March 13, 2013 |
About midday on Tuesday, Mike Carpenter, an owner of the Culver City wine shop " the Redd Collection ," got a call from a gentleman with a slight Italian accent. It sounded like it was coming from overseas. The caller asked if the shop had any 2008 Papale Primitivo di Manduria from the producer Varvaglione. Carpenter said, "'Sure, we've got it.' He asked how much we had. And I told him we have access to quite a bit, but probably only two or three cases on the floor. " Then he asked if the shop could supply him with 115 bottles.
March 1, 2011 |
A judge on Tuesday ordered the state of Wisconsin to reopen the Capitol building ? which has been in a virtual lockdown since Monday morning ? but union supporters have not yet been able to reenter the building to resume their protests against plans to severely curtail their bargaining rights. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel R. Moeser issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning requiring the building to be opened to the public. But state officials have continued to allow only a limited number of people into the building.
March 1, 2012 |
With conflict brewing over Shell's plans to begin exploratory drilling in the U.S. Arctic this summer, a federal judge in Anchorage has issued a temporary restraining order banning Greenpeace activists from launching operations against the company's two drilling rigs. U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason on Thursday granted the oil company's request for an order preventing activists from repeating their recent stunt off New Zealand , in which Greenpeace drilling opponents mounted the Noble Discoverer drilling rig and impeded its departure for North America.
March 15, 2013 |
Score one for BlackBerry. Or 1 million to be exact. Days ahead of its U.S. launch, the Canadian phone maker said it received an order for 1 million of its new Z10 smartphone -- making it the largest single order in its history. According to the Associated Press, BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, did not disclose who placed the order. The company did say, however, that it came from an established partner and that shipments would begin immediately. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 BlackBerry has two new devices, the touchscreen-only Z10 and the Q10, which has a physical keyboard.
February 12, 2010
When upstanding yet browbeaten tax attorney John Pulliti (Rhys Coiro) learns that his aggressively macho, personal-space-intruding neighbor Rick (Milo Ventimiglia of "Heroes") is his new competition at work, "Order of Chaos" writer-director Vince Vieluf turns what could have been an enjoyable business-thriller face-off into a tired playground for arty pretentiousness. Combining the most facile elements of Neil LaBute's disintegrating-male morality sagas with the distracting camera work, flash-edit bursts and club-music scoring of a hotshot first-timer with something to prove, Vieluf aims to make soul-crushing, angry and eventually violent points about the American competitive mind-set.
February 5, 2013 |
Air Lease Corp., the Century City aircraft-leasing firm, has placed a $9-billion order for Airbus jetliners. The deal, based on aircraft list price, includes an order for 25 A350 XWB wide-body passenger jets, which compete with Boeing Co.'s grounded 787 Dreamliner. Air Lease also ordered 14 smaller A321neos. Airbus announced the deal Monday. "The A350 XWB family is becoming the industry benchmark for efficiency in the long haul segment, and the A320neo family is ideal for airlines operating short-to-medium-haul missions," Air Lease Corp.
February 25, 2011 |
Mickey Rooney's stepson was ordered Thursday to turn over all of the 90-year-old actor's identification cards ? including his passport, state ID card, various insurance cards and his Screen Actor's Guild membership ? and to continue to abide by a temporary restraining order that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued 10 days ago. Rooney has alleged in court papers that his stepson, Christopher Aber, 52, of Westlake Village and Aber's wife, Christina Aber, 42, have been physically and emotionally abusing him for several years by depriving him of food and medications, prohibiting him from leaving his house and taking control over his finances.
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July 11, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has brought down the hammer on two public-employee unions that have not agreed to wage cuts, issuing a furlough order for about 11,600 of their workers. The order forces the employees to take one day off every month, cutting their pay by almost 5%. Those affected include engineers at the California Department of Transportation, and machine operators. The furloughs are similar to the leave programs that have been negotiated between the Brown administration and 19 of the state's 21 bargaining units.
February 4, 2013 |
Air Lease Corp., the Century City aircraft-leasing firm, has placed an order for $9-billion worth of jetliners with Airbus. The deal, based on aircraft list price, includes an order for 25 A350 XWBs, which is a competitor to Boeing Co.'s grounded 787 Dreamliner. Air Lease also firmed up an order to buy 14 A321neos. Airbus announced the deal Monday. "The A350 XWB Family is becoming the industry benchmark for efficiency in the long haul segment, and the A320neo Family is ideal for airlines operating short to medium haul missions,” Air Lease Corp.
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February 1, 2012 |
Los Angeles County Juvenile Court will be opened to press coverage regularly, with certain exceptions intended to protect the interests of children, under an order issued Tuesday by the court's presiding judge. FOR THE RECORD: Juvenile Court: In the LATExtra sections of Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, articles about a decision to open Los Angeles County children's courts to reporters erred in some instances in headlines and in text by referring to access by media. The order by Judge Michael Nash specified that those courtrooms be open to the press.