January 3, 1998 |
California drivers who want to personalize their license plates now have a way to find out quickly whether the name or clever saying they have in mind has already been taken, the state Resources Agency announced Friday. The agency, which uses money from "vanity" plates to pay for environmental programs, has created a World Wide Web site with the Department of Motor Vehicles, enabling Internet users to search a database of 1.6 million existing personalized plates. At the Web site, http://plates.
HOME & GARDEN
October 6, 2005 |
IN an announcement about the opening of the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, I recently referred to spiders as insects. It brought this response from a reader in Whittier: "Spiders are not insects! Insects have six legs. " The reader is correct. Spiders have eight legs. Although insects and spiders are both arthropods, spiders belong to a distinct class, Arachnida . Unfortunately, the term became known almost exclusively as a root for a word concerning the pathological fear of spiders: arachnophobia.
December 2, 2000
To hear Friday's U.S. Supreme Court hearing, join a discussion about the case and get the latest news on the recount in Florida, go to: http://www.latimes.com/deci sion2000. Here are some other Internet resources about the disputed election and the legal issues at stake: * U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ * U.S. Constitution: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/sen ate/constitution/toc.html * Florida Constitution and election statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.
August 13, 1999
BET Holdings Inc., owner of Black Entertainment Television, unveiled a Web site aimed at the black community that will offer e-mail, instant messaging and chat features as well as links to other Web sites. BET said the venture will receive $35 million in backing from its four partners: Microsoft Corp.; USA Networks Inc.; the U.S. arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.; and AT&T Corp.'s Liberty Digital, the online media company run by cable magnate John Malone. Liberty holds a 34% stake in BET.
April 16, 2000 |
Just as California offers more vacation options than rush-hour taillights on the San Diego Freeway, cyberspace is jammed with thousands of commercial, nonprofit and personal Web sites peddling the joys of traveling in the Golden State. Here's a sampling of bookmark-worthy examples, encompassing everything from San Francisco shopping to San Bernardino ski slopes. California Office of Tourism (www.gocalif.
October 26, 1998 |
At Autobytel.com's semiannual meeting with some of its top car-dealer customers in Sedona, Ariz., which continues today, General Motors Corp.'s recently unveiled car-selling Web site will be a major topic of discussion, according to the Irvine company's president. The car maker's site is designed to get customers the best price by having dealers bid against each other for the business.