September 21, 2010 |
Brian Norgard, who founded blog aggregation website Newroo and later sold it to News Corp., is working with Web developers in Los Angeles on a new project called Namesake. It's a social networking site for helping people find jobs, staying connected with colleagues and, for those with jobs, organizing projects with co-workers. Namesake isn't taking sign-ups yet, but Norgard hopes to begin inviting users in the next couple of weeks. The Times was shown an early version of the site, and features such as the update stream and profiles look more like Facebook than LinkedIn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1996 |
It would have been a scene out of 18th century California, with explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, his wide-brimmed black hat cocked just so, hoisting the red and gold crest of Carlos III, king of Spain. An epic scene, except for the roller-bladers. Or the joggers, the mountain bikers and the motorists in Chevy Suburbans.
January 6, 2012 |
Apparently "Hansen Natural" didn't have enough bite — the Corona beverage maker is changing its name to the more aggressive Monster Beverage Corp. Hansen makes a line of namesake juices as well as Admiral Iced Tea, Blue Sky energy drinks and Junior Juice. Its website features pastoral images of rolling hills and butterflies. The company that has cultivated a wholesome, feel-good image also owns the gritty Monster Energy drinks. The brand, which sponsors extreme sports events, features a neon-green triple-slash logo on beverage offerings such as Monster Rehab.
October 28, 2013 |
Jeremy Scott is the new creative director at Moschino , the brand founded in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino, who was known for his tongue-in-cheek approach to fashion. Starting with the fall 2014 collection, the L.A.-based Scott will be infusing the Italian brand with all the whimsy and street cool that have made Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and nearly every other pop star on the planet fans of his namesake label, as well as making him an attractive collaborator for brands such as Adidas, Swatch, Longchamp and Smart Car. I rang Scott on Monday afternoon to talk about his new role, catching him before he takes off for Milan on Sunday to work on his first collection, which will debut in February during Milan Fashion Week. How long has this been in the works?
July 30, 2013 |
'Fashion Star' fizzles: NBC has canceled the reality fashion competition show "Fashion Star," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series, which featured Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos mentoring up-and-coming designers, had a two-season run. [Hollywood Reporter] Saks sold: Saks Inc., parent company of the Saks Fifth Avenue luxury department store chain, was snapped up by Canadian retail giant Hudson's Bay for $2.9 billion (including debt)
December 25, 2004
I was surprised and disappointed to read Kenneth Turan's review of Cate Blanchett's performance as Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator" ["A Wing and a Player," Dec. 17]. As the godchild and namesake of Katharine Hepburn, I was extremely impressed with Blanchett's portrayal. She truly captured the essence of my godmother. Katharine Kramer Valley Village