CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 |
The driver of a Cadillac apparently lost his brakes after he left his steep driveway, flying down a hill and landing on the roof of a home, Glendale police said. The car crossed a yard and went airborne, coming to rest in the 400 block of Audraine Drive in the Glendale hills on Saturday evening. The Glendale Fire Department had to call in a crane to remove the vehicle from the home, but no one was seriously hurt. An 80-year old man was in his bedroom below. Authorities said he was startled, but otherwise fine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating how a car landed on the roof of a home in Glendale on Saturday night. According to KTLA News, the driver of a Cadillac lost control of his vehicle and landed on the roof of a home. The Glendale Fire Department had to call in a crane to remove the vehicle. No one was hurt. The driver told authorities that the brakes on the car failed, according to KTLA News.
March 1, 2013 |
Matthew Gordon Lasner is the official biographer of the condominium. (Well, as official as these things get, anyway.) Several years ago, the assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College in New York became curious about how condo ownership of apartments, town houses and their legal cousins, co-ops, became ubiquitous in this country in so short a time. "Like everybody else, I just presumed they began in the 1960s and grew from there," Lasner said. But he started digging through legal documents, news reports and historical records, tracing the birth of the "owner-occupied apartment" to a building (alas, long since demolished)
February 23, 2013 |
We don't fight musical battles the way we used to. In the 19th century, you were expected to take sides between Brahmsian traditionalism and Wagner's music of the future. Gone too are the last century's partisan days of Stravinsky versus Schoenberg, serialism versus Minimalism, the avant-garde versus neo-Romanticism. Today's musicians take great pains to make different kinds of music get along even at the expense of bland conformity in much new music. Gustavo Dudamel, who seems captivated by nearly everything, is perhaps the last guy you'd expect to reopen musical wounds.
February 15, 2013 |
It's good to be turning 40 this year. Red Roof Inn , which also marks its four-decade anniversary this year, offers 40-year-olds a room for $19.73 when they stay at one of the budget motels on their birthday. The deal: You have to show a valid ID to take advantage of this offer at more than 300 motels in 36 states and Washington, D.C. Besides the discount, the chain launched a 40 & Fabulous Sweepstakes with prizes of a seven-day trip...
January 29, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Joe Flacco has come in from the cold. In five seasons, the Baltimore quarterback has played only eight games in indoor stadiums, and only three in true domes: at St. Louis (2011), Atlanta (2010) and Minnesota (2009). He's 4-4 in domes or retractable-roof stadiums. Sunday, he'll play in the Superdome for the first time. "Is that all I've played in domes? … That's pretty crazy," he said. "The truth of the matter is, when I get in here and start throwing the ball around, you really get kind of excited about it just because you can tell the difference.