HOME & GARDEN
October 1, 2011
On the cover In October 1951, the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine cover featured some forward-thinking designs of the day along with a headline that declared: "What Makes the California Look. " Sixty years later, the Home section is adding a question mark: "What Makes the California Look?" We took key elements of the 1951 vignette — indoor armchair, patio chair, planter, fire feature and so on. With those categories as our guide, we identified California designers and manufacturers who embodied modern living in some way, be it through technological innovation, craftsmanship, sustainable materials, inspired form or smart function.
May 6, 2010
2011 Ford Fiesta Base price: $13,995 Price as tested: $19,575 Powertrain: 1.6-liter, Ti-VCT inline four, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, six-speed automatic transmission Curb weight: 2,578 pounds Bore and stroke: 3.10 in. x 3.20 in. Horsepower: 120 at 6,350 rpm Torque: 112 foot-pounds at 5,000 rpm EPA fuel economy: 30 mpg city, 40 highway
November 23, 2013 |
This is an elegant Napa Valley Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena, very much still in the style that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 and launched California Chardonnay onto the world wine scene. Silky on the palate, the 2011 has aromas of pear, citrus and honeysuckle. A bright acidity and a discrete touch of oak give the ripe fruit flavors a lift. A wine to savor. This would be a great bottle to take to a holiday dinner with people who would appreciate its finesse. It shows best with shellfish or fish in sauce -- coquilles St. Jacques, lobster with drawn butter or Dungeness crab, but also a simple roast chicken.
September 11, 2008 |
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada's troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2011, as his minority government looks to win support in national elections next month. Harper, who has been a steadfast ally of President Bush in the post-Sept. 11 fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, said Canadians do not want to keep their soldiers in Afghanistan beyond 10 years.
March 1, 2008 |
The artistic director who has helped shape the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for nearly two decades says she plans to retire. Judith Jamison, 64, said this week that she will step down in 2011. She joined the New York-based modern dance company in 1965 and became artistic director in 1989, shortly after founder Alvin Ailey's death. During her tenure, the ensemble has created a bachelor's degree program with Fordham University, expanded its performance schedule and built a $56-million headquarters on Manhattan's West Side.
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
May 12, 2011
2011 Bentley Continental GT Base price: $192,495 (including destination charge) Price, as tested: $215,675 Powertrain: 6-liter, twin-turbocharged W-12; six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and manual shifting Horsepower: 567 at 6,000 rpm Torque: 516 pound-feet at 1,700 rpm 0-60 acceleration: 4.4 seconds Curb weight: 5,115 pounds Wheelbase: 108.1 inches ...
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 ...