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  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • Neighbors at wit's end over unfinished rehab of house

    Neighbors at wit's end over unfinished rehab of house
    Q: I live in a well-kept, desirable neighborhood with median prices for houses around $300,000. In December 2011, a neighbor hired a contractor to replace windows and siding and do other work. By January 2012, all of the siding was removed and some...
  • Bidding farewell to technologies of yore

    Bidding farewell to technologies of yore
    Dear PalmPilot, I bet you didn't expect to hear from me. Or, really, to still exist. But there you are at the back of my desk, plugged into your cradle, fully charged and ready to spring into service in case it's ever 2006 again. I forgot to...
  • '24′ Creatives Discuss Movie Possibility, 'Live Another Day' Details

    Kiefer Sutherland wasn't afraid to admit he's "terrified" to begin production on Fox's "24" event series, "24: Live Another Day." The actor told journos at the Fox TCA session for the program, "I'm very nervous. Without patting ourselves on the back so...
  • 'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years on terrorism charges

    'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years on terrorism charges
    PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
  • Assemblyman Mike Gatto to use 'crowdsourcing' to craft new bill

    SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto said Monday he will introduce a bill next year on the state's probate code. However, what that bill is going to say is still to be determined -- not by the the assemblyman, but by online input. Gatto (D-Los Angeles)...
  • 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' To Close Off-Broadway

    'Becoming Dr. Ruth' To Close Off-Broadway
    Another show that transferred from Hartford to New York didn’t as well ar Hartford Stage's "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” which starred Bera Jo Rupp in the solo bio-show, received further development...
  • What would six Californias look like?

    What would six Californias look like?
    Since California's inception, its residents have been trying to break it apart. Wikipedia notes 220 such proposals since statehood in 1850.   More recently, supervisors in a handful of Northern California counties have passed secession resolutions....
  • Perdura la influencia de Jesús de Nazaret

    El mundo acaba de vivir otra Navidad e, imperceptiblemente, ha consolidado un poquito más la tradición cristiana. La vida del planeta, que ya entra en su año 2014, sigue girando alrededor de la fecha del supuesto nacimiento de Jesús de Nazaret. Y eso...
  • Gatto opens up 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to hear from you. The democratic legislator, whose 43rd Assembly District in part blankets Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and Montrose, is giving the ordinary Joe and Jane a unique opportunity to help craft...
  • Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics

    Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics
    Google has removed Rap Genius from the top of its search results after it was discovered that the popular music lyrics website was trying to trick the tech giant into giving it better search rankings. Now, when users search for "Rap Genius" on Google...
  • Gatto launches crowd-sourced 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is giving the ordinary Joe — and Jane — an opportunity to help craft legislation without having to run for office. Gatto, whose district includes Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge and Montrose, has...