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March 28, 2013 |
Authorities broadened their investigation Thursday into the abduction of a 10-year-old girl from her Northridge home, searching a Winnetka storage facility and an empty house for clues. Investigators secured and searched both locations, though it remained unclear what connection they may have to Wednesday's events. A black pickup believed to be involved was recovered at the storage facility. Authorities announced Wednesday night they were searching for two male suspects, though detailed descriptions were unavailable.
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March 18, 2013 |
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has notified the owners of a 40-year-old San Pedro tank farm, which has up to 25 million gallons of highly flammable butane, that it is prepared to sue to ensure compliance with federal law. The formal notification of potential federal enforcement against the San Pedro Terminal, owned by Plains LPG Services and operated by Rancho LPG Holdings, was based on investigations of the facility, EPA officials said...
March 16, 2013 |
PALO ALTO - Gentry Underwood's tiny start-up rolled out a mobile app last month that promised to tame the unruly email inbox, the bane of the digital age. Not surprisingly, the iPhone app became an overnight sensation as more than 1.3 million signed up just to be on the wait list. Dropbox apparently couldn't wait, and on Friday the online storage company bought Orchestra, the company that makes Mailbox. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We want to give Mailbox to everyone who wants it, and there are a lot of people who want it. We could raise more money and hire a bigger team but joining Dropbox gives us the opportunity to scale more quickly," said Underwood, chief executive and co-founder of the Palo Alto company.
February 12, 2013 |
Mark Balelo, the flamboyant auctioneer who appeared on A&E's "Storage Wars," was found dead in his car on Monday morning, in what appeared to be a suicide. According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office, the 40-year-old Balelo died of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide and exhaust fumes. He was found in a car parked in a garage at his Simi Valley auction house, Balelo Inc. Balelo, known as "Rico Suave" on the series, which follows a team of auctioneers who sell off the contents of reclaimed storage units to buyers, drew interest for the outlandish outfits he wore to auctions and for the large sums of cash he brought to auctions to buy items.
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February 10, 2013 |
Bone-chilling fog swirled along Venice Beach one recent afternoon when Robert and Nani Valencia and Ana Maria Reyes stopped by the long, metal storage container beside the sand. After they showed IDs and claim checks, a volunteer wheeled out two blue recycling bins in which the three recent arrivals from Texas had stashed their suitcases. They pulled out toiletries, sweaters and blankets and stuffed them into reusable grocery bags. "It makes us feel a lot better to store our things here," said Nani Valencia, 37. "When you have all your [suitcases]
February 5, 2013 |
This story has been corrected. Please see note below. "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne," a highly prized painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection of the Louvre, is having a big year. Last spring, the sensitive portrayal of St. Anne with her daughter and grandson was the keystone of an exhibition at the Parisian museum. For the first time, Leonardo's "final masterpiece" - in process for years and left unfinished at the artist's death in 1519 - was exhibited with his compositional sketches, preparatory drawings and landscape studies, along with related works by other artists.
January 29, 2013 |
Although Microsoft's 128 GB Surface Pro tablet is advertised as having 128 gigabytes of storage, the amount of space available to users is much less than that. That's also true for the 64 GB model. The Redmond, Wash., company confirmed Tuesday that the 128 GB Surface Pro has 83 GB of free storage, while the 64 GB version comes with 23 GB of open space. The reason for the difference: space already taken up by the tablet's Windows 8 Pro operating system and various preinstalled apps.
January 28, 2013 |
Apple is reportedly preparing to release another version of its fourth-generation iPad and it could be one with 128 gigabytes of storage space. Apple news website 9 to 5 Mac reports that several sources have said the Cupertino, Calif., tech company is readying a new version of its latest 9.7-inch screen iPad model. While sources didn't confirm what makes this new iPad different, 9 to 5 Mac reports that it will likely have additional storage space based off recent findings in iTunes 11 and the code for the latest developer version of iOS 6.1. The new iPad will be available for $799 for Wi-Fi only version and $929 for the cellular-enabled one, both of which would be $100 more than the 64 GB versions of the Wi-Fi only and cellular iPads, the report says.
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December 21, 2012 |
The cherry-red 1989 Corvette convertible that Corky Rice has is in cherry condition. It ought to be. It still has its original new car invoice sticker on its windshield and a mere 67 miles on its odometer. The shiny two-seater was stolen in 1989 from the new car sales lot at what was then called C & M Chevrolet in San Diego and driven straight to a nearby self-storage facility, where it was locked in a garage-size unit and left there - for 23 years. The rent on the unit started at $50 a month.
December 11, 2012 |
Yuuup! "Storage Wars" star Dave Hester is suing A&E, claiming its hit reality show is a fake. Hester - whose aggressive bidding call "yuuup!" has become a catch-phrase emblazoned on T-shirts -- filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming that he was fired after he complained that producers were planting exotic and expensive items to pump up drama on the show. "Storage Wars," which premiered in 2010, features Hester and other bidders competing over abandoned storage lockers in public auctions.