| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Costa Mesa hotels will have to pay a fine if they attract an "excessive" amount of police attention under a new law aimed at properties run by what one City Council member referred to as "slumlords."
Under the ordinance approved Tuesday, motels and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The long-anticipated Beats Music service, from veteran music executive Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre, is on the launch pad, with AT&T touting a new family plan.
Beats Music, set to launch on Jan. 21, will vie with Pandora, Spotify and Apple's iTunes...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:35 PM
About a decade after annexation discussions began with the Glen Oak Country Club, Glen Ellyn officials are closer than ever to reaching an agreement with the facility.
The latest hang up, however, involves a request from Glen Oak for a special water...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In a canvas tent in the Himalayan foothills, where winter breaths drifted in the twilight, Tibetan monks, their feet dangling from benches, watched a pirated copy of "Titanic." The diminutive men, camped along a rutted road leading to the Dalai Lama's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
More cell phone users are turning their handsets into radios, with half of all smartphone users streaming music on the devices.
Around 52% of smartphone owners used their devices to access apps like Pandora in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from 41%...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Internet music service Rdio is now letting people in the U.S. access its 20-million-song library on the Web without paying -- though those users will hear ads.
The change is part of a deal announced last year in which terrestrial radio company...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers -- better known as ASCAP -- turns 100 on Feb. 13.
The performing rights organization reportedly got its start when operetta composer Victor Herbert ("Babes in Toyland") overheard a piece of his...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Chernin Group, the media company headed by former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin, announced Monday it has acquired a majority stake in anime video-streaming site Crunchyroll -- which TCG will use as an anchor to expand into different genres.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:15 AM
While the Acura ILX is a forgettable car, thin competition makes the Hybrid version worth a look for anyone who values mileage over performance and lushness.
I touched briefly on the ILX Hybrid in my review of the 2013 ILX (see the review), and our...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Spotify free riders, get ready to rejoice. An ad-supported version of Spotify's mobile music-streaming service reportedly will be unveiled next week.
Bloomberg says the Swedish company will announce a free version of its mobile service in New York...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Pandora has added a new alarm clock feature to the Apple iOS version of its mobile app to give users another reason to keep using its app and not Apple's iTunes Radio.
For the last few years, Pandora has been the unquestioned king of Internet radio, but...