February 13, 2014 |
Two years after the San Onofre nuclear plant was shuttered because of its problematic steam generators, state authorities are deciding how Southern California Edison ought to power the homes and businesses of its customers without the troubled plant, which generated 19% of the company's energy. Finding the right answer is especially important because, for all the dangers of nuclear power, it has the advantage of a low carbon footprint. Natural gas, the easiest replacement, is a fossil fuel that worsens global warming.
February 7, 2014 |
The kettle bell overhead squat is a graceful way to build strength and flexibility at the same time. It's demonstrated here by David Schenk, co-founder of Cross Train LA in Hollywood. What it does The twisting, weight-assisted squat builds strength in your glutes, hamstrings and quads while increasing shoulder strength and stability. It also works on chest flexibility. What to do Start out standing with your feet more than shoulder-width apart, with the kettle bell pressed straight up to the ceiling in your right hand, elbow locked.
January 31, 2014 |
The Dodgers fielded plenty of questions Friday from season-ticket holders concerned about the team's decision to eliminate the distribution of paper tickets . Instead, the Dodgers will provide bar codes that fans can print at home or scan directly from a smartphone at an automated turnstile. The Times has heard from fans as well -- one called the decision "possibly the first misstep by Guggenheim Baseball" -- and we wanted to offer a few answers. Q: My grandfather does not have a printer or a smartphone.
January 7, 2014 |
DALLAS - Shawne Williams was waived Monday, but the Lakers don't plan on filling his roster spot any time soon. Unless, of course, another guard is injured. The Lakers were down to 14 players, one below the NBA maximum, after cutting Williams before his contract became guaranteed the rest of the season. They want to maintain roster flexibility and will not add free-agent forward Hedo Turkoglu because they think his skills are declining. And, of greater importance, they have two healthy guards, Kendall Marshall and Jodie Meeks . There's a just-in-case wariness permeating the Lakers while Kobe Bryant , Steve Nash , Steve Blake , Jordan Farmar and Xavier Henry sit out with injuries.
December 24, 2013 |
It's a perk wireless customers have come to expect: Sign up for a two-year service contract, and get a new smartphone at a deeply discounted price or sometimes even free. But the reign of cellphone subsidies could be ending as customers demand more flexible mobile plans, forcing wireless carriers to look for alternatives to the long-standing practice. AT&T Inc. hinted this month that it was considering doing away with phone subsidies. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said subsidizing a smartphone every two years was an expensive undertaking that he didn't think the company could afford.
November 29, 2013 |
This year, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through a new formula for funding public schools, a simpler and fairer approach designed to drive more money to students disadvantaged by poverty or a lack of English fluency. The change is expected to help the state's neediest children for decades to come. But Brown's noble concept will be undermined if the funding is used by schools as an unrestricted bonus rather than as money with a mission. The legislation that revamped education funding was unfortunately vague on how the money should be used, leaving the details to the state Board of Education.