Life & Leisure News Life & Leisure News from en 60 Reckless Driving On The Rideshare Road To Brand Success? As of September 2014, the San Francisco and app-based Uber ridesharing network of private car and peer-to-peer drivers was available in 45 countries and more than 200 cities worldwide. Lyft, which also parks their headquarters in San Francisco, is in 63 U.S. cities. True, Uber had a head start on ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:28:00 -0500 Forbes - Lifestyle Universities need to re-think the way they offer module choices Restrictive modules and option blocks are preventing students from studying their preferred topics Read more from our blogging students series Continue reading... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:03:00 -0500 Education | The Guardian Huge shopping malls change landscape of Brazil Most of the shops in the Monte Carmo mall haven't opened yet, but it's already full of Brazilian kids. They come in droves, filling its cavernous hallways, giggling, ogling sneakers, asking for chocolate. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 -0500 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Twilight Series to be Rekindled With Films Released on Facebook Bella and Edward will return — and these tween idols will be right where you’d expect: on social media Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:49:15 -0500 TIME Imelda Marcos Has Had Part of Her Art Collection Seized Authorities claim artworks were bought with embezzled state funds Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:32:04 -0500 TIME Book now for Christmas If you've been thinking about Christmas and are having visions of sugar plums dancing in your head in a far-off destination, you'd better be jumping on that if you don't want to be left out in the cold. Many holiday trips sell out early, so you've been warned. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:05:53 -0500 Travel - Chicago Tribune Bell Gardens mayor shot to death Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo died Tuesday after his wife, Levette, shot him several times during a domestic dispute, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:27:00 -0500 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Will DUI Charge Dim Michael Phelps as Sponsor Darling? Michael Phelps’ second DUI arrest has brand experts debating whether the most decorated Olympian can stay afloat as a beloved corporate pitchman. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:16:11 -0500 NBC News Travel Hong Kong protests: demonstrations across Australia show support Pro-democracy supporters around the country stage demonstrations in solidarity with Occupy Central Continue reading... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:54:33 -0500 Education | The Guardian School board starts weighing Supt. Deasy's evaluation The Board of Education began deliberations Tuesday on the evaluation of Supt. John Deasy, who has come under fire for his handling of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to all students and for what critics call an autocratic, ineffective leadership style. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:26:00 -0500's%20evaluation L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Sheriff's patrol levels in unincorporated areas found lacking Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and her staff last year started monitoring the number of sheriff's patrol cars in East Los Angeles and other unincorporated areas in her district. They found that often there were not as many on the streets as the sheriff had agreed to provide,... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:14:00 -0500's%20patrol%20levels%20in%20unincorporated%20areas%20found%20lacking L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Man allegedly held hostage and later shot by deputy testifies A man allegedly held hostage at knifepoint by his roommate told a judge Tuesday that he was clutching a stab wound on his neck when he rushed out of his West Hollywood apartment and was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:11:00 -0500 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Tustin wants Angels, but who pays for the ballpark? As the city of Tustin affirmed its interest in pursuing the Angels, the city manager said Tuesday that the city would not contribute to a stadium deal without a mechanism to recoup its investment. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:55:00 -0500,%20but%20who%20pays%20for%20the%20ballpark%3F L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Mars rover Curiosity getting a taste of the base of Mt. Sharp After two years of roving the Martian surface, NASA’s rover Curiosity has finally drilled its ultimate target: Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Gale Crater. The robotic explorer is set to get a taste of Martian rock Tuesday night when the rover feeds its sample to... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:48:00 -0500 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:48:00 -0500 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style