December 20, 2013 |
The revolution is no longer a fragile or tentative one. When I arrived in Los Angeles nine years ago, the city had just begun to turn away from a largely private urbanism and toward a new embrace of the public realm. The first phase of the Gold Line light-rail route, from downtown to Pasadena, had recently opened; construction on the Expo Line had yet to begin. James Hahn was nearing the end of a largely uneventful single term as mayor. Measure R, the transit tax that would help remake the city, was four years away.
November 29, 2013 |
AUBURN HILLS -- The Lakers were dominated in the paint, practically embarrassed, but still beat the Detroit Pistons. Nick Young, of all people, drew a charge on Detroit power forward Josh Smith with 1.9 seconds left and the Lakers snared a 106-102 victory Friday at The Palace. Young, known much more for his high-volume shooting than his defense, then made two free throws to seal the victory, pushing the Lakers to 9-8 overall and 2-1 on their three-game road trip. The Pistons had 76 points in the paint while the Lakers had only 28. But the Pistons made only one of eight from three-point range while the Lakers made 14 of 31. Wesley Johnson had 27 points and Shawne Williams had 20 off the bench for the Lakers.
November 21, 2013 |
Claudia Deutsch looked out over the main lawn of her sprawling Beverly Hills mansion. To her left was Berenice Marlohe, the actress who played Bond girl Severine in "Skyfall. " To her right, Goran Visnjic of "E.R. " chatted with a couple of well-dressed gentlemen snacking on hor d'oeuvres prepared by chef Josef Centeno of Baco Mercat. And directly in front of her -- in gleaming Valloire white paint -- sat the evening's $200,000 raison d'etre, the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black.
November 15, 2013 |
At a conference at a Newport Beach hotel, more than 250 teachers from around the globe learned how to refine exercises, target particular muscles and work with people who have injuries. "The brilliance of Pilates is how it helps you with your daily living," says Lolita San Miguel, one of the stars of the conference. She studied with Joseph Pilates and has practiced his fitness method for more than five decades. Graceful and flexible at 79, she still teaches in Florida, where she lives.
November 12, 2013 |
Rock-and-roll hearts, gospel roots and R&B souls: The top 12 singers on 'The Voice" sought to show their passion and range on Monday's performance-packed show. Some returned to their sweet spots. Others stepped out of their comfort zones. It was a night defined by remarkable consistency, with no dramatic stumbles and lots of solid turns in the spotlight. CeeLo Green assigned kittenish Caroline Pennell "Wake Me Up," by Avicii, hoping to show America she was capable of enlivening an up-tempo song with her caressingly quirky vocal style.
November 4, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc., signaling demand for its shares are high among institutional investors, has raised the price range for its initial public offering to $23 to $25 ahead of what is expected to be stock's first day of trading Thursday. The boost means the stock could be priced at the high end of the range and value the company at $13.6 billion. Twitter plans to sell 70 million shares. The company initially said it would sell the shares at $17 to $20 apiece, a range that was below analyst expectations.
November 4, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has raised the price range for its hotly anticipated initial public offering to between $23 and $25 ahead of its initial public offering on Thursday. The move shows demand for the shares are high from institutional investors. The price boost means Twitter could at the high end of the range and be valued at $13.6 billion. Twitter plans to sell 70 million shares. The company initially said it would sell the shares at $17 to $20 apiece, a range that was below analyst expectations.
October 31, 2013 |
When a company like Land Rover says it's planning the most exclusive vehicle in the company's history, count on it coming with a heavy price tag. Count on a captive audience in Los Angeles too. With a nod to the Range Rover's status as the unofficial family wagon for the wealthy pockets of L.A., the British automaker will be introducing a pair of high-zoot Range Rover models at the L.A. Auto Show in November. PHOTOS: Range Rover long-wheelbase and Autobiography Black The first, and more pedestrian of the two is a long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover.
October 30, 2013 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 0-1; Warriors 0-0. Record vs. Warriors (2012-13): 1-3. Update: Golden State has two of the best three-point shooters in the game in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The Warriors added all-around talent Andre Iguodala in the off-season. Warriors sixth man Harrison Barnes won't play because of inflammation in his left foot.
October 24, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter priced its hotly anticipated initial public offering at $17 a share to $20 a share on Thursday in a deal that could value the company at up to $11 billion. Twitter said it would sell 70 million shares. If those are sold, the underwriters can buy another 10.5 million shares. In all, the San Francisco company could raise as much as $1.6 billion. The price range is lower than Twitter's most recent prices on the secondary market. Shares there were trading at between $26 and $28. Twitter issued shares for restricted stock units in August for $20.62.