March 14, 2009 |
General Motors Corp. is recalling 276,729 new cars and light trucks to fix a glitch in transmissions that could enable the vehicles to roll away when parked. The voluntary recall affects certain 2009 Buicks, Chevrolets, GMCs, Pontiacs and Saturns, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Only about 75,000 of the vehicles have been delivered to customers. Models are the Buick Enclave; Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu and Traverse; Pontiac G5 and G6; Saturn Aura and Outlook; and GMC Acadia.
February 23, 2009 |
If you've read any article about newspapers or magazines recently, they likely were stuffed with predictions of doom. Search the phrase "death of print" in Google and you'll come up with almost a million results. But even in this gloomy landscape, there are bright spots, perhaps none more unlikely than Westways magazine, which is growing as it turns 100 years old this month. Hip? Nope, and it has no pretenses to be so.
February 23, 2009 |
When the lights go down in the cavernous Wigwam and two high school kids dressed as Indians come out and dance in the spotlight on the glossy maple wood basketball court, it's as if nothing has changed. This is Anderson Indian basketball night at the 9,000-seat Wigwam, a crucial piece of the fabric of a city torn apart by years of auto parts plant closings and the loss of more than 25,000 jobs.
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January 30, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday awarded its annual civic medal of honor to Thomas V. McKernan, chief executive and president of the Automobile Club of Southern California and Auto Club Enterprises. First awarded in 2003, the civic medal of honor is given to non-elected civic leaders who are dedicated to community and public service, said George Kieffer, a member of the selection committee that includes a few past recipients and other citizens.
November 26, 2008 |
Just weeks ago, Brazil's housing market was one of the world's most dynamic. But now, the global credit crisis has set up housekeeping, and government efforts to stimulate buying are being trumped by consumers' fears for the future. Through September, Brazil's housing sector was on fire.
November 22, 2008 |
The gloomy economy is thwarting many Californians' holiday travel plans, as fewer are expected to take trips during the Thanksgiving weekend, mirroring a national decline in holiday travel. Statewide, about 5.2 million people will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 2% drop from last year, according to a forecast released Friday by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Southern California will see a similar drop, with the number of travelers sinking 2% to 3.2 million.
November 19, 2008 |
Chief executives of the nation's once-mighty Big Three automakers came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to plead for $25 billion in federal aid, but the idea of bailing out Detroit has run into a wall of skepticism from a broad cross-section of lawmakers concerned about the environment, unions and Japanese auto plants in their home states. President Bush opposes providing emergency funds to Detroit automakers, though President-elect Barack Obama has called for aiding the U.S. industry.
October 12, 2008 |
IN AN era in which we indulge ourselves with cars equipped with MP3 sound systems and satellite navigation, it's hard to imagine a time when something as simple as a roof wasn't standard equipment. Yet that was precisely the case when the first Model Ts went on sale 100 years ago this fall. They were priced at $850. Customers had a choice of red, dark green or gray. Shelter from the elements -- a top -- cost $60 extra. Production of the Model T began Oct.