CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2013 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2013 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
June 3, 2013 |
The "nude scanners" are gone. The full-body scanners that used X-rays to create what look like nude images of passengers have been packed away and removed from airports across the country. The 250 or so machines were removed about two weeks ago, before the June 1 deadline set by Congress. But privacy advocates aren't satisfied, noting that the Transportation Security Administration is still using full-body scanners that employ a different technology. "They've never made a case that these scanners are better than using metal detectors or swabs to detect the use of explosives," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a research center that sued the TSA in 2010 over the use of all full-body scanners.
May 30, 2013
"Dying City," Christopher Shinn's psychologically acute drama now having its Los Angeles premiere courtesy of Rogue Machine, offers an intriguing tussle between Kelly, a psychotherapist, and the memory of her husband, Craig, who was killed in the Iraq War under circumstances that leave open the possibility of suicide. This past is brought back in all its anguish and bitterness by the unexpected visit of Peter, Craig's identical twin. The acting is as meticulously observed as it is emotionally tense.
May 28, 2013 |
Rebecca Hall, fresh off her turn as a brilliant biologist in "Iron Man 3," will make her Broadway debut playing a murderess in a revival of "Machinal. " Penned by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell, the expressionist drama is based on the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, who was executed after helping her lover kill her husband. The play debuted on Broadway in 1928 in a staging that costarred a then-unknown Clark Gable. Previews begin Dec. 20 ahead of a Jan. 16 opening at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2013 |
If there were an Emmy for Most Disturbingly Apt Title of Series, NBC's new comedy "Save Me" would win hands down. It just works on so many levels. "Save me" is certainly the phrase that surges to a critic's mind moments into the ludicrous machinations of the pilot. It is easily imagined in thought-bubble form above the head of the show's star, Ann Heche. FOR THE RECORD: "Save Me": A review of the NBC comedy "Save Me" in the May 23 Calendar section misspelled star Anne Heche's first name as Ann. - More important, it is becoming the network's not so subconscious mantra.
May 23, 2013 |
The soldier who was hacked to death on a London street was remembered Thursday as a popular ceremonial drummer and machine-gunner, loving father and lifelong fan of the Manchester United soccer club. Lee Rigby, 25, served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the British Defense Ministry said. He was born in the Manchester suburb of Crumpsall and had a 2-year-old son, Jack. Rigby joined the army in 2006 and served with distinction in Afghanistan, Germany and Cyprus, according to his commanders.