November 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Just 90 companies worldwide produced fuels that generated two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1854 to 2010, according to a new study. The 90 biggest producers of fuels driving climate change include investor-owned corporations, such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron, and state-owned oil companies, such as Saudi Aramco and Mexico's Pemex. The study attributes 914 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases to the fuels extracted by the companies, which is 63% of the total 1,450 billion metric tons of emissions estimated since the mid-19th century.
November 20, 2013 |
Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, he of legendary fourth-and-nine heroics against Notre Dame, animatedly led USC players out of the Coliseum tunnel and onto the field for the Trojans' game Saturday against then-fifth-ranked Stanford. It proved a prescient bit of celebrity scheduling after quarterback Cody Kessler produced his own fourth-down moment during USC's game-winning drive. Kessler's stirring performance in the 20-17 upset showed a young quarterback coming of age. Leinart, who guided USC to two national titles, had predicted as much.
November 15, 2013
Re "The NFL's bully boys," Opinion, Nov. 12 Neal Gabler takes the abuse of boys and men through football to a new dimension. The social abuse that football inflicts on its players is profound and is reflected in their job prospects. In the old days, when football heroes actually graduated, they didn't go from hero to zero in one day in June. Instead, they went to work in America's factories, where they were frequently promoted to foreman because of the tactical skills learned in the game.
November 15, 2013 |
McDonald's Corp. is trying to put the fast back in fast food. Amid slowing sales and service, the world's largest burger chain is banking on a third drive-through window to speed things up. Currently, patrons in cars pull up to one window to pay for their order, then pick up their meal at another window. But starting next year in new and rebuilt restaurants, McDonald's will implement what it calls a Fast Forward Drive-Thru. The arrangement will allow customers whose orders aren't ready to bypass the second window and pull up to a third window to wait.
November 13, 2013 |
Online bingo game manager Adam Carpenter wants a dog, and his apartment landlord is ready to roll out the red carpet for the prospective pooch. In Marina del Rey and upscale neighborhoods nearby, the drive is on to attract sophisticated tenants like Carpenter who work in the technology, media and entertainment businesses flourishing on the Westside. Dog runs, smoke-free apartments, fire pits, Wi-Fi, fully equipped gyms and pools are just a few of the amenities tailored for the creative set. A new addition is a splashy complex of 12 buildings with 544 apartments at the marina.
November 10, 2013 |
The Tory Burch universe just keeps getting bigger. On Tuesday, the New York-based designer staked her claim on the West Coast's most famous shopping street, opening her first Rodeo Drive flagship. It's her fourth store in the Los Angeles area and her 13th in California. And yet there's something about Rodeo. "It's so iconic to L.A.," Burch said. The three-story, 4,700-square-foot space at 366 N. Rodeo Drive was designed by Burch and architect Daniel Romualdez, who designs all of the designer's stores and homes.