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February 26, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Japheth Peleti has no shortage of unpleasant stories from decades of living across a fence from a sprawling oil refinery. He and his family have contended with rumbling noises that rattle their windows, coped with skunk-like odors, plumes of vapor and smoke and seen their whole block lighted up at night from the orange glow of refinery flares. "We're so used to it that it's become a normal part of life," Peleti said. For nearly as long, the 48-year old has suspected air pollution from the Phillips 66 refinery is one reason most of his family suffers from asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Japheth Peleti has no shortage of unpleasant stories from decades of living across a fence from a sprawling oil refinery. He and his family have contended with rumbling noises that rattle their windows, coped with skunk-like odors, plumes of vapor and smoke and seen their whole block lighted up at night from the orange glow of refinery flares. "We're so used to it that it's become a normal part of life," Peleti said. For nearly as long, the 48-year old has suspected air pollution from the Phillips 66 refinery is one reason most of his family suffers from asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
A new project being launched on Wednesday will bring concerns about air pollution near Southern California oil refineries very close to home. The environmental group Coalition For a Safe Environment earlier this week installed a air-quality monitor on the roof of a family's home just across the fence from the Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington. The shoebox-sized, solar-powered device will gather real-time data on the levels of air pollution residents of this working-class neighborhood near thePort of Los Angelesare breathing in, measuring concentrations of nitrogen oxides, fine particles and other pollutants as well as noise, temperature and humidity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
A new project being launched on Wednesday will bring concerns about air pollution near Southern California oil refineries very close to home. The environmental group Coalition For a Safe Environment earlier this week installed a air-quality monitor on the roof of a family's home just across the fence from the Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington. The shoebox-sized, solar-powered device will gather real-time data on the levels of air pollution residents of this working-class neighborhood near thePort of Los Angelesare breathing in, measuring concentrations of nitrogen oxides, fine particles and other pollutants as well as noise, temperature and humidity.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has purchased Topsy, a Twitter analytics firm, for $200 million. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has acquired the company, which is known for its extensive data of Twitter information. Topsy is capable of tracking what users are saying on Twitter as it happens; it can track how often terms are being tweeted; and earlier this year it indexed every public tweet that has ever been sent -- making it possible for users to see their own first tweets or even the first mention of Justin Bieber on Twitter . Apple confirmed the acquisition, telling the Journal, "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook and Waze have reportedly ended talks on a possible $1-billion acquisition of the mapping start-up by the social-networking giant. Negotiations on a deal dissolved after the companies couldn't agree on whether the Waze team, which is based in Israel, would move to Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., AllThingsD reported. Waze relies in part on its users to gather real-time data on driving conditions. When users report car accidents, construction work or heavy traffic, Waze uses that information to reroute drivers around such obstacles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh
Los Angeles firefighters are taking longer to get to medical emergencies following steep budget cuts approved by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council, according to a much-anticipated audit of Fire Department response times released Friday by City Controller Wendy Greuel. Greuel found that "real response times" to medical calls have increased on average about 20 seconds - to seven minutes and eight seconds - since a series of department cutbacks were ordered beginning in 2009.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2004 | Nick Anderson and Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writers
Even as the presidential campaign ended with a triumph for President Bush on Wednesday, armchair strategists and capital insiders were still scratching their heads over exit poll results on Tuesday that strongly, and erroneously, suggested Democratic Sen. John F. Kerry was going to the White House. "The 7-Hour Presidency of JFK2" was the ironic day-after headline on Slate's Web log called "kausfiles."
BUSINESS
May 23, 2000 | Bloomberg News
The Nasdaq Stock Market plans to charge market-data vendors 80% less for real-time, detailed information aimed at retail investors in the expectation these savings will be passed along to those investors, a spokesman said Monday. The board of Nasdaq's parent, the National Assn. of Securities Dealers, last week approved a one-year pilot program reducing the "nonprofessional" subscriber fee to $10 a month from $50 a month, said market spokesman Scott Peterson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2010
Trazzler: a website offering customized travel advice Foursquare: a cellphone application for getting and sharing tips about places near you Scoopler: a "real-time" search engine that scans such services as Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and Flickr Bump Technologies: software that lets a user exchange contact information and other data with others by tapping their phones together Swipely: a site for automatically sharing...
