November 19, 2011
When: Through Nov. 27, including Thanksgiving Day. Hours and map available on http://www.laautoshow.com Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., 90015 Admission: Adults: $12. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Parking: $12 in Convention Center garages
February 17, 2011
Specs box for Lincoln MKX; Dave ext 32491; cell 310-571-5233 Copy ed: drogers, 77754 Slot: minh 77078 2011 Lincoln MKX FWD Base price: $39,995, including destination charge Price, as tested: $50,680 Powertrain: 3.7-liter 24-valve V-6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting Horsepower: 305 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 280 pound-feet at...
January 20, 2011
'2011 Festival' Where: Sundance Channel When: 9:45 p.m. Friday; 9:25 p.m. Saturday; 9:35 p.m. Sunday; 9:35 p.m. Monday; 9:25 p.m. Tuesday; 9:45 p.m. Wednesday; 9:45 p.m. Thursday; 9:45 p.m. Friday; 9:40 p.m. Saturday Rating: Not rated 'White Lightnin" Where: Sundance When: 8 p.m. Sunday and 4:45 a.m. Monday Rating: Not rated 'Unmade Beds' Where: Sundance Channel When: 8 p.m. Wednesday and 1:35 a.m....
October 27, 2010
Base price: $22,165 Price, as tested: $24,165 Powertrain: 2.5-liter, 20-valve DOHC inline five-cylinder engine; six-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode Horsepower: 170 at 5,700 rpm Torque: 177 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm Curb weight: 3,082 pounds 0-60: 8.7 seconds Wheelbase: 104.4 inches Overall length: 182.2 inches EPA fuel economy: 24/31 mpg, city/highway ...
September 16, 2010
It's a flag waver Base price: $38,990 Price, as tested: $50,035 Powertrain: 3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve inline V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with manual and Sport mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 273 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 3,909 pounds Wheelbase: 113.4 inches Overall length: 188.5 inches EPA fuel economy: 18/27 mpg...
January 2, 2011
KEN BRECHER LIBRARY FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES PRESIDENT What should the 21st century library look like? That's the question Ken Brecher has been asking; it propelled him to visit more than 60 of the 73 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library in his first 10 months as president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The foundation raises money to support the programs of the city's libraries, a critical role as the libraries have fallen victim to recent city budget cuts.
November 10, 2011
Spin the reels back for a look at some of the winners from this year's key festivals: SUNDANCE Grand Jury Prize, dramatic: "Like Crazy," directed by Drake Doremus Audience Award, U.S. dramatic: "Circumstance," directed by Maryam Keshavarz Audience Award, documentary: "Buck," directed by Cindy Meehl CANNES Palme d'Or: "Tree of Life," directed by Terrence Malick Grand Prix: "Once Upon a...
January 1, 2011
SERIES Cash & Cari: Detroit-based estate liquidator Cari Cucksey stars in this new unscripted series which follows her as she turns up hidden treasures (11 a.m. HGTV). The series moves into its regular Monday prime-time slot on Jan. 3. Primeval : Abby and Connor escape in the season premiere of this science fiction series (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America). House of Anubis: Students try to solve a mystery at an English boarding school in the premiere of this new series (8 p.m. Nickelodeon)
March 31, 2014 |
My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT political scientists determined in a 2013 paper , the inclination to give appears to have virtually no relationship to one's partisan or ideological views. There are distinctions, however, in the kind of giving between the two poles. First, some context.