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  • Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act

    Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act
    Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72. His...
  • The haze around e-cigarettes

     The haze around e-cigarettes
    Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
  • Yuval Sharon's the Industry makes own track with 'Invisible Cities'

    Yuval Sharon's the Industry makes own track with 'Invisible Cities'
    Inside Union Station, a robotic voice is barking out destinations for Amtrak's northbound Train 785, departing from track No. 9. "Glendale, Burbank Airport, Van Nuys … Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta! All aboard!" Yuval Sharon smiles,...
  • Del Mar horse racing opens Wednesday with big crowd expected

    Opening day at Del Mar is set for Wednesday, and it's the one day of the year when Southern California horse racing fans forget about any troubles surrounding the sport. Fans come out en masse (attendance on opening day was 47,339 last year), colorful...
  • Hyperloop: Jumping on board the Elon Musk tubewagon

    Hyperloop: Jumping on board the Elon Musk tubewagon
    That’s one small all-nighter for some men, one giant whoosh for mankind. Apparently, Elon Musk and a few of the fellas spent Sunday night firming up plans for a $6-billion high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop, complete with...
  • Letters: Rail to LAX, now

    Letters: Rail to LAX, now
    Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12 As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
  • Speeding Honda jumps freeway, is hit by train, killing car's driver

    Speeding Honda jumps freeway, is hit by train, killing car's driver
    A driver in his early 20s was killed Sunday night when his speeding car flew off Interstate 5 south of San Onofre State Beach and was hit by a southbound Amtrak train, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver of a 1997 Honda was traveling at...
  • Lucky Penny? How about a wall of them: Copper coins as tile

    Lucky Penny? How about a wall of them: Copper coins as tile
    Customers of the new Santa Barbara restaurant Lucky Penny may pass by the wall tiled in real coins and be tempted to try the design stunt at home, given that it calls for a simple material that seems so cheap. But think twice, cautions its designer,...
  • All aboard Doug Aitken's art train

    All aboard Doug Aitken's art train
    BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...
  • Craft beer comes to TV with Esquire Network's 'Brew Dogs'

    Craft beer comes to TV with Esquire Network's 'Brew Dogs'
    The craft beer revolution returns to television with the Esquire Network's new "Brew Dogs," and the show’s crazy characters, stunts and sensationalism that cable TV demands are tempered by a strong focus on education and an earnest excitement...
  • BART strike: What are my commute options?

    BART strike: What are my commute options?
    BART will offer free parking and limited charter bus service to the thousands of commuters affected by Monday’s worker strike. Bay Area Rail Transit workers began forming picket lines early Monday morning after the last trains were put to bed....