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August 28, 1986 | DAVID WHARTON
The television executives listen, hidden behind a double-glass window, tapping their feet as a studio orchestra plays an ominous melody. A scene unfolds in their minds: A figure moves furtively past a darkened warehouse. Suddenly, one of the executives stands up and shakes his head. "I need more danger," he says. "More bad-guy stuff." The music in the Burbank recording studio stops. An engineer on the soundboard relays the message to the musicians in the studio.
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August 22, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Want to put a little zoom in your shopping bag? Besides browsing for clothes, bags and accessories at Urban Outfitters, you'll be able to pick up a Jetson electric E-bike for $1,900 online and at select stores, too, according to a Jetson spokeperson. The companies plan to formally announce the partnership on Friday. Among the five stores nationwide that are set to carry the bikes are the ones in Malibu and Santa Monica. (Two other stores are in New York City and one is in San Francisco)
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NEWS
June 17, 1989 | JAN HOFMANN, Jan Hofmann is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
Remember George Jetson? His boy Elroy? Daughter Judy? Jane, his wife? That popular cartoon family lived an idyllic 1950s existence transplanted into a future of flying cars, talking dogs and assertive household appliances. Forget the Jetsons. Instead, meet the real family of the future. Families, that is, because households of the 21st Century will be so diverse that no single family, not even a hypothetical one, can represent them all. For example, tomorrow's family is more likely to have one parent than two, at least at some point while the children are growing up, said Peter A. Morrison, director of the RAND Corp.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2010 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Seeking to keep its edge in the smart phone market in the face of new competition, Apple Inc. on Monday unveiled its latest iPhone, equipped with mini cameras on front and back to allow for video calls. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, ever the showman, demonstrated the new video telephony program, dubbed FaceTime, by using the new iPhone to place a video call to another Apple executive. "I grew up with 'The Jetsons' and 'Star Trek,' just dreaming about video calls," Jobs said to the crowd gathered at the Moscone Center for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
MAGAZINE
May 8, 1988
If in the year 2013 cars are expected to move at an average speed of 19 m.p.h., then cars with wheels are certainly not "Smart Cars." When are we going to realize that the only smart cars will be those that are not attached to the ground (remember the Jetsons)? JILL WATKINS Newport Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2000
Patrick Goldstein's timely article about Hollywood's obsession with remaking old TV shows should be required reading for every studio executive ("The Misadventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Other Tales From Remake Hell," July 11). Though he went through a long list of disastrous TV remakes, Goldstein left off one of the biggest stinkers ever, New Line's "Lost in Space." As with most of the other examples of rotten remakes he cited, one wonders if the writers, director or star even saw an episode of the original TV series.
NEWS
March 29, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
After failing to persuade television executives 17 years ago to accept an animated series based on biblical stories, Joseph Barbera, president of Hanna-Barbera Productions, says he now has a market for his "dynamic but not preachy" cartoons. Scheduled for national release next week are six Old Testament stories on videocassettes, including "Moses," "David and Goliath," "Noah's Ark" and "Joshua and the Battle of Jericho."
NEWS
September 21, 1989 | Marci Slade
"I know absolutely nothing about it, but I know it's the future. In fact, it's here right now," enthuses Albert Marley, superintendent of the Las Virgenes School District. He is speaking of the robotics program at Calabasas High School's department of industrial technology. Explains department Chairman (and instructor) Sharony Berger, "What we are attempting to establish here is called CAD/CAM/CIM Robotics.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1990
Wilma! It's time to hit the malls. Hanna-Barbera Productions, the storied animation house that gave the world the Flintstones and the Jetsons, said Wednesday that it will open a store at the Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles Aug. 1. Another shop is scheduled to open at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance on Sept. 1. The stores will carry clothing, stuffed dolls, toys, games, jewelry and collectibles.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | Marylouise Oates
Imagine, lunch at the Biltmore, celebrating the 25th anniversary of George and Jane Jetson (with all the semi-fuzzy humanoids like the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo and Huckleberry Hound showing up). Also Corbin Bernsen. That's right, the slick divorce attorney-star of "L.A. Law" is the country's most loyal fan of the 25-year-old cartoon series. His reason is simple--he believes the Jetsons promote (get ready for this one) "the family unit."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
The first pair of customers came 26 minutes early, and their arrival Monday morning drew smiles of relief from the staff at Encounter, the iconic LAX restaurant that had been closed for repairs for eight months. "Before we could open up our doors, we were getting customers," said operations manager Kenneth Merritt. "It's good to be back in business." That was the sentiment of Steven O'Bryant of Azusa and his 16-year-old son Kyle, the first two in the door.