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has purchased Topsy, a Twitter analytics firm, for $200 million. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has acquired the company, which is known for its extensive data of Twitter information. Topsy is capable of tracking what users are saying on Twitter as it happens; it can track how often terms are being tweeted; and earlier this year it indexed every public tweet that has ever been sent -- making it possible for users to see their own first tweets or even the first mention of Justin Bieber on Twitter . Apple confirmed the acquisition, telling the Journal, "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook and Waze have reportedly ended talks on a possible $1-billion acquisition of the mapping start-up by the social-networking giant. Negotiations on a deal dissolved after the companies couldn't agree on whether the Waze team, which is based in Israel, would move to Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., AllThingsD reported. Waze relies in part on its users to gather real-time data on driving conditions. When users report car accidents, construction work or heavy traffic, Waze uses that information to reroute drivers around such obstacles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
SAN YSIDRO - Two eternal truths about crossing the Mexican border: It's worth the drive to Rosarito Beach for Tacos El Yaqui. And coming back is hell. In the last several years, crossing the border from the Mexican side has become a test of nerves. Two-, three-, even four-hour waits are typical. As you burn gas, jockey for position in the lanes and swerve to avoid the vendors and begging children who weave on foot between cars, you are consumed by feelings of helplessness and rage that cannot be assuaged by all the striped blankets, Sponge Bob piñatas and plaster Last Suppers in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh
Los Angeles firefighters are taking longer to get to medical emergencies following steep budget cuts approved by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council, according to a much-anticipated audit of Fire Department response times released Friday by City Controller Wendy Greuel. Greuel found that "real response times" to medical calls have increased on average about 20 seconds - to seven minutes and eight seconds - since a series of department cutbacks were ordered beginning in 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2010
Trazzler: a website offering customized travel advice Foursquare: a cellphone application for getting and sharing tips about places near you Scoopler: a "real-time" search engine that scans such services as Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and Flickr Bump Technologies: software that lets a user exchange contact information and other data with others by tapping their phones together Swipely: a site for automatically sharing...
HOME & GARDEN
February 27, 2010 | Ilsa Setziol
Some power companies are pulling the plug on old-fashioned mechanical electric meters, and to the likely disappointment of growl-happy dogs, fewer meter-readers will be invading yards across Southern California. Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric and San Diego Gas and Electric are upgrading customers to digital "smart meters" that can transmit real-time data about electricity use back to the utility company wirelessly. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is updating meters too, but primarily for larger businesses.
HOME & GARDEN
February 27, 2010 | Ilsa Setziol
Some power companies are pulling the plug on old-fashioned mechanical electric meters, and to the likely disappointment of growl-happy dogs, fewer meter-readers will be invading yards across Southern California. Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric and San Diego Gas and Electric are upgrading customers to digital "smart meters" that can transmit real-time data about electricity use back to the utility company wirelessly. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is updating meters too, but primarily for larger businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
SAN YSIDRO - Two eternal truths about crossing the Mexican border: It's worth the drive to Rosarito Beach for Tacos El Yaqui. And coming back is hell. In the last several years, crossing the border from the Mexican side has become a test of nerves. Two-, three-, even four-hour waits are typical. As you burn gas, jockey for position in the lanes and swerve to avoid the vendors and begging children who weave on foot between cars, you are consumed by feelings of helplessness and rage that cannot be assuaged by all the striped blankets, Sponge Bob piñatas and plaster Last Suppers in the world.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2000 | Bloomberg News
The Nasdaq Stock Market plans to charge market-data vendors 80% less for real-time, detailed information aimed at retail investors in the expectation these savings will be passed along to those investors, a spokesman said Monday. The board of Nasdaq's parent, the National Assn. of Securities Dealers, last week approved a one-year pilot program reducing the "nonprofessional" subscriber fee to $10 a month from $50 a month, said market spokesman Scott Peterson.
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