CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 |
One lane on North Cahuenga Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills remained closed Thursday morning after a water main ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of water into the neighborhood. The pipe broke just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, north of the 101 Freeway, and flooded the underground garage of an apartment complex, one apartment unit and streets. Thirty people remained without water Thursday, and service was expected to be restored by the afternoon, said Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Carol Tucker.
May 23, 2013 |
Repairing the iPhone 5 costs far more than fixing its predecessors because of Apple's tight control over the parts that make up its newest phone, according to a new report. In some cases, just repairing an iPhone 5 screen can cost $30 more than the entire phone that's been purchased for $200 with a two-year service contract. Normally, users can turn to third-party shops to fix their iPhones. But many phone shops are not willing to repair the latest iPhone because of the high costs of parts, Marketwatch reported . The repair firms that do work on the iPhone are charging as much as Apple, or even more, to fix the phone.
May 23, 2013 |
In downtown Los Angeles, elevated pedestrian walkways - called pedways - slice the air between tall buildings on Bunker Hill, like a 1970s vision of a future metropolis. That's exactly what they were intended to be - the first phase of what would become a mechanized people mover. Those plans were abandoned long ago, but the existing 10 pedways have something of a cult following among the residents, office workers, bike messengers and high schoolers who traverse them. Yet as beloved as they are, the pedways are something of a stepchild when it comes to getting the resources and funds to erase graffiti and repair smashed lights and guard against future vandalism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2013 |
In a flurry of letters late last year, Southern California Edison and the manufacturer that designed the steam generators at the now-dark San Onofre nuclear power plant appeared to be at odds over a long-term plan to repair the troubled facility. In the exchange, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries proposed a repair plan that it said could have the plant back online at full power in about a year and also suggested a far more aggressive and expensive repair job that would take more than five years to complete.
May 10, 2013 |
Astronauts on the International Space Station may take a spacewalk Saturday to repair an ammonia leak. The gas, used to cool one of the station's solar arrays, began oozing from the left side of the station's truss structure Thursday, officials said. NASA reported that the six-member Expedition 35 crew, commanded by Chris Hadfield, was not in danger, and that the station is operating normally while crew members and mission managers work to reroute power through another of the station's eight power channels.
May 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - With full-fledged sellers' markets underway in dozens of metropolitan areas around the country, new research has found curious statistical patterns emerging: Even in cities where listings get multiple offers within days or hours, significant numbers of homes are sitting on the market for six months, 12 months or more with no takers. Call them turnoff listings. Despite roaring sales paces all around them, for one reason or another these houses send shoppers scurrying away, often because of mispricing, excessive restrictions on access to buyers and agents, failure to clean or make repairs and a variety of other marketing bungles.
May 1, 2013 |
Television is an unusually fluid art. Because a TV series exists in time, over time, change and revision are in its blood. It's as if painters went back to work on their paintings after they were hung in museums. Series of films or books based on repeating characters also evolve - Sean Connery, meet Daniel Craig - but their progress is relatively glacial. TV series are fruit flies by comparison, mutating not just from season to season but week to week. The inauspiciously titled "Family Tools," which premieres Wednesday on ABC, is based on a middling British series called "White Van Man. " On the basis of its pilot episode, taken alone, I might have warned you to be out of the house Wednesday night in case you might see it even by accident.
April 25, 2013 |
Disneyland's Space Mountain remains closed for safety repair work, two weeks after state regulators cited the park for hazards to maintenance workers on the outside of the attraction. Disneyland officials, who said they have no estimate on when the ride will reopen, closed Space Mountain and two other rides April 13, after receiving the state citations . The state inspected several Disneyland rides after a maintenance worker was injured in November when he fell while cleaning the outside of the building.
April 25, 2013 |
Disneyland's Space Mountain remains closed for safety repair work, two weeks after state regulators cited the park for hazards to workers who maintain and repair the attraction. Disney officials, who said they have no estimate on when the ride will reopen, closed Space Mountain and two other rides April 13, after receiving the state citations. The other rides, Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure Park and the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland, have reopened. State safety inspectors scrutinized the rides after a maintenance worker was injured in November from a fall he suffered while cleaning the outside of the Space Mountain building.
April 21, 2013 |
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was a tough day at the office for several of IndyCar's leading drivers. Two-time champion Scott Dixon , reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves were involved in minor accidents Sunday. Castroneves and Dixon, however, battled back after their cars were repaired to finish ninth and 10th, respectively, which earned them valuable points. Castroneves kept the lead in the Izod IndyCar Series championship standings by eight points over race winner Takuma Sato and by 11 points over the third-place Dixon.