September 28, 2013 |
Hello, Columbus - and Detroit too. The Blue Jackets and Red Wings were the big winners in realignment because they moved from the Western Conference to the East, which should mean less travel. Both teams had pushed for the move for years and both paid their dues. But switching the up-and-coming Blue Jackets and always-competitive Red Wings muddles the East playoff picture. Remember, too, the Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions are each made up of eight teams, not the seven in the Central and the Pacific.
September 23, 2013 |
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's new $3 million baseball stadium has begun to take shape, with concrete being poured on Monday. The new structure will be done by the end of December and artificial turf is scheduled to be put in by the middle of January. For the first time, Notre Dame will have lights, and the first night game is scheduled for March 14 against Chatsworth in a doubleheader set for 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The first Mission League night game will be against neighorhood rival Crespi on March 28. Notre Dame has moved with great speed to build the stadium.
September 20, 2013 |
Yasuhisa Toyota, acoustician for Walt Disney Concert Hall, knows the sound of success. At times, like this afternoon, it is very, very quiet. The L.A. outpost of Nagata Acoustics, where Toyota works, is a modest space - three small offices and a smattering of cubicles above a Yogurtland in a West L.A. mini-mall - and surprisingly, it is nearly devoid of sound. On this midweek visit, Toyota sits at his desk, quietly shuffling papers. An assistant's steady keyboard pecks can be heard over the quiet hum of a printer.
September 12, 2013 |
There is a massive, glowing, bulge in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and scientists say it is shaped like a giant peanut. In the photo gallery above, you will find an artist's conception of what this lumpy center might look like, if you could view our galaxy side-on in space. Continue to click through the images and you will see a gorgeous real-life picture of the galaxy taken on a clear night in Chile. Look closely, and you should be able to make out a faint bulge in the bright yellow center of the galaxy disk.
September 4, 2013 |
Young Guru has helped everyone from Jay Z to Beyoncé to Drake to Eminem to Kanye West shape their sounds. Now, the Grammy Award-nominated engineer-DJ-producer will shape minds at USC as an artist-in-residence for the coming academic year, the university announced Tuesday. The prolific engineer, born Gimel Keaton, will join the faculty of USC Thornton's Contemporary Music Division, where he will work with students in the popular music, music industry and music technology programs. During his post at USC, he will be instrumental in helping the university develop a degree program in music production and will also lecture students studying hip-hop, electronic music, music industry and songwriting.
August 30, 2013 |
What do you see in the ethereal photo above? An electric blue caterpillar? A wispy tadpole? How about a star struggling to be born? The image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows a star 4,500 light-years from Earth trying to form in the face of a powerful stellar wind. The glowing white head of the caterpillar shape is the core of the protostar. This is where the nuclear process has just begun, allowing the dense collection of gas, plasma and dust to shine with its own light, explains Zolt Levay of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
August 16, 2013 |
In the Glendale offices of her two cosmetics companies, New York financier Lynn Tilton makes a surprising claim: Not that long ago, she wasn't all that interested in makeup. It's unexpected not just because Tilton owns the Jane and Stila lines of primping products. She also makes the declaration while a professional makeup artist touches up her glossy pout and shimmery eyelids. Rounding out her look are towering stilettos, voluminously teased blond hair, French-tipped nails and a cleavage-baring shirt just sheer enough to show off a belly button jewel.
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August 10, 2013 |
CASCADE, IDAHO - The man suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was shot and killed by an FBI agent at a remote central Idaho campsite Saturday in a dramatic rescue that left the girl unharmed. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was killed after he was found by an FBI search team near Morehead Lake, about 75 miles north of Boise and just a few miles from where the two were spotted by a horseback rider Wednesday, officials said. The agent had been alerted to DiMaggio and the teen by searchers scouring the area in a plane.
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August 8, 2013 |
BANNING, Calif. - The photo flashed across a cellphone, frightening Kymberley Heighes. It showed her mountain home framed by a wall of dark smoke. The Silver fire was in its early stages Wednesday afternoon, burning more than 1,000 acres per hour - a speed that overwhelmed firefighters and residents such as Heighes, who lives in the sparsely populated mountain ranges south of Interstate 10 near Banning. "I knew it wasn't normal smoke, I knew it was bad," said Heighes, 50, describing her panic as she saw the photo while at a friend's home, then sped home with her 18-year-old son. Heighes arrived in time to see two of her other children being evacuated by a neighbor, and to save a few of her pets.
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July 27, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Seventeen members of the California Legislature have parents who came to the U.S. from other countries. Many say their family histories inform their actions as lawmakers. The parents of Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) were brought to New York as children by families escaping pogroms against Jews in Russia. One of her grandfathers had survived under a pile of dead bodies during a massacre near Minsk. Lowenthal authored a law last year intended to protect immigrant warehouse workers by requiring their employers to provide pay stubs showing wages and hours worked, after many complained they were being shortchanged.