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January 12, 2011
'Off the Map' Where: ABC When: 10 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-14-L (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with an advisory for coarse language)
April 26, 2014 | Chris Erskine
I'm nothing if not a futurist, so as we explore here the nuances of postmodern parenting, we look ahead to what kind of parents our own offspring will one day be: well-meaning pushovers or total tyrants? "I'm going to be such a Nazi," the daughter of a co-worker announces. "I'm going to be the perfect compromise of the two," predicts my older daughter, lovely and patient and - at 30 - eager to start a family of her own. Not even a mother yet, and you can spot my daughter's maternal instincts starting to kick in, softening her feisty, bossy-pants exterior.
October 23, 2012
Re "A treasure of maps," Oct. 19 Kudos to real estate agent Matthew Greenberg for going out of his way to preserve the treasure of maps he discovered in a Mount Washington home slated for demolition. He could have taken the easy way of simply tossing them into a trash bin, but fans of maps, both now and in the future, will be thanking him. James McGee Sun City, Calif. ALSO: Letters: Bears will be bears Letters: Death row vs. solitary Letters: George McGovern's vision
April 24, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you want to make like a local when you travel this summer, choose your reading material carefully. Travelers visiting Sweden should pick up a copy of "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke. Those who are Brazil-bound might reach for the heal th guide " Superfoods " by Meryl Joseph. That's the word on reading picks and habits from users of Scribd , the Netflix -like book lending company that compiled pages read, reading time and geographic data from users worldwide to create a kind of reading map of the world.  In the U.S., the must-read book on Scribd is "Sh*t My Dad Says," by Justin Halpern . Other top books, by country, include: --Denmark: "The Alchemist," by Paulo Coelho --Croatia: "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," by William L. Shirer --Italy: "Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience," by Kenneth O. Drake --The Netherlands: "The One-Minute Organizer," by Donna Smallin The fastest readers appear to be in Germany, followed by the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Malaysia.
November 25, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Battlefield technology is coming to the streets of Los Angeles County. Starting this month, one of the nation's major military contractors is outfitting the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's patrol cars with sophisticated computer systems and high-tech gadgetry that has been perfected for the battlefield. At a total cost to taxpayers of $20 million, Raytheon Co. promises to deliver technology that will enable deputies on the road to sort through key intelligence information in mere seconds, where it once took hours or days.
August 27, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Tropical Storm Isaac appears to be making a beeline for New Orleans and the southern coast of Louisiana. And the National Weather service warns that by the time the storm makes landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday, it will no longer be a tropical storm, but a Category 1 hurricane. Many across the nation are crossing their fingers that those in the projected path of the storm will stay safe. Google however, has done something more concrete: The company's crisis response team has created a map that provides information about, among other things, where the storm is headed, wind-speed probabilities, locations of and live feeds from webcams, current traffic conditions, active shelters and evacuation routes.
January 3, 1999
Thank you for your informative article on Peru ("Altitude Adjustment," Dec. 13). But it is the map that really got my attention. The last I checked, it was about 2,200 miles from the Chilean border along the coast to Ecuador. According to your map it now is only about 110 miles. May we also divide the air fare and hotel rates by 20? PIETER J. VAN OVERBEEK Ojai
August 23, 2012
Los Angeles River walk Distance : Short walk, 2 miles; long walk, 4.5 miles Duration : short walk, 30 minutes; long walk, 1.5 hours Difficulty : 1.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Details : Dogs on leashes.
March 9, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, doesn't fly to Israel. In fact, the airline's online route map doesn't even show that Israel exists. The New York Post charged last week that the omission on the map is among several ways that Etihad discriminates against Israelis. In response, Etihad issued a statement, saying "we do not discriminate in any way and welcome passengers of all faiths and religions, carrying valid documentation. " Etihad, however, offered no explanation for the online map, which does not identify Israel by name but names its neighbors, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt.
June 5, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Tech start-ups and accelerator programs have been popping up all over Los Angeles and Santa Monica recently, and now there's a map for that. On the newly launched Represent.LA map, more than 300 technology-related companies have been plotted online, including 257 start-ups, 22 accelerators and incubators, and 34 investors. Click on the icons and a short description of each firm appears. Viewers can submit the names of companies they think should be added to the map. The map was created by three techies, including Alex Benzer, founder of SocialEngine, who said their hope is to connect and promote the local tech start-up community.
