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January 9, 2010
A new wireless speaker system from Klipsch can deliver ambient party music from where you might least expect it: your recessed ceiling lights. The LightSpeaker showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show combines a 20-watt speaker with an LED bulb rated for 40,000 hours -- about 15 years of typical use. The device is as easy to install as a regular screw-in light bulb, and the energy-sipping LED substitutes for traditional bulbs that might consume three...
September 20, 2013
Re "Senator tells Edison to fix blackouts," Sept. 17 Cheers to state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) for his work in making Southern California Edison aware of its responsibilities to its customers. Thinking back on my experience with utility service failures, a better solution to the problem of making utilities like Edison responsible might be to require the company to give deep discounts to customers affected by "massive, recurring and unacceptable power outages," as Lieu called them.
August 8, 2010 |
Humphrey Bogart Hamilton did not like Indiana. He liked California. He'd been born there; he'd lived there his whole life. Then his dad came home and told the family about his new job … in Indianapolis. In Indiana. "Wherever that is," Bo mumbled. They moved in February. It was cold. It was snowy. He didn't know anyone. Everything looked dead. There was no ocean; there was only a pond, and it was frozen. The worst was the day, after a huge snowstorm, that his dad said, "Hey, Bo, I've got a present for you!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1985
What's all this drivel in your editorial (Dec. 18), "Lights Out," about elaborate precautions to be taken to preserve the operational integrity of the Mount Palomar telescope? Turn out the lights, mandate a billboard blackout and install low-sodium lamps? Nonsense! Within 10 years, probably much sooner if our accelerated space programs are an indicator, we will be making astronomical observations with telescopes mounted in shuttles or other space apparatus with a thousand times the clarity and exploration potential at a fraction of the cost of existing methods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1992
First, the Los Angeles Times dropped the Monday science page. Now Tony Perry's column ("The Stargazers vs. We the People: Battling Over Orange Street Lights," San Diego At Large, April 26) trashes "the intelligentsia" in a diatribe reminiscent of George Wallace's gibberish in 1968 about "pointy-headed . . . intellectuals." Is this Perry's revenge for flunking out of science in high school? What's next, a hit piece on Mr. Wizard? MICHAEL GANNIS, Del Mar
December 1, 2011 |
What better reason to take a trip to Northern California than to catch holiday tractor parades? Dazzling lights strung on farm vehicles has become a tradition in towns with a strong agri-centric ethic. How else could you explain such a spectacle? Calistoga : The 16th annual Lighted Tractor Parade begins 7 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in the Napa Valley town known for its vineyards and small-town vibe. And it's not just decked-out tractors that line up. Trucks and construction equipment join tractors new and old in getting decked out for the occasion.