March 23, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary - affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum - President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test of whether he can move the continent's leaders into a tougher response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Obama will huddle Monday in Amsterdam with other members of the G-7, seeking a strategy against what many see as the most threatening European land grab since World War II. He will have to navigate disagreements among the European nations over how far to go, and the price they are willing to pay, to sanction Russia for seizing the peninsula from Ukraine.
March 12, 2014 |
In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team. Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the team over Phil Jackson. On Wednesday, Johnson couldn't hold his tongue. I love Jim & Jeanie Buss, but we need Phil Jackson to be the face of our great organization, the Los Angeles Lakers. - Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson)
March 11, 2014 |
Technicolor visual effects and animation chief Tim Sarnoff is getting a big promotion. The French entertainment and media technology company announced that Sarnoff will head the company's new production services group, effectively overseeing all of Hollywood's Technicolor operations, including the main office on Sunset Boulevard, as well as facilities at Paramount Pictures and in Burbank. Sarnoff's group combines two previously separate units -- creative services and digital productions -- and will represent all visual effects, post-production, animation, and digital cinema distribution worldwide.
February 27, 2014 |
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Republican gubernatorial candidates reacted to Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid on Thursday by arguing that California has faltered during his time in office. Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari of Laguna Beach cited unemployment, poverty and struggling students. “In announcing his plan to run for a record fourth term, Gov. Brown again touted a status quo that is devastating for millions of families and communities all across the state,” Kashkari said in a statement.
February 23, 2014
The company: InfoSonics Corp. Headquarters: San Diego Ticker: IFON Employees: 103 Leadership: Joseph Ram, 51, founder and chief executive 2012 revenue: $34.3 million 2012 net loss: $2.5 million Stock price: $3.12 at Friday's close 52-week range: 38 cents to $3.70 P/E ratio: N/A Quarterly dividend: none
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February 21, 2014 |
ALTURAS, Calif. -- The mayor of the town where a woman allegedly shot and killed four people at an Indian tribal headquarters said Friday that the violence had wiped out most of the tribe's leaders. "They pretty much lost their leadership yesterday," said Alturas Mayor John Dederick, a retired cabinetmaker who lives two blocks from shooting site. The tribe has its headquarters in Alturas, which has a population of 2,800 and is the county seat of Modoc County, but the members live about 20 miles away at their rancheria in Cedarville.