| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Monday is the deadline for beginning the process of enrolling for Obamacare in California.
California's health insurance exchange Covered California can be reached online at http://www.coveredca.com or by phone at (800) 300-1506.
Here is a sampling of...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Online recipe organization. Maybe, like me, you're new to it. Even though I work with recipes professionally, I've been hesitant to go completely digital. I'm used to working from books. Paper is comforting to me.
So the other day, when I found I...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Let's start with the idea of a recommendation engine. It's an informal term to describe the complex algorithms that parse masses of data to make suggestions of the "if you like that, you'll like this" variety.
Online services crave good recommendation...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you.
Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence. (And at $16 an...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's comics collaborations yielded some classic, spine-tingling tales — and for the first time, the entirety […]...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Police are searching for a carjacker who ordered a man and his 7-year-old daughter into their truck at gunpoint outside a library in Pacoima on Monday, and then forced them to withdraw cash from an ATM before ditching them at a freeway interchange....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Does spending less money on state government stimulate the economy? That’s a question raised in a Los Angeles Times story Friday about states that have not restored budget cuts made during the belt-tightening of the recession.
The story focuses on...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Over the next two weeks, the Clinton Library and the National Archives will release as many as 33,000 pages of presidential records from Bill Clinton’s years in the White House — creating a trove of new documents for Hillary Clinton’s...
| Feb 27, 2014
When I appear at the fence of the Glendale homeless shelter with my rolling suitcase, I hear cries of "It's the book lady" or, if I'm with my daughter, "It's the book ladies; let them in!"
At that point, we are allowed to cut to the front of the line...
| Feb 26, 2014
Re "Some libraries too quiet," Feb. 24
Imagine a city where at every school there is a fully staffed library bustling with students throughout the day. Imagine even extending the school library's hours so students, staff and parents can make use of it...