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October 28, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Microsoft Corp. unveiled a program called Windows Azure that stores and runs customers' data and programs in its computer-server farms, stepping up competition with Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. in software that is delivered over the Internet. Windows Azure makes it easier and cheaper for clients to manage their programs, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie said at a conference in Los Angeles.
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April 25, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
The Los Angeles Police Department unveiled a memorial star Friday to honor fallen LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee. Lee's family, including his mother and brother, attended the service unveiling the star at the entrance to the LAPD Hollywood Division at 1358 North Wilcox Ave. LAPD officers from around the city came for the memorial. Lee was killed on March 7 when his patrol car was hit by a dump truck. Lee's is the eighth star at the Hollywood Division memorializing Hollywood LAPD officers killed in the line of duty.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
State officials on Tuesday unveiled improvements to their prescription medication tracking system, including the capability to instantly flag whether patients are abusing those drugs -- an issue highlighted with the deaths of celebrities Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson. The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, known as CURES, includes more than 100 million entries for controlled substances prescribed in California. But doctors and pharmacists had to wait days to find out whether a patient was seeking a prescription legitimately or not. The upgraded system allows healthcare professionals to instantly track a broad range of controlled substances, including anti-anxiety medications, painkillers and sedatives, through the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
USA Network has its eye on summer, unveiling its summer slate of premieres -- including the launch of two new dramas. June is to be the month of returns, with "Royal Pains" making its sixth-season rollout on Tuesday, June 10. The following night will see the return of "Suits" and "Graceland. " "Covert Affairs" will be waiting a bit longer, getting its start on June 24. Once the veterans warm things up, USA plans to unveil a pair of new dramas on July 17. "Rush," a medical drama with a hard-partying, bad-boy doc (Tom Ellis)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1988
Kudos to our hallowed defense establishment for its successful unveiling of the new stealth bomber. Thank goodness our military now has the capability of flying right into the middle of Red Square, totally undetected by radar--just like 19-year-old West German Mathias Rust did in his rented Cessna last year. Not only are the wizened leaders of our military-industrial complex wasting our hard-earned money on such techno-garbage, but they're endangering our lives by forcing our enemies to put their fingers on the button every time a "ghost" appears on their radar screens.
NATIONAL
February 22, 2010 | By Jim Tankersley
The Environmental Protection Agency on Sunday unveiled a five-year, $475-million plan to revitalize the Great Lakes, including cleaning up polluted water and beaches, restoring wetlands and fighting invasive species such as Asian carp. Federal and state officials call the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan "historically unprecedented" in size, funding and coordination between branches of government. The plan calls itself light on study and heavy on action, seeking to heal the Great Lakes ecosystem from "150 years of abuse" and to ensure that "fish are safe to eat; the water is safe to drink; the beaches and waters are safe for swimming, surfing, boating and recreating; native species and habitats are protected and thriving; no community suffers disproportionately from the impacts of pollution; and the Great Lakes are a healthy place for people and wildlife to live."
