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January 23, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
On the Internet, .com is about to get some more company. Seven new Web domains including .bike, .guru and .clothing are scheduled to be released Wednesday, the first of hundreds of online address extensions expected to become available over the next few years. The rollout is being called one of the biggest changes to ever hit the Internet as companies and individuals gain access to a wider variety of domains that could better reflect their business type or the products they sell.
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February 26, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
When Jim Hellmold decided to run for sheriff of Los Angeles County last month, he knew that one of the first things his campaign needed was a website. He figured JimHellmoldForSheriff.com would make the most sense. Except when he typed the address into his browser it took him to an already established site promoting one of his competitors: former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka. So he tried another: JimHellmold2014.com. Again, he was directed to a site promoting Tanaka. "I was left with 'Hellmold-the-number-four-sheriff-dot-com," the assistant sheriff said.
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BUSINESS
June 21, 2011 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Move over, dot-com — get ready for dot-anything. The group that governs Internet domain names is opening up the system so that companies and organizations can apply to create their own versions of .com, .org or .gov. Under the new rules, instead of a coke.com, Coca-Cola might control the domain .coke and assign Web addresses such as drink.coke or bottle.coke. The Marina del Rey group known as ICANN called it "one of the biggest changes ever" to the way the Internet's naming system works.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
On the Internet, .com is about to get some more company. Seven new Web domains including .bike, .guru and .clothing are scheduled to be released Wednesday, the first of hundreds of online address extensions expected to become available over the next few years. The rollout is being called one of the biggest changes to ever hit the Internet as companies and individuals gain access to a wider variety of domains that could better reflect their business type or the products they sell.
MAGAZINE
November 26, 2000
I suggest the following names for three "new" California domains ("Welcome to Our 51st State--South California," by James Ricci, Oct. 29). As each area exudes a certain aura, I submit: Los Angeles the capital of "Kingdom," San Francisco the capital of "Queendom," and Redding the capital of "Greendumb." Manuel R. Gutierrez Studio City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1992
Kudos to Harriett M. Wieder, Kathryn Thompson, Roger Johnson, et al. for having the courage and integrity to stand up at this crucial moment and depart from a Republican Party that has clearly gone haywire! The Republican convention was an eerie display of dangerous divisiveness and inappropriate intrusion into domains which are private and personal. As for me, I'll fight tooth and nail before I let the likes of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and the rest of the religious right run my life.
NEWS
February 11, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Booster Shots blogged Thursday about Nature's look back at the human genome, published 10 years ago.  Now let's note the journal's look to the future.  Leaders of the National Human Genome Research Institute on Thursday published their strategic plan for the next phase of human genome research. The paper, "Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine From Base Pairs to Bedside," sets up five "domains" for the future of genome research: understanding the structure of genomes, understanding the biology of genomes, understanding the biology of disease, advancing the science of medicine, and improving the effectiveness of healthcare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1990 | LESLIE HERZOG
City officials tonight will discuss asking the state for money to acquire the 200-acre DeWitt/Platz site in Laguna Canyon and 245 other acres, all by eminent domain. Laguna Beach was allocated $10 million under the California Wildlife, Coastal and Park Land Conservation Act, which provides grants for acquisition of natural lands. Thus far, Laguna Beach has spent $3 million of that. Formal application is required to the state for the remaining funds.
