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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.
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NATIONAL
March 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Seven women who alleged they were sexually abused as children by former Christian ministry tycoon Tony Alamo were awarded $525 million by an Arkansas judge this week after an Alamo church failed to respond to a lawsuit. Collecting the largest judgment in Arkansas history, according to one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, will likely require some help from a Los Angeles court, though. Texas attorney David Carter said he would "soon" file paperwork asking that a court here sell at least two Santa Clarita Valley properties connected to Alamo's operation.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of desperate migrants cast up on remote shores each year, deemed the deadliest migration accident in the Mediterranean Sea this year a "massacre of innocents. " But U.N. officials tasked with protecting those fleeing their homelands put into unemotional perspective the tragic end to a boatload of migrants' dangerous gamble for a better life: an everyday occurrence.
BUSINESS
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
WORLD
September 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada's troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2011, as his minority government looks to win support in national elections next month.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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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.
FOOD
November 23, 2013 | S. Irene Virbila
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2011
EVENTS Presidents Day at Kidspace On the eve of George Washington's birthday, Kidspace celebrates the lives and legacies of all 44 United States presidents with a day of fun and learning. Visitors will make cherry trees, patriotic parade wands, Abraham Lincoln-style stovepipe hats and edible log cabins. Kidspace Children's Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. (626) 449-9144. http://www.kidspacemuseum.org National Engineers Week This annual celebration of the ingenuity and technical derring-do of engineering is meant to give kids an appreciation for a field that is integral to modern living.
BUSINESS
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
BUSINESS
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 ...
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