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April 1, 2006
GREAT cover story on will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas ["Minding the Peas," by Geoff Boucher, March 29]. Just one clarification, please: The bus that is accompanying the Peas' tour, on which Will and the Peas are recording, is the nonprofit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The state-of-the-art mobile recording and multimedia studio travels throughout the country year-round visiting schools, community centers and other venues to provide free workshops...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
INDEPENDENCE, Calif. - One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1 million solar panels. "We believe in economic development - but this is not the kind we want," Jane McDonald, who helps run a farmer's market, said at the DWP's first public presentation of the project during an Inyo County Board of Supervisors hearing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2001
In "The Stork Now Delivers a Stark Reality" (Commentary, Jan. 2), James Pinkerton has outdone himself. He writes, "Only a racist would worry about the skin color of upcoming Americans" and then proceeds to write a column where he worries about just that. There is a flaw in his reasoning, however. If high-income and high-education people are destined to "de-evolve" by not reproducing enough, and if this bodes ill for America, how did all of them come to be? Shouldn't the dire consequences he forecasts be an ongoing problem?
BUSINESS
April 14, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
T-Mobile is on the offensive against its rivals again, calling for the top U.S. wireless carriers to end their use of overage fees. The Seattle-based carrier launched a petition on Change.org on Monday morning that said 20 million Americans were hit with overage fees by carriers in 2013. T-Mobile estimates that customers pay AT&T, Verizon and Sprint more than $1 billion in overages per year.  "I'm laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile in ending these outrageous overage penalties for all consumers -- because it's the right thing to do," T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2009
BUSINESS
January 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Pizza Hut has deployed a mobile ordering system that ratchets up the competition in the industry's battle to sell more pizzas using the latest technology. The unit of Yum Brands Inc. has introduced new cellphone services that let customers order from any of its 6,200 outlets nationwide via text message or the mobile Web. The top U.S. pizza delivery chains -- Domino's Pizza Inc., Pizza Hut and Papa John's International Inc. -- have invested in online and mobile ordering as a way to boost sales in one of the restaurant industry's most competitive segments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1996
Kudos for your Jan. 24 article describing the discrimination settlement by the owners of Santa Ana's Plaza Mobile Estates ("Settlement Is News at Mobile Home Park"). For many years, the owners and managers of our area's mobile parks have utilized weak laws and an increasingly apathetic state Department of Housing to intimidate and discriminate against people from all walks of life seeking residency within their parks. As an agent in a firm that has sold over 200 mobiles in the past few years, I have witnessed, first-hand, parks attempting to deny residency based upon race, age, sex, religion and sexual orientation.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2010 | By David Colker, Los Angeles Times
Think talking on a cellphone in public is anti-social? Just wait. Soon, folks might be staring at their phones as well as mumbling into them. Video chat on mobile phones has arrived. On Friday, the HTC Evo 4G — the first U.S. phone able to access the speed-enhanced 4G cell network — went on sale, with Sprint Nextel as its exclusive carrier. Tapping the 4G network enables the Evo to do faster Web browsing and downloads, in addition to higher-quality video streams and the aforementioned video chat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1993
We appreciate the article of Aug. 18 about a proposed rent stabilization ordinance for Calabasas Village Mobile Home Park, the only one in Calabasas. We are not considered a trailer park and our homes are called coaches. We are a five-star mobile home park. All the coaches located here are double-wide and quite spacious. We have more square footage in our home here than we did in our tract home in Canoga Park. We all have large investments in our homes, and because of excessive escalating space rents to a new buyer, we cannot sell unless the purchase price is lowered way below fair market prices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Riverside County businessman Stewart Hauptman's latest venture gives new meaning to the term "recreational drugs": selling medical marijuana from a souped-up RV parked outside a Norco clinic. He refurbished the motor home, installing display cases, several seats and other amenities. The Lakeview Collective-on-Wheels operated from a lot outside a clinic where people were being evaluated for medical marijuana use. "That way, when patients come out of the clinic, they are able to get the medicine right away," said Hauptman, a videographer-turned-cannabis-entrepreneur.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad yards. Nagged by a sense that a real river lay entombed in all that concrete, L.A. poet Lewis MacAdams and two friends, fortified by coffee and brandy, in 1985 used wire cutters to snip a hole in the fence that separated the river from the city.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
