April 2, 2012 |
Want to watch a car take flight? You are in luck. Terrafugia, makers of Transition -- the world's first flying car -- has released video of a production-type prototype flying over Plattsburgh, N.Y. today. The flight was the first successful test of the two-seat personal aircraft that you can park in your garage, drive on the road and fill up at a gas station. "This is a very exciting time for Terrafugia," said Carl Dietrich, the company's CEO and CTO. "We are on our way up -- literally and figuratively!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2011 |
An armed intruder who shot a man to death as his wife and three children huddled in a bedroom at their Arcadia-area home is being sought by authorities, who believe he may have waited outside the residence for the family to return home. The 35-year-old father was killed Monday night after handing cash to the gunman — money that was to be used to pay rent, detectives said. The name of the victim will not be released until his parents in Mexico can be notified, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said.
HOME & GARDEN
June 25, 2011 |
At first glance, there's little about this modern Mount Washington house to indicate its extreme sustainability. Beyond the small frontyard xeriscaped with succulents, the short driveway leads to a yellow, three-story house with a windowed garage door. To see the radical conservation mandate, you have to look more closely. Beneath the desert landscaping lies a cistern that can store 1,500 gallons of rainwater. Behind the garage door are controls for a solar water heater, photovoltaic panels and gray-water system — the first to receive a permit from the city of Los Angeles after California updated its gray water regulations in August 2009.
June 10, 2011 |
Enough was enough. The Sparks sang the blues far too many times last year, losing to the Phoenix Mercury four times, twice by one point. Instead of morosely swaying to the tune of "One Is the Loneliest Number," the Sparks were all smiles, winning by a comfortable margin, 98-84, over the Mercury on Friday at Staples Center. The Sparks remained in control throughout the second half, their lead never falling below nine, in a team effort that left them two three-pointers shy of tying their franchise record of 15. "When we share the ball, it's going to be hard to lose," Sparks Coach Jennifer Gillom said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 |
Garage door remote not working? The Pentagon may be to blame. Not because of any grand conspiracy theory, but rather the mundane use of a radio frequency the military hadn't used much before. Homeowners in coastal Orange County are among the latest to discover this quirk. There, signals from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach have been interfering with garage door openers as far as half a mile away since March. That's when testing began on a new radio system that will allow the base to network with local fire and police agencies during emergencies.
HOME & GARDEN
August 14, 2010 |
She is scrunched up in her bedroom comforter, the little girl with the college banner on the wall. In five more days, she is headed back to the Midwest for sophomore year. Like I care. Like I care that so much life and laughter are headed out the door. Like I care that her room will sit empty for almost four months. No Skype. No midnight taco runs. No Weezer. Hey, no problem. I mean, who needs that kind of noise? Her time home this summer has been a thunderstorm of slamming doors and thumpy footsteps across oak floors.