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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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ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Andy Griffith's death on Tuesday meant the most prominent cast member of the landmark "Andy Griffith Show" had finally departed. Costar Don Knotts preceded Griffith in death in 2006 and Frances Bavier (who played Aunt Bea) died in 1989. Many of Mayberry's older residents have been long gone, such as Floyd the barber (Howard McNear) in 1969 and Otis the drunk (Hal Smith) in 1994. But fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" can take heart that the streets of Mayberry haven't gone completely empty.
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
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.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2014 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON - Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you've fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing - your principal balance is zero? Surprise! Much to the chagrin of large numbers of home sellers and refinancers, the answer for years has been yes. If your loan was insured by the Federal Housing Administration and you paid it off before maturity, at closing you'd be expected to cough up a full month's interest, no matter what day of the month you actually settled.
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.
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 ...
BUSINESS
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...
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