CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2013 |
Working a recent breakfast gathering of business owners in Northridge, Los Angeles mayoral contender Eric Garcetti introduced himself in Hindi when a Sikh businessman approached. A few hours later, Garcetti donned a colorful Peruvian headpiece with ear flaps as he spoke Spanish with immigrants on the steps of City Hall, part of a show of solidarity for designating a stretch of Hollywood's Vine Street as "Peru Village. " After lunch, Garcetti joined rabbis at a City Hall menorah lighting.
July 1, 2012 |
Tom Leykis, the shock jock sidelined for more than three years after his radio station dropped talk for pop music, is infamous for persuading women to lift their tops and for coaching men to spend as little money as possible on dates. Critics dubbed him a Neanderthal. Now he's being called a revolutionary. Silenced by the changeover at KLSX-FM (97.1) in February 2009, Leykis has resurrected his show online with a shoestring operation that he believes can take on the radio conglomerates - the latest in a cadre of stars staking out new territory for themselves.
June 1, 2009 |
Have you ever slathered on sunscreen but somehow managed to miss your nose? Or the back of your hand? Or the tops of your feet? You're not the only one. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply less than half of the optimal amount of sunscreen, a habit that adds up to a lot of burned patches and uncomfortable rides home from the beach.
May 2, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Sometimes beauty is trumped by the beast. After bullish expectations and an aggressive marketing campaign for an image considered the quintessential expression of modern horror, Sotheby'sNew York sold Edvard Munch's 1895 “The Scream” for $119.9 million on Wednesday night, setting a record for the most expensive artwork sold at auction. The top spot was previously held by Picasso's 1932 “Nude, Green, Leave and Bust” -- a painting of his much-younger lover Marie-Therese Walter that sold at Christie's in 2010 for $106.5 million.
August 8, 2012 |
Bank of America customers will no longer have to go to their bank's ATMs to deposit checks. They can now do it from their iPhones or iPads. The company updated its iPhone app Wednesday to include the feature, which earlier this year it announced would arrive on its mobile devices. The feature was introduced to the iPad late last month. The new feature can be accessed by signing into your account through the app. Once signed in, you will see three new buttons near the top. The one on the right reads "Deposits," which you click to get to the feature.
August 27, 2012 |
For iPhone 4 users, a few online sites may offer you enough money to pay for the iPhone 5, depending on what Apple will be charging for the devices. In the past, both new and existing customers eligible for upgrades have paid about $200 for the base model of each iteration of the iPhone since the iPhone 3G, as long as they agreed to a new two-year service contract from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. IPhone 4S users typically aren't eligible for upgrades yet, though they easily could sell their phones at numerous websites for at least $200.
July 31, 2012 |
In the heart of the Wilshire Park historic district, Horacio Fuentes has built a garden with the feel of his native El Salvador. It begins by the sidewalk, where a pito coral tree grows, planted 15 years ago. It hasn't yet produced the dramatic red flowers that, when eaten, are said to prompt a deep sleep with intense, erotic dreams. Maybe it's too cold here, Fuentes said. He's had more success with his papayas. The plants are scattered around the frontyard, low enough to harvest, each with a cluster of ripening fruit pushing out from the main trunk.
September 19, 2012 |
It's slick, it's tempting, but do you really need an iPhone 5? To be sure, it's likely to be a blockbuster smartphone, and a whole lot of people will be waiting in line for it Friday. But if you're not a diehard Apple fan, here are five smartphones that we think can give the iPhone 5 a run for its money. You can see what they look like here . Samsung Galaxy S III The Galaxy S III is available from all four major U.S. carriers. It comes with a large 4.8-inch HD screen, but it's still a comfortable phone to hold.
June 19, 2012 |
When your TV is longer diagonally than most people are tall, that's when you have the largest LED TV on the planet. That's what Sharp has. The Japanese company Tuesday introduced what it contends is the largest LED TV in the world, announcing and launching the 90-inch Aquos LED TV. The TV is 4 feet tall, 8 feet diagonally and more than 6 feet wide with a depth of 5 inches. Sharp says it weighs 141 pounds. In addition to its impressive screen size, its other features seem solid.
August 21, 2012 |
Check off another milestone for Apple Inc. — it's now the most valuable company of all time. The technology behemoth achieved that distinction with the latest jump in its seemingly irrepressible stock price. Apple shares have been on a steady uptick for years, and investors now value the company at $623.5 billion. That surpassed the previous high of $616.3 billion, not adjusted for inflation, notched by rival Microsoft Corp. at the end of the late-1990s dot-com boom. To put that in perspective, Apple is now worth 17 times as much as Ford Motor Co., seven times as much as McDonald's Corp.