March 15, 2014 |
On Friday afternoon, while South by Southwest festival attendees were sleeping off hangovers or busy making new ones, in a conference room at the Austin Convention Center, record people were discussing the return of indie record stores, the success of the annual Record Store Day and their vision for the future of brick and mortar music shopping. The panel was dubbed "Record Stores Are Dead. Long Live Record Stores. " It's not the most earth-shattering story coming out of Austin, Texas, but it is a curious one, considering that in 2014, technology start-ups and snack chip sponsorships rule the conversation.
November 27, 2012
Pau Gasol's decline Since the 2011 playoffs, when Phil Jackson slapped Pau Gasol in the chest to try to inspire him, the Lakers power forward has seen his production drop in most categories. A look at his play over the last 18 months, versus Gasol's career averages in 12 NBA seasons. Regular season Season; FG; FGA; FG%; FT; FTA; FT%; REBS; BLKS; PTS; 2011-12; 7.1; 14.1; .501; 3.1; 4.0; .782; 10.4; 1.4; 17.4; 2012-13*; 5.4; 12.4; .434; 2.5; 3.4; .729; 9.1; 1.3; 13.4; Career; 7.0; 13.5; .519; 4.5; 6.0; .752; 9.2; 1.7; 18.6; *through 14 games Playoffs 2010-11; 4.7; 11.2; .420; 3.6; 4.5; .800; 7.8; 1.7; 13.1; 2011-12; 5.2; 11.9; .434; 2.0; 2.4; .828; 9.5; 2.1; 12.5; Career; 6.6; 12.9; .517; 4.0; 5.3; .742; 9.6; 1.9; 17.3; Source: basketball-reference.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2014 |
The sardine fishing boat Eileen motored slowly through moonlit waters from San Pedro to Santa Catalina Island, its weary-eyed captain growing more desperate as the night wore on. After 12 hours and $1,000 worth of fuel, Corbin Hanson and his crew returned to port without a single fish. "Tonight's pretty reflective of how things have been going," Hanson said. "Not very well. " To blame is the biggest sardine crash in generations, which has made schools of the small, silvery fish a rarity on the West Coast.
March 6, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- Factory orders fell again in January, but the rate of decline lessened after a steeper-than-initially-estimated drop the previous month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. New orders for manufactured goods, a key indicator of future factory output, were down 0.7% in January to $483 billion. Analysts projected orders would decline 0.5%. It was the second straight monthly decline and the harsh winter weather in much of the country probably was a factor. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years December's decline was revised down to 2% from an initial estimate of 1.5%, the Commerce Department said.
July 8, 2010 |
One in five high school students in the U.S. is still smoking, and the rate of decline in smoking has slowed, according to a new report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking rates among high school students slowed dramatically from the late 1990s through the early 2000s. But those rates of decline decreased more gradually from the early to late 2000s. The CDC analyzed data from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey of high school students in public and private schools in all states and the District of Columbia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1986
Iam a student at Los Angeles Pierce College and I am writing to you about the severe decline in funding for all of our community colleges. What is being done to address the needs of our community colleges? These schools give vital services to all of our young people and adults who would otherwise remain school dropouts. It seems we are becoming an elitist society where only the rich and powerful will be able to educate their children now and in the future. Tom Jefferson said that we must have an enlightened electorate to survive as a democracy.