T-Mobile announced that it will sell iPads capable of connecting to LTE networks at the same price as iPads that can only connect to Wi-Fi networks, essentially offering customers a $130 discount on the Apple tablets. The Seattle-based carrier said the special prices would be available for a limited time starting Saturday. Customers can get the discounted iPads, as well as other tablets, for nothing down followed by 24 monthly payments that vary depending on the tablet chosen. Under this promotion, for example, customers can get the LTE 16-gigabyte iPad mini with Retina display, which normally retails for $529, for a total of $398.88.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook began notifying users of its mobile app Wednesday that it will soon disable the app's messaging feature. The Menlo Park, Calif., tech giant is instructing users to download the Facebook Messenger app -- a distinct entity from its main app -- if they wish to continue messaging friends from their smartphones. The Facebook Messenger app has been available for a number of years, and users who have both apps installed already can only message others through the separate app. But soon, all users will be forced to download the second app if they want to be able to message friends.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2014 | David Lazarus
If you've eaten from a food truck or cart in Los Angeles County, chew on this: About 40% of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts cooking up meals in the area have never been inspected in the field by health officials since letter grades were introduced three years ago. And most of the remaining 60% have been checked out only once a year, even though official guidelines call for at least two annual field inspections. How do I know that? Because Angelo Bellomo, director of environmental health for the county Department of Public Health, told me so. He oversees inspections of all eateries, including mobile ones.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners. As part of the financing, the Pasadena company is also announcing the launch of its first title, "Midnight Star," which will be available this summer in beta. Industrial Toys is an independent studio that designs mobile games for serious gamers. It was founded by Alex Seropian, who also founded Bungie Studios, the team behind the hit "Halo" franchise. "We're huge fans of mobile gaming, but we think there aren't enough great mobile games for core gamers and we're committed to changing that," the company says on its website . "We'll be mobile to the core, with games that let you have an immersive session at home that blows your mind apart as well as a 30-second experience that still moves you forward while you're waiting for the bus. " PHOTOS: Comparing the HTC One (M8)
BUSINESS
March 28, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch and David Undercoffler
Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The three least expensive cars on the market are the Nissan Versa at $12,800, the Chevrolet Spark at $12,995 and the Mitsubishi Mirage at $13,790. Prices are for the most basic cars with no options but do include destination charges. PHOTOS: The three cheapest cars on the market In that lowly range, their chief competition is a reliable used car - say, a 3-year-old Honda Civic or Mazda3, with low miles.
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September 5, 2009
BUSINESS
July 21, 2009 | Cyndia Zwahlen
After he was laid off last fall from his job driving a delivery truck, Ricardo Lara couldn't find another full-time position that would pay the bills. So he went into business for himself driving an ice cream truck. At first, he was making as much money peddling Heath bars, Bomb Pops and ice cream sandwiches as he did at his old job. But that didn't last. As the economy melted down, so did sales, despite his seven-day workweek plying the streets of South Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Old rivals AT&T and T-Mobile are fighting again to the benefit of their customers. Dallas-based AT&T over the weekend announced that it will offer customers its 2-gigabyte Mobile Share Value data plan for $15 less than it previously did. At that price, a customer with a single smartphone line can get unlimited talk and text along with the 2 GB of data for $65 per month. We're continuing the trend of offering more value to our new and existing customers," said David Christopher, AT&T Mobility chief marketing officer, in a statement.
SCIENCE
March 10, 2014 | By Monte Morin
Many people agree that focusing on a smartphone or tablet is a bad idea when you're supposed to be driving a car, but what about when you're parenting a child? As mobile devices become increasingly absorbing and pervasive, social commentators and researchers worry what effects they're having on interactions between children and distracted caregivers. In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, Boston researchers described what they called the first-ever investigation into the topic.
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