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April 27, 2013 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind. "A lot of the folks straight out of school didn't know any better, so I hired them instead," quipped Greenberg, chief executive of Second Sight Medical Products Inc., a Sylmar biotech company. "They didn't know how hard it was going to be, that it was impossible. And so they tried. " Greenberg can laugh now that he once thought developing the device would take a year and $1 million.
April 8, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal work. Surrounding himself with female supporters at the White House, Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who talk about how much money they make. Advocates say secrecy about salaries is a major contributor to the gap in average pay between male and female workers in the United States, which the White House says means women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The president also ordered contractors to report data to the government showing the compensation paid to employees by gender and race.
March 19, 2012
"True Blood" This creepy baby doll from the HBO vampire series was possessed by the spirit of the character of Mavis. "Wonder Woman" This form-fitting superheroine costume was worn by Lynda Carter on the 1975-79 CBS series. "ER" After kicking around Hollywood for nearly a decade, George Clooney became a TV superstar in 1994 as a sexy pediatrician on the NBC medical series.
April 5, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A field of candidates - many political heavyweights and city insiders - are locked in an expensive battle to become Long Beach's newest mayor, a job that comes with expectations of reviving both the port city's economy and reputation. The April 8 election has candidates vying for city attorney and a majority of Long Beach's nine council seats, setting the stage for one of the most significant shake-ups in city politics in more than a decade. But all eyes are on the mayor's race, and with the crowded field a June runoff is likely.
June 17, 2004
Every week for the last month or so I have been scouring Home looking for something that tells me where Barbara King is. I have missed "The Eye." Last week, my coffee came with a treat: I'm so glad to see her column again. Her words are poetry and I love the way she interweaves her life into the theme of the section. There is nothing more comforting than reading her on Thursday mornings. Cheryl Romo San Pedro
November 20, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers backup small forward Matt Barnes didn't make the trip to Minneapolis because he has a bruised left eye, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Barnes was injured during the Clippers' game against the Grizzlies on Monday night when he was hit by an inadvertent elbow from Memphis forward Zach Randolph. The Clippers said Barnes will miss the game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night and against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. With Barnes out, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers probably will turn to rookie Reggie Bullock to provide some backup minutes at small forward behind starter Jared Dudley.
January 21, 2009
  Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade Total time: 35 minutes, plus marinating time for the steaks Servings: 6 to 8 2 (1-pound) rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 minced clove garlic Salt 1/2 cup caramelized onions 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together the balsamic vinegar and the garlic.
February 9, 2012
'Kino-Eye: The Revolutionary Cinema of Dziga Vertov' All screenings at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. Saturday — "A Sixth Part of the World"; Kino-Pravda No. 19 Sunday — "Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass"; Kino-Pravda, Nos. 1-8. (at 7 p.m.) Monday — "Stride, Soviet!" Feb. 17 — Kino-Pravda, Nos. 9-11, 13-17; "Soviet Toys" Feb. 25 — "The Man With a Movie Camera" March 3 — Kino-Week Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 21-25; Vertov Filmed in Person; Vertov Interviews March 9 — Kino-Week Nos. 31-35; "The Eleventh Year" March 10 — Kino-Pravda, Nos. 18, 20-22 March 17 — "Three Songs of Lenin"; "Lullaby" March 24 — "Three Heroines"; "For You, Front!"
November 16, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
He should have saved this for "talk like a pirate" day, but Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons looked like a pirate as he was shooting a free throw Wednesday night. While driving to the hoop, Monroe was poked in the eye by Philadelphia's Spencer Hawes, drawing a foul. Unfortunately for Monroe, the poke knocked out one of his contact lenses, without which he has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo. Monroe couldn't find the lens, so he had to shoot his first free throw while basically being blind in one eye. Solution: Close the eye. He made the free throw.
