CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 |
Neighbors of the man who a magazine claimed is the creator of Bitcoin said they were surprised by the attention focused on him. Reporters converged on the Temple City home of Satoshi Nakamoto after a Newsweek story claimed he was the creator of the controversial currency. Neighbors said they were surprised at the attention surrounding Nakamoto. "I don't see him too often," said Stanley Huang, 28, who lives across the street. The one time they interacted, he said, was when Huang parked his car in front of Nakamoto's house and Nakamoto came out to ask him to move it. Neighbor Evelyn Koskie told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune: “I just found out about it on the Internet.
November 14, 2012 |
In the closing days of his vice-presidential run, Paul D. Ryan sought to connect with voters in small- and medium-sized towns across Ohio by repeatedly telling them how much their community had in common with his own hometown of Janesville, Wis. Now, post-election, the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters for President Obama. One flaw in that analysis may be that election results indicate the Romney-Ryan ticket didn't exactly connect with the voters back in Janesville, either.
August 11, 2009
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe set out on a tour of South America last week to reassure his counterparts that the looming U.S. military buildup in his country poses no threat to them. But it's not just Uribe who needs to be soothing and -- dare we employ one of President Obama's favorite words -- transparent. Washington too should be working hard to quell the fears it has raised in the region. Details of an agreement giving U.S. personnel access to Colombian military bases are not finalized, but the United States is expected have a significant presence at three air bases and two naval bases, greatly increasing its capability to monitor not only local drug traffickers but neighboring countries.
March 27, 2014 |
"That Awkward Moment" star Zac Efron had, ahem, one of those himself when he got into a scuffle with at least one homeless person early Sunday after he and a friend found themselves stranded in downtown Los Angeles. No arrests were made, but the incident comes at a time when the 26-year-old former "High School Musical" heartthrob would presumably rather be basking in the early buzz for his comedy "Neighbors," which opens May 9 from Universal. In the raunchy, R-rated film, Efron plays a hard-partying fraternity leader who feuds with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's young married couple, and reviews out of the SXSW film festival this month were very good.
February 16, 2009
Re "Expansion of museum opposed by neighbors," Feb. 9 Simon Wiesenthal advocated human rights. So why is the Museum of Tolerance violating the rights of its immediate neighbors by pushing forward with an ill-advised expansion? Is it institutional arrogance? Clearly the museum has lost sight of its responsibility to Holocaust survivors and its neighbors. Los Angeles must protect nearby residents from the effects of the increased traffic, noise and inconvenience to their daily lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990
Myron Levin's article Oct. 8 reveals more alarming facts about the unregulated actions of Valley manufacturers that may be threatening the health of their residential neighbors. The Marquardt Co. of Van Nuys was cited in that article as the eighth greatest releaser of toxic emissions in the Valley. Now as this same company is applying for a "standard operating permit" to store and treat hazardous wastes at a location that contains nine schools within a two-mile radius and is adjacent to residential areas, it is time for the community to be told the truth.