Michael Clark

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Anger as winemakers pour away tanker of red in cheap imports protest<p>What the French like to call the <i>guerre des vins</i> has broken out again. Last week wine from a Spanish-registered tanker could be seen pouring on to a road in south-west France, forming a large pool the colour of blood.<p>Around 100 …

Europe

Univers Nuface / Adhoc Architectes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> ADHOC architects is proud to announce that his project for the Univers NuFace cosmetic care clinic in …

The 10 Best "Big Salads" in Los Angeles

The Cobb salad at Alcove<p>Alcove Cafe' & Bakery<p><b>The classic Cobb at Alcove Café &</b> <b>Bakery</b><p>Los Feliz's much-loved garden bistro Alcove Café & Bakery serves …

Crow war chief who walked 'in 2 worlds' dies at 102

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Joseph Medicine Crow walked in "two worlds" — white and Native American — and made his mark on each.<p>Medicine Crow, who died …

What does California's new minimum wage buy? A long commute and a room

Spending more than three hours in a car each day is not unusual for Daniel Gretz. Gretz works as a security guard in Milpitas, which is in the southern part of California’s Bay Area. Each morning, he gets in the car and drives about 97 miles up Route 101 from Greenfield where he lives with his …

Housing

Coinbase Aims to Drive Bitcoin Adoption via New Killer Apps

For the past few years, many of the biggest players in the Bitcoin industry have talked about the need to build bridges to the traditional financial …

Bitcoin

What Mexico City learned by devoting an office to designing public spaces

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico’s sprawling capital city is so big that authorities aren’t even sure how many people live here. But inside the municipal …

8 Dos and Don’ts Of Creating Pixel Icons In Illustrator

Chennai-based UI/UX Designer M.A. Kather has created an eight-point visual guide that covers some basic dos and don’ts of creating pixel icons in …

10 Essential Tacos in San Diego

NEW MERCH ALERT: We teamed with our friends Knockaround in San Diego to produce a stylish pair of FWF sunglasses—the ideal eyewear for the season of …

Vibes Earplugs

As warmer weather approaches, festival season is nigh—and there's a new brand on the block wanting to keep one of our most invaluable assets protected. Not an iPhone case, but earplugs specifically intended for live concerts. Minneapolis-based Vibes, founded by Jackson Mann, joins others like Dubs, …

AP Investigation: China launders cash of foreign criminals

ASHDOD, Israel (AP) — Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world have found a new haven for laundering money: China. The country's …

Japan looks to kickstart ‘fintech’ revolution by easing investment restrictions

<i>TOKYO (By Thomas Wilson for Reuters) —</i> A laggard in embracing the ‘fintech’, or financial technology, revolution, Japan is set to ease investment restrictions that could free up the flow of capital in an economy sitting on an estimated $9 trillion in individuals’ cash deposits.<p>Strict regulation, …

L.A. Could Tax Medical Marijuana To Fund Housing For The Homeless

Los Angeles is considering nine different fundraising ideas to enable the city to build more housing for the homeless, including one that would put a …

Report: Aide says Nixon's war on drugs targeted blacks, hippies

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.<p>"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon …

The White House

“Sisters of the Valley” Portraits of a Group of Nuns Who Grow Weed – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Captivating series by photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois (previously featured here). “Sisters of the Valley” takes us inside a group of …

Marijuana

JetSmarter puts a jet in your pocket, and is happy to see you

If traveling first class is just a teensy bit too plebeian for you, JetSmarter has you covered. The company lets you book a private jet from your smartphone, and announced today it is expanding into Europe, with scheduled routes between London, Nice, Paris, Geneva and Moscow.<p>JetSmarter claims it is …

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

Alaska $73 each way Los Angeles to Atlanta round trip on American

American wants over $400 round trip for a ticket from Los Angeles to Atlanta on AA operated flights. Alaska Airlines (AS) will sell you seats on the …

'The Killing Joke' Animated Film To Premiere San Diego Comic-Con

According to Comic Book Resources, the animated adaptation of <i>The Killing Joke</i> will have Mark Hamill returning to the role of the Joker and Kevin …

Help Create a Dictionary of Southern California Words

<i>Studio system</i>, <i>Zinfandel</i>, <i>beat poet</i>, <i>greaser</i>—these are just a few of the many words in the <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i> with California roots. You can …

Slip Slidin' Away Architecture: Ramps, Slopes and Slides

Everyone’s familiar with fire escapes, but snow escapes? Two recent buildings (one proposed, another under construction) allow citizens to ski or snowboard from the rooftops. Whether it’s for emergency or leisure, escapes are good, as long as you arrive safely at your destination. But the fun …

Skyscrapers

Moss Voltaics is a clean, green, energy-producing machine that mounts to the wall

Designer Elena Mitrofanova has developed a living wall that generates electricity from moss. Her modular “Moss Voltaics” system combines live plants …

This New Smart Bottle Is Designed To Brew Tea Perfectly Every Time

Boston-based Load&Road have designed Teplo, a smart bottle that helps tea drinkers brew the perfect cup of tea and keep it hot while they drink …

Donate Relics Of Your Broken Heart To L.A.'s Museum Of Broken Relationships

Los Angeles will soon have its very own Museum of Broken Relationships to mirror the original Croatian museum dedicated to heartbreak.<p>In Zagrab, …

Airbus Patent Illustrator Has Terrifyingly Poor Grasp of Human Proportions

Seriously though, they're trying to solve the passenger size problem<p>Sorry for the jokesy headline, but is there anything funnier than rendering …

Japan Considers Regulating Virtual Currencies as Conventional Currency Equivalents

<i>This post is by Krystle Vermes.</i><p>Japanese legislators officially proposed handling virtual currencies as methods of payment on February 23, Nikkei …

Financial Services

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles Confirms San Diego Expansion

Our fried chicken fantasy is about to become reality. Eater has confirmed the longstanding rumor that Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles does indeed intend to open a new restaurant in San Diego. A source connected to the SoCal-based soul food specialists says that ownership is actively looking …

Paint It Black: Inspiring Dark Interiors That Will Make You Rethink Colour

Think black should be reserved for funerals and coffee? Think again. Deep, moody hues are not only en vogue, they’re surprisingly versatile (and you …

Inside the Big Lebowski’s Porn Mansion

ABIDE<p>Look within John Lautner’s gravity-defying Los Angeles design, once the den of Jackie Treehorn and now LACMA property.<p>02.21.16 12:01 AM ET<p>jeff …

Los Angeles