April 16, 2013 |
“The revolution will be televised.” That's what Sean “Diddy” Combs promises for his lifestyle cable network, Revolt, set to launch in July. Ahead of the launch, the hip-hop mogul has rolled out a social media campaign to tease the network, including video vignettes that feature Mac Miller and the Game and a handful of cryptic trailers promising Revolt's aim to be a game changer. The channel will focus on art, music, fashion, culture and film -- all things Combs knows quite well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 |
Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus. Among those eligible to cast ballots, 80% chose a district collaboration with Crown Preparatory Academy, which already runs a middle school out of surplus classrooms on the campus. Next fall, the district will manage kindergarten through fourth grade and the charter will handle students in grades five through eight.
April 9, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo is said to be in discussions with Apple to make some of its services more prominent on Apple's iPhone and iPad. The two Silicon Valley companies are talking about getting more sports and news content loaded onto Apple devices and to expand a partnership with voice activated assistant Siri, which bypasses search and gives users information directly when they speak into their phones, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday ...
March 22, 2013 |
UCLA and the nation's largest Catholic healthcare system are teaming up on a potential acquisition of St. John's Health Center, a storied Santa Monica hospital up for sale after a recent management shake-up. The partnership between UCLA Health System and Ascension Health Alliance in St. Louis is one proposal under consideration by St. John's and its nonprofit Catholic owner, the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health System in Denver, according to people familiar with the matter. "No decisions have been made" about a possible sale of the hospital, St. John's interim Chief Executive Mike Wall told physicians this week in an internal memo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - We used to call it "shop. " Wood shop. Auto shop. Then the educators got fancy and renamed it "vocational education. " Later, as the dot.com era dawned, it was rebranded "career tech. " Now, throughout much of California, you can just call it history - the victim of recession-rooted budget cuts in the state Capitol and school districts. Career tech classes are expensive. Buying and updating machinery isn't for penny pinchers. So these courses are easy targets for the budget axe, even though they may be the most meaningful and relevant for many students, who otherwise might just get bored and drop out. Shop isn't completely dead in California.
March 13, 2013 |
The troubled Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art is in talks for a possible partnership with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a development that could cloud MOCA's acquisition by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The talks were initiated by billionaire Eli Broad, the MOCA board member and leading donor who opposed a 2008 attempt by the county museum to absorb MOCA. According to National Gallery board chairman John Wilmerding, the talks have focused on ways in which the federally funded museum might help MOCA create fresh exhibitions.
March 8, 2013 |
SICILY, Italy - Two years ago, the J. Paul Getty Museum ended a lengthy dispute with Italian cultural authorities by returning a towering limestone and marble statue of a Greek goddess to Sicily. The sculpture is now the pride of the relatively modest Museo Archeologico in Aidone - and by far its biggest attraction. The tiny hilltop town in central Sicily, near an excavation of the ancient city of Morgantina, is also the home of a Hellenistic silver collection repatriated in 2010 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
March 2, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - GOP operative Karl Rove had blunt words Saturday for California Republicans, who are trying to claw their way back to political relevancy in the state. “My message is this: get off your ass," Rove told nearly 500 Republicans gathered for a convention luncheon at a downtown hotel. “Get back in the game and fight. Don't give in to what the other side wants.” The gathering is taking place as the state GOP is at a crossroads. A Republican politician has not been elected to statewide office in seven years, GOP voter registration has plummeted, and the party is mired in debt.
March 2, 2013 |
The D-Fenders announced a jersey sponsorship on Friday with MGM Resorts International. The NBA has long considered adding advertisements to jerseys. The D-League is often used as a proof of concept for the NBA. The Lakers' D-League affiliate will wear the MGM Resorts International Logo on the front of the team's jerseys this season. "The D-Fenders new jersey sponsorship is a progressive and exciting addition to the already renowned partnership between the Lakers organization and MGM Resorts," said D-Fenders President and chief executive Joey Buss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2013 |
Already facing questions about financial ties to oil executive Majid Mojibi, former state Sen. Michael Rubio (D-Shafter) on Friday disclosed an additional partnership funded by Mojibi to buy an office building and agricultural land. Rubio, who abruptly resigned last week from the Senate to take a job with Chevron Corp., had already confirmed that investment firm DCM Asset Management, headed by Mojibi, purchased a Bakersfield house in a short sale from Rubio in 2011 and provide a loan so Rubio could buy an El Dorado Hills home for $681,000.