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Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital acquires struggling mall shop PacSun

Beachy teen retailer Pacific Sunwear of California, better known as PacSun, was acquired by San Francisco private equity firm Golden Gate Capital. Golden Gate Capital said Tuesday it is providing at least $20 million in capital to the troubled mall staple, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

Trump doesn't want to talk about his 'birther' comments, but Pence speaks up

Donald Trump won't talk about his role as a so-called "birther," those who have questioned the citizenship of President Obama. But his running mate wants to end the conversation.  "I believe Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. I accept his birthplace," Indiana Gov. Mike Pence told reporters on Wednesday,...

Farewell, headphone jack. Apple is killing you, but we'll never forget the decades we shared

When the Sony Walkman went on sale in 1979, music was stored on a cassette tape, power came from AA batteries and sound traveled through headphones plugged into a 3.5-mm audio jack. Nearly 40 years later, smartphones double as personal audio players, music is stored in the cloud and rechargeable...

Mitt Romney weighs in on the upcoming debates

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump doesn't want to talk about his 'birther' comments, but Mike Pence speaks up Sept. 7, 2016, 2:29 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short...

Ted Cruz blasts Obama's comments about Kaepernick

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump doesn't want to talk about his 'birther' comments, but Mike Pence speaks up Sept. 7, 2016, 2:29 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short...

Why a conservative California mega-donor gave more than $100,000 to Gary Johnson's presidential campaign

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump doesn't want to talk about his 'birther' comments, but Mike Pence speaks up Sept. 7, 2016, 2:29 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short...

Intel to spin off McAfee cybersecurity unit into a new company

Intel Corp. is spinning off its cybersecurity unit into a new company, called McAfee, in a deal with private equity firm TPG. The deal values McAfee at $4.2 billion, including its debt of about $2 billion. Intel, based in Santa Clara, Calif., bought McAfee in 2011 for $7.68 billion. Intel said...

Long-neglected music gets a fresh L.A. Phil spin at the Hollywood Bowl

The end of the long Hollywood Bowl season is near for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a time when the routine could creep in.  But Tuesday night, an unusual program seemed to keep both the musicians’ playing and listeners’ ears fresh, lively and committed. The first half was made up of what used...

Project September app wants in on fashion week's see-now-buy-now trend

Project September’s little green dots will soon tag the New York Fashion Week landscape. The app, cofounded by Gilt Groupe cofounder Alexis Maybank and launched in April, lets users buy directly from images posted on the app, while also functioning as a revenue channel for influencers. Items in...

Waiting for Kanye

Live from New York Fashion Week Sept. 7, 2016, 12:48 p.m. New York Fashion Week has begun, and it's already pretty clear that this is going to be a much different creature than seasons past - starting with what season, exactly, the models are wearing. Traditionally these shows have been a showcase...

While discussing what Clinton's cough means about her health, Gingrich starts coughing

Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump lays out his military spending plan Sept. 7, 2016, 12:42 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short on how he'd pay for itTrump ends...

Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears do what they want at the mall because they're big celebrities

For Ellen DeGeneres, being a Very Famous Celebrity means doing whatever you want at the mall. If only Britney Spears would get the hang of it already …  Spears was the reluctant one during a recent trip to Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks, where DeGeneres tried to show her what it means...

Bobby Chacon, former two-division boxing champion from Sylmar, dies at 64

Bobby Chacon, a San Fernando Valley boxer who won world titles in two weight classes, died Wednesday at age 64. Chacon, who had long suffered from the effects of brain damage, fell and struck his head in a Hemet care facility early Wednesday morning and succumbed to his injuries, said Ricky Farris,...

UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson will play a bigger role this week against UNLV

On Sunday, with UCLA’s overtime loss to Texas A&M still a fresh wound, quarterback Josh Rosen delivered some encouraging news to tight end Caleb Wilson.  “We’re going to get you in the game more,” Wilson, a redshirt freshman, remembers Rosen telling him. “We saw some good things from you.” Wilson...

Spanish soccer giant Barcelona expands into U.S. market

FC Barcelona has opened a corporate office in New York, joining Germany’s Bayern Munich as the only European soccer clubs with a permanent, stand-alone presence in the United States. Barcelona officials said the team will use the office, at 250 Park Ave., to build marketing partnerships and strategic...

How much it will cost, and when you can get it

Live coverage of Apple's iPhone 7 announcement Sept. 7, 2016, 11:59 a.m. For nearly a decade, Apple has unveiled its new line of iPhones in September. It's something of a tradition in the tech world -- and this year isn't any different. The technology giant is hosting a press conference on Wednesday,...

U.S. clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill

A Colorado mine that spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states has been designated a Superfund site.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's action Wednesday clears the way for a multimillion-dollar federal cleanup of the Gold King Mine and 47...

Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame will be based in Anaheim

The new Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame will be housed at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, it was announced Wednesday. An induction ceremony for the initial class of 25 charter members will be held on May 7. Among the 42 finalists are 13 former players from UCLA, led by...

Kanye West's Yeezy Season 4 fashion show will live-stream at noon PST on Tidal

Live from New York Fashion Week Sept. 7, 2016, 11:12 a.m. New York Fashion Week has begun, and it's already pretty clear that this is going to be a much different creature than seasons past - starting with what season, exactly, the models are wearing. Traditionally these shows have been a showcase...

Obama and Philippines' Duterte, who swore about and promised to curse him, briefly meet

President Obama and controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte bumped into each other while attending a dinner of world leaders here on Wednesday, exchanging niceties after Obama canceled an earlier sit-down because of vulgar comments Duterte directed toward him in public.  The encounter "consisted...

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