September 20, 2013 |
This delightful oasis, a beloved destination for my wife when she was a young girl and our daughters when she was a young mother, is one of the few local walks that can be done at midday, no matter the season, entirely in the shade. Even in September, this Griffith Park canyon is a cool, quiet retreat. 1. Begin at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and Fern Dell Drive, following the path that starts behind the statue of a bear cub. Walk into the canyon, under a canopy of oak, sycamore, pine and redwood, following the paved walkway, staying always to the right as the path branches off. 2. You'll find picnic tables, barbecue grills, drinking fountains and public restrooms as you climb gently into the canyon.
September 19, 2013
Distance: 1.3 miles Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: 1 on a scale of 1 to 5 Details: Dogs on a leash are OK. Wheelchair accessible. Ample free parking. Bus routes: Metro 180, 181, 207, Los Feliz DASH
September 9, 2013 |
After months of bitter fighting over the future of computer maker Dell Inc., Carl Icahn said in a sharply worded letter Monday that he was giving up. That appears to clear the way for Chief Executive Michael Dell to take the company he founded private during a shareholder vote set for Thursday. But Icahn didn't go quietly. He directed some final jabs at Michael Dell, reiterating that he still thought the founder's buyout offer was too low, and compared the company's board -- which postponed the shareholder vote numerous times and changed the voting rules to better Michael Dell's takeover chances -- to a dictatorship.
August 23, 2013 |
Consumers frustrated by robo-calls and customer service calls to their cellphones have a potential way out. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled this week that people can opt out of unsolicited cellphone calls if companies are using auto-dialers to make them, regardless of any prior consent or business relationship between the parties. The decision came from a case involving Ashley Gager, a Pennsylvania woman who had financed a Dell Inc. computer purchase through Dell Financial Services.
August 12, 2013 |
CHICAGO When: 7:30 p.m. PDT. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 16-7, Sky 15-7. Record vs. Sky: 0-1. Update: The Sparks return home after winning four of five on a nine-day trip, to face Eastern Division-leading Chicago. It will mark the first Los Angeles appearance of the Sky's Elena Delle Donne, one of the league's marquee rookies, who scored 20 points in a 92-84 victory over the Sparks on June 29 in Rosemont, Ill. Delle Donne, a 6-foot-5 swing player out of Delaware, leads all WNBA rookies with an 18.7 scoring average.
August 2, 2013 |
So much for "best and final proposal. " A little over a week after Michael Dell warned that he wouldn't sweeten his bid for Dell Inc., the company founder -- on the brink of losing a shareholder vote to take the company private -- has done just that. On the morning of a special shareholders meeting at headquarters in Round Rock, Texas, the company announced that Michael Dell, along with investment firm Silver Lake, had increased the purchase price by a dime to $13.75 a share.