November 17, 2013
The best way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Phnom Penh is offered on Asiana, Korean, China Eastern, Malaysia, EVA and Thai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,256, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number. WHERE TO PLAY Garden City Golf Club, Phum Prek Tavath, Khum Prek Tasek, Srok Russey Keo, Phnom Penh; http://www.gardencityclub.com . Greens fees for 18 holes: $70 weekday, $90 weekends.
November 14, 2013 |
How do you measure school quality? For the last decade, the answer has been informed by a single set of data: standardized test scores. Now there is a chance to change that. Although Congress remains unwilling to overhaul No Child Left Behind, with its overemphasis on testing, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has taken matters into his own hands, issuing waivers that have freed 42 states and eight California districts - including L.A. Unified - from the law's accountability mechanisms.
November 14, 2013 |
Google updated its transparency report Thursday, saying government requests for information about the company's users have doubled in 3½ years. Since 2010, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant has updated its transparency report -- a website with information on user data requests made by governments around the world -- twice a year. The latest update is notable as it comes following Edward Snowden's leaks on government surveillance. Google said that in the first half of 2013 it received nearly 26,000 requests for user information, double the amount in the second half of 2009.
November 12, 2013 |
At a New York release party for her new album "Matangi," M.I.A. brought a special guest onstage - WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. He Skyped an introduction to the show from his longtime temporary home inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. The gesture was meant to shore up her radical bona-fides and continue her work at the edges of politics, technology, performance art and music. The move might have made a little more sense for her last album, the frantic and Internet-paranoia-laced "Maya.
November 5, 2013
'The Black Suits' Where: Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. (Call for exceptions.) Ends: Nov. 24 Price: $20 to $55 Contact: (213) 628-2772 or http://www.centertheatregroup.org Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
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November 5, 2013 |
A woman accusing two Los Angeles police officers of coercing her into sex said she was working as an informant for the pair when they threatened her with arrest. Although department officials have remained tight-lipped, the allegations against the officers are detailed in a search warrant affidavit filed by an investigator involved in an ongoing criminal investigation into the officers' conduct. Sources told The Times that LAPD officials are seeking to fire the two officers after an internal investigation determined that they pressured women to engage in sex acts with them in their car while on duty.