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October 14, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman The 24 computers that line the walls of Net Caffe have been used by people with every level of computer experience. During the day, adults take advantage of the fax machine and printer, and they join in on classes on computer basics such as e-mailing and navigating the World Wide Web. After school and on weekends, however, the crowd is decidedly more tech-savvy. Teenagers surf and talk in chat rooms or hook up with friends to compete head-to-head on Counter-Strike, Medal of Honor and more.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
For Larry King, the death of Osama bin Laden provided an awakening. The veteran talk show host had been nudged toward the door by CNN in 2010 after 25 years of interviewing such titans as Frank Sinatra, Tom Cruise and Barack Obama. After that, King had been giving inspirational speeches in far-flung countries, doing an occasional stand-up comedy routine and taping a few TV specials for CNN. One was supposed to run on a Sunday in May 2011. King had dinner guests over that night for a viewing party.
NEWS
May 3, 2012
The Glendale City Council accepted $23,778 in federal funding to pay for equipment that will allow Glendale police detectives to more effectively investigate computer and Internet-related crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice issues grants to local police agencies to improve public safety and reduce crime. Police have used similar grants in the past to purchase “less lethal” weapon technology, training supplies, tactical equipment, digital evidence photography systems and update computer equipment.
NEWS
June 9, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- The opportunities the Internet offers to small business owners will be the focus of a free seminar on June 16 hosted by state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale). "How to Expand Your Small Business Using the Internet" will be presented by Kent J. Burnes at the breakfast meeting to be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the The Castaway restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road in Burbank. The seminar will cover topics such as online marketing and securing credit card sales.
NEWS
September 7, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- A local digital entertainment company will keep only a handful of its 80 workers after announcing layoffs that will start by week's end, officials said. "We will retain a small staff to support our creative endeavors," DreamWorks SKG spokeswoman Vivian Mayer said of POP.com, which was started less than a year ago. The site, whose content was to be a mix of live action and animation produced exclusively for the Internet, was backed by DreamWorks founder Steven Spielberg and Imagine Entertainment head Ron Howard.
NEWS
May 31, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- A bill by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) that would require age verification for tobacco purchases made over the Internet has been passed by the Assembly with a 52-17 vote. Frommer introduced the bill after his staff successfully purchased tobacco over the Internet using the name of a 2-year-old girl. No age verification was required, Frommer said. "More and more kids are using the Internet to get around the ban on purchasing cigarettes," Frommer said in a statement.
NEWS
October 13, 2000
Judy Seckler TEXAS -- Parents with children who are not performing well and unmotivated by school can get help on the Internet. A free checklist developed by Michael Whitley, a child psychologist, describes 18 characteristics of an "underachiever" and can help pinpoint a child's problems in school. To view the checklist log onto www.greatstudent.com. A special report titled "Why Smart Kids Make Bad Grades," explaining why these problems exist can be found at the same site.
NEWS
August 30, 2002
Legislation that would crack down on people selling cigarettes to children over the Internet won support from both houses of Congress with a 51-15 vote. The bill now requires the approval of Gov. Gray Davis. Introduced by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale), AB 1830 would prohibit sales of tobacco products online without age verification. "More and more kids are using the Internet to purchase cigarettes," Frommer said in a press release.
NEWS
November 5, 1999
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE -- Glendale-based DreamWorks SKG is joining forces with Imagine Entertainment to create POP.com, a company that will broadcast Internet-only programming. Broadcasts, to be launced in the spring, will be a mix of live events and animation. Some features will include video segments under six minutes, which the company is calling "pops." All programs will be interactive, and users will be able to create their own pops. The best submissions will be rewarded with development contracts with DreamWorks and Imagine.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 15, 2008
GLENDALE — Bob Hope Airport, hoping to better suit the needs of modern travelers, is considering offering free high-speed Internet. But the plan could be derailed by a struggling economy and sagging passenger figures. At the Oct. 6 Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority meeting, Commissioner Carl Povilaitis asked staff members to research the viability of providing free Internet throughout the airport, including the legal ramifications of terminating contracts with the three current providers.
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December 11, 2013
This week, 27-year-old Glendale resident Karen Kazaryan was sentenced to five years in federal prison for hacking into the accounts of hundreds of female victims and coercing them to send naked pictures of themselves to him. U.S. District Judge George H. King called Kazaryan a “cyber-terrorist,” and sentencing papers from prosecutors outline his goals when he gained access into the Facebook, email and Skype accounts of his victims: “to get...
