November 29, 2012
Check out the driving riffs of one of punk rock's most legendary bands when Bad Brains hits the stage of the Fonda. Formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977, Bad Brains combines hard-core aesthetics with a reggae beat to create a deeply original style that remains unique to this day. H2O and Year of the Dragon open. The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Sat. $27. (323) 464-6269; http://www.fondatheatre.com .
July 19, 2009 |
About 580,000 H2O Mop Steam Cleaners are being recalled after complaints of the power cord on the cleaners unexpectedly wearing down and exposing wiring, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The exposed wiring poses a shock and burn hazard to anyone using the H2O cleaners, the agency said. Thane International Inc., based in La Quinta, has received 10 reports of consumers getting shocked while using the cleaners as well as eight reports of burns, the commission said. The recalled H2O mops are white with a purple water tank with the "H20" and "M" logos printed on the top of the appliance's cleaning head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1997
Re "Spurned Nobelists Appeal Science Standards Rejection," Nov. 17: Scientists, mathematicians, engineers, even parents are helpless to stop education experts from ruining education. From "whole language" learning to "new new math" to "integrated math" to "integrated science," our children are being dumbed down. Now, when prominent scientists with vast experience in education, including three Nobel prize winners, offer to write California's science standards for free, the Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards' educrats instead want to pay $178,000 to the same education professors and experts who wrote the vacuous science standards quoted in The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1999
Water, the shortage thereof, is the most contentious strand of California history. Vicious bureaucratic battles about it have gone on for decades. But this week leaders of three big Southern California water agencies finally acknowledged that all would be losers if they failed to end their struggle over how much water each is entitled to use from the Colorado River. In the end, each agreed to sacrifice something and they came to a tentative deal.
July 5, 2009
Surfwear maker Billabong gathered a crowd from the art, fashion and music worlds (with a sprinkling of beauty queens) to raise money for charity: water last month. Performances by Street Drum Corps, the Airborne Toxic Event and DJs the Misshapes kept the vibe at Avalon Hollywood festive, and the runway show ensured the evening would be colorful. The usual L.A. mix of models, athletes and actors mingled, along with Tami Farrell, the newly ascended Miss California USA, who stepped in after the short and stormy tenure of Carrie Prejean.
May 21, 1995 |
With San Diego County 90% dependent on water inported from Northern California and the Colorado River, it was only a matter of time and technology before officials there got adventurous in their quest for new suplies. Before long, some San Diego residents may get their drinking water from, well, themselves. If the County Water Authority and the City of San Diego have their way; residents will soon be sipping reclaimed sewage water.