, parade routes and even the World Series, towing banners that hawk everything from fish tacos to the L.A. Kings. But until the city of Huntington Beach tried to restrict his banner-towing business -- complaining it was noisy and a visual blight -- Dobry was a fairly anonymous businessman, an unseen pilot hauling messages seen by thousands up and down the coastline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1996 |
In the race to succeed Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) in the northeast Valley, public safety ranks among the top issues for voters alarmed by the increase of violent crime. So it's no surprise that the Democratic candidates in the district emphasize their strong anti-crime stands, nearly all of them trotting out incidents from their personal pasts to support their point.
November 16, 1999 |
On an angular corner where the historic Hennepin theater district meets the glistening glass and stone of a rebuilding inner city, an incongruous scene occurs each morning at 7:30. Yellow school buses roll up. They come nine at a time, park nose-to-tail in a gritty alley and unload their cargoes of children from eight suburban school districts and one urban system.