CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2013 |
Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a parolee with mental health problems suspected of kidnapping his two children Wednesday night. Charles Baines, 36, has a shaved head and the words “Drug Cartel” tattooed on his left cheek, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Baines allegedly took his two sons, who are 9 and 10 years old, from the Harbor City home of his mother, who has custody of the children, according to authorities. Baines is driving a red Kia Spectra with the license plate 6FMN288, which was stolen from his mother, who was asleep when he left with the children, according to the Sheriff's Department.
November 8, 2013 |
Developing wearable tech devices is all the rage these days. Think Google Glass eyewear, Samsung's smartwatch. Now comes an idea that may beat them all. Motorola, the Google-owned phone maker, has applied for a patent for a technology that would allow users to have microphones embedded in their throats. The mic tattoos would connect with users' mobile devices wirelessly, and, by being positioned close to a user's larynx, could pick up clearer audio than the regular microphones that we use today, Motorola says.
November 8, 2013 |
Sephora has pulled a un-PC shade of lipstick from its shelves -- and it wasn't the color that was controversial. The cosmetics giant this week removed "Celebutard," a pinky-beige hue from the Kat Von D lipstick line, following complaints from disability advocates and upset consumers. The name, which refers to vapid celebrities (often of the reality TV star variety), also references "retard. " "People with disabilities are the last to benefit from what some might call 'political correctness,' and what I would call basic human decency," Kim Stagliano, managing editor of Age of Autism, wrote in a Huffington Post blog.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 |
The fate of the co-founder of frozen yogurt giant Pinkberry depends on the answer to one question: Who had the tire iron? Young Lee, 48, is accused of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating Donald Bolding with a tire iron in June 2011 while Bolding was panhandling on the side of an east Hollywood street. After becoming upset that Bolding flashed a tattoo to people in Lee's car - including his fiancee - showing a stick-figure couple having sex, Lee drove away - but he returned with another man and beat Bolding, prosecutors say. During closing arguments Wednesday, the defense attorney and prosecutor alike said the outcome of the case depended on whether the jury believed Lee was the one who wielded the tire iron.
July 8, 2013 |
The tattoo under Angels pitcher Michael Kohn's left wrist is only a year old, but it represents perseverance he has displayed much longer. It reads "never. " "Never back down, never give in," Kohn said. Not after surgery he underwent in high school to remove bone spurs in his throwing elbow scared off major-college recruiters. Not after his career as a first baseman fizzled. Not after Tommy John surgery in April 2012 stalled his budding major league career. "It's always been my philosophy," he said of the tattoo.
June 1, 2013
Who hasn't seen a lost child, with tear-stained cheeks, wandering at an amusement park or airport? Parents might feel less anxious with a product called Safetytat ( www.safetytat.com ), a temporary, stick-on tattoo on which you can write a phone number. They come six to a pack, with a marker (about $10). Or they are sold customized, with warnings about allergies or other information (about $20 for 24). The package suggests that caregivers write a cellphone number on the tattoo and don't include the child's name.