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  • Crib sheet: The 55 promises of Rahm Emanuel

     
    Typically, politicians stop making promises to voters and begin lowering expectations the moment the polls close on Election Day. "Big challenges lie ahead, and I'm hopeful that if we all work together ..." Which is what makes soon-to-be Mayor Rahm......
  • Opera review: Trimpin's 'The Gurs Zyklus' has its premiere at Stanford University

     
    Mark Swed reviews the premiere of Trimpin's opera built of contraptions, "The Gurs Zyklus," which had its premiere at Standford University Saturday....
  • Orange leaders revive Rybolt Park, but let Innovation Way East sit

     
    Orange County Commissioners voted two mega-developments down last year, but this morning, a more development-friendly board voted to allow one of them to come back up more quickly for another chance for approval. The projects, Innovation Way East and...
  • Gates Foundation offers $42 million in toilet grants

     
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants innovators to reinvent the toilet. After all, flush toilets are out of reach for a huge majority of the developing world. And yet, no other innovation has done more to save lives and......
  • Mark Cuban wants to end patents on software and business methods

     
    Tech entrepreneur/Larry O'Brien Trophy holder Mark Cuban is famously old-school when it comes to copyrights, probably because so much of his work has been in the creation or distribution of copyrighted material. But on Sunday he offered a much more...
  • Grandparent scam, inventions, disputes: Your weekly ScamWatch

     
    Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Grandparent scam – On the other end of the phone is the sound of desperation. A caller claiming to be the call recipient’s grandson says he......
  • Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of T-Mobile [Updated]

     
    Justice Department files suit to block AT&T takeover of T-Mobile: The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit seeking to block AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA, arguing that the blockbuster purchase would...
  • Project Gutenberg founder Michael S. Hart has died

     
    Michael S. Hart, the founder of free e-book provider Project Gutenberg, died Tuesday. He was 64....
  • 'Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings'

     
    In "Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings" by Phyllis Richardson, to be published Oct. 17 by Thames and Hudson, more than 40 living spaces, each less than 800 square feet, from around the world are featured. The focus is efficient use of a tiny...
  • Behind the laces: A closer look at Marty McFly's 2011 Nike Mag

     
    A closer look at the origin and details of the 2015 Nike Mag, the mythical self-lacing shoe from "Back to the Future Part II" and conversation with the key players....
  • What’s eating Orange charter schools?

     
    Despite the far smaller number of charter schools in Orange County (29 vs. 182 traditional public schools) three of ten D and F elementary and middle schools in the county this year are charters. The School Board this week got a chance to hear from...