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July 29, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall, Anh Do and Joseph Serna
The belligerent crowd poured onto Huntington Beach's Main Street at the surfing competition's conclusion near sundown, seemingly looking for trouble. They tipped over portable restrooms, the waste flowing into the roadway. They rocked a city pickup truck - a Huntington Beach logo plastered on its door panel - and threw traffic cones and wooden planks pulled from barricades at its windows after they failed to flip it. By the time the crowd reached the Easyrider bike shop Sunday night, pulling a stop sign from the ground and smashing it through the front window, employees had armed themselves with wrenches and bike seat posts.
July 16, 2013 | By Kate Mather
At least nine people were arrested in Oakland as a third night of demonstrations against the George Zimmerman verdict again grew violent, police said Tuesday. Unruly protesters broke windows Monday night, set off fireworks and lighted small fires along downtown streets, police said. Six men, two women and a male juvenile--most from outside Oakland--were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and vandalism, officer Johnna Watson of the Oakland Police Department said in a statement early Tuesday.
July 16, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Microsoft scored a nice little victory this week when the city of San Jose announced it had selected Office 365 over Google Apps. The contract is not huge, only about $2 million, but still, a win is a win.  Perhaps the better news for Microsoft, though, emerged in a conversation with Vijay Sammeta, San Jose's chief information officer. He was talking about the fact that the cloud-based Office 365 is a much-needed upgrade that will replace the current Office 2003 versions the city is using.  PHOTOS: Tablets under $200 He noted that most of the city is also still running on Windows XP, which Microsoft will stop supporting next year.
July 14, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
Protests in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman turned destructive in the Bay Area Saturday night. People marching through Oakland broke windows, spray painted cars and buildings and attempted to start fires, according to The Oakland Tribune. Footage from television helicopters caught demonstrators vandalizing a police squad car, the newspaper reported. One BART police car reportedly was spray painted and had its windows smashed. Demonstrations against the verdict were taking place across the country Saturday night.
July 11, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Considering that Steve Ballmer has been chief executive of Microsoft for more than a decade, it might sound strange to say this. But the sweeping reorganization announced Wednesday made it clear that Microsoft is now his company.  Whether that's for better or for worse, we'll see. PHOTOS: Top smartphones of 2013 But in the various memos and news releases, the company emphasized that while Windows remains crucial to its future, it's...
July 10, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
A tuft of poppies growing underneath a streetlight in the Hollywood Hills blasts unexpected color along the sidewalk, but the real surprise rests behind the tall ficus hedge, inside Judy Horton's 1925 cottage. When the garden designer and plant lover moved here in 2005, she knew she wanted to see her landscape from the interiors of the small rental. It is, she said, what drives her design process: gardening from the inside out. PHOTO GALLERY: Gardening from the inside out So before she planted anything, she stood inside every room in the cottage and looked out the windows and French doors.
July 8, 2013 | By Bob Pool
When he was a 17-year-old Marine on weekend leave, Hugh O'Brian made easy money washing the storefront windows on Hollywood Boulevard. It was 1943 and O'Brian would go up and down the 6600 block of the boulevard, earning extra cash for his labors - money he said he generally used to help pay for dates. But it was his fame as an actor that permanently cemented his relationship with this famous street. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated in 1960 - 6613 Hollywood Blvd., smack in the middle of the neighborhood where he once washed windows.
July 6, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
They captured a postwar Los Angeles of dignified church ladies and fancy society balls, of "Sugar" Ray Robinson at an Ojai training camp and Black Panthers at City Hall. Photographers Harry Adams, Charles Williams and Guy Crowder documented the city in the midst of social, political and cultural change as experienced by African American men and women whose lives were rarely reflected in the wider media. Many of those images are housed in the African American Photography Collection at Cal State Northridge's Institute for Arts & Media.
July 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Evidence that NHL general managers are tiptoeing through an often bewildering minefield of rules and regulations emerged during Peter Chiarelli's conference call. Chiarelli, the Boston Bruins' general manager, was talking about the seven-player blockbuster trade completed Thursday by Boston and Dallas. Going to the Stars were Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and prospect Ryan Button in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser. Late in the call, after a handful of questions about Seguin's maturity level, Chiarelli was asked if he was allowed to talk about the Bruins' pursuit of coveted free agent Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators.
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