June 6, 1998 |
The relentless growth of telephone taxes has finally hit a political flash point, triggering demands by lawmakers this week that phone companies be blocked from imposing billions of dollars in new fees on customers this summer. After a deluge of complaints from consumers across the nation, members of Congress are demanding the Federal Communications Commission--which regulates the phone industry--roll back an Internet wiring program that was championed by Vice President Al Gore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2003 |
The University of California announced Thursday it will launch a new Internet-based system to track medical errors at its five campus medical centers, joining other major health care providers in computerizing medical records to improve quality and efficiency. The Internet-based system, which has been developed by the university, will allow hospitals to track trends in medication errors, adverse drug reactions, blood transfusion errors, patient falls and bed sores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 |
A U.S. District Court judge has fined an Orange County resident and his business partner more than $14 million for violating several anti-fraud provisions of securities laws. Westminster resident Eugene M. Carriere and Ronald T. Mulhall of El Segundo were ordered Monday by Judge Christina A. Snyder to each pay about $7 million for selling unregistered securities of their three affiliated entertainment corporations.
December 25, 2009 |
On a recent winter night, while neighbors strung their Baldwin Park homes with Christmas lights, the Lams and their three children sat in front of a television set with rabbit ears sprouting out of the top. Wait a second -- rabbit ears? Is this 1950? No, it's almost 2010, and the Lams are a modern Los Angeles family that, like many in the region, are rediscovering the convenience -- and economics -- of the old-fashioned TV antenna. In the wake of the transition to digital television, Southland viewers are finding they can get nearly three times as many channels as they once could with an antenna.
May 25, 1995 |
Hack this! Sun Microsystems Inc. is challenging three renowned computer experts to tackle what the company says is its uncrackable new Internet security program. "The catch is that if they do crack it, they have to tell us how so we can fix it," said Eric Schmidt, Sun's chief technical officer. Cryptographer Whitfield Diffie, consultant Tsutomu Shimomura and programmer Dan Farmer have been hired to do everything they can to break into Sun's new Java and SunScreen technology.
December 17, 1999 |
Cendant Corp., franchiser of Days Inn hotels and Century 21 realty, said Thursday it will get a $400-million investment from Liberty Media Corp., part of a venture to develop television and Internet programming linked to Cendant's businesses. Liberty Media, AT&T Corp.'s cable-programming arm, will receive a 2.5% stake in Cendant and two-year warrants to buy an additional 4% at $23 a share. The news sent Cendant shares climbing $6.
July 14, 1997 |
Jon Sidoli says he knew Irvine-based Ignite Inc. planned huge rounds of layoffs this year. Still, he was shocked when the interactive software company dumped his entire department this spring. After all, Sidoli and his software developers had designed some of the CD-ROMs that had brought early recognition to the company, including "Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Interactive" and "Herbie Hancock Presents Living Jazz.' (Ignite was known as Graphix Zone at the time.
March 10, 2014 |
Prospect Park Networks -- the production company that launched with high hopes of bringing two canceled ABC soap operas back to life -- has put itself on legal life support. The production firm based in Century City, headed by veteran producers Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, said Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The group spent nearly three years and more than $10 million trying to revive two canceled daytime dramas, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," that ran for four decades on the ABC television network.
July 29, 2012 |
Tired of cable? Here are five alternatives to cable TV, some of which are less costly: Antenna : Young people might not believe it, but there was a time when this was the only way to get television. A preponderance of broadcast stations in Southern California enables most residents to get a variety of TV offerings with a low-cost antenna. You can even make an HD antenna out of coat hangers . Internet : Recent televisions with built-in online connections can get a lineup of Internet-delivered programming.
January 19, 2010 |
For a dozen years, Tim Conway Jr. played host on weeknights at the former talk station KLSX-FM (97.1) -- the outlet where he and colleagues including Howard Stern, Tom Leykis and Adam Carolla held court with lifestyle observations and ribald humor. But this week Conway takes over nights at KFI-AM (640), the conservative news-talk powerhouse that's always near the top of Los Angeles-Orange County ratings -- and he says he feels more at home. "It was a little more loose over there" at KLSX, said Conway, 46. "I actually enjoy the politics, the calls."