“He was always — and I mean always, always, always — the nicest person in the room,” said Rick Loomis, a former Times photographer and a close friend. AdvertisementA Kansas kid, Hagman arrived at The Times in 1987, assigned to the Ventura bureau. “He was a key player in the effort to produce ambitious digital journalism at the L.A. Times,” Welsh said. While Welsh found a partner in Hagman, Loomis found a roommate. At the time, Loomis worked in The Times’ Orange County bureau and Hagman in Ventura.
November 12, 2019 22:45 UTC
Fiat Chrysler denies that it has restarted a sales bank. AdvertisementAuto sales have been slowing industrywide this year, and the Italian-American automaker started building up the bank of unassigned cars this summer. It took Fiat Chrysler dealers 101 days on average to sell each vehicle during the quarter, 24 more days than the industry average, according to market researcher Edmunds. Fiat Chrysler said the restrictions apply only to certain vehicle configurations for which demand exceeds production capacity. The supply of unassigned vehicles will wax and wane in a predictable fashion going forward, Golightly said.
November 12, 2019 22:32 UTC
As fires raged across NSW on Tuesday, a couple who fled the devastating blaze tipped some of the charred remnants of their house on the steps of parliament, angry at the government’s inaction on climate change. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Tuesday now is not the time to talk about the effects of climate change. “We are overwhelmed with the intensity of this fire and climate change is responsible.”Dan Peled/via REUTERS A fire truck is seen near a bushfire in Nana Glen. “We’ve got a long way to go yet before we can say we’re comfortable with the state of the fires,” NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters. Sam Mooy/Getty Images A resident walks infront of South Turramurra homes which were bombed by fire-retardant during NSW RFS firefighting efforts in Sydney.
November 12, 2019 21:59 UTC
In February, Plepler exited his longtime perch at HBO in New York after three decades with the premium channel. The Cupertino, Calif., company launched its Apple TV+ subscription service this month, but its shows debuted with mixed results. As part of a management restructuring earlier this week, Apple programming executive Kim Rozenfeld left his position as head of current scripted and unscripted programming. He will continue to work with Apple TV+ with a first look production deal. Matt Cherniss, head of scripted development at Apple TV+, added current scripted series to his oversight while Molly Thompson will continue as head of documentaries.
November 12, 2019 21:49 UTC
A former public defender is entering the race to be Los Angeles County district attorney, bringing a contrasting perspective to a field otherwise filled by career prosecutors and law enforcement officials. Jackie Lacey on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the latest in a wave of self-professed reform candidates to challenge for D.A. But she is the only contender in the field who does not come from a police or prosecutorial background, which Rossi believes gives her an edge over some of her more veteran opponents. Chesa Boudin, a former San Francisco public defender, claimed victory in the race to replace Gascon earlier this month, and former federal public defender Larry Krasner won a 2017 election in Philadelphia seen as one of the biggest victories in a national push to elect more progressive prosecutors. “She knows the human and financial costs of mass incarceration and will bring those issues to the fore in this race.”
November 12, 2019 21:37 UTC
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived Tuesday in Mexico, where authorities have granted him political asylum, as an opposition senator back in Bolivia declared herself interim president. AdvertisementFormer Bolivian President Evo Morales waves upon landing in Mexico City on Tuesday. Ebrard, the Mexican foreign minister, also characterized Morales’ forced departure as a coup. Former Bolivian President Evo Morales waves to spectators as he walks with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard after arriving in Mexico City on Tuesday. Before Morales arrived here, the Mexican foreign minister dismissed suggestions that Mexico’s decision to grant asylum to Morales — a longtime critic of U.S. “imperialism” — would elevate tensions with the United States.
November 12, 2019 21:31 UTC
SunPower Corp., one of America’s largest solar-panel makers, is giving up its manufacturing business to focus on installing rooftop solar systems. SunPower described the move as a natural evolution of the maturing solar business. “As the industry gets bigger, you get companies that specialize,” SunPower Chief Executive Officer Tom Werner said in an interview. SunPower panels are known for being the most efficient in the industry, able to convert more of the energy in sunlight into electricity. Renewables have become more common since then, and the price for solar panels has plunged.
