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  • FishBowl Worldwide Media President and CEO Bruce Gersh exits

    FishBowl Worldwide Media President and CEO Bruce Gersh exits
    The former ABC executive who helped "America's Funniest Home Videos" producer Vin Di Bona bring his vast repository of amateur videos to the Web has left the company they founded amid differences over the future direction of the company. Bruce Gersh,...
  • Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books

    Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books
    Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too? The libraries want to provide them, but say the “big six&...
  • 3-D printing: Public libraries' latest step into the digital world

    3-D printing: Public libraries' latest step into the digital world
    You never know when you’ll need a 3-D printer. They can cost anywhere from $400 to $25,000, which is a bit much if you’re trying to “print” (somehow, that seems like the wrong verb) a plastic cookie-cutter you’ve downloaded...
  • 'Moby-Dick' gets star treatment with 30-day celebration across L.A.

    'Moby-Dick' gets star treatment with 30-day celebration across L.A.
    Whatever happened to "Moby-Dick"? That's what L.A. libraries want to know. The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Libraries and friends are getting together to present a month-long celebration of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick."...
  • Tracy and Hepburn once made a romantic computer comedy

     Tracy and Hepburn once made a romantic computer comedy
    Even before the late Steve Jobs, who is the subject of the poorly received bio-pic “Jobs,” became an oracle of the personal computer revolution some 30 years ago, computers and their like were a mainstay in film and television. Though most...
  • New batch of Nixon tapes released at Yorba Linda presidential library

    New batch of Nixon tapes released at Yorba Linda presidential library
    The final installment of 94 White House tapes recorded during a turbulent period of Richard Nixon's administration were released Wednesday at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. The tapes cover a period from April 9 to July 12,...
  • Garcetti stays within familiar territory on city appointments

    Garcetti stays within familiar territory on city appointments
    After he was elected mayor, Eric Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions. "We are looking for people with new ideas, practical experience, policy expertise and, most of all, a true commitment to public...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti's goal: modernize city government

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti's goal: modernize city government
    They appear to be routine job interviews: One by one, the top managers of city agencies spend an hour with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he ponders who should stay and who should go. But with Garcetti wrapping up three months of evaluations, far...
  • San Diego celebrates its long-awaited new library

    San Diego celebrates its long-awaited new library
    SAN DIEGO — There was a banner above Saturday's sneak-peak celebration for the city's new nine-story, ultramodern downtown central library: "The Story Begins. Discover Your Next Chapter." That next chapter begins in full Monday when the $184.9-...
  • Government shutdown closes Library of Congress -- online too

    Government shutdown closes Library of Congress -- online too
    "Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, the Library of Congress is closed to the public and researchers beginning Oct. 1, 2013 until further notice," reads the Library of Congress website. Not only are the front doors locked; the...
  • Comic-Con 2013: We Can Be Heroes, CBLDF and the con’s charitable side

     
    The car has seven seats — each with an emblem representing a hero: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, […]...