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September 26, 2010 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
( CNN) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan has decided to check herself into a substance abuse rehab program in the next few days, a source close to the actress said Sunday. Lohan's decision came two days after a Los Angeles judge ordered her to jail without bail in the wake of a failed drug test. Another judge allowed her to post a bond Friday evening. It was not immediately clear which rehab program Lohan would enter, said the source, who asked not to be identified because the source was not authorized by the actress to release the information.
April 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Most film productions tend to spend a lot of time shooting a relatively narrow range of subject matter. "One Day on Earth" takes a slightly different approach. "Think globally, film locally" could be the motto for "Earth," a crowd-sourced film project originally founded to document a single 24-hour period with video snapshots from around the world. After holding three such events since 2010, the project's creators are now zooming in further with "Your Day. Your City. Your Future," a similar 24-hour collaboration that will take place across 11 American urban centers, including Los Angeles, and explore the issues and cultures poised to define cities over the next 20 years.
January 31, 2009
April 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google, Microsoft, Facebook and several other tech giants have teamed to create an initiative that will be used to fund important open-source projects that are in need of financial assistance such as OpenSSL, which was recently plagued by the discovery of the Heartbleed bug. A dozen companies are pledging $100,000 a year for three years to support the Core Infrastructure Initiative, which will identify key open-source projects and direct funds their...
February 7, 2012 | By James Rainey
Cable television has become the top source of news about the presidential campaign, while fewer Americans turn to their local TV stations and the networks, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. While public attention to cable news has remained steady over the last four presidential cycles, the attention to other television outlets and to newspapers for election information has declined. Perhaps most surprisingly, the Pew survey found that the percentage of those saying they use the Internet to access campaign news has stayed about the same as it was four years ago. The percentage of the audience who say they regularly get information on the 2012 race was 36% from cable news, 32% from local TV, 26% from network TV, 25% from the Internet and 20% from newspapers.
September 7, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Looking for a killer weekend listening session, free of charge? Quick, race to the bottom of this post now and start listening to a masterful new reworking of the Beastie Boys' "Paul's Boutique," crafted from the original source material into an hour-long mixtape. Created by crate diggers/producers/DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food over three years, the production is one of the coolest mixes I've heard all year. Called "Caught in the Middle of A 3-Way Mix," the idea sprouted after Moneyshot did the same thing with the Beasties' "Check Your Head.
August 14, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Do you find chocolate appearing in your dreams? Do you lay out a box of chocolates by the bed to accompany a good book? Do you carry chocolate in your purse at all times? Then this may be the fantasy trip for you. San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate is leading an eight-day chocolate adventure to Belize in early November. Chocolate 301, which follows Chocolate 101 (Introduction to Chocolate Industry Lecture & Taste Lab) and Chocolate 201 (Small Batch Chocolate Making Lab)
July 11, 1986 | Associated Press
Narcotics officers are checking confiscated stocks of cocaine in an attempt to trace the source of cocaine laced with cyanide that killed one drug user and may be responsible for causing four others to fall ill, police said Thursday. Both cocaine and cyanide were found in each of the five victims' bloodstreams, Lt. Bernard Bailey of the Salt Lake County sheriff's narcotics division said.
August 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
An iPhone 5 launch in September has been confirmed by a "trusted AT&T source," according to a new report. The carrier plans to launch the sixth-generation iPhone in the third or fourth week of September, according to BGR's report . That time frame would put the next Apple smartphone's launch in line with the Sept. 21 date other reports have mentioned. Many expect Apple to unveil the phone on Sept. 12. Rumor roundup: The new iPhone But unlike other reports, BGR's is the first that gives some information on its source beyond something vague and along the lines of "someone with knowledge.
September 29, 2011
ART Fall is here, better keep your eyes peeled for that distinctive gray smokestack. During the Brewery Art Walk, a twice-annual event, more than 100 artist's studios will be open to the public. Stroll the grounds, meet rising artists like photographer Dave Lefner, talk to them about their work and purchase artwork from the source. The Brewery Art Colony, 2100 N. Main St., L.A. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. (323) 638-9382.
