October 9, 2013 |
HOUSTON -- The father of a 9-year-old Minneapolis boy who last week sneaked onto a Las Vegas-bound flight said Wednesday that he had struggled unsuccessfully to discipline his son before the incident. The man appeared before reporters Wednesday but asked not to be identified, obscuring his face with a dark cap and a hooded sweat shirt from the anti-violence group MAD DADs (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder). Beside him was the president of the group's Minneapolis chapter, V.J. Smith, who also read a statement from the boy's mother, who did not attend: "I love my son. I miss my son. I want my son home.
October 6, 2013 |
Unlikeliest Vegas trip ever. A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy slipped through a wall of post-Sept. 11 airport security and onto a Delta Airlines flight to Las Vegas last week, officials said. He was alone and had no ticket. The boy's successful venture Thursday appeared to be his second attempt in two days to bluff his way into the airport. A day earlier, on Wednesday, he had taken the light rail to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, stole a stranger's bag off the baggage carousel, ordered a meal at a pre-security airport restaurant, and then ran away without paying after telling the wait staff he was going to the bathroom, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan told the Los Angeles Times.
September 18, 2013 |
Plácido Domingo, the conductor -- as opposed to Plácido Domingo, the world-renowned tenor -- will appear Saturday evening for Los Angeles Opera's season-opening production of Bizet's "Carmen" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. For the city's arts patrons in attendance on Saturday, one can also assume that Plácido Domingo, the world-class fundraiser, also will be present for the exclusive after-party, where he will likely be working hard to drum up support for the company, for which he serves as general director.
August 27, 2013 |
Apple is expected to release the latest versions of its iPhone next month, and rumors say a gold-colored phone could be introduced. In addition to the traditional black and white options, the iPhone 5S will reportedly come in a "champagne" version. Which device should you get? PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far You can wait until Sept. 10, the expected unveiling, to compare the three models, or you can simply watch the YouTube video above. The video was posted online Monday and shows the three different color options of the expected iPhone 5S. Though the new golden option is super shiny and pretty to look at, the black and white models are still very aesthetically pleasing too. The video also compares the gold iPhone 5S model with a light blue, plastic iPhone.
July 19, 2013 |
Blondie guitarist Chris Stein is back -- again . Never mind the new wave/pop punk band's 1997 reboot, or the fact that bits and pieces of its 10th album, “Ghosts of Download,” started leaking onto the Internet last month. Stein, also an accomplished photographer, will soon have his first art exhibition in more than 30 years at L.A.'s Morrison Hotel Gallery. “I had one show in London and one in New York in the early '80s -- that's it,” Stein says. “I always meant to do more, but music has been all encompassing.” PHOTOS: Chris Stein's Photo Exhibit In his late teens, Stein set out to become a photographer as well as a musician; he attended New York's School of Visual Arts in the late '60s with an emphasis on art photography.
July 18, 2013 |
A cluster of four Glassell Park houses wrapping up construction and opening to the public for the first time this weekend will be another indicator of how much modern design can help move L.A. real estate in a recovering market. The hillside houses, on a part of Scandia Way that The Times classifies as Glassell Park but that the developer is marketing as Eagle Rock, were designed by L.A. architect Donald Holtz . During a walk-through of one house on Wednesday, Holtz pointed out elements that the Dwell generation is used to seeing in custom modern homes, starting with a living room that reads “loft” thanks to windows stacked under a 21-foot-ceiling.