HOME & GARDEN
April 7, 2005 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
When Benedikt Taschen, a globe-trotting publisher of stylish art books, and his then-wife first laid eyes on Chemosphere House in 1997, the iconic Los Angeles structure had seen better days. The sleek, octagonal house, perhaps the boldest work by the singular architect John Lautner, is considered a masterpiece of California Modernism and is beloved by cultists of midcentury design.
MAGAZINE
July 11, 2004 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
Officers from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have been turning heads at Union Station and other MTA facilities since 2003 as they whiz around on Segway Human Transporters. The fleet of 12 futuristic, self-balancing "human transport" machines are part of a pilot project by the MTA's Transportation Demand Management Program to increase officer efficiency and rapid response.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2003 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
Science was seen as the answer to many problems in the years after World War II. So it seemed inevitable that commuters would soon be freed from their cars and become airborne. The February 1951 cover of Popular Mechanics, for example, depicts a helicopter in a suburban garage -- a vision of America's future. For many technological and economic reasons, it didn't happen, and freeways grow more crowded by the day. But the dream remains alive for a small but determined group of engineers, computer scientists and aerospace visionaries who foresee a new era of flight that will make congested freeways a 20th century anachronism.
NEWS
April 6, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a limit to how long Rosemary Uppgard's 10-month-old daughter, Caroline, will put up with grocery shopping, and once that siren sounds, Mom needs to flee fast. Like other harried young mothers, Uppgard doesn't want to stand in line at the checkout counter for 10 minutes--or even two--as fussiness escalates into a tantrum and customers start casting reproving glances her way.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2000
Patrick Goldstein's timely article about Hollywood's obsession with remaking old TV shows should be required reading for every studio executive ("The Misadventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Other Tales From Remake Hell," July 11). Though he went through a long list of disastrous TV remakes, Goldstein left off one of the biggest stinkers ever, New Line's "Lost in Space." As with most of the other examples of rotten remakes he cited, one wonders if the writers, director or star even saw an episode of the original TV series.
NEWS
April 15, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jean Vander Pyl, the voice who brought the animated character Wilma Flintstone to life in the groundbreaking cartoon series "The Flintstones," has died. Vander Pyl, the last surviving member of the show's original cast, died Saturday at her home in Dana Point of lung cancer, said her son, Michael O'Meara. She was 79. Wilma was the harried wife of Fred Flintstone in the series which depicted the life and comic times of a family in the Stone Age town of Bedrock.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Hanna-Barbera Home Video will release six classic episodes of the 1960s cartoon series "The Jetsons" on videocassette June 28, it was announced today. The vintage 30-minute videos, which follow the space-age adventures of George Jetson, his wife Jane, daughter Judy, son Elroy and family dog Astro, will be available in stores with a suggested retail price of $9.95 each.
NEWS
January 1, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You're just pulling into the parking lot at work when your mind's eye suddenly focuses on a burning orange light on your kitchen counter. You've forgotten to turn off the coffee maker again and will be greeted tonight by the acrid smell of incinerated java. Or maybe you left the iron plugged in or an upstairs window open, inviting fire or burglary unless you rush home.
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