July 5, 2010 |
For decades, the push for solar power has stalled not on public support but on cost. That might be about to change with the launch of a tax program that's exciting some industry veterans. Gary Garber is one. Garber built his first solar panels from scratch back in 1976. They went up on his parents' rooftop in nearby Walnut Creek, Calif. Today he runs Sun Light & Power, a 60-employee solar panel installation firm that's been behind some of the San Francisco Bay Area's biggest solar power arrays.
October 21, 2010
Marathoners typically have two goals: finish the race, and finish the race under a set time without hitting the wall. One researcher thinks he's found a new formula that calculates how much carbohydrates a runner needs to eat and at what pace he or she needs to run in order to complete the race without feeling any ill effects or dropping out. Running the 2005 New York marathon was the catalyst for the study by Benjamin Rapoport, a student in...
March 18, 2012 |
Fatuma Sado, a 20-year-old Ethiopian runner, is on pace to break the women's course record for the L.A. Marathon during Sunday's 27th annual running of the 26.2-mile race. This is Sado's fourth marathon and second this year, but she has been dominant. She took the lead in the seventh mile, separated herself in the 12th and has only put distance between her and the second-place runner from there. Sado is on pace to break the course record of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 10 seconds, set by Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia in 2006. If Sado is the first runner -- man or woman -- to cross the finish line in Santa Monica, she'll win a $100,000 gender challenge bonus as well as $25,000 for winning the women's marathon.
July 13, 2012 |
The U.S. travel and tourism industry is on pace for a record-setting year, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday. International visitors spent an estimated $68.4 billion traveling to and spending time in the United States in the first five months of this year, an increase of 12% from the same period last year, the Commerce Department reported. Americans spent nearly $50 billion on travel and tourism abroad in that time - creating an $18.4-billion trade surplus, the agency reported.
May 16, 1996
Cal State Northridge's Monica Tobin and Margo Hammerstrom are fourth and fifth after the first day of the heptathlon at the American West Conference track and field championships at Northridge. Tobin tied for second in the high jump Wednesday with a mark of 4-11 1/2 and has 2,079 points. Hammerstrom finished third in the 200 meters (28.11) and has 1,981 points. Alicyn Chappelle of Cal State Sacramento won three events and leads with 2,695 points.
February 10, 1991 |
Heavily favored Vance Lobell rallied in the stretch to score a 1 3/4-length victory over Speedy Alba in the featured $10,000 invitational handicap pace at Los Alamitos Saturday night. Glenburn Star finished third, another length back. Driven by Ross Croghan, Vance Lobell covered the mile in 1:56, the last quarter in 27 3/5, and paid $3 to win. "He was a middle-level-class horse in New Zealand, and when I imported him, I told his owner he was $30,000 claimer," Croghan said.