Interesting article about thieves that steal rare books and maps from libraries, like this guy:
William Jacques, an oil-company accountant dubbed the “Tome Raider” by the British press, was jailed for stealing rare books by Newton, Thomas Paine and others from Cambridge University and other libraries in the 1990s. When he was released, he promptly stole books from the Royal Horticultural Society. Many books remain missing, and he is now banned from all U.K. libraries.
Read more here.
Over 30 years ago, a man worked on this maze for over 7 years and no one knew about it until now. It is probably unsolvable. Check it out.
Apparently you can purchase a copy, though it is in high demand and on backorder: http://shop.spoon-tamago.com/collections/new/products/papas-maze
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A new smartphone app called EnLighten is telling drivers how long they might be waiting at traffic lights. Inventor Matt Ginsberg’s novel creation predicts when a red light will turn green.
The Anaheim Police Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join their department as a Senior Crime Analyst. In this role, you will perform responsible work assisting law enforcement staff in the analysis of suspected or documented criminal activity, act as a lead worker, and participate in complex research and analytical studies involving operations and programs.
The position is full time at the Anaheim Police Department. Salary range is $61,526.00 – $74,776.00 Annually. Position closes 1/27/2014. For more information and to apply, visit the City of Anaheim job page.
January 17 will be the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake in 1994 that killed more than 60 people, collapsed freeways and apartments, and remade the streetscape in several parts of town (and on the campus at UCLA.) Click the map for more info on the LA Observed blog.
Thanks goes to Kayla Folkins from the City of Pasadena for finding this one.