December 4, 2013 |
Tiger Woods seldom says much on Twitter despite having 3.7 million followers and being nudged by his girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, to tweet more often. "As far as her convincing me to tweet more, yes, she certainly has hinted that," Woods said Wednesday at Sherwood Country Club, site of his charity golf tournament that starts Thursday. Vonn, 29, tweets more frequently and has about 253,790 followers. "But I grew up in a different era and it's a little bit different for me," said Woods, 37. "I'm still a little bit old school.
December 2, 2013 |
You might wonder if Cardtorial's laser-burned "wood paper" cards really belong in a Handmade Holidays gift guide, given that they're machine-made. But hear founder Yvonne Leung's story, and you'll understand how she carries with her the spirit of this series. Leung said she used to burn and cut her designs into super-thin sheets of real wood using equipment at TechShop , a membership-based shared work studio. Then last year, she raised enough money on Kickstarter to buy her own laser cutter and handle her own fabrication in Southern California.
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November 27, 2013 |
In a step toward re-imagining the classic Southern California seaside, Newport Beach city leaders have agreed to thin out the number of fire rings that dot the city's shoreline and seek the installation of natural gas fire pits instead. Sixty concrete fire rings on the sand in Balboa Peninsula and Corona del Mar have delighted beachgoers for decades and frustrated neighbors as everything from pizza boxes to couches went up in smoke. But as related health concerns from the billowing smoke have increased, so has the push to rid the beach of the fire pits.
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November 26, 2013 |
Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that it would take inspectors more than a year to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. City staffers developed a plan to winnow out these so-called "soft" story wood-frame buildings among the 29,000 apartment buildings across the city that were built before 1978, Ifa Kashefi, chief of the engineering bureau...
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November 23, 2013 |
Newport Beach residents may soon be one step closer to roasting marshmallows beachside over natural gas-burning fire rings. On Tuesday, the city staff plans to recommend that the City Council approve participation in a pilot project with the South Coast Air Quality Management District to install natural gas fire rings in certain beach areas, while also removing some of the existing wood-fueled fire rings. Currently, 33 fire rings are arranged in the sand near the Balboa Pier and 27 at Corona del Mar State Beach.
November 22, 2013 |
Tiger Woods' upcoming charity golf tournament in Thousand Oaks will be the last in Southern California before moving to Windermere, Fla. The 18-player World Challenge invitational has been held annually since 2000 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. This year's event, scheduled for Dec. 5-8, features Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, defending champion Graeme McDowell and Woods competing for $1 million. But next fall, the tournament will move to Isleworth Golf & Country Club, the Tiger Woods Foundation announced Friday.
November 19, 2013 |
Golf's newest rule change comes a little too late for Tiger Woods. The U.S. Golf Assn. -- along with its British partner, the R&A -- has decided that a ball at rest "will not be deemed to have moved if that movement was not reasonably discernible to the naked eye at the time. " In other words, tournament officials cannot use high-def, super slo-mo video to determine if a ball moved as a player picked at adjacent twigs or other debris. Woods was penalized two strokes at the BMW Championship in September after he removed loose impediments from around his ball.
November 14, 2013 |
Pulpy dross of surpassing dumbness, "Charlie Countryman" takes the blender approach to mixing dark adventure, doofus comedy and pie-eyed romance, but forgets to put the lid on when pulsed. Scruffy emo-puppy Shia LaBeouf plays the title role, a young Chicagoan who hightails it to Bucharest after the death of his mother (Melissa Leo) and gets mixed up with Evan Rachel Wood's smoky-eyed, tough-girl cellist Gabi and her psychotic criminal husband Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen). The film starts with the thuddingly whimsical, showing us that Charlie can talk to the dead.
November 13, 2013 |
So, how does Tiger Woods feel about his girlfriend calling him a dork? Last week, skier Lindsey Vonn appeared on Katie Couric's talk show and told a national television audience that the world's top-ranked golfer is "dorky goofy" in private. Woods got a chance to respond during a CNN interview . "My teammates used to call me 'Urkel' back in college," he said. "I do have that little nerdy side of me. That's probably why I got into Stanford. " With the 2014 Sochi Olympics drawing near, Woods also talked about the differences between golf and downhill skiing.
November 12, 2013 |
I have seen the future of parody soft rock and their names are Tim Heidecker and Davin Wood. "Some Things Never Stay the Same," the duo's second album, overflows with thematic density, nuance, fake authenticity and heartfelt parodic cliché. Eleven songs about the thrill of drugs, the challenges of a life of crime and the dangers of weather patterns, the work resonates for a variety of reasons. The L.A.-based duo succeeds by mixing the best aspects of yacht rock, soft rock, boogie rock, meadow rock and country rock - but with the added urgency of gangsta rap. You can hear echoes of John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band's seminal work, Chris Gaines' unsung "In the Life of Chris Gaines" and Don Johnson's "Miami Vice"-era solo album, all of which combine to suggest an act in it for the proverbial long haul.