October 6, 1990
Zagor charged into the stretch to carry Angel Cordero to a head victory in Friday's $34,000 Belmont Park feature and then had to survive a steward's inquiry to retain the win.
HOME & GARDEN
August 5, 2004
Your feature and photos depicting "decorative and intimate" exterior decorating ("Out Under the Sky," July 29) brought one thing to mind -- the ambience of Fred Sanford's junkyard. Terry Schauer Sherman Oaks
June 9, 1990
Hurray for AMC ("That Wasn't All, Folks, as Cartoons Make a Comeback," by Charles Solomon, May 25)! As a child, I remember seeing the cartoons before the main feature and it was a treat. The cartoon was sometimes better than the feature. I have missed them for so long, and I look forward to other theater chains taking up this bold "new" policy. G. P. HOLDERNESS Colton
July 29, 2008 |
The Africa Channel, a U.S.-based TV network showcasing the people and cultures of Africa, launches in the L.A. area today on Time Warner Cable. The network will feature more than 1,800 hours of English-language programming produced in Africa, including news, music, soap operas, talk shows, feature films and special events. Time Warner will broadcast the Africa Channel on Channel 176. -- Greg Braxton
November 19, 2012 |
Apple's next Mac operating system will look even more like its iPhones and iPads by integrating Siri and Apple Maps, according to a report. Nine to 5 Mac 's Mark Gurman reports that his sources say an early test version of the Mac OS X 10.9 operating system includes Siri, Apple's voice assistant feature. Sources tell Gurman that the feature runs similarly to how it does on the iPad. If Siri is integrated into the next Mac operating system, however, there is a chance Apple may not support the feature in its older generation of computers, the report speculates.
December 31, 2012 |
Facebook was able to avoid what could have been an embarrassing privacy ordeal with a messaging feature it built for New Year's Day. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social network recently introduced a new feature for its desktop site that allows users to pre-write messages for their friends that get sent out as soon as 2013 arrives at the stroke of midnight. Nice concept, but the feature had a fatal flaw: The messages weren't private. The top 10 embarrassing tech flops of 2012 British blogger Jack Jenkins discovered and reported the problem with the "New Year's Midnight Delivery" feature on Sunday.
December 15, 1985
Your new Los Angeles Times Magazine is a disappointment. While it is considerably thicker than your previous magazine and carries a greater variety of stories, it does not have enough feature articles on homes. I realize that you have to provide wide selection to appeal to different interests. However, I feel that you have not done enough feature articles on homes and gardens. Home was always the first section I read. Please see what you can do about this. Vangie Madrid Anaheim
August 8, 2012 |
Oscar-winning filmmakers Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine") and Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") are superstars of the documentary world. But most documentarians have a difficult time getting their films into theaters. The idea of recouping the cost of their films, let alone turning a profit, is almost unheard-of. The International Documentary Assn. gives small documentaries a boost with its annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Showcase. Now in its 16th year, the program helps feature-length and short documentaries qualify for Oscar consideration by giving them limited theatrical runs in Los Angeles and New York, and shines a spotlight on films that distributors and audiences might never otherwise hear of or see. The L.A. lineup, which opens Friday and continues through Aug. 30 at the Laemmle NoHo7, features 17 feature-length documentaries and two shorts.
December 20, 1992
Can we look forward to a follow-up feature showing men what they look like in a pair of pleated pants? Is anyone suggesting they turn their pants around and wear them backward? LINDA J. HOYER Whittier