May 20, 2007 |
The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers has invited public comment on procedures for creating domain names, the first expansion for general use since 2000. Names added since then have been limited to specific regions or industries. Domain names are key for helping computers find websites and route e-mail. There are currently about 250 domain name suffixes, most of them for specific countries, such as ".fr" for France. General-use names include ".com" and ".net."
June 1, 2007 |
Oversee.net, which manages more than 2.5 million bare-bones websites, plans to acquire a company that specializes in buying Web domain names the second they become available. Los Angeles-based Oversee expects the deal for Portland, Ore.-based SnapNames to close later this month, Oversee Chief Executive Lawrence Ng said. He declined to disclose the price. Many domain-name speculators use SnapNames' service to bid for expiring Web addresses.
February 16, 1998 |
Larissa Lazutina collected her third gold medal of the Nagano Olympics and Olga Danilova gained her second as the Russians left their Norwegian rivals trailing to win the women's 20-kilometer cross-country relay. Winner of the 5K classical and the 10K pursuit last week, Lazutina took a 22.8-second lead from Elena Vaelbe going into the final leg and crossed the finish line in 55 minutes, 13.5 seconds.
July 31, 2005
Re "It's open season on private property," Opinion, July 27 So a city thinks certain property would better serve the community if turned into high-income dwellings? Fine, so what's stopping the owners of those properties from taking bids from builders, looking at their plans, choosing which builder they want to work with and getting in on the action and profit? They can then take that profit and purchase a very nice home elsewhere or work a deal to live in one of the new dwellings free and clear.
February 23, 2001 |
Calvary Chapel, the defending state champion, begins competition today with four wrestlers seeded first at the Southern Section Masters meet at 4 p.m. today at Fountain Valley High. Anthony Rodriquez (112 pounds), Steve Esparza (130), Joe Williams (160) and Willie Parks (171) lead the Eagles, who have seven other wrestlers competing in the two-day event that serves as the Southern Section's state qualifying meet.
April 8, 2008 |
Digital Domain, one of Hollywood's top special-effects shops, is ramping up its plans to go public. The Venice-based creator of effects for films including "Titanic," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Transformers," hopes to sell 6 million shares at $12 to $14 each, according to an updated prospectus filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company was bought in May 2006 for a reported $35 million by an investor group that included director Michael Bay. The plans for an initial public offering were first disclosed in December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1994
The California Department of Fish and Game recommends the following steps for anyone entering mountain lion country or coming into contact with a lion: Do not hike alone. Groups are safer. Keep children close to adults and always within sight. Observations of captured lions suggest they are drawn to children. Do not approach a lion. Most will try to avoid a confrontation. Give them a route of escape. Do not run away. Running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase.
April 15, 2007 |
For Jeffrey Bezos, the brains behind Amazon.com, 1994 was a very good year. Bezos started his "virtual" bookstore in 1994, and now the 43-year-old entrepreneur has purchased a house built in 1994 that -- at close to $30 million -- was one of the highest-priced sales in Beverly Hills in recent years. The Amazon.com chief executive has come a long way since launching his online store from his garage. And he hopes to go even further.
March 9, 2006
Re "Bit of Old Hollywood Imperiled," March 3 When used to replace a damaged building that is a safety hazard with a space that is beneficial to the entire community, I doubt anyone would criticize local government for invoking eminent domain. But invoking eminent domain to raise property values and profit margins at the expense of members of the community is counter to the widely accepted American ideal of freedom. Ethics are at the core of this dilemma in Hollywood and elsewhere.
July 10, 1994 |
Driving past the old Morton's site a few weeks ago, I noticed a banner draped over the front of the building-under-reconstruction: "Bernard Is Back!" it proclaimed. As if all of Los Angeles were waiting breathlessly. Bernard who? Why, Bernard Erpicum, the one-time all-powerful maitre d' at Spago, who decided the fate of would-be insiders every night, conducting parties to one of the coveted tables up front--or to the back realm where it was impossible to see or be seen. Needless to say, Mr.