CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1986 |
A Los Alamitos police sergeant single-handedly captured an armed-robbery suspect on Wednesday, freeing a hostage taken at the entrance of El Dorado Park in neighboring Long Beach. "It went down so fast," said Sgt. Bill Barrett. ". . . From the time I called it in to the time the suspect was in custody was less than five minutes. I didn't have time to think about it."
November 8, 2004 |
The last Fiat 500 -- the tiny car with the big personality -- rolled off assembly lines nearly 30 years ago. But it's still fighting retirement. With more than 600,000 Fiat 500s out on the roads, two Italian senators are pushing a bill to make sure the beloved mini-car that thrust Italy into the motor age isn't done in by modern antipollution laws. Sens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2011 |
The elites of California freeways — carpoolers and hybrid owners — were adjusting to diverging fortunes as new rules of the road brought better commutes for some and worse commutes for others. Beginning Friday, owners of hybrid cars were kicked out of carpool lanes and forced to crawl to work with the rest of the solo drivers. Though the change is lamented by hybrid owners, some carpoolers are cheering. Transportation experts say the shift could reduce traffic in carpool lanes at a time when some of the lanes are becoming more congested.
HOME & GARDEN
October 25, 2007 |
FIRST Cher, then Ozzy, now the Great One? Last year the pop singer and actress auctioned off her old Goth furnishings, and earlier this month, Osbourne and wife Sharon announced that they plan to shed some belongings with a sale of their own.
April 7, 2006
HAVING SOLD TENS of millions of iPods and more than a billion iTunes, Steve Jobs is turning Apple Computer's attention to selling ... Microsoft Windows? That's one upshot of Apple's latest move, which will give the latest Macs the ability run the Windows operating system. The point isn't so much to pad Bill Gates' quarterly revenues, of course. It's to sell more Macs, particularly to people who worry about the Mac's incompatibility with Windows programs.
June 19, 2004 |
Mostly, it felt like a party, with martinis, couples on dates, loud music, the brandishing of cellphones and lots of animated talking. There were a few unusual notes: a line of people painting a very busy mural, two crestfallen young men stopped by guards as they tried to enter an art exhibition with an open bottle of wine. Even so, it was the kind of crowd not out of place at any hip Hollywood hangout. It was the second-ever art party at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a 7 p.m.