| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Monday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 11 lucky people will get to find out how a dropping ball feels.
The New Year's Eve celebration at the fairgrounds won't feature a ball drop like the one in Times Square, but there will be a plummeting object of a...
| Aug 2, 2012
Your Klout score tells you how influential you are on social media. But why isn't there a score to tell you how smart you are on social media?
Far from official but hopefully useful, I'd like to introduce to you my own scoring system: The SMIQ, or social...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:53 AM
An app recently launched by the company that owns Orlando's Fashion Square Mall makes finding a movie and your favorite store easier for mobile device owners.
Mall owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) launched the iOS and Android...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Kevin Systrom was working behind a hissing espresso machine at Palo Alto's Caffé del Doge in the spring of 2006 when Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg approached the counter with a puzzled look on his face. The previous summer Zuck had taken Systrom to...
| Aug 30, 2012
The Winnetka beach is a teal-colored sheet of glass, sailboats gliding along the horizon. The shimmering water is 73 degrees, and the lifeguard's ponytail dances in a summer breeze.
Meredith Lovell's three children dash into the water with their friends...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Employees of Keller Williams Realty offices in Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge are enlisting in an effort to send donations to military personnel serving our country abroad.
The public is asked to bring donations such as personal-care items...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The USC Trojan Guild of Los Angeles welcomed Glendale resident Richard H. Dekmejian, professor of political science and director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC, as its guest speaker at the first fall meeting on Oct. 4 in the Davidson...
| Oct 25, 2012
In 1990 the writer Mark O'Brien contributed an article for the literary magazine The Sun called "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate." A survivor of childhood polio, the substantially disabled O'Brien spent much of his sleeping and waking hours confined to an...
| Oct 27, 2012
"The revolution has succeeded and it's been televised," says Michael McCarty, sitting over a plate of heirloom tomatoes with burrata on the patio of his Santa Monica restaurant, Michael's. "Five-year-olds are watching 'Top Chef' now."
And the next...
| Jun 14, 2012
We talk often about how the Chicago Tribune works in print and on our formal website. But two recent weekends also highlight our regular social media presence.
For the NATO weekend, we staffed a 24-hour social media desk Friday morning to Monday night to...
| Jun 14, 2012
What's that they say about never judging a book by its cover?
Foursquare got an update last week, and based on all the teasing the company was doing on its Twitter account with the hashtag #allnew4sq, I think I speak for the entire social media...