November 12, 2019 21:28 UTC
Microsoft Corp. said it will extend the “core rights” in California’s new privacy law to customers across the U.S. and called for legislators to go further than the state provisions, which have sparked concern in industries as diverse as technology and retail. Advertisement“We are optimistic that Congress will take the initiative to act,” Brill wrote, adding that federal protections should exceed California’s. She said privacy laws should also require companies to collect the minimum amount of data they need, and specify why they are collecting the data. Microsoft had previously extended new European privacy rules worldwide. Facebook has made similar moves, although the companies haven’t always promised to comply with every word of the rules worldwide because they contain Europe-specific definitions and enforcement mechanisms.
November 12, 2019 21:12 UTC
The Wall Street Journal reported the partnership earlier and said the deal had originally been struck last year. All sharing of information complies with federal privacy laws and Ascension’s strict requirements for data handling, the healthcare company said in the statement. The partnership hadn’t previously been disclosed, including to patients whose data may have been involved, the Journal reported. As part of the work, Google employees may have had access to data including hospital records and patient names, but the company declined to elaborate. Google, for its part, has built a significant healthcare team and is experimenting with using artificial intelligence to improve healthcare.
November 12, 2019 21:11 UTC
Former hockey great Jeremy Roenick added one when he appeared on Chicago radio station the Score on Tuesday. Jordan asked Roenick to play a round of golf. “And now we’ve been drinking all afternoon, now he’s going from [the golf course] to the stadium to play a game. The family with whom we attended knew Tara VanDerveer, Stanford’s women’s basketball coach, and we were introduced to her after the game. Underneath the sweatshirt was a UCLA T-shirt that left VanDerveer and the rest of us in stitches.”Favorite (and proud) moment indeed!
November 12, 2019 20:59 UTC
WHY WE LOVE THEMWE’RE LIVING IN a more fluid world these days, with strict binaries and rules thrown into question. So culottes—which are kind-of pants, kind-of shorts and kind-of a skirt—might be the ideal garment for our indecisive era. Which explains why over the past few seasons, they’ve been cropping up in varying lengths and materials from luxury fashion brands like Celine and Chanel as well as mass retailers such as COS and Zara. The modern-day culotte evolved from 16th-century France, when aristocratic gents wore...
November 12, 2019 20:57 UTC
Hilaria Baldwin revealed Monday that she had her second miscarriage this year. Baldwin, a yoga instructor, announced in September that she and husband Alec Baldwin were expecting, but a scan on Monday left her “devastated,” she said. “We are very sad to share that today we learned that our baby passed away at 4 months,” Baldwin wrote on Instagram. “We also want you to know that even though we are not ok right now, we will be. We are so lucky with our 4 healthy babies—and we will never lose sight of this.”
November 12, 2019 20:44 UTC
The “Sonic the Hedgehog” star wished viewers a great Veterans Day before launching his holiday attack. The actor-turned-artist portrayed the president as a crying soldier cowering as he took cover and wearing a helmet that reads “Born to Bail.”Jim Carrey gave his own kind of salute to President Donald Trump on Veterans Day. Trump received a 1968 medical deferment for bone spurs in his feet during the Vietnam War. The daughters of the podiatrist who reportedly examined Trump told the New York Times in December that the diagnosis was made as “a favor” to Trump’s father, Fred Trump. Democratic presidential candidate and Afghan war veteran Pete Buttigieg has accused the president of abusing his privilege to dishonorably avoid military service.
November 12, 2019 20:39 UTC
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company would build its planned European plant in Germany, where it will assemble electric vehicles and compete with some of the world’s biggest auto makers on their home turf. The facility will be located in the southeast area of Berlin, Mr. Musk said Tuesday at a car awards ceremony in Germany. That will place it close to where a new international airport is being developed, he said. Tesla will also set up an engineering and design center in the area, Mr. Musk said.
November 12, 2019 20:22 UTC
Nick and Joe Jonas, the Jonas Brothers musicians whose profiles have only grown since their marriages to actresses Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner, are breaking real-estate records by spending a combined $34.1 million in Encino, an upscale area of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The two pairs—Nick Jonas is married to Ms. Chopra, a highly popular Indian actress, while Joe Jonas is married to Ms. Turner, a British actress best known for her role on “Game of Thrones”—have purchased two properties 3 miles from each...
November 12, 2019 20:12 UTC