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January 18, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
This chic glass-walled contemporary in Hollywood Hills West has views stretching from downtown L.A. to the Channel Islands. Outside, a dining pavilion appears to float over a large koi pond. Location: 8476 Cole Crest Drive, Los Angeles 90046 Asking price: $4.5 million Year built: 1983 House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,962 square feet Lot size: 10,779 square feet Features: Home theater, den, suspended orb fireplace in master suite, heated bathroom floor, infinity pool, spa, fire pit About the area: In the first half of 2013, 169 single-family homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.05 million, according to DataQuick.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A Temecula woman was found not guilty in traffic court Thursday of a charge of distracted driving for wearing Google Glass. San Diego Traffic Commissioner John Blair found that wearing the computer-in-eyewear could be covered as distracted driving by the traffic code, but that police must prove that the eyewear was on. Cecilia Abadie, 44, is believed to be the first driver in the nation to have received such a ticket....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A Temecula woman was found not guilty in traffic court Thursday of a charge of distracted driving for wearing Google Glass. San Diego Traffic Commissioner John Blair found that wearing the computer-in-eyewear could be covered as distracted driving by the traffic code, but police must prove that the eyewear was on. Cecilia Abadie, 44, is believed to be the first driver in the nation to have received such a ticket. Google Glass is not yet on the market. Abadie is among those who are testing the product nationwide, called Google Glass Explorers.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The year has barely started, but it's never too early to make a wish list for the kinds of gadgets that we want to see in 2014. Tech companies gave their users a lot to look forward to in 2014, from wearable devices to new smartphone technologies. So here is our list of the top 10 tech gadgets we want to see in 2014. 10. Amazon media player Google entered the world of digital media players in 2013 with the $35 Chromecast, a credible rival to the Apple TV and Roku's many devices.
SPORTS
December 27, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren went through Friday's Rose Bowl media session wearing Goggle Glass. "It's my my way of paying homage to Nerd Nation," he said, adding, "Our relationship with Google is obviously very strong and I'm the tech member of our staff. "I'm the guy that wants to unwrap toys like this on Christmas. " Bloomgren said he could envision the practical application of the video technology eventually making its was onto the field. In the meantime, he is game-planning for a Michigan State defense ranked No. 1 in major college football.
OPINION
December 26, 2013 | By Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers
Recent headlines bemoan the fact that, in the city of Los Angeles, only one woman - recently elected to a City Council with 14 men - holds elected office in City Hall. As for L.A. County, with 9.9 million residents, a lone woman sits on its five-member Board of Supervisors. California is not alone. Across the United States, only 73 women hold statewide elected offices - less than a quarter of available positions. That percentage has been declining for 12 years, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Two mobile developers have created "Glass Hunt," a "Duck Hunt"-style shooter game for Google Glass that shows the high-tech eyewear's potential as a gaming platform. Google has been selling the device to selected users and is expected to release Glass to the general public next year. Like other devices, Glass runs apps, called Glassware, that users can install on their devices. "Glass Hunt" is one of the first games to arrive on the platform and it could prove popular thanks to its simplicity and the fact that it's inspired by and is similar to "Duck Hunt," an '80s classic for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
TRAVEL
December 13, 2013 | By Michael Mello
SONOITA, Ariz. - Images of emerald grape leaves waving in the summer breeze usually don't fill the pages of Arizona tourism brochures and magazines. Still, they're becoming a more common sight as Arizona's young wine industry grows. That's right: Wine is made in Arizona. I had the same reaction when friends told me about Sonoita, a tiny crossroads about an hour southeast of Tucson, in the southeastern corner of the state brimming with young fields of Mourvèdre and Tempranillo.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google Glass won't be released to the public until next year, but a cheaper alternative is now available for purchase. The Vuzix M100 went on sale this week for $1,000 and is ready to ship in two to four weeks. The device is similar to Google Glass. It runs on the Android platform and connects to users' smartphones using Bluetooth. The device also features a 5-megapixel camera that can record HD video, and it is capable of running pre-installed apps. It also comes with 4 gigabytes of storage, which can be expanded using microSD cards.
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