NATIONAL
July 13, 2010 | By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau
The White House unveiled a new national strategy to combat HIV/AIDS on Monday, some three decades after the emergence of the deadly disease. "Our country is at a crossroads," President Obama said in a letter introducing the report. "Right now, we are experiencing a domestic epidemic that demands a renewed commitment, increased public attention and leadership." The president, who is to speak about his plan at the White House on Tuesday, pledged to slow infections, increase access to care and address persistent disparities in the experiences of different groups infected with HIV — an estimated 1.1 million Americans.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2010 | By Greg Braxton
New Years' Eve this year will be particularly celebratory for Oprah Winfrey fans. They can get ready for the Jan. 1 launch of OWN, Winfrey's new cable TV channel that will feature the wildly popular daytime host in prime time. Winfrey unveiled five new original series Thursday during the channel's presentation to advertisers in New York City. The new shows are in addition to 10 series that were previously announced. "My vision for OWN is to create a network that inspires our viewers and makes them want to be who they are on their best day," Winfrey said.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
International Business Machines Corp. today unveiled an improved word-processing and desktop publishing software program that requires one-third the memory of a previous version of the product. The software, developed for IBM by Interleaf Inc., an IBM business partner with headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., is known as Interleaf Publisher Version 1.0.1. The initial Interleaf Publisher program, introduced in April, 1988, was targeted primarily at desktop publishing executives who needed intricate design capabilities and was priced at about $2,495.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2009 | Phil Willon
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger came to Los Angeles on Monday to announce a new $75-million "clean energy workforce training program," which he said would help train more than 20,000 workers for green-sector jobs. The program is intended to train young workers and the unemployed to become solar installers, green-building designers and weatherization installers. The state received $20 million for the job-training effort from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The rest will come from the California Energy Commission, as well as community groups and educational institutions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Start with a sex-mad baroness and her frisky ménage à trois. Add in a stern German philosopher who fancied himself the next Friedrich Nietzsche, his mistress and a married couple who wanted a wholesome Swiss Family Robinson experience for their son. Throw them all together on one of the remotest spots on Earth and simmer until things come to a steamy boil. You couldn't make this stuff up, and, as a lively new documentary reports, you don't have to. "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden" tells a humdinger of a story about wild doings on those celebrated islands off the coast of Ecuador.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad yards. Nagged by a sense that a real river lay entombed in all that concrete, L.A. poet Lewis MacAdams and two friends, fortified by coffee and brandy, in 1985 used wire cutters to snip a hole in the fence that separated the river from the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Joe Flint
CNN unveiled a new prime-time schedule to advertisers Thursday that further moves the cable channel away from a reliance on hard news and political chat. Most significantly, CNN is getting out of the talk show game in the 9 p.m. hour, a crucial time slot for cable news channels and one where the network has struggled for years. Instead, CNN will rotate between original series and documentaries. CNN once owned that hour when "Larry King Live" was a must for politicians and newsmakers.
SPORTS
April 8, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
When is a mascot not really a mascot? When the Dodgers tell you it isn't. Only don't look now, but bouncing around out there in those new plaza areas behind the pavilions and in the kids' areas in the upper decks is an oversized, oh-so-cute person in a Dodgers uniform with a giant bobblehead who looks amazingly like a mascot. “It's not a mascot,” said Dodgers executive vice president of marketing Lon Rosen. “It's a unique performance character.” See, that's what's great about being a marketing wiz, you can just make stuff up. Rosen also called it a “bobblehead character,” so you can see he's really trying hard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Buoyed by rising state funding, the Los Angeles Unified School District's draft budget proposal for the new fiscal year is the healthiest spending plan in years. The general fund would increase from $6.2 billion to $6.8 bill under the proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins July 1, officials said. The state's improving economy and higher taxes are major factors for the increase. But L.A. Unified also will receive additional dollars through the state's new funding formula for every student who falls into one or more of three categories: foster youth, students learning English and students from low-income families.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By David Ng
Former President George W. Bush unveiled some of his paintings of world leaders -- including a portrait of himself -- in an interview Friday on NBC's "Today" show conducted by his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager. The paintings will be part of the former president's first solo art exhibition, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opening this month at the  George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum  in Dallas. The exhibition, which opens Saturday and runs through June 3, will feature two dozen never-before-exhibited portraits created by Bush, as well as personal artifacts, photographs and other items that will tell the story of his relationship with international leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber, Mike Hiserman and Matt Stevens
Fans heading to Dodger Stadium on Friday for the team's home opener against the San Francisco Giants can expect a number of changes in areas such as traffic management, amenities and security measures. The team's new ownership, which includes former Laker Magic Johnson, has also invested  more than $150 million in the ballpark the last two seasons, upgrading the infrastructure and adding some fan-friendly features. There are now expansive plazas beyond right and left field with a team store, bar and a variety of concessions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Fresno High School on Wednesday celebrated a long-awaited plaza showcasing the campus' historic Royce Hall -- also recognized as one of the city's most beautiful buildings. The spacious, grass plaza, dubbed Warrior Park, spans the front end of the school's property and flanks the central Fresno school's recently built administration office and library. Construction on both buildings began last summer, according to ABC 30 Fresno . During the demolition last year of !
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