April 12, 2011 |
You're a tech start-up with no money but you need an office. Coloft in Santa Monica is emerging as a solution, offering shared work spaces, office equipment — and valuable intangibles. "It's sort of like a real-life social network," said Coloft co-founder Cameron Kashani. "We've got the printer, scanner, fax, Wi-Fi, fridge, microwave, coffee. But that's not the reason people come here. People come here because of the community, because of the other people that are here. " And, on any given weekday, a walk into Coloft offers up a taste of the L.A.-area's start-up scene, with entrepreneurs working side by side, sometimes offering each other advice and occasionally even collaborating on projects.
January 21, 2007 |
"I don't have to wait for inspiration," says artist Chuck Close in his spacious studio in Lower Manhattan. "I always say that inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. Work kicks open doors. In the process of doing something, other things occur to you, and you end up where you didn't plan to be." Close, 66, hadn't planned to be a printmaker, but here he is surrounded by prints and proofs and plans for more prints.
April 15, 2014 |
Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers suffered a continual string of injuries, the worst in Vitti's 30 years as their trainer. A few days before his 60th birthday, Vitti sat down with The Times for a candid interview on how Kobe Bryant will look next season, why the Lakers were ailing all season and the recent outbursts of angry Lakers fans.
February 10, 2012
HAPPY HOUR Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub 8911 W. Sunset Blvd. 4-7 p.m. Friday (310) 360-1400 'SINGLES' SCREENING '90s party at Cinefamily 611 N. Fairfax Ave. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, $12 Cinefamily.org HOMOEROTIC V-DAY READING Workspace Gallery 2601 Pasadena Ave. 6-9 p.m. Sunday Workspace2601.com CONCERT Robin Thicke Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. 8 p.m. Tuesday, $50-$75 Goldenvoice.com V-DAY DINNER Caulfield's Beverly Hills 9360 Wilshire Blvd.
March 19, 1990 |
When Doug Patton and his 12-person design firm were chosen by Apple Computer Corp. to design a new kind of high-technology office, they ascended into industrial design heaven. Like other small industrial design consultants, Costa Mesa-based Patton Design makes its living improving the form and function of products ranging from computers to stereos to medical devices.
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September 19, 2010 |
Michael Butcher has applied for at least 25 jobs since injuries he suffered in Iraq forced him to leave the Army three years ago. "I was even turned down by McDonald's," said the 29-year-old San Diego native. The military is known for developing leadership, adaptability, loyalty and teamwork. But Butcher said when he tells employers he needs time off to see therapists for post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury, they don't call back. "They think you are mental," he said.