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Is chip-and-PIN the answer to safer credit card transactions?

Is chip-and-PIN the answer to safer credit card transactions?

A chip and pin debit console is seen on 23 February, 2006, in Manchester, England.; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images As Target continues to investigate how the details of 40 million credit cards were stolen from their stores, attention has now turned to improved payment technology. The use of magnetic strips on the back of cards […]

Attention, Spartans! Attention, Cardinals! An Insider’s Guide to the Rose Parade, Pasadena and BCS Festivities

Attention, Spartans! Attention, Cardinals! An Insider’s Guide to the Rose Parade, Pasadena and BCS Festivities

This is the kind of school spirit we want to see, people. Get on it, Spartans and Cardinals! You, too Tigers and 'Noles! Here Come the Spartans! Here Come the Cardinals! Here Come the Bandies! It’s that time of year again in Pasadena: Rose Bowl Time. New Year’s is right around the corner and my […]

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Cypress Park And Echo Park

News & Notes From Boyle Heights, Cypress Park And Echo Park

Lady of The Lake Poses For Portrait, Echo Park | Darrell Kunitomi Community helps Boyle Heights family celebrate Christmas without mother who was fatally shot during September store robbery. Traditions fade as enrollment drops at Belmont High. Gang member sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 Cypress Park killing of a man who was […]

The Weekend Go Go: World Music, Horror Shorts, Vintage Glad Rags

The Weekend Go Go: World Music, Horror Shorts, Vintage Glad Rags

Happy day after the merry melee, Go Go’ers. No eggnog overdose or evergreen allergy? Good. 2013 has plenty of fun in it yet. World Stage, World Celebration When it comes to winter festivals of light, Kwanzaa has the best soundtrack by far. Perfect example? The World Stage Kwanzaa Music Festival: five nights of  culture, music […]

Lost in Echo Park:Tan part-Siamese, dark-faced cat

Lost in Echo Park:Tan part-Siamese, dark-faced cat

“Barnaby,” a healthy, short-haired 2-1/2 year old male, got out late December 22nd, on the cul de sac, Delta St., between Echo Park Ave. and the public stairs leading up to Lucretia. He has a muscular light tan body and a dark, dark brown face. He’s NEVER been out and is most likely very scared. […]

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From The Eastsider!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From The Eastsider!

Best wishes to you and your friends and family. Read the Full Story at Eastsider LA

It’s Everyone’s Holiday

It’s Everyone’s Holiday

Blessed be. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Yunnan Garden

Yunnan Garden

WHY To discover the flavors of China’s Yunnan province. WHAT A brightly lit Chinese café like a thousand others in the area, with the brusque service that’s the norm. But the culinary style is more uncommon: the robust, chile-laden food of the mountainous Yunnan province, which fills China’s southwest corner. Try the crossing-the-bridge noodles, cumin […]

Habitability, Taphonomy, and Curiosity’s Hunt for Organic Carbon

Habitability, Taphonomy, and Curiosity’s Hunt for Organic Carbon

By John Grotzinger This blog entry from John Grotzinger, the project scientist for NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, was originally prepared for use by the Planetary Society and explains the importance of some of the rover’s findings. This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager […]

Filmweek: The Wolf of Wall Street, August: Osage County, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and more

Filmweek: The Wolf of Wall Street, August: Osage County, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and more

Actor Leonardo Di Caprio (L) American filmmaker Martin Scorsese (C) and French actor Jean Dujardin (R) pose during the premiere of their new film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ on December 9, 2013 in Paris. ; Credit: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Henry Sheehan review the Christmas releases, including […]

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