April 12, 2013 |
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival starts Friday, and that means hundreds of thousands of smartphone users will descend on Indio. And when you get that many people in one location, there's bound to be some connectivity issues. That's why the four major wireless carriers say they're going out of their way to make sure there is enough network capacity for their customers to make calls, send texts and upload photos and videos to their social networks. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint understand that at events such as Coachella -- where as many as 90,000 people may show up on one day -- users see just how good their networks are, and perhaps more important, how well their friends' carriers hold up. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 AT&T, for example, said it will be using all 18 beams of its super multi-beam antenna.
April 10, 2013 |
So if you were Daft Punk, arguably the world's most cultishly adored, purposefully mysterious EDM duo, where would you want to unveil your new album, "Random Access Memories," to your global worshipers? From the top of the Petronas Towers? Or maybe the dark side of the moon? Naw, too predictable. Instead, the French twosome of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have announced that they'll be taking their act to Wee Waa, Australia (population 2,000, give or take a few marsupials)
April 14, 2014 |
INDIO - The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters. The latest edition, which ran Friday through Sunday at the Empire Polo Club before repeating this weekend, had a bit of the bro about it, with performances by dub step king Skrillex, stoner-rap MC Kid Cudi and jock-jammy alt-rockers Foster the People. But a different atmosphere seemed to settle over the festival during its initial three-day blast.
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December 27, 1995 |
Former Orange County Municipal Judge Bobby D. Youngblood, whose lawsuit against Sheriff Brad Gates for alleged harassment and illegal surveillance ended with a $375,000 settlement, has died. He was 58. Youngblood died at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio on Christmas morning, after being taken to the emergency room from his residence in nearby La Quinta, a hospital supervisor said.
April 12, 2013 |
After a three-hour survey of Coachella 2013, the changes on the grounds are many, chief among them a new feeling of permanence. The festival, now in its 14th year, is visibly changed and is showing signs of its new extended commitment to the Indio location: There's a new (sixth) stage, a more festive grand entryway and a better organized food and merchandising area. The dance tents have phenomenal surround sound and a massive light system that in the dark will surely trip out many of the ultra-excited dance kids already sweaty at 3 p.m. COACHELLA 2013: What to see and do | Timeline | Full coverage Security has certainly changed, at least in my experience.
April 18, 2014 |
And on this week's episode of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ... As attendees happily filed into the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Friday for the second and final weekend of the Goldenvoice-promoted Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, there were a few cliff-hangers left over from last weekend. Among them: Will Pharrell Williams bring out another all-star parade of guest stars? Will every artist on Saturday be in a significantly better mood without the threat of a dust storm?
July 18, 1985
Ken Tanigawa of Los Angeles fired a tournament record six-under-par 66 Tuesday to move within three shots of the lead after two rounds of the 15-17 boys' division of the Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines' South Course. Tanigawa, who shot a five-over-par 77 in Tuesday's first round, broke the tournament record of 67 shared by Desmond Terblanche of South Africa (1983) and David Toms of Bossier City, La., (1984).
April 21, 2014 |
As the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was in full swing, Lauren Mayberry of rising electro-pop trio Chvrches assured attendees that they had made the right choice. "You guys are lucky," she said midset Saturday. "Last week was a rehearsal. " She wasn't the only one thankful for a do-over. A reunited OutKast completely revamped its Friday night set, delivering a livelier and more streamlined performance, one that did away with guests and didn't back-load the hits.
December 1, 1997 |
Like so many dreams that come and go here, this one began with the harvest under a brutal sky. It was a late afternoon in August, 103 degrees outside, and the boys from the McFarland High cross-country team had been at it since 5 in the morning. They had spent the day in long sleeves and bandannas working without words alongside their parents deep in the fields. They were spread across farms for miles around, but the toil did not vary. They stooped and crawled.