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June 7, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Los Angeles trio Hot As Sun released its full-length debut, "Night Time Sound Desire," in the spring, and despite being ignored by a certain monolithic indie rock site that often makes or breaks young, innovative pop, rock and electronic acts, the record has been flowing into discerning eardrums and generating much affection. The group recently inked a booking deal with hotshot agency Windish, has been getting ink  and airplay from KCRW-FM (89.9), and even licensed a track for an episode of "Glee.
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April 23, 2014
Servings: 24 eggs Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes 12 eggs 8 sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil) 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped 1 large shallot, finely minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 tablespoons thinly sliced basil, divided 1. Place the 12 eggs in a large saucepan. Fill with cool water. Bring the water to boil over medium heat. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat to simmer and cook the eggs 20 minutes.
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August 18, 1989 | GAILE ROBINSON
Who are those older women stepping down the street, sun umbrellas held aloft as if to imitate Mary Poppins? "They're the ones with the brains," exclaims Edward Meader, curator of costumes and textiles for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The innocent question has Meader on a roll. He wants to tell all about the history of the item, and to defend the quixotic accessorizing tastes of the older generation that prefers umbrellas to other forms of sun protection.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2014 | By Shan Li
Google Inc. is partnering with solar panel maker SunPower Corp. to invest up to $250 million in leasing solar systems to homeowners. The Mountain View technology giant is contributing up to $100 million, and San Jose-based SunPower will invest $150 million, Google said in a blog post . The goal is to make "it easier for thousands of households across the U.S. to go solar. " "Using the fund ... we buy the solar panel systems," Google said. "Then we lease them to homeowners at a cost that's typically lower than their normal electricity bill.
IMAGE
April 26, 2009
There was plenty of amped-up, stripped-down style in the crowd at Coachella, and Times photographers Spencer Weiner and Jay L. Clendenin set up shop to capture it. What do you wear when it's way too hot to cover up? Attitude. Lots of attitude.
SCIENCE
May 10, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
The sun is ramping up toward solar maximum -- the white-hot peak of activity in an 11-year cycle -- and NASA has been snapping images of the phenomenon every 12 seconds for three years. The space agency put together a three-minute video showing images taken by the Solar Dynamic Observatory since spring 2010. As the Los Angeles Times' Deborah Netburn reported last month, the NASA video stitches together two SDO images per day over the three-year period. Alex Young, a heliophysicist at Goddard Space Flight Center, narrates the video to point up some of the sun's best-of moments in that time frame.
SCIENCE
July 25, 2013 | By Melissa Pandika
NASA offered a peek of the first batch of images and physical data from its new IRIS solar observatory, the first detailed look at a little-understood layer of the sun sandwiched between the surface and glowing outer corona. Researchers have just begun to analyze the data from IRIS, which is known officially as the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph. The ultimate goal of the mission is to shed light on how this mysterious layer - known as the interface region -- powers the sun's atmosphere and churns the solar winds that flow through the entire solar system.
SCIENCE
January 15, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
In an open cluster of stars about 2,500 light-years from Earth, scientists have discovered three new exoplanets, including one that orbits a star almost identical to our sun. Although scientists have confirmed 1,000 exoplanets in the last several years, this is the first time they have ever seen one orbiting what's known as a "solar twin" in a cluster of stars. Detecting planets in star clusters has not been easy, and most of the exoplanets discovered so far have been found orbiting lonely stars that live in relative isolation.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The Headwear Association is planning to give away a whole lot of hats across the country this week as part of an awareness campaign about the damage the sun can cause to unprotected skin. As part of its annual Hat Day in the Sun, the trade group is set to distribute, free of charge, thousands of wide-brimmed, sun-protection hats on Wednesday in cities including New York, Boston and Boulder, Colo. A SoCal hat handout is scheduled for Friday at the Eagle Rock Farmers Market.  The free hats are being provided by Broner Hats, Dorfman-Pacific, Bollman Hat Co., Magid Hats, Wallaroo Hats, Korber Hats, F&M Hats and San Diego Hat Co. The group has also shared the following tips as to what makes a good sun hat: "Wide brims.
