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  • Local Voices North: March 27 edition

    Local Voices North: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Niles and Evanston. The influence of dolls This is in response to "Barbie, Lammily and body images" (Perspective, March 13), by Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist and the author of "The Power of Glamour." I had...
  • For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement

    For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement
    Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby. "This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago....
  • TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'

    TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'
    "None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
  • Burbank woman wages fight against alleged identity thief

    Burbank woman wages fight against alleged identity thief
    Burbank resident Jennifer Smith works three jobs and, for the most part, tried to pinch pennies as much as she could. And for that, her credit was nearly flawless. At least that was the case until several weeks ago, when an alleged thief opened...
  • Workplace Prank Led To Multimillion-Dollar Business

    Workplace Prank Led To Multimillion-Dollar Business
    GLASTONBURY — The same fevered imagination brought the world a blue gingham inflatable ice-holding tray for outdoor picnics, obnoxious magnetic bumper stickers and an oversized ceramic mug shaped like a toilet. "Our toilet mug, I think, it defines...
  • Pasadena mobile games developer Industrial Toys raises $5 million

    Pasadena mobile games developer Industrial Toys raises $5 million
    Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners. As part of the financing, the Pasadena company is also announcing the launch of its first title, "Midnight Star," which will be available this...
  • Krall dips into the long-ago past

    Krall dips into the long-ago past
    It's a bit of technology whose name might elicit a puzzled look from millennials, and it sounded — scratchily — over the phone from Diana Krall's apartment. Those familiar with the history of vinyl will know that 78 rpm records, or 78s,...
  • Audit finds guitars, plane tickets among $255,000 of improper purchases on state credit cards

    Audit finds guitars, plane tickets among $255,000 of improper purchases on state credit cards
    Four Maryland employees made about $255,000 in improper purchases — including guitars, plane tickets and toy soldiers — with state credit cards intended for business spending, a state audit of the program found. The audit concluded that...
  • Burbank couple honored for saving boy who fell from window

    Burbank couple honored for saving boy who fell from window
    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday honored a Burbank couple who saved a 3-year-old boy — using a box spring and some quick thinking — when he plunged out a third-story window last month. Jennifer and Konrad Lightner were moving out of their...
  • Arthur Rankin Jr. made our holidays a little more animated

    Arthur Rankin Jr., the Rankin of Rankin/Bass Productions, makers of holiday specials and sundry other animated goods, died Jan. 30, age 89, in Bermuda, where he had lived for many years, under the tropical rule of Heat Miser. That for many of you the...
  • Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album

    Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album
    "Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon. The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren. His remix is just one of...