Inside L.A.s High-End Getty Fire Evacuation Center

Around 3:30 a.m. Monday, a tech company recruiter named Peter Locke woke up to a phone call. Locke is an older man with bushy white eyebrows, bushier sideburns, and a warm, low voice. He lives in the upper reaches of Mandeville Canyon, a long, narrow strip north of Los Angeles, east of Westridge Canyonback Wilderness Park, and right in the middle of a Theres an evacuation order. I just grabbed whatever I could: the backup for my computer, a cellphone, a few dollars, some papers, my wallet, thats it. I barely had time to put on clothes. It was early Monday morningthe middle of the night. Just hours before Lockes call, a strong wind had knocked a tree branch into …

Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

Relativity Space Elon Musk says Starship should reach orbit within six months – and could even fly with a crew next year For now, Relativity remains focused on the clear, near-term business opportunity of getting more satellites into the Earth’s orbit for telecommunications companies. The financiers funding the company’s plans are a mix of Silicon Valley venture capital firms and members of Hollywood’s elite, which is only fitting for a company whose headquarters are in Los Angeles, but whose business takes it to the far flung research centers and launch facilities which support the U.S. space industry. From Hollywood, Relativity has managed to coax cash from the founder of the Creative Artists Agency, Michael Ovitz, and the Academy Award-winning actor …