SCIENCE
June 6, 2013 | By Amina Khan
The comet Lovejoy plunged into the sun's blazing corona in 2011 and somehow made it out "alive. " That's a feat that no man-made spacecraft could have achieved. Now, in a paper published in Science, astronomers show how they tracked the hurtling ice ball's path as it grazed the sun to learn more about the solar magnetic field. Lovejoy, known more officially as C/2011 W3, came within a mere 87,000 miles of the sun's surface as it flew by on Dec. 15 and 16, 2011. NASA's Solar Probe Plus , planned for launch in 2018, will come within about 3.7 million miles of the sun's surface - more than 40 times as distant as Lovejoy's encounter.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2014 | By Chris Lee
I was somewhere around the Sahara Tent on the edge of the festival when the FOMO took hold. The Fear of Missing Out. The unbearable heaviness of being that is part and parcel of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival when a minimum of six performances - of 166 acts on the official festival lineup - are going on at any given moment. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing at North America's preeminent “big footprint” summer music event doesn't ultimately matter. There is always the unshakable sense that something else better and buzzier - the topic of conversation that will no doubt dominate all discussion of Coachella Weekend 2 for perpetuity - is unfolding several hundred feet away despite all of your better efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover
A doctor has been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges for allegedly turning his East Los Angeles and San Gabriel clinics into lucrative mills where he doled out prescriptions for powerful painkillers and other widely abused medications in exchange for cash. Dr. Andrew S. Sun, 78, of La Mirada, surrendered to federal authorities and was expected to be arraigned Thursday. Sun faces 24 counts of prescribing Vicodin, Xanax, a cough syrup with codeine known on the street as "Purple Drank" and other dangerous narcotics to undercover agents who had no medical need for the drugs.
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April 5, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A motorcycle officer with the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division is in critical condition after a multi-vehicle accident Saturday night, authorities said. The officer was stopped at a traffic light when an SUV ran into him. He was crushed between the SUV and the vehicle in front, Cmdr. Andy Smith said. The circumstances of the collision are under investigation. Two people have been detained at the scene in connection with the incident, Smith said. The officer was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - Even with Blake Griffin looking like he still wasn't 100% healthy because of back spasms and the Clippers falling into a 17-point hole in the third quarter, Los Angeles showed how much resolve it has as a team. Griffin played through his pain, Jared Dudley played hard and Chris Paul, Matt Barnes and Darren Collison gave it their all to help the Clippers defeat the Phoenix Suns, 112-108, Wednesday night at the US Airways Center. By winning their fourth straight game on this five-game trip, the Clippers clinched the Pacific Division, their second straight.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
CLIPPERS AT PHOENIX When: 5. Where: US Airways Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 53-22; Suns 44-30. Record vs. Suns: 2-1. Update: The Clippers have won three of their four games on the five-game trip that ends in Phoenix. The Suns are fighting Dallas and Memphis for a playoff spot in the West. Phoenix has won eight of 11 games since guard Eric Bledsoe returned to the lineup after sitting out two months because of knee surgery.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford are considered doubtful to play against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night, the Clippers said. Griffin missed a game for the first time this season Monday in Minnesota because of back spasms and is considered a longshot to play against the Suns. Crawford also missed the game against the Timberwolves because of a sore left Achilles' tendon. Earlier in March, he missed eight of nine games because of soreness in his left calf. "It all depends on getting treatment and getting some work in," Crawford said after Monday's game.
NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
The transit of Venus is almost upon us! If you live in the United States, you've got from just after 3 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday until sunset to get your solar glasses, or No. 14 welder's glass, and watch as the planet Venus crosses in front of the sun. It won't do that again for 105 years. The planet will appear as a moving black dot on the surface of the sun. Some have described it as looking like a little black hole has been punched through the sun, according to NASA.
NEWS
August 12, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Southern Californians who get more exposure to the sun than they should may benefit from  a sun-safety seminar Saturday at “Bodies … The Exhibition” at Las Vegas' Luxor. The long-running educational exhibit  features actual preserved human bodies that help interpret their inner workings and wonders. Several types of cancer are among the diseases whose pathology is explained in everyday, nonscientific language.  Saturday's presentation, which begins at 1 p.m. and lasts an hour, will feature Dr. Paul Michael, a medical oncologist at the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada . Michael, an expert in melanomas, will discuss how to protect skin from overexposure.
SCIENCE
March 31, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard, This post has been updated. See below for details.
An immense solar flare burst from the sun Saturday, and as of Monday there were "several coronal mass ejections in play," according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center. A coronal mass ejection is a huge release --billions of tons -- of solar material and magnetic fields that, if it reaches Earth, can create beautiful auroras as well as cause problems with the power grid. [Updated 4 p.m. March 30: Heliophysicist Alex Young told the Los Angeles Times this flare was unique in that it was "impulsive" -- providing a strong, quick burst of radiation.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (24-48) host the Phoenix Suns (44-29) on Sunday night at Staples Center. Phoenix has had little trouble scoring against the Lakers this season, averaging 117.3 points in three games, all victories for the Suns. The Suns are in a tight race at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff standings, fighting as one of three teams vying for two postseason slots. Phoenix is in seventh place, the Memphis Grizzlies (43-29) are in eighth and the Dallas Mavericks (44-30) are ninth.
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