July 24, 1988 |
Sunset Boulevard power lunches may never be the same: Come September, the National Enquirer plans to open an office on the Strip, almost directly across from Le Dome and Nicky Blair's, two of Hollywood's most prominent industry watering holes. Paparazzi already regularly stake out both spots. Now inquiring minds--and perhaps inquiring zoom lenses--will be just across the street. To better spy on celebs?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 |
When living in an urban setting, it's easy to get annoyed with your neighbors: the Loud Neighbor, the Stomping Neighbor, the Messy Neighbor. Here, photographer Mark Ferem caught a photo of a cute (but nosy) neighbor peeking his head out of his window to look down at the street below. Ferem shot this photo using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1986
The potential threat that computers pose to privacy--and ultimately to freedom itself--has been fretted about as long as there have been computers, and Congress addressed this issue in the Privacy Act of 1974.
June 7, 2005 |
Naming a bike race Tour de Nez ("the nose tour" in French) makes about as much sense as naming a coffee house Deux Gros Nez (two fat noses). But it worked for Tim Healion, who in 1992 planned a street party to celebrate the seventh anniversary of his popular Reno espresso bar with, he says, "the silly stupid name that has nothing to do with anything" -- and then threw in a one-hour bike race to boot.
January 28, 2009
Whom did you most want to meet at Sundance? "I've grown up in L.A. my whole life, so I know everyone." -- Socialite/reality TV star Paris Hilton answers our five nosy Sundance Shakedown questions at the Sundance Film Festival. See how fest stars Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and Billy Bob Thornton answered the same questions at latimes.com/.
January 27, 2011
By a unanimous vote, the Supreme Court has ruled that contract employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory must undergo the same background checks ? including questions about drug abuse and treatment ? that are required of government employees. The decision is defensible on the grounds of consistency, and such checks are a long-established feature of both public and private employment. But privacy advocates still have reason to cheer this decision. The court could have held that people have no right to withhold personal information from the government, but most of the justices declined to do so. Instead, in his majority opinion, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. assumed for the purposes of argument that Americans have a constitutional right to "informational privacy" that limits what the government can require of them.