September 19, 2013 |
The third Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival, which showcases the work of independent filmmakers, opens Oct. 9 in Hollywood with the Tribeca Film Festival winner, "Let the Fire Burn. " Directed by Jason Osder, "Let the Fire Burn" chronicles the events that surrounded the 1985 encounter between the radical black organization MOVE and the Philadelphia authorities. Other films in the festival, which continues through Oct. 13, are the Sundance and Toronto Film Festival winner "The Square," which focuses in Cairo's Tahrir Square; "The Other Shore," which chronicles Diana Nyad's history-making efforts to swim from Cuba to Florida; and Mahdi Fleifel's "A World Not Ours," about Palestinian refugees in a Lebanese refugee camp.
September 17, 2013 |
Seven years ago, a contractor was commissioned to tear down a decaying barn in the small New Hampshire town of Nelson. Before destroying the building, he checked out the barn to make sure it was empty. It wasn't. On the second floor were an old film projector and seven reels of highly volatile nitrate films that weren't even stored in cans. Four of the films had been considered lost including the 1911 Mary Pickford short "Their First Misunderstanding," a comedy-drama about a newlywed couple's first argument.
September 17, 2013 |
Lots of top basketball teams are scheduled to play in the St. John Bosco fall showcase on Oct. 12 at St. John Bosco. The schedule: Servite vs. Long Beach Jordan, 9 a.m.; Santa Margarita vs. Lawndale, 10:10 a.m.; St. John Bosco vs. Campbell Hall, 11:20 a.m.; Redondo vs. Compton, 12:30 p.m.; Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Long Beach Poly, 1:40 p.m.; Taft vs. Westminster, 2:50 p.m.; Windward vs. El Modena, 4 p.m. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org ...
September 16, 2013 |
The latest iPhones have yet to release but already, talk of Apple's next big event has kicked off. According to France's MacGeneration , an Apple news site, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant will hold a "special event" Oct. 15. MacGeneration has a spotty track record when it comes to Apple rumors, so take its report with a grain of salt. But this is the first time a date has been thrown out on the Web predicting Apple's next event. PHOTOS: 10 signs that it's time to upgrade your computer After announcing the iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad last October, Apple may do the same this October.
September 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department will be unable to pay all the nation's bills starting sometime between Oct. 18 and Nov. 5 unless Congress raises the debt limit, according to a private analysis released Tuesday. The new "X date" from the Bipartisan Policy Center gives lawmakers a more specific time frame for action to avoid a government default and provides details about how the Treasury might handle paying bills after exhausting its borrowing ability. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew formally told Congress last month that the U.S. would reach the limit of its $16.7 trillion borrowing authority in the middle of October.
September 9, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable has begun a competition that will allow high school football fans to choose which game will be aired on its game of the week. Fans can vote at www.socal101tv.com from among four games on Oct. 4: Reseda-Van Nuys, La Costa Canyon-Rancho Bernardo, San Fernando-Sylmar, San Pedro-Fairfax. The deadline for voting is Sept. 20. Four games for voting for Oct. 11: Norco-Centennial, Camarillo-Pacifica, Cathedral City-Palm Desert, Quartz Hill-Highland. For Oct. 18, the choices are Dorsey-Crenshaw, Fallbrook-El Camino, Del Norte-Rancho Bernardo and Banning-Gardena.
September 9, 2013 |
California's new health insurance marketplace says online enrollment should launch Oct. 1, dismissing earlier concerns about a delay. Covered California, the state agency implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, said recent computer tests indicate that its website will be ready to take online sign-ups on schedule. Last month, officials warned that the website might not be fully operational at the outset, and that residents may have to enroll by phone or with a representative's help.
September 3, 2013 |
The Dodgers are set to open the National League playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 3, according to a postseason schedule released Tuesday by Major League Baseball. That date comes four days after the conclusion of the regular season. The Dodgers thus would have plenty of time to align their starting rotation so Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke could start the first two games of the first round on normal rest. This assumes, of course, that the Dodgers win the NL West. They lead the Arizona Diamondbacks by 12½ games with 25 to play.
August 23, 2013 |
Less than six weeks before the launch of a major healthcare overhaul, California officials are scrambling to get their online enrollment system ready in time. Thursday, the state's new health insurance marketplace said its website may not be fully operational Oct. 1 when consumer enrollment begins under the Affordable Care Act. But officials said they would know more after the results of key computer tests early next month. This month, Oregon said its online enrollment wouldn't be ready Oct. 1 and it would take only paper and phone applications from consumers for the first few weeks.
August 22, 2013 |
Former major leaguer Jeff Suppan will be inducted into Crespi's sports Hall of Fame at a dinner and silent auction on Oct. 26 at the school. Suppan was a standout pitcher and hitter for the Celts and was drafted in the second round by the Boston Red Sox in 1993. He was the National League Championship Series MVP in 2006 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Eric.email@example.com