1969: The First Whisper Of The Internet

With the world so interconnected by the internet today, it’s hard to appreciate that just a half-century ago it didn’t even exist.  In fact, social media, your favorite news sites, even the word “online” wouldn’t exist if it
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Russian Pirozhki, Served West Coast Style

What happens when you combine a traditional Russian food with an American classic? Igor Avramenko, an émigré who lives in Los Angeles, may have discovered the answer in 2015 when he began selling pirozhki (rolls filled with a variety of fillings) from a shiny 1964 Airstream Bambi trailer. “Airstream has always represented (more...)

13 Killed in California Tour Bus Crash

A tour bus traveling along a California highway slammed into a tractor-trailer early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring at least 31 others. The bus, operated by USA Holiday, was returning to Los Angeles from the Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California, Jim Abele, a chief of the California Highway Patrol (more...)

Two Shot Dead on University Campus in California

VOA News Two people were shot dead Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles, prompting authorities to temporarily lock down the campus. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck says the shooting was a murder-suicide. He described both victims as male adults. Authorities say reports of a shooting near an engineering studies (more...)

DNA, Like You’ve Never Heard It

Michael Gallant Rie Takahashi, a young scientist from Los Angeles, has discovered an unexpected new tool that can help anyone, anywhere, begin to understand the hidden secrets of human genetics — the iPod. “In my junior year at the University of California, Los Angeles, I took a seminar that (more...)

PHL17 to air “Live from the Oscars”

by The stars! The gowns! The glamour! On March 2, PHL17 will bring viewers to one of the most anticipated Hollywood events, “Live From The Oscars®” a live 90-minute pre-show special from the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Produced (more...)

More Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud Ring

A massive case of organized tax and bank fraud culminated with the unsealing of four federal grand jury indictments accusing 55 people of participating in one or more illicit schemes, including the theft of more than 2,000 identities that were used to claim more than $20 (more...)

Sixteen Jesuit Priests Ordained This Month

Society of Jesus Celebrates First Ordinations since Election of Jesuit Pope Nearly three months after the historic election of the first Jesuit Pope, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 16 new priests this month in the United States. Ordination (more...)

Japanese Students Visit California to Say Thanks

By Christopher S. Johnson U.S. Navy Public Affairs The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana hosted the Tomodachi in San Diego 2013 event at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on March 26 to provide an opportunity to thank the sailors and Marines who provided humanitarian aid during the (more...)

Shipping Lane Changes Aim to Protect Whales off California Coast

Busy shipping lanes off the California coast, including routes that cross three national marine sanctuaries, will be adjusted to protect endangered whales from ship strikes. In November 2012, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which governs shipping worldwide, announced it had adopted three proposals to improve navigational safety (more...)

Martian Geography Bears Marks of Tectonic Plates

Earth’s crust is composed of seven tectonic plates, which shift, collide and occasionally cause earthquakes. The surface of Mars is composed of similar structures, a NASA/University of California-Los Angeles geologist reports in an August publication, and may be subject to some of the same hazards. “Mars is (more...)

Ray Bradbury Нas Inspired Generations of Readers to Dream & Think

On Wednesday, June 5, 2012 Ray Bradbury left this world at the age of 91 after a long illness. He lived in Los Angeles. His official site reported: " In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury has inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A (more...)

Whitney Houston: “I’m Either My Best Friend Or My Worst Enemy”

" The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy,'' Whitney Houston told ABC's Diane Sawyer in a 2002 interview Terrible news from Los Angeles: american singer and actress Whitney Houston has found died at the age of 48. She was staying at the Beverly Hilton (more...)

Israeli Facilities In North America Are On High Alert

ABC News reported: "Israeli facilities in North America – and around the world – are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase." "We predict that the threat on our sites around the (more...)

Golden Globe Film Awards 2012

The actress Meryl Streep was named the best actress in a film drama with her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" at the Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles. Silent-era film "The Artist" leads this year's Baftas with 12 nominations. For (more...)

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