Category Archives: Technology

Blood and Acid: When the First VCRs Gave us Cult Movies

The advent of videotapes in the late 70s and early 80s brought the movie experience into the home for the first time. No longer were we slaves to whatever was on the Friday Night movie, and an entire library of … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, Sunday, August 21, 2016 Presented by Rolex

As the field opened at dawn, 200 of the most magnificent collector cars in the world rolled onto the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance is one the most competitive top-ranking collector automotive events worldwide. … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live! RM Sotheby’s Historic Monterey Auction

On Saturday, August 20th, Sotheby’s blue-chip, Crème de la Crème car auction took place at the lovely Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey. Sotheby’s splendid listing of “best of category” had 49 cars, featuring exotic sports and racing cars. A beautiful  green … Continue reading

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Concorso Italiano at the Pebble Beach 2016 Concours d’Elegance

All photos by Rachel Ganz for The Los Angeles Beat On Saturday, August 20, at Black Horse Golf Course, there was a showcase of over 800 Italian designer cars.  The event featured automobiles from Alpha Romeo, Porsche, Ferrari and my favorite — the … Continue reading

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One Republic Concert and Wine Tasting Presented by IFINITI at the Pebble Beach Concourse 2016

Late Friday afternoon and evening The Concours hosted a fun event. The Charity Wine Tasting and concert was to benefit Pebble Beach Company Foundation and Soberanes Fire Relief Efforts. Guests enjoyed fine wines while strolling on green grass and checking out a few … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 at the Pebble Beach 2016 Concours d’Elegance

Automotive displays on Friday afternoon included a sneak peek at Elvis Presley’s BMW 507. 1958 was the year that Elvis Presley fell in love and bought the BMW 507 in a feather white color. After a few months of his many … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Car Week

This renowned event, opened in 1950 is a celebration of both modern and classic automobile, is more than a prestigious showcase of beautiful cars from around the world. This week-long event (this year spanning August 15-21) draws thousands of people to … Continue reading

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Visitors Day Tour at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

If you have any interest in space exploration (and you should!!), I recommend checking out the free public tours at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Located in Pasadena, the robotic space exploration lab is where the Mars Curiosity Rover was created, as well as its … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming 3D Holiday Magic at Two Rodeo Drive

Beverly Hills is celebrating the holidays with cutting edge technology. Visitors will see the buildings at Two Rodeo Drive come alive on the corner of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way. The 4-minute light show developed by PaintScaping incorporates 3D projection mapping … Continue reading

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“Photographing The Cosmos” at The Annenberg Space for Photography

Calling all space geeks and photography fans: On Saturday, December 12th, the Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Photographing The Cosmos”, a panel discussion on astrophotography. The event’s speakers will include Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut and current SpaceX Director of Crew … Continue reading

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