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  • Mike Kelley's riveting adolescent stage

     Mike Kelley's riveting adolescent stage
    By 1991, Mike Kelley had emerged as a crucial artist in Los Angeles, at the head of a pack that had pushed into prominence in the previous decade. His riveting sculptures reassembled from ratty stuffed animals, crocheted dolls and other tattered...
  • Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

    For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. The market logged its longest losing streak in two months, and extended a sell-off that began last week. After biotechnology and internet stocks pulled the market lower...
  • Tablets and apps for children are on the rise

    Tablets and apps for children are on the rise
    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
  • Ray W. Kauffman, industrial shop owner, dies at 88

    Ray W. Kauffman, industrial shop owner, dies at 88
    Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ray...
  • Hatfield toymaker looks to "Family Guy" for inspiration

     
    K’Nex Brands, the Hatfield-based toymaker announced it is now making a line of its building toys patterned after the Fox animated series "Family Guy." K’Nex, a company that makes popular building sets and is the only construction toy company...
  • 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...
  • 'Skylanders Swap Force' brings game characters into the real world

    GamerHub.tv Activision and Toys for Bob will unleash the fourth installment of the bestselling Skylanders franchise October 5 with "Skylanders Trap Team." The new video game and toy hybrid will allow kids to pull characters out of the digital world and...
  • Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]

    Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]
    In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
  • Tucson toddler's remains found in backyard toy chest; parents charged

    Tucson toddler's remains found in backyard toy chest; parents charged
    Cleaners at a vacant home in Tucson found the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy in a backyard toy chest, leading to the arrest of the toddler’s parents this week. Martin Raymond Barreras, 45, and Raquel Marcela Barreras, 39, were both charged...
  • Concerts

      **************** March 10, 2014 - Burbank, CA - Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheatre and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are...
  • Mattel Wins Battle Over Rights to 'Masters of the Universe'

    A federal judge has sided with Mattel in its claim that it fully owns the rights to "Masters of the Universe," despite a writer's contention that his work on four comics packaged with the action figures entitled him to an ownership interest in the...