November 21, 2013
Re "Pentagon's green push has price tag," Nov. 18 The U.S. Navy pioneered the transitions from wind to coal and coal to oil. In the 1950s, it began to use nuclear power to maintain its global advantage. Not one was considered economical at the time, but then economies of scale eventually made these advancements plausible. The Navy is committed to getting half of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. A good share of that will come from sustainable, carbon-negative biofuels, accounting for more of the roughly 1.26 billion gallons of fuel the Navy consumes each year.
November 20, 2013 |
Like Frida Kahlo's famous La Casa Azul (“The Blue House”) in Mexico City, the sunny green kitchen of John Benson and Molly O'Brien in Silver Lake resonates with bold and unexpected color. Benson's Latin American roots -- his mother was born in Colombia and raised in Chile, and he was born in Ecuador -- influenced architect Barbara Bestor, who said she also was reminded of Kahlo's home during the remodel. “In a Spanish house you can get away with lots of color,” Bestor said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 |
The around-the-clock rumble and hum of big rigs and cars funneling in and out of one of the world's busiest port complexes have for years defined daily life in west Long Beach. Streets of tidy homes, schools and playgrounds are boxed in by refineries, rail yards and truck routes to the harbor, including the gritty, four-mile Terminal Island Freeway. Children are hospitalized for asthma at three times the rate of other Long Beach neighborhoods, and there are far fewer parks here.
November 16, 2013 |
Quotage All Knicked up New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony , on the discrepancy between the Houston Rockets being awarded 44 free throws and the Knicks 27 during a Rockets victory: "You see how guys get their calls. Me, I've got to get cut. You've got to see blood for me to get a call down there. " Of Mozart and Popovich Washington Wizards forward-center Nene , on being soundly beaten by the San Antonio Spurs: "They kicked our butts in the most classy way - playing the right way. It's crazy, that's what makes me mad. Our young guys think they're so smart.
November 13, 2013 |
Tis the season for shopping venues to deck their halls. Many are having celebrations to mark the beginning of the holidays. Among the events coming up in the next few days: --Mickey Mouse and friends from Disneyland are expected at Fashion Island's two tree lighting ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. The events will take place in the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale's courtyard at the mall at 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. After Saturday, the tree will be lighted every day at 5 p.m. --The Christmas tree lighting at the Grove is an entertainment spectacular.
November 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Back surgery put Kings defenseman Matt Greene out for almost all of last season, and now he is expected to miss a significant period of time with an unrelated issue, an upper-body injury. The Kings were preparing paperwork on Wednesday to put Greene on long-term injured reserve, General Manager Dean Lombardi said in an interview. That mechanism is designed to give the team salary cap relief and opens up a roster spot. In the aftermath of the Kings' recent spate of injuries -- the most recent occuring to franchise goalie Jonathan Quick in Buffalo on Tuesday night -- the team will be calling up goalie Martin Jones and left wing Tanner Pearson from their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester, N.H. They will join the team for morning skate here as the Kings face the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
November 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi sounded like a man slightly under siege. He was calling from the airport in Toronto, having been there for league meetings with the other general managers and the Olympic advisory panel for Team USA. Reports about Kings' injuries, old and new, kept coming his way. "We've got a nice little gong show going right now," Lombardi said. Front and center was the uncertainty about franchise goalie Jonathan Quick, who was injured in Buffalo on Tuesday night.
November 12, 2013 |
What a boomerang of a few years it has been for Matt Flynn. The former Green Bay backup quarterback has re-signed with the Packers after a series of false starts with Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo. Flynn will back up Scott Tolzien, a promoted practice-squad player who was bumped up because of injuries to starter Aaron Rodgers and backup Seneca Wallace. In his previous go-round with the Packers, Flynn backed up Rodgers and won a Super Bowl ring after the 2010 season. He caught the eye of other teams that season when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a Week 16 game against Detroit.
November 6, 2013 |
Nothing personal … really. That's the way Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell took the recent critique of his penalty-killing skills, an edgy assessment by his coach, Darryl Sutter. Sutter also included stay-at-home defenseman Matt Greene in his pointed remarks about the Kings' penalty-killing woes. The charm of most hockey players - at least veterans - is that they are the first to take responsibility, not umbrage. "That's Darryl. Darryl being Darryl," said Mitchell, looking amused after Wednesday's practice.
November 6, 2013 |
Feeling frisky after the salad? Maybe it's the arugula. Arugula ( Eruca sativa ), a relative of mustard and often called rocket, at one time was considered an aphrodisiac. It was even banned in some gardens. It originated around the Mediterranean, where it has been a garden staple for centuries, and arrived to North America with the colonists. Italian immigrants later brought varieties popular today. Snarky aspersions as a foodies' cliche, arugula is so common partly because it's so easy to grow and quick to harvest.