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  • L.A.'s 'Music Man' Selling Rare Collection Worth Millions

    L.A.'s 'Music Man' Selling Rare Collection Worth Millions
    LOS ANGELES -- He's been L.A.'s go-to guy for music for almost a half a century and now 'Music Man Murray' is selling his rare collection. Since the age of 16, Murray Gershenz has been collecting LPs, 45s, 78s, CDs, cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes. His...
  • From Canyon To Cove: Hollywood discovers documentary filmmaker

    From Canyon To Cove: Hollywood discovers documentary filmmaker
    After nearly 50 years of toiling in relative obscurity, Laguna Beach documentary filmmaker Greg MacGillivray has finally gotten Hollywood's attention — big time. After MacGillivray Freeman Films announced it had crossed the $1 billion mark in...
  • On Theater: Buzz for this vintage satire-modern comedy

    When Thomas Edison electrified America in 1882, he hardly could have known the benefits his invention would have for mankind. And, as it turned out, womankind. South Coast Repertory is presenting an exhilarating example of the latter achievement with...
  • Family Travel 5: Five ideas for multigenerational trips

    Family Travel 5: Five ideas for multigenerational trips
    Summer is a fine time for grandparents to get away with their loved ones. Here are five places the generations can gather. 1. Return to Africa. More than 30 years ago, Montanan Maxey Megrue and her now-late husband traveled to Tanzania. This year, she...
  • A Green Car for Every Driver

    A Green Car for Every Driver
    Not long ago, carmakers were touting hydrogen as the silver bullet for energy independence and environmental redemption. But massive roadblocks to building the hydrogen highway forced automakers to follow detours to other green technologies. Just as no...
  • Learning with a jolt of fun

    NEWPORT BEACH — Mariners Elementary School second-graders came up with answers for who "invented" electricity — Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, they responded — but the question turned out to be a trick. A learning trick, that is....
  • Green Wheels: "Nuclear Cars" Have Reactors on Board

    Green Wheels:  "Nuclear Cars" Have Reactors on Board
    Jesse Berst of the Center for Smart Energy points out that if Thomas Edison came back from the grave he'd find our electric grid pretty much just as he left it. I'd add that Henry Ford (Edison's bosom buddy) would find our cars recognizable, too: Four...
  • Was Jobs an Edison for our time?

    Was Jobs an Edison for our time?
    The death of Steve Jobs has renewed comparisons to another great innovator who died 80 years ago this month -- Thomas Edison. But there are important differences between the two men. In the 80 years between their deaths, consumers came to dominate the...
  • Innovator for the ages rests in good company

    Innovator for the ages rests in good company
    Few Americans have had as profound an impact on the culture as Steve Jobs, but 3 trailblazers come to mind. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a unique combination of creative innovator and savvy businessman. He revolutionized how everyday Americans lived...
  • Food, wine share spotlight with historic Florida setting

    Food, wine share spotlight with historic Florida setting
    In the list of favorite things here in Postcards land, food and wine rank close to the top, along with the ever-popular "road trip that requires a day out of the office." All of those elements come together Friday through next Sunday at the 5th Annual...
  • Mcfadden, Bethel girls relay earn Group AAA state titles in track and field

    The Peninsula District has an individual state track champion and a relay winner. Daniel Mcfadden of Heritage won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.0 and his teammate, Jamar Bateman, finished sixth in the event at Saturday's Virginia High School...
  • Verde Laguna: Lighting the way to energy efficiency

    When you read that, starting Jan. 1, the 100-watt bulb is fading away due to its inefficiencies, you may think, "there they go again, now Congress wants to dictate which light bulb I can use." The answer is yes and no. In 2007, President George W....