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August 9, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Rob Sheffield is the kind of true-blue music nerd who'll pause his latest memoir - one with a subtitle promising a book about "the rituals of love & karaoke" - to address the important topic of Rod Stewart. Not how much he loves Rod Stewart, exactly, nor which of Stewart's songs is the most fun to sing at karaoke. (Duh: "Love Touch. ") Rather, Sheffield's chapter on the singer, called "Hot Legs," examines in great detail Stewart's merry progression from "a rambling rock & roll rogue" to "an L.A. roué trapped in [a]
August 7, 2013
Before the idea of independent cinema arose, there were underground films, cultivating a taste for the out-there, the unusual and a hunger to push the boundaries of shock culture. It is in that tradition that filmmaker Jon Moritsugu has been working for about 25 years. His first feature film in more than a decade, "Pig Death Machine," feels like a purposefully retro throwback, shot on digital video - but frequently shifting between images distorted to look lo-fi trashy - and colors given a crisp, acid-burn pop. The film is co-written by Moritsugu's usual star (and wife)
August 5, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
An 8-year-old boy who was found last week in a washing machine filled with water is on life support with "death imminent," officials said Monday. The Castaic boy's condition was announced Sunday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Per protocol, as a result of the impending death, the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau has taken over the case from the Special Victims Bureau. Detectives went to the hospital Sunday afternoon to learn more about the circumstances.
August 5, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
Indian motorcycles has taken the wraps off a trio of new road warriors at the gathering of the clans at the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, rolling out three massive machines for the 2014 season -- the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage, and the Indian Chieftain. The three beasts feature the 1947-era War Bonnet fender ornament, the company's patented valenced fenders, and Indian's massive new ThunderStroke 111 engine. PHOTO GALLERY: Top 10 Most Expensive Motorcycles Among the more modern adornments: Keyless ignition, ABS, cruise control, a six-speed overdrive transmission, and throttle by wire in place of the old fashioned carburetor -- all standard.
August 2, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Detectives continued Friday to investigate the case of an 8-year-old-boy found unconscious in a washing machine filled with water in his Castaic home, authorities said. The boy remained in the hospital Friday, said Sgt. Brian Hudson, and no one has been arrested in connection with the Wednesday evening incident. The boy's father, who had been working in the yard of their home in the 30500 block of Pansy Court while the boy's mother was at a store, pulled the boy from the machine, said officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department . The father realized his son was unresponsive and dialed 911. Deputies arrived and began CPR until fire department personnel showed up.  Department officials said the child was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition.
August 1, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Deputies gave CPR to an 8-year-old boy who was found unconscious in a washing machine filled with water in his Castaic home, authorities said Thursday afternoon. The boy was pulled from the machine by his father Wednesday evening. The father had been working in the yard in the home in the 30500 block of Pansy Court and the mother was at a store, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The father realized that his son was not responsive and dialed 911. Deputies arrived and began CPR until Fire Department personnel showed up.  Department officials said the child was taken to a nearby hospital and was listed Thursday afternoon in stable condition.  Deputies were investigating how the child ended up in the washing machine.
July 20, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Lack of sleep, researchers say, can cause driving hazards, depression, poor work performance, a hazy memory, a lackluster sex life, an increased risk of obesity, disease and more - as if those were not enough. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that 10% to 15% of adults have "an insomnia disorder with distress or daytime impairment. " Is that all? Those figures seem low based on how often you hear people say they don't get enough sleep. So what better time than now to catch up on our collective sleep deficit?
July 14, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
In the foreseeable future, fliers can expect to be "randomized" by the Transportation Security Administration. That means an electronic device would randomly direct travelers to different screening lines. One reason these "randomizers" are needed, federal officials said, is so TSA officers can't be accused of profiling passengers when they direct some fliers to a line for regular screening and others to a line for a faster, less-intrusive search. In many airports, the TSA operates special screening lines where travelers don't have to remove their shoes, belts and jackets or take laptops and liquids out of carry-on bags.
June 7, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Gwynne Shotwell, 49, is president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA. Shotwell is No. 2 at the pioneering company behind founder and chief executive Elon Musk. She is responsible for day-to-day operations and managing customer relationships and company growth. Shotwell, with a sunny demeanor and a blunt way of speaking, is often responsible for updating the media on SpaceX's missions while they're happening.
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