March 26, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Bringing back a bit of the sexiness of gadgets more suited to Ethan Hunt, James Bond or Captain "kicking it old-school" Kirk, Research in Motion is making your BlackBerry an "eye-device," with information from your iris stored inside. In partnership with Iris ID and HID Global , RIM has announced that it's supporting the use of a biometric template from Iris ID.  This means you could flash your Blackberry instead of an employee ID card to open doors at work.
April 5, 2014 | By Kavita Daswani, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Radiant Orchid, the trend color of 2014 as decreed by color specialist Pantone, has shown up all across the beauty spectrum. The flower is appearing literally - as the key ingredient in Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, for instance. Or it's an inspiration - for example, as the basis of trendy nail wraps from Jamberry Nails Radiant Orchid Collection. In skin care, orchid extract is touted as an effective moisturizer; orchid leaves contain plant pigments called anthocyanins - also present in blueberries and acai - known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
April 3, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Devin Nunes may not be well-known outside of California. But his bid to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee would elevate the national profile of the Central Valley Republican. Nunes hopes to take the committee gavel from Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who plans to retire from Congress when his term ends at the beginning of next year. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) will choose the next chairman if Republicans hold on to their House majority in the fall elections.
April 2, 2014 | By Mike Helfgot and Bob Narang
CHICAGO -- A trip to Disneyland did not accompany Stanley Johnson's unprecedented fourth upper-division California state championship, but the Windy City is the place to be this week anyway. Hours after the 6-foot-6 Arizona recruit led Mater Dei to the state Open Division title Saturday night, he was on a plane headed to the McDonald's All-American game. He was the first player on the West squad to report to practice Monday. With a host of NBA executives seated just a few feet away, he went down hard Tuesday.
March 28, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
SAN FRANCISCO - Keith Jackson came seemingly from nowhere to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Education, a young newcomer running as a champion of parents and the "problem children" he knew growing up in the city's historically black Western Addition. He disappeared from public prominence years ago after a troubled tenure on the board and for well over a decade earned a comfortable if unassuming living as a niche player in local politics, representing candidates and corporate interests before San Francisco's hard-pressed African American community.
March 26, 2014 | Patt Morrison
Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship last month, after two years in the job, to return to teaching at Stanford University, his alma mater. In 1994, after a neo-fascist Russian figure denounced him, someone shot a bullet through his Palo Alto office window. Now the architect of Obama's 2009 "reset" watches from a virtual window as Russia is once again on the outs with the West.
March 23, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby. "This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago. Split lips, black eyes, rink rash and bruises are trophies here. "It's not child abuse, it's derby," she once told her mother, who made sure she alerted her daughter's pediatrician about the girl's newfound love for the sport. "There have literally been days where I have been like, 'I must be crazy.' But she just picks herself up and gets back out there," said her mother, Tracy Wolk.
August 12, 1990
I wish to thank you for your recent publication of Manuel Alvarez Bravo's sensitive photograph of a nude woman ("The Eye Thinks," by Alan Weisman, June 24). This photo was tastefully conceived and presented, without any fanfare, hoopla or parental warnings. Thank you for not succumbing to the recent trend toward censorship. KENNY GOLDBERG Pasadena
March 20, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will have surgery Thursday to have a steel plate implanted above his left eye as a result of a fracture he suffered when he was hit in the face by a line drive during Wednesday's exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals. Team doctor Timothy Kremchek said the metal plate would remain in place permanently and that Chapman had a concussion but no other brain or eye injury. "He's a very lucky guy," Kremcheck said.
March 20, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Chris Paul pulled his right hand out of his pocket and looked intently at his thumb, almost as if he were trying to see beneath the skin. The Clippers' point guard sprained his thumb Feb. 21, adding to what has become a maddening succession of injuries. The sprain came after he separated his right shoulder Jan. 3 and sat out 18 games, but before the groin tweak he felt March 10 and the left ankle he rolled last Monday. "It's all right," he said of the thumb, though it probably isn't, at least not entirely.
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