CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 |
Garage door remote not working? The Pentagon may be to blame. Not because of any grand conspiracy theory, but rather the mundane use of a radio frequency the military hadn't used much before. Homeowners in coastal Orange County are among the latest to discover this quirk. There, signals from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach have been interfering with garage door openers as far as half a mile away since March. That's when testing began on a new radio system that will allow the base to network with local fire and police agencies during emergencies.
January 29, 1986 |
J. A. Woller, weather chairman of the Transpacific (TRANSPAC) Yacht Club in Costa Mesa says the present structure of federally funded radionavigation systems for ocean and air travel will remain essentially unchanged for the remainder of the century as far as maritime navigation is concerned. Woller, a retired flight navigator, is using his expertise to help the annual Los Angeles to Hawaii TRANSPAC sailboat race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1985 |
The Defense Department's top environmental officer said Monday that the Pentagon still is unwilling to accept explosive waste from Space Ordnance Systems, despite rejection by a local agency of the defense contractor's alternative plan to burn the material in the desert in northeastern Los Angeles County. Carl J. Schafer Jr., director of environmental policy for the Defense Department, said the military itself would face permit problems and public opposition if it took the waste.
October 7, 1987 |
1) Who says they're such great garbage cans? 2) Their language seems just a tad too perfect. 3) Are we sure DOD actually has a contract out? After a while, you get tired of making garbage cans. Granted, you make one of the best waste bins in the U.S. of A. Sooner or later, though, you will meet a stranger across a crowded room, and he or she is going to ask: "What do you do?" "I used to look 'em right in the eye," says Randy Gardiner, "and say, 'I'm in garbage cans.'
December 9, 2010 |
Usually, two names under a screen credit for cinematography means either the first person was fired or (gulp) died. But for "127 Hours," about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's grueling experience trapped in a Utah canyon, director Danny Boyle deliberately sought to use two cinematographers simultaneously: his Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" cameraman Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak, who shot Boyle's "28 Weeks Later. " If one man was filming star James Franco, the other would be shooting a flashback scene or landscape shot, and vice versa.
September 21, 2012 |
Smartly cast and with a sharp team behind the scenes, there is no good reason why "Dredd 3D" is such a clunk-headed action picture. In the future, a single urban core sprawls from Boston to D.C., patrolled by officers who function as a self-contained legal system - judge, jury and executioner. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and a training-day rookie (Olivia Thirlby) become trapped within a crime-ridden high-rise and are forced to fight their way up and out. Screenwriter and producer Alex Garland previously has taken on dystopian sci-fi in "28 Days Later," "Sunshine" and "Never Let Me Go," injecting each with a beating heart that is sorely lacking in this latest comic-book adaptation.