September 6, 2013 |
The Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband is one of the latest entries in the growing field of wearable fitness tracking devices. The wristband, arriving on the heels of the Jawbone Up and the Nike Fuelband but priced lower at $99.95, is a cool little gadget that, like the others, motivates you to up your activity game. Unlike its predecessor, the Fitbit One, the Flex is a minimalist silicone bracelet that comes in small or large, black or slate, to be worn 24/7 so you're always on the hook.
September 1, 2013 |
Both Gov. Jerry Brown's ill-considered plan for complying with a court-ordered prison population cap by contracting out for inmate beds, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's much smarter plan to control the flow of new inmates into prison, are based on the desire to prevent, at almost all costs, the early release of inmates. And that is understandable. California's 33 prisons are overpopulated by about 9,600 felons, according to courts that have ordered the number of inmates to be reduced to 137.5% of design capacity by Dec. 31. The prospect of that many convicted criminals being released onto the streets in a single wave is frightening.
August 28, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Motive In the two-hour season finale, Flynn and Vega (Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira) investigate an executive assistant's murder and uncover a link between the killer and the victim that threatens to expose a deadly secret. 8 p.m. ABC Hollywood Game Night Tom Arnold, Terry Crews, Emilie de Ravin, Jerry Ferrara, David Giuntoli and Hoda Kotb play in the season finale.
August 26, 2013 |
This is the first in a series of Streamland blog posts on Show Tracker examining TV shows and shorts made exclusively for a streaming audience. As more and more viewers watch programming on smartphones, tablets and laptops, Streamland will work to highlight interesting and unique offerings from all corners of the digital universe. It's only 1 minute and 57 seconds long, but the Nickelodeon animated original short "Carrot and Stick" is noteworthy in part because it was co-created by longtime "SpongeBob SquarePants" writer Derek Iversen and fellow animation writer and collaborator Miles Hindman.
August 23, 2013 |
Suppose, for the purpose of argument, that by the time you read this Time Warner Cable and CBS have settled their schoolyard dispute over transmission fees, and your CBS and Showtime shows are available again on your Time Warner cable box. Problem solved, right? No. The problem's just beginning. I bet you know it, though you may not know you know it. Let's say that as a Time Warner Cable residential customer, you made up for the loss of CBS programming by watching more on Netflix.
August 21, 2013 |
DUNCAN, Okla. - Even before his name became known worldwide - before authorities said he and two other boys killed an Australian college student because they were "bored" - the boy known as "Bug" had changed. His sister saw it; so did family friends: His American Eagle clothes and sweet demeanor were replaced about six months ago by drooping pants, the do-rags, and a vile stream of braggadocio, sexism and racism the 15-year-old unleashed over his social media accounts. In an Oklahoma town of about 23,000 that was 82% white, Bug, who is black, sometimes tweeted things like "90% of white ppl are nasty.
August 19, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - Military prosecutors cannot present most of the evidence they had sought to show what motivated the accused Ft. Hood shooter , a judge ruled Monday. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, faces a court-martial this week on 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the shooting at this central Texas base on Nov. 5, 2009. Prosecutors have spent the first nine days of the trial building their case against Hasan through testimony from more than 75 witnesses.
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August 12, 2013 |
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore on Monday answered some key questions about 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her relationship to kidnapping suspect James Lee DiMaggio, saying for the first time that she was held "under duress. " Gore said that the teen's six-day trek across several states and into the rugged Idaho wilderness was forced -- and that DiMaggio had left her in the dark about the slayings of her mother and brother. But many details remain unclear, including the circumstances under which she was traveling with DiMaggio before he was shot and killed by an FBI agent on Saturday.
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August 12, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - For six days, Hannah Anderson was at the mercy of her kidnapper, a family friend who spirited her away to the Idaho backcountry in a blue Nissan Versa. He carried a rifle. He made threats. But he never told her about the gruesome scene he left in San Diego County. Not until FBI agents gunned down James DiMaggio and began to interview Hannah did she learn the fate of her mother and younger brother, authorities said. DiMaggio, they said, killed them on his sprawling property near the Mexican border before setting off with Hannah, 16, and his gray cat. Although authorities have released few details of Hannah's ordeal, they said Monday that she played no part in the killings.
August 11, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant was able to sum up his motivation as a player in one simple word ... "Six," said Bryant to Wang Dong of CCTV News in support of his 3rd Annual Sprite Charity Basketball Game in China. Bryant has won five championships with the Lakers. He's currently recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon he sustained in a game April 12. "I expect us to go out there and do what we do best, just try and win a championship," said Bryant. "I'm excited about this upcoming year because there are a lot of question marks -- a lot of people doubting and giving us challenges. I'm excited about it. " The Lakers will face tough competition this season in both conferences, especially with Bryant's health a concern and the loss of Dwight Howard in free agency to the Houston Rockets. Veterans Pau Gasol and Steve Nash are also rehabbing injuries from the previous season.