SPORTS
March 7, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. Michael Heisley, owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies, faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
TRAVEL
March 22, 1992
Denise Hamilton's Times Shopper article ("Moscow's Toy Makers Fashion Political Satire," March 8) regarding matroshka nesting dolls from Moscow was interesting. Perhaps other collectors would like to know they are available, and for less expense, at J.C. Penney in Anchorage and souvenir shops in San Marino, Italy. PAT HAMMER Manhattan Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
The first day of the year is also the day when published works enter the public domain after their copyrights expire. Unfortunately, Public Domain Day 2014 is not a happy one, according to the book mavens at Duke University . “Not a single published work” is entering the public domain in 2014, Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain said on its website. “Once again, we will have nothing to celebrate this January 1st....In fact, in the United States, no publication will enter the public domain until 2019.” In Canada, by contrast, works by Robert Frost, W.E.B.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Digital Domain, the visual-effects company that is co-producing the Lionsgate movie "Ender's Game," invested about $17 million in cash to help produce the much-anticipated movie, two former company executives said. In a highly unusual move, the pioneering visual-effects house -- co-founded by director James Cameron in 1993 -- is co-producing "Ender's Game," which hits theaters on Nov. 1, with OddLot Entertainment and Summit Entertainment. The big-screen adaptation of the popular 1985 book of the same name by Orson Scott Card, is among the most expensive independent movies ever made, with a budget of more than $100 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
In the upcoming movie "Ender's Game," boy warrior Ender Wiggin faces a series of challenges as he embarks on a journey to battle insect-like creatures that threaten to destroy the planet. The movie also is a test for the film's co-producer, Digital Domain, the pioneering visual effects house co-founded by director James Cameron in 1993. The Venice studio is co-producing "Ender's Game" with OddLot Entertainment and Summit Entertainment. Taking such a major role in a live-action movie, which opens Nov. 1, is both rare for a visual effects company and a big gamble for Digital Domain, known for its work on the movies "Tron: Legacy" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Digital Domain, the Los Angeles-based visual effects studio, is bulking up -- north of the border. The company, recently acquired by a Chinese investor and now operating under the name Digital Domain 3.0, said it is expanding its Vancouver studio with new leadership. Veteran visual effects producer Kelly L'Estrange will head the Vancouver studio, overseeing all feature film production at that location, the company said in a statement. PHOTOS: 2012 highest-paid media executives L'Estrange has been with Digital Domain for 19 years, working on such films as "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "Apollo 13" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. " Joining L'Estrange in Vancouver will be 14-year Digital Domain veteran Swen Gillberg, who will be co-VFX supervisor for an undisclosed project.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
In a new legal challenge, financial industry opponents of the city of Richmond's plan to seize underwater home loans call the gambit a disguised attempt to profit at the expense of everyday investors. Richmond is threatening to use eminent domain to remove troubled loans from mortgage bonds in order to write down the principal for homeowners. The novel plan, promoted by San Francisco investment firm Mortgage Resolution Partners, seeks to stop another wave of foreclosures in the working-class Northern California city.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
One way to judge the virtues of the city of Richmond's initiative to use eminent domain to help its strapped mortgage borrowers is by the hysterical reaction of the banks and investors holding the mortgage loans. Wells Fargo & Co. and Bank of New York have sued the East Bay city in federal court to throttle the plan even before its birth. (A court hearing on their request for an injunction is set for Sept. 13.) They've enlisted federal regulators in their hand-wringing over the damage little Richmond (pop.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
While policymakers and Netizens continue to debate the best way to phase out Network Solutions' monopoly for registering domain names, the Internet Council of Registrars is forging ahead with its own plan to introduce competition. The Council of Registrars, also known as Core, said it is reviewing applications from companies that want to make money by registering new domain names once Network Solutions' exclusive contract expires this fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1999
With regard to Steve Hochman's article on KROQ's airing of Eminem's "My Name Is" (Pop Eye, March 7), I find myself once again at a crossroad with the radio station I've been listening to for the past 15 years. KROQ used to be an independent and eclectic station whose music clearly stood out among all the other stations. Through the years, KROQ has been gobbled by large and different media conglomerates. Even worse, "alternative" music became mainstream. In the past few years, we have witnessed with torture KROQ's vague and shallow efforts in defining their niche, from playing heavy metal bands to Puff Daddy's "Godzilla" and now Eminem.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
The city of Richmond recently asked financial institutions to sell 624 troubled mortgages - and threatened to seize them through eminent domain. Now the city has its answer: We can't help you. The city aims to provide its residents mortgage relief by buying the loans at a deep discount, then getting them refinanced at amounts lower than the current value of the home. But the loans aren't for sale, according to banks that provide customer service on the loans and watch over the trusts where the loans were pooled to back mortgage bonds.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2013 | By Alejandro Lazo
There may be a new glitch in Richmond's strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers. The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds of government-insured home loans for which the plan calls. The strategy adopted by Richmond, which was proposed by its San Francisco partner Mortgage Resolution Partners, would use the city's eminent domain powers to seize mortgages on underwater properties if necessary.
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