CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 |
The 23-year-old man who was killed Sunday after he was struck by two cars as he crossed the 2 Freeway had recently returned to school after a year of chemotherapy, his mother said. “He was really inspired and charged,” Shelley Buck said of her son, Ryder. “He was feeling the best he's ever felt about his life. He was as happy as I think he's ever been.” Ryder Buck of La Cañada Flintridge was standing near the 2 Freeway's center divider just north of Fern Lane about 5:25 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, he walked into traffic, California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Miller told the Glendale News-Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2013 |
Jesse Bracamontes is one of the legions of Sriracha sauce fans who squirts the bright red paste of peppers, garlic and spices on all manner of foods: pizza, take-out Chinese and even a plain bowl of noodles. But when the pungent Sriracha smell wafts into the frontyard of his Irwindale home, he says, his nose runs and he feels a little sick. "It feels a little like pepper spray," he said. Bracamontes lives a short walk from Sriracha's bustling new plant in Irwindale, which can produce up to 200,000 bottles of the hot sauce each day. The company moved there last year, responding to heavy global demand.
October 27, 2013 |
Ted Ligety finished last ski season by winning six of eight races and repeating as world champion in the giant slalom. On Sunday, he began a new season in fitting style. The American racer won the GS in Soelden, Austria, by 0.79 seconds over Alexis Pinturault of France. Overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished 1.02 back for third place. “I'm super-psyched to win this today,” Ligety said. “It wasn't easy conditions on the second run, it was dark and bumpy, but any day you win it's a good day, so I can't complain.” Another notable U.S. skier, Bode Miller, made his return to the circuit with a 19th-place finish.
October 26, 2013 |
If you have knee pain, we've got a remedy for you. Called the kneady ball, this therapy ball (or tennis ball) massage developed by Jill Miller for the Rx Series class at Equinox gyms eases stiffness and soreness, allowing you to move like your old self again. What it does The rubber therapy ball digs into the suprapatellar pouch, massaging the area where the quadriceps muscles converge, loosening tightness and allowing the knee to track more smoothly. What to do Come down to the floor on hands and knees with a ball and a yoga block.
October 25, 2013 |
As expected, Fox ruled Thursday night in the television ratings with the World Series as the St. Louis Cardinals came back from a sloppy Game 1 to tie the series with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. According to early numbers from Nielsen, Fox was the top network of the night, with a rating of 3.4 in the key 18-49 age demographic and an average viewership of 12.7 million. Against the heavy competition, CBS came in second with a 2.7 in the advertiser-coveted demo and a total audience of 10.3 million, with "Big Bang Theory" the most-watched telecast, bringing in 16.5 million people. "Big Bang Theory" fell a bit in 18-49 to a 4.9, while the first-season Will Arnett comedy "The Millers" fell 13% compared with last week, drawing 10.9 million viewers.
October 18, 2013 |
CBS' comedy lineup won Thursday night again, and it wasn't just "The Big Bang Theory" pulling its weight. The network, which posted gains from its new series "The Millers" and "The Crazy Ones," drew an average of 10.7 million viewers and a rating of 2.6 in the key 18-49 age demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The nerd sitcom "Big Bang Theory" was the highest-rated show of the night, with 17.2 million viewers and a 4.9 demographic rating, down 4% from last week.