April 23, 2014 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO - The state's new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California. But nowhere are there more of the worst-afflicted areas than in Fresno - in particular a 3,000-person tract of the city's west side where diesel exhaust, tainted water, pesticides and poverty conspire to make it No. 1 on California's toxic hit list. "I'm looking at this map, and all I see is red. We're right here," Daisy Perez, a social worker at the Cecil C. Hinton Community Center, said as she located the center of the red areas that represented the top 10% most-polluted census tracts in California.
April 22, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks. Many of the worst pollution pockets identified and mapped by state officials are in the San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Their residents are largely low-income Latinos who have had little power to force improvements in their communities.
April 8, 2014 | By August Brown
If you've ever watched a smaller tent show at Coachella and been bugged by the bass emanating from the DoLaB tent, this year's fest should offer some relief. Goldenvoice released the official maps of this year's festival layout ( via ), and it clearly shows that they're creating a corner of the grounds specifically for thumping electronic music. The Burning Man-ish DoLab has long been a haven for bass-music fans to vibe out amidst burlesque acrobatics, water cannons and a general self-contained atmosphere.
March 23, 2014 | By Jen Leo
Whoever said you can't save both time and money hasn't tried this parking app. Name: ParkMe Parking Available for: Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch What it does: Provides a "heat map" of real-time parking spaces in lots and garages that are available in 1,800 cities around the world. Sometimes you can pay in advance to reserve a spot. Cost: Free What's hot: Great for business and leisure travelers alike. The app and Web version ( )
March 21, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
California officials on Friday announced that they were beginning to draw tsunami flood maps in Huntington Beach, Crescent City and other communities that cities could use to regulate development in areas along the coast at risk during a large tsunami. The California Geological Survey made the announcement Friday in advance of the 50th anniversary of the deadliest tsunami that has hit modern California. Fifty years ago next Thursday, a tsunami triggered by a 9.2 earthquake in Alaska killed 13 people in California alone.
March 16, 2014 | By Jen Leo
From the co-founder of Flickr comes a new travel app that's three parts photo-inspired sticky notes and one part treasure map. Name: Findery Available for: Website and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Geo-tags "notes" all over the world connecting people with places, and places with stories. Create your own "notemaps," or list of notes. Even better - discover the world through other travelers' lists. Cost: Free What's hot: Lots of hyper-local travel apps point out brag-worthy hotspots, but Findery delves deeper, encouraging travelers and locals to imprint their memories and stories on a place.
February 9, 2014
Regarding "What's the Best Way to Go, Map or GPS?" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Feb. 2]: I think the best answer is, "Both!" Except for a road map of the entire island of Ireland, which appeared to have every highway, street and lane, even the Michelin maps lack sufficient detail when you're trying to get to a specific address. For this, the GPS is much better. Since we got a GPS, my wife and I no longer yell at each other, "Which way? and "I don't know. The map doesn't say!
September 26, 2012 | By Lisa Boone
Haptic Lab, the design studio known for creating intricately detailed "soft maps" -- quilted renderings of cities and neighborhoods -- has released a do-it-yourself quilt kit so that you can create the look yourself. The $38 DIY kit includes a single-use template so experienced sewers can create their own 36-by-42-inch map of the United States. The kit also includes sewing instructions and a material list to bring to your local quilt shop or fabric store. Fabric, batting and thread are not included.  Haptic Lab's finished keepsakes normally range from $145 for a baby quilt to $450 for a larger size that the company says fits full to king-size beds; custom pieces are priced as high as $1,200.
March 13, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia
An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood's largest residential and commercial projects, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday. The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that the fault line drawn by the California Geological Survey "is not clearly detectable … and therefore is not sufficiently well-defined to be included on the map. " A geologist for the developer, Reinard Knur, said he wants to do more studies to support their request the state either delete that section of the fault or move it farther north on its new proposed zoning map. The developer performed some studies this week and plans to submit additional information.
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