January 21, 2013 |
[This post has been updated from its original version. It originally spelled the poet's name "Bianco," not "Blanco. "] If President Obama had been casting about through American history for the ideal poet to deliver his inaugural "Song of Ourselves," he could do no worse at this juncture than Walt Whitman. The booming American icon didn't just have a gift for ferreting out the things that make all Americans, indeed all humans, the same regardless of accidents of birth or upbringing -- he had a way of inspiring people to be better than they think they are, to see the puny nature of our differences and work together to appreciate the wonders of democracy.
January 17, 2013 |
Last month, the Los Angeles Times sat down with Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, to discuss her first 15 months on the job. The story from that interview ran earlier this month . The interview came just a few weeks after HP announced that it had uncovered a massive accounting fraud at Autonomy, the British software company it acquired in 2011. When the Autonomy acquisition was announced in August 2011, Leo Apotheker was still CEO and Whitman was on the HP board. The controversy over that deal and its hefty price tag, coupled with an announcement that HP was thinking about selling its PC business (known as the Personal Systems Group, or PSG)
January 5, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Had things gone differently, Meg Whitman might today be governor of California, fighting to turn around one of the country's most financially troubled state governments. Instead, having lost her bid for that office in November 2010, she finds herself head of Hewlett-Packard Co., struggling to fix one of the high-tech industry's most troubled giants. Save HP or California. It's hard to say which is the tougher job. It sometimes seems as if just about everything that could go wrong at HP has gone wrong in recent years.
December 2, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today John Krasinski; Ian McKellan; Michael Bublé; Paloma Faith performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Neil Patrick Harris; Ian McKellen; a performance from Broadway's “Jersey Boys.” (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Connie Britton; Ivanka Trump.
September 8, 2012 |
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has become such an enormous global franchise - the action figures! the movies! the short-lived breakfast cereal! - that it's easy to forget that it began life in the early 1980s as little more than a goof. Kevin Eastman was messing around with his friend and fellow artist Peter Laird, just doodling to pass the time, and came up with a sketch of a masked turtle, twin nunchaku at the ready. Even the title they came up with - "ENMV0002398"> "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - sounded like what it was: a joke told between fanboys.
August 27, 2012 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - She may have lost her bid for California governor in epic fashion, blowing a record fortune and growing increasingly less popular as the campaign wore on. The company she's now running just reported a loss of $8.86 billion, a quarterly record, and earlier this year announced plans to lay off 27,000 people. But the sun still shines brightly on Meg Whitman as far as Mitt Romney, her friend and business mentor, is concerned. In a pre-convention interview with Politico, the GOP nominee-to-be said his Cabinet would be chock full of private-sector experience, "citing Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard as a model for female leaders he would like to surround himself with.