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By Alexandra Duncan and Sameea Kamal | November 29, 2013
In his home in Los Angeles among several wood and porcelain cat statuettes, 85-year-old Jerome Joseph sat next to his modest collection of about 100 books and his cat, Takei, which he describes as the best cat in L.A. His small cache at home belies the estimated 100,000 volumes in his shop on Brand Boulevard in Glendale. Joseph opened Brand Bookshop 27 years ago with his business partner, Larry Mullen, a science fiction enthusiast who suggested the idea back when bookstores were still thriving.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andy Klein and By Andy Klein | September 27, 2013
As the title suggests, “Don Jon,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt's debut feature as a writer/director, centers on a stud. Gordon-Levitt stars as a working-class man from New Jersey who beds whomever he wants and yet still remains unsatisfied with his love life. No matter how many beautiful women he sleeps with, he needs something more, and so far his only true fulfillment has come from cyber-three-ways between him, his hand, and his laptop. Yes, his name is Jon, and he's a porn addict. Such an affliction has doubtless existed since the dawn of time but until the advent of the Internet, you were less likely to encounter it. But what used to require both effort and money to acquire now streams into your house at no cost.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
For Larry King, the death of Osama bin Laden provided an awakening. The veteran talk show host had been nudged toward the door by CNN in 2010 after 25 years of interviewing such titans as Frank Sinatra, Tom Cruise and Barack Obama. After that, King had been giving inspirational speeches in far-flung countries, doing an occasional stand-up comedy routine and taping a few TV specials for CNN. One was supposed to run on a Sunday in May 2011. King had dinner guests over that night for a viewing party.
NEWS
May 3, 2012
The Glendale City Council accepted $23,778 in federal funding to pay for equipment that will allow Glendale police detectives to more effectively investigate computer and Internet-related crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice issues grants to local police agencies to improve public safety and reduce crime. Police have used similar grants in the past to purchase “less lethal” weapon technology, training supplies, tactical equipment, digital evidence photography systems and update computer equipment.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 20, 2012
For years, Chris and Jennifer Davis have given their students the task of interviewing senior family members as part of an oral history project for the couple's humanities class at Clark Magnet High School. But the cheap recorders used to collect the audio data were increasingly insufficient. So earlier this month, Chris Davis turned to the nonprofit website donorschoose.org , where he posted a request for eight, high-quality digital recorders and a description of how they would be used.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2012
A handful of Clark High School students dressed in formal business attire had a meeting with the commander of the joint anti-corruption task force in Afghanistan - over video conference. Sixteen-year-old Greg Grigoryan, who arranged the call for the school's Geopolitics Club, said he's been a fan of Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster since watching him on “Charlie Rose” in 2008. From his hub in Afghanistan, McMaster explained the military's stance on the war. “Our forces here are engaged in an enemy that is the enemy of all civilized people,” he began.
NEWS
February 3, 2012
I am so sorry to hear that “City Views” is no longer published. I feel awful for people who don't have Internet, especially retired seniors. Even me, I don't and can't read well on the screen of computer. I understand there is budget problem. But I do believe that we should still issue this flier, for this might be the only one to reach those who don't have Internet or computer. These people certainly do have the right to know what is going on in our society. How can they participate without knowing the events or issues?
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By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times | August 28, 2011
Internet and phone service has been sporadic Sunday for thousands of Southern California homes and businesses after one of the area's largest providers, Time Warner Cable, experienced outages, the Los Angeles Times reports . The problem began just before 7 a.m., according to Jim Gordon, a Time Warner spokesman. "Our engineers are working to deploy a fix," Gordon said. The company's television service did not appear to be affected. Gordon said Time Warner was still investigating the problem.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | August 15, 2011
Residents who have not been able to attend meetings to share ideas on Burbank long-range planning guide have instead turned to the Internet to be heard, officials say. The online site for the Burbank 2035 master plan, burbanktownhall.com , has generated at least 2,050 visitors since it launched June 20, said Tracy Streinkruger, a senior planner in the city's planning and transportation division. “We have 115 registered users, and I expect many other persons have, at least, viewed the site but opted not to participate,” she said.
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