CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2014 |
The monster-evoking “Jamzilla” lane closures on the northbound 405 Freeway this weekend appear to have appropriately scared off motorists, officials said. Traffic on the freeway in the Sepulveda Pass flowed with minimal delays on Saturday and Sunday. Three of five lanes were shutdown during the day to allow for repaving and restriping. Northbound motorists experienced delays of only seven to 10 minutes, “which shows a lot of people have taken to heart our warnings about staying out of the area,” said Paul Gonzales, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
February 13, 2014 |
This city's NBA fans are being jarred out of their comfort zone. Part of it is that we have lived so long and so happily with the Laker Show. Magic and Showtime became our birthright. We assumed there would always be another Magic, and we assumed right. His name was Kobe. No second name needed, here or anywhere. Part of that comfort zone was also the other guys. We're a big city, after all. Why not have two teams, one real and the other fodder for Hollywood and our comedy clubs.
February 9, 2014 |
Question: I've lived in my homeowner association nearly 20 years and still can't get the board to change my information for receiving notices of meetings to the proper address. They just keep ignoring me. I've called and left messages to no avail. What can I do to get them to recognize my calls? Answer: Beginning Jan. 1, titleholders were no longer able to orally request certain documents and/or other items from their association's board. The new Civil Code section 4035 details how documents must be delivered to an association for such requests to be effective.
February 7, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - After dominating the first half of the World Cup season, U.S. bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb walked into a suburban Chicago high school gym on an icy December morning and headed straight toward the weight room. "The goal is two gold medals in Sochi," said Holcomb, who along with teammate Katie Eberling took no respite from Olympic ambitions while in the Chicago area for a wedding. "Anything else would be a disappointment. There's no more thinking you're just happy to be there.
February 6, 2014 |
The two freed members of Russian music and performance-art collective Pussy Riot who appeared Wednesday in New York with Madonna at an Amnesty International concert supporting human rights issues worldwide are “no longer members of the group,” according a statement issued by other anonymous members of the collective. “We are very pleased with Masha and Nadia's release,” the statement posted on Pussy Riot's website said of Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were sent to a Siberian gulag last year for their “punk prayer” protest in 2012 against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
February 4, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - A Target Corp. official told a Senate committee that a massive security breach affecting up to 110 million holiday shoppers lasted three days longer than previously thought. Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan disclosed the latest information in written testimony at a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering ways to protect consumers' personal information. The malicious software that enabled hackers to steal information from credit and debit cards from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 was later found on 25 additional checkout machines and continued to collect shoppers' information for three more days, Mulligan wrote.