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Pac-12 parity leaves UCLA, Arizona no room for error

52 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

UCLA and Arizona, which in some ways are mirror images, both have designs on representing the Pac-12 Conference South Division in the conference championship game. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the game's story lines and matchu...

Pablo Sandoval wants to stay with Giants

Pablo Sandoval wants to play the rest of his career for the San Francisco Giants. He’s not naming his price, not now.

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Herbalife To Pay $15 Million To Settle Class Action Lawsuit

By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd would pay $15 million to settle an 18-month battle over a class action lawsuit brought by a former distributor claiming that the nutrition and supplements company is running an alleged pyramid scheme, according to a U.S. Show More Summary

UCLA faculty approves diversity class requirement

The faculty of UCLA’s largest academic unit voted by a narrow margin to require future undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity. The move came after three previous efforts had failed.

How Rupert Murdoch could compete with Amazon Video and Netflix

53 minutes agoOdd : Boing Boing

He says major media companies should run their own streaming services, and if you're running your own service, you can do it your way, so why not ditch DRM? Read the rest

Kevin Love Gets Blocked by Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol on Consecutive Shots

The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers are the two early favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in this year's NBA Finals, and both came to play early in their first matchup of the year. In the first quarter of Friday night's...Show More Summary

"Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson..."

"... the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said."

For These Celebrities, Makeup Is Like Photoshop In Real Life — See Their Stunning Transformations

Ever wonder what celebrities would look like if you saw them just being themselves — with no makeup? As any woman, and frankly, more than few men, are well aware, makeup can transform your face as if by magic — especially when applied by an expert. Show More Summary

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: El Royale Apartments at Rosewood and Rossmore Avenues

Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection It's a challenge to identify this building without having its iconic sign in the frame, but two readers were able to do it. Three cheers for Ferryboi and Mudflapslim, who both...

'Arrow' Episode 3.5 Photos: Felicity's Origin Story

54 minutes agoEntertainment / Television : BuddyTV

Official photos from the fifth episode of Arrow season 3, "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak," airing Wednesday, November 5 at 8pm on the CW. Official Synopsis from the CW: " When a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Show More Summary

Friday Recipe Exchange: Braised Italian Chicken

From our Food Goddess, TaMara: I’m travelling this weekend, but didn’t want to leave you without a recipe exchange two weeks in a row. This is a repeat from several years ago (have we really been doing it that long?). My life is pulling me in twelve different directions right now and only a few [Read more...]

Current, a Facebook app for Mac, highlights the network’s core: pictures & chat

Funny to think that, while Facebook is a native app on mobile, it’s still trapped in the browser on desktop. Scott Kyle, a Capitola, Calif.-based developer, decided to build his own: Current for Facebook. Current, which hit the top of tech product leaderboard Product Hunt today, is a $1.99 Mac app that brings the entire […]

Retro Review: Treachery, Faith and the Great River

55 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Odo tries to rescue a clone of Weyoun who wishes to defect while Nog tries to help O’Brien repair the Defiant. Plot Summary: Odo is summoned to a remote planet by a onetime Cardassian informant, only to be greeted by Weyoun instead. The Vorta calls Odo a god and asks for asylum, claiming that he […]

Judge says nurse who treated Ebola patients does not have to be fully quarantined

55 minutes agoHealth : The Checkup

A judge in Maine on Friday rejected efforts by state officials to restrict the movements of Kaci Hickox, a nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, saying she has shown no symptoms of the disease and is not currently infectious. Read full article >>

Tiny German village builds its own smart grid, and goes off grid

55 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Germany’s well-publicized and much criticized (and praised) aggressive renewable energy program has primarily been viewed from the top down. The talk generally has been about the country’s electric infrastructure and government mandates and subsidies. Show More Summary

2Dark: Original Alone in the Dark creator's new horror game

You know how there's a new Alone in the Dark game stumbling out of Atari's HQ drunk enough to face the disappointment in all of our faces when it arrives? Yeah? Forget that game. Frederick Raynal, good-haired creator of the originalShow More Summary

Lumera lets you post high-res snapshots on Instagram with one click

55 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

You are done (DONE!) taking selfies with a phone like some plebeian -- you only take DSLR selfies now, even though it's a pain transferring photos using a camera without built-in WiFi. A camera attachment called Lumera wants to solve that problem by...

Uptown community groups accuse city-owned armory of shutting them out

A CITY-OWNED armory in Washington Heights played host to the hotly-anticipated Alexander Wang Fashion show last month, but local groups say they often can’t use the space or are charged big bucks if they do.

Red Wings fans paid tribute to Gordie Howe

56 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The Detroit great suffered a stroke on Sunday and Joe Louis Arena erupted for Mr. Hockey Friday. Gordie Howe may be the most revered athlete in all of Detroit sports and Red Wings fans showed their support for "Mr. Hockey" on FridayShow More Summary

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