In Other News

GPS going in circles? El Segundo firm tasked with predicting interference above Earth

By Sandy Mazza|

Space telescope that will peer into galaxies past nears final tests in Redondo Beach

Two of the three main pieces that make up the world’s next most powerful space telescope were just integrated into one massive, shiny, strange assemblage in Redondo Beach. The custom-designed

By Sandy Mazza|


  • Air quality

    LA, Long Beach ports’ plan to clean up air pollution will cost as much as $14 billion

    Declaring it the largest environmental investment ever undertaken by a cargo complex to wean itself off diesel dependency, Los Angeles and Long Beach port officials Wednesday unveiled their Clean Air Action Plan update, with a price tag that could reach $14 billion. The latest installment in a decadelong effort to cut down pollution along the...

    Rachel Uranga

  • Politics

    US finalizing plans to revamp cyber command

    WASHINGTON >> After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation’s military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America’s ability to wage cyber war against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. officials. Under the plans, U.S. Cyber Command would eventually be split off from the intelligence-focused National Security Agency. Details are still being worked out,...

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press|

  • Artificial intelligence

    Esri joins with Microsoft in embracing artificial intelligence

    Redlands tech company Esri is a part of a huge artificial intelligence initiative announced this week by Microsoft. Esri and Microsoft are collaborating on grants to make their resources available to conservationists to process data from wetlands and other endangered locations, according to a news release. Esri is wrapping up its annual User Conference in San Diego, which attracts leading tech companies from around the world, especially those that deal with mapping. Esri’s...

    Fielding Buck

  • Children's entertainment

    Free Union Station Summer Train Fest celebrates golden age of rail travel

    Journey through railway history at the Union Station Summer Train Fest, which rolls into Los Angeles’ historic downtown venue Saturday. The free family event brings together a collection of rare 20th-century engines and rail cars, model train displays and a Kids Zone (courtesy of Griffith Park Travel Town), plus live music from harmonicist Ross...

    Sandra Barrera

  • Technology

    Spokeo connects investigators to a wealth of records, social media data

    Criminal investigations are typically built on data — lots of it. Investigators sift through a slew of databases to locate potential suspects. They check court records, birth and death certificates, names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, property listings, divorce papers … the list goes on. Needless to say, all of that digging takes time. 12 billion-plus records But Spokeo, a Pasadena-based...

    Kevin Smith

  • Transportation technology

    In ‘Kitty Hawk moment,’ Hyperloop One aces first test run of experimental mass transit system

    Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One took a victory lap Wednesday, announcing the first successful full-scale test of a clean-energy, mass-transit Hyperloop system in the Nevada desert. In what the young tech company’s co-founder called “our Kitty Hawk moment,” the vehicle reached 70 mph — the fastest speed yet for a Hyperloop — inside its unique suspended, vacuum-sealed tube about one-third mile long. The sleek, fully enclosed aluminum and...

    Sandy Mazza

  • Cancer

    Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong opens ‘next generation’ cancer treatment institute in El Segundo

    Pledging to provide cancer patients with groundbreaking advancements in care, billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong opened a state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostics center in El Segundo on Tuesday. The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine at Mariposa — or CSS Institute, for short — will use pioneering next-generation immuno-oncology treatments for all types of cancers, officials said at a grand opening ceremony. “I...

    Megan Barnes

  • Technology issues

    Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

    LOS ANGELES — Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and potentially illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on social media are rewarded with worldwide attention. President Donald Trump’s most popular tweet to date is a video that shows him fake-pummeling a personification of CNN. Reality TV star Rob Kardashian was trending last week after attacking his...

    By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Business

    Telecommuting is on the rise but only 7% of companies allow it

    Telecommuting is on the rise, but only a fraction of U.S. employers are making that option available to workers, according to a new report from FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics. The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce study shows that telecommuting increased by 115 percent from 2005 to 2015. That’s a striking contrast to the number of employees participating...

    Kevin Smith

  • Energy

    Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

    SYDNEY >> Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region. Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-megawatt battery farm in South Australia state, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk promising to deliver the system within 100 days of signing the contract or it will be free. The billionaire...

    By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press|

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