March 19, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting students and their families with job training, health services, after-school tutoring and other help. The program is a collaboration of Los Angeles public and private partners led by the Youth Policy Institute, which received a $30-million federal grant in 2012 to launch the initiative in the high-poverty neighborhoods of East Hollywood and Pacoima.
March 11, 2014 | By David Undercoffler, Richard A. Serrano and Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with the matter. The inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York will examine whether the nation's largest automaker misled the public to believe there were no safety issues, said one of the people who was not authorized to speak publicly. "Their intent is what is key here," the person said.
March 3, 2014 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover
Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday. The finding challenges the conventional wisdom that the epidemic is caused primarily by abusers getting their drugs without prescriptions, typically from friends and family. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview that the study shows the need to focus more on doctors who are “problem prescribers.” The study, published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Assn., echoes a 2012 Los Angeles Times investigation that showed drugs prescribed by doctors caused or contributed to nearly half of the prescription overdose deaths in Southern California in recent years.
March 3, 2014 | Lisa Girion and Scott Glover
Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers: That the epidemic is caused largely by abusers getting their drugs without prescriptions, typically from friends and family. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted the study, said the research showed the need for greater focus on doctors who are "problem prescribers.
February 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- California's bullet train project would receive additional funding every year from the state greenhouse gas reduction program under proposed legislation from Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure would annually direct one-third of cap-and-trade revenue to the massive construction effort starting in 2015. The money is generated by polluters who pay for the right to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The proposed legislation expands on Brown's previously announced one-year plan to use $250 million from the cap-and-trade program to support the bullet train in the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Other sources of funding, including voter-approved bonds, have been tied up by lawsuits.
February 22, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
There is an ocean full of canned sardines at local markets, but which ones are really worth buying? Tasting through more than a dozen samples, the range of quality was astonishing. There were sardines that were as bland as beige, and then there were fish that were absolutely magnificent. To help make sense of the journey, I enlisted Lou Amdur, owner of Lou Provisions & Wine and a sardine lover from way back. We sampled sardines from a variety of sources: regular supermarkets, high-end markets, Asian markets and specialty markets such as the Harbor City Spanish store La Española Meats.
September 24, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Popular stationery company Paper Source has changed hands, from Southern California private equity firm Brentwood Associates to investment management firm Investcorp. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Chicago-based chain, which sells paper goods, gifts and crafting supplies across 23 states and the District of Columbia, was founded in 1983. Brentwood contributed capital in 2007. Since then, Paper Source's store count has increased to 73 units from 21. Now, there are nearly 20 stores in California alone.
July 8, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Americans are most likely to turn to their television set for news, Gallup found in a poll released Monday. More than half called it their “main source” of news, compared to a fifth who said they checked the Internet and less than a 10th who opened a newspaper or other print publication. Television was king for Americans of all ages, the survey of more than 2,000 adults found. But the results also provided a stark reminder of what Gallup called “the balkanization of news” - that Americans with different political leanings turn to different places for information.
February 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
The FBI on Friday will announce charges in its corruption investigation into Southeast Los Angeles politics that has centered on the family of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, according to a Times source. The FBI has scheduled a noon news conference that it said would deal with "charges being filed in a political corruption matter and a case involving a massive healthcare fraud scheme. " A law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said the announcement will involve the yearlong investigation into Calderon (D-Montebello)
February 19, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Two men charged with severely beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011 are due back in court Thursday, and several law enforcement sources said guilty pleas are possible. Marvin Norwood, 30, and Louie Sanchez, 31, face charges of mayhem, assault and battery, and inflicting great bodily injury in the beating of Stow, a 44-year-old father of two. The March 31 attack left Stow, a Northern California paramedic, with serious head trauma and a permanent disability that means he will need care for the rest of his life.
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