August 11, 2012 |
NBC announced it has changed plans and will stream Sunday's Olympic closing ceremony live online. Sunday's ceremony from London will still air on a tape-delayed basis on NBC in prime time. For the opening ceremony, NBC took some heat for not making the event available to anyone in the United States for hours after the fact. NBC has since found that streaming live all of the Olympic sports events online has not cut into its prime-time audience, which has been unexpectedly bigger than the 2008 Beijing Games.
September 27, 2008 |
National Public Radio listeners can get an early listen to "Tell Tale Signs," the latest release in the "Bootleg Series" of Bob Dylan archival releases. The album will be released Oct. 7, but NPR will begin streaming the album for free listening starting Tuesday, a week early, on its website, www.npr.org. It's the first time NPR has offered a pre-release album stream. -- Randy Lewis
HOME & GARDEN
December 29, 2010 |
Todd Stashwick of "$# ! My Dad Says" and his wife, Charity, have their Laurel Canyon house on the market at $1,249,000. The original property, built in 1922, was much smaller than the 2,682-square-foot home today. Earlier owners ? actor Jeff Perry, known for "Nash Bridges" (1996-2001) and more recently "Grey's Anatomy" (2006-09), and his wife, Linda Lowy, a casting director for shows including "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Friday Night Lights" ? redesigned and expanded the property to its three-bedroom, 31/2 -bathroom configuration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1995 |
The salmon have returned again this year to the more than 2,000 streams of southeastern Alaska, just as they have every season for millions of years. Salmon generally return to the same river or creek in which they were born and fight valiantly against the current as they move upstream, where they spawn and die. With a sense of awe, human intruders can watch this classic struggle from the stream banks, and they are often moved to tears. It always ends the same way, with death and the regeneration of life.
October 12, 2012 |
The former live-work compound of artist Sam Francis is on the market in Santa Monica at $18.75 million. The reinvented property features two houses, waterfalls, a bridge, glass walkways over stream beds and Japanese gardens on nearly half an acre. There are eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a bar, a media room, an office, a wine cellar and a sauna in an 8,000-square-foot main house and a 4,400-square-foot secondary home. Francis, who died in 1994 at 71, was a painter, muralist and printmaker whose works were influenced by Abstract Expressionists and, later, Zen Buddhism.
January 31, 2011 |
As White House officials monitor the chaotic developments in Egypt, many television sets in the West Wing are tuned to Al Jazeera English, the sister channel of the popular Arabic-language news network. But that's one of the few places in the United States where people can watch the Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera English on television. Four years after its launch, the network's reach is largely limited to Washington, Toledo, Ohio, and Burlington, Vt. ? the result of its inability to secure deals with major cable and satellite operators.
December 13, 2013 |
The Geminid meteor shower is peaking Friday night, and you won't want to miss it. It is one of the most prolific showers of the year -- and also one of the weirdest. Under perfect viewing conditions, skywatchers can hope to see 100 to 120 meteors per hour during the Geminid peak. Unfortunately, conditions are not perfect this year. The moon is getting close to full and its light wll block out some of the dimmer meteors. But don't let that stop you from taking in the show. NASA says Geminid meteors are so bright that about half of them will still be visible even by the light of the moon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2013 |
An artist and a director of the Annenberg Foundation is seeking permission to build a 70-foot water wheel to draw water from the Los Angeles River north of Chinatown to create a stream and shady retreat for the public. The idea is to transform one of the most heavily industrialized stretches of the river into a slice of sylvan tranquillity, said artist Lauren Bon, granddaughter of the late Walter Annenberg, a publishing magnate and philanthropist. "If we succeed, people 100 years from now will wonder how a water wheel and giant canopy of cottonwoods somehow escaped the explosive industrial growth of Los Angeles," Bon said.
June 17, 1990
Two headlines on June 9th: "The Anti-Electorate: 3 of 4 Californians Stayed Home," and "Czechslovaks Eagerly Stream to Polls." No comment! NANCY PRICE Hacienda Heights