Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline.
The California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app at its meeting Thursday in Newport Beach.
The Latest: California Coastal Commission unveils phone app
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Coastal Commission unveiling a new smartphone app (all times local):
The California Coastal Commission has unveiled a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 public access points along the California coast.
The YourCoast app was revealed at Thursday's meeting in Newport Beach. It was created with the help of a tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding ran afoul of state regulators.
For Gaga, Cooper, cast, ‘A Star Is Born’ hits close to home
TORONTO (AP) — When Bradley Cooper saw Lady Gaga perform "La Vie en Rose" at a fundraiser at the home of entrepreneur Sean Parker, it wasn't one of the important moments along the road to making "A Star Is Born." It was, Cooper says, THE moment.
"She demolished the room," he recalls, still wide-eyed about it. "I knew that was plutonium."
Facebook exploits ‘vulnerability’ in psychology, founding president says
It's no accident that you may feel addicted to Facebook and other social networks.
They are designed that way, Facebook's founding president Sean Parker told reporters for the website Axios.com.
Parker — played by Justin Timberlake in the film about Facebook's founding, "The Social Network" — spoke Wednesday at an Axios event in Philadelphia. He said social networks are designed to exploit a "vulnerability in human psychology" that keeps us coming back for more.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Would you pay $40 to watch a movie in the comfort of your own home 10 days after its big-screen release? How about $30 after 45 days?
These are just a few of the ideas being thrown around by major Hollywood studios looking to more effectively compete with streaming services, television, smartphones and everything else that consumers can choose to spend their time with nowadays.
Immaculate boys win Class S indoor track title; Mustang girls take second
NEW HAVEN — The Immaculate High School boys indoor track and field team won the Class S state championship Tuesday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, and the Immaculate girls finished second to perennial powerhouse Bloomfield.
At Wickham Park, ManchesterBoysTeam scores: 1. Staples 61, 2. Danbury 77, 3. Xavier 165, 4. Warde 180, 5. New Milford 206, 6. Amity 231, 7. Tolland 240, 8. Glastonbury 250, 9. Trumbull 253, 10. Haddam-Killingworth 255, 11. East Catholic 265, 12. NFA 299, 13. Fairfield Prep 305, 14. Pomperaug 309, 15. Ellington 333, 16. Barlow 346, 17. Guilford 435, 18. Shepaug Valley 450, 19. Coventry 459, 20. Lyman Memorial 484.Top 25 and regional finishers among top 50: 1. Zakeer Ahmad (Staples) 15:46; 2. Drew...
MANCHESTER — The high school cross country teams from Greater Danbury fared quite well at the state championship meets Saturday at Wickham Park.
The Ridgefield, Pomperaug and Immaculate girls all won state team titles, as did the New Milford and Barlow boys. Individual championships were won by New Milford’s Eli Nahom, Barlow’s Michael Bortolot and Shepaug’s Sean Parker on the boys side, and by Immaculate’s Angela Saidman — for the second straight year — on the girls side.
Eagle Picher laying off 135 from Joplin site
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Eagle Picher Technologies is laying off 135 workers in Joplin.
Sean Parker, vice president of human resources told The Joplin Globe (http://j.mp/2adiQyX ) Thursday that this round of layoffs is in addition to 90 layoffs the company announced in late May. That is a total of about 225 layoffs, or nearly one-fourth of the company's workforce this spring.
He says 130 people were laid off Thursday from the company's...