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March 28, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Ever wanted to know what your dog was doing all day without having to set up a complicated video camera system? People Power, a Palo Alto software company, has released a mobile app that can easily turn an old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a security camera. The company's free app, Presence, makes it possible for users who have Wi-Fi to set up one Apple device as a video camera and another as a monitor. For instance, a dog owner could take an old iPhone, turn it into a camera and then watch the pooch on an iPad at work.
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December 2, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent. The motion-sensor camera had been set up on the banks of the Margaret River in the Kimberley area in May, intended to record freshwater crocodiles lured to the lens by food left in the vicinity, the Australian Broadcasting Co. reported Monday.
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NEWS
September 19, 1993 | Compiled by Iris Yokoi / Times community correspondent
The president of the Police Commission and Chief Willie L. Williams have endorsed a pilot project that would equip a few patrol cars with video cameras, a move that would implement a Christopher Commission recommendation. What do you think of this idea?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A man who complained he was struggling to breathe died in Los Angeles police custody last month after officers ignored his repeated pleas for help, according to multiple law enforcement sources who reviewed a video of the incident. Two officers transporting 26-year-old Jorge Azucena to an LAPD station were dismissive of his “numerous, numerous statements about trouble breathing and [needing] help,” said one source. At one point, an officer responded to Azucena with a quip along the lines of, “If you can talk, you can breathe,” the source said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1993 | JON NALICK
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in court a videotape is worth a lot more than that, Orange County sheriff's officials say. Six months ago, the Sheriff's Department decided to install video recorders in its entire patrol fleet, becoming one of the first law enforcement agencies in the nation to do so. Most of the cars have now been outfitted with the cameras, and so far the program is being hailed as a powerful tool in both the courtroom and out in the field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Navy officials are investigating a video camera discovered in the women's showers aboard a San Diego-based command ship. A female sailor discovered the wireless camera hidden in an air vent above a stall while she was showering April 14 on the Coronado. The camera's battery was dead, and searches of female berths, restrooms and showers did not reveal additional cameras or a receiver, spokesman Cmdr. Scott Gureck said.
NEWS
August 14, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Turns out Sony's Handycam video camera works even better than those X-ray vision glasses they used to advertise in the back of comic books. The camera, with the aid of a cheap filter, can see through people's clothing. Sony Corp. said it has stripped the feature off new versions of the camera. Shoppers were snapping up old versions after a story appeared about it in the Boston Globe.
NEWS
August 20, 1995 | from Associated Press
Fluctuations in the temperature of water seeping into the conduit of Old Faithful could be responsible for the changing intervals of the geyser's eruptions, a geologist said. In the first video probe of the park's best known thermal feature, Susan Kieffer, head of geological sciences at the University of British Columbia, recently lowered a specially designed video camera about 45 feet into the geyser's conduit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Sheriff's deputies are seeking a masked man who exposed himself to several women and used a video camera to record their responses, authorities said. The unidentified man "flashed" women at four locations in Santa Clarita on Thursday between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., sheriff's officials said. "He has a very distinct pattern," said Lt. Tim Peters of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station. "He drops his drawers and then uses his camera to record the expressions on their faces."
NEWS
August 25, 1991
As an early and enthusiastic proponent of the video camera as a time machine, I really enjoyed the story about the "video diary" Mina Johnson is making for her future family to watch 30 years from now ("Private Eyes," July 25). Making a video letter specifically meant to be viewed in the future is the most important thing you can do with a camera. Unconvinced? Well, suppose you were rummaging in the attic one day and found a dusty can of film. Inside was a short film made by your grandparents when they were in their early 20s, inviting you back to meet family and friends, visit where they lived and worked, take a tour of the city and the "old neighborhood," hear about some issues of the day and learn what they expected life in far-off 1991 to be like.
WORLD
October 17, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
The gunmen appear calm, almost nonchalant as they saunter through a Kenyan shopping mall firing automatic rifles. Terrified shoppers dive for cover as bullets streak by. Security camera video obtained by CNN from the Westgate mall in Nairobi provides chilling new details of the attack last month that claimed the lives of at least 67 civilians and soldiers and injured many more. During hours of video from the first day of a four-day siege, only four attackers are seen, all of them men, CNN reported . PHOTOS: Westgate mall attack A man lying in a pool of blood attempts to crawl to safety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | By Richard Winton
An LAPD officer was charged this week with assault under color of authority for kicking a handcuffed woman, who later died, in the groin during an arrest last year in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County district attorney charged LAPD Officer Mary O'Callaghan, 48, on Wednesday in connection with the July 22, 2012, incident that ended with the death of Alesia Thomas. O'Callaghan was one of several officers sent to Thomas' home in the 9100 block of South Broadway Avenue to investigate after she abandoned her children at a South L.A. police station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
Since joining the Los Angeles Police Commission last month, Steve Soboroff has been making calls to some of the city's deepest pockets, asking them to pony up the $1 million he says he needs to jump-start an ambitious project: Outfitting LAPD officers with small video cameras that would record their encounters with people. His unorthodox approach to fundraising for the Los Angeles Police Department has paid dividends and got its latest boost Tuesday when the Dodgers and members of the team's ownership group announced a $250,000 donation to the effort.
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September 10, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
Steve Soboroff did not wait long before making his presence felt in the Los Angeles Police Department. About 2 1/2 minutes into his opening remarks after he joined the city's Police Commission and was elected as its president, Soboroff called bluntly for the department to outfit officers with small video cameras that attach to their uniforms and would record potentially controversial encounters. The technology, he said, needed to be in place "soon. " And, by that, he said, "I mean within 18 months, not 18 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
“Unintended Consequences” - the most dramatic episode this season of HBO's “The Newsroom” - focuses on a tragedy in Africa that devastates associate producer Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill) and might, unintentionally, cripple the ACN cable network. First Amendment attorney Rebecca Halliday (Marcia Gay Harden) believes a multimillion-dollar lawsuit facing ACN hinges on Maggie's fragile state of mind. That's why Rebecca's nervous. “I'm fine,” insists Maggie. But her psyche is obviously shattered, as symbolized by spiky red hair replacing her lovely blond locks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Rapper Kanye West may like to be the focus of attention, but LAPD's Robbery Homicide Division is probably not what he had in mind. The elite Los Angeles police division that investigates high profile murders, robberies and sexual assaults is now handling the probe in an altercation between  Kanye West  and a photographer last Friday at  Los Angeles International Airport , said Cmdr. Andy Smith. West, who has long maintained a hostile stance toward the paparazzi and even rapped about his contempt for the media, was captured on video wrestling a paparazzo to the ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
"Eyewitness news" is starting to really be eyewitness news as the number of amateur video enthusiasts grows. According to the latest estimates, 39% of American homes with television sets also have videocassette recorders. In the wake of the VCR success, a video-camera boom is developing, particularly with the advent earlier this year of VHS and 8mm models that weigh less than five pounds. With prices expected to fall, those video "camcorders" should become even more popular.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
About a third of the city's police patrol cars have been fitted with video cameras, and by the first week of August all will carry the recording devices. Since last week, a technician from Crimtech Systems Inc. has been installing the video cameras, according to Lt. Houston Williams. So far, six patrol cars have been fitted with the device, he said. "It will be a psychological boost to both police officers and citizens," Williams said.
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