CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1988
Three cheers for the Los Angeles City Council in its efforts to clear gridlock by enacting an ordinance to deal with the blocking of intersections by autos trapped by clogged streets. It sounds wonderful, but how long will diligent enforcement last? While we are at it, how about enforcement in the area of illegal parking in bus stop zones and in other red curb areas downtown? Two bus stops for immediate action are (1) Temple Street eastbound in front of the County Hall of Administration and (2)
November 16, 1986
John F. Lawrence's Nov. 2 column must have been made in Japan and shipped to the United States along with the products he describes. It's chilling to think that we are trading our most precious commodity, U.S. real estate, for autos and videocassette recorders. This system of avoiding inflation seems to me a more subtle and insidious Pearl Harbor than we had in 1941. NORMAN W. PERLUSS La Quinta
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1992
Why can the state senators and assemblymen drive around in Cadillacs with free gas credit cards while the state is going downhill? How much would the state save if they gave up their cars? Let them furnish their own autos and insurance and gasoline. They do not need a personal state-financed auto; they should stay in Sacramento and do something constructive for the welfare of the people. DAVID C. ARMIJO San Gabriel
October 19, 1986 |
The slick brochure proclaimed that the Zoes were coming. The 1985 models of the "ultra low-cost" three-wheeled English cars, the flyer said, were "now invading the American marketplace." But the only real invasion was that of more than 99 million shares of penny stock issued by Zoe Products Inc., of Irvine. Now that stock appears to be worthless, and investors--like investors in the many other public companies that fade from sight each year--are stuck. But all is not lost.
April 12, 2009
Re: "Cash-for-clunkers bills aim to rev up auto sales," April 2: Legislation that would provide motorists cash vouchers to buy new, more fuel-efficient autos to "help save the automakers and the environment" would do a much better job of fulfilling the second -- and more important -- objective if the $3,000-to-$5,000 vouchers were offered for multi-decade or lifetime passes on any public transit system in the United States. Gregory Wright Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1993
After reading about the 70 or so Marine aircraft being inundated at Pendleton ("O.C. Soaked, Sliding in Storms' Wake" Jan. 19), I was reminded of an incident in 1954 at Quonset Point N.A.S. A hurricane was bearing down on Rhode Island. Off-base airmen were called to move the planes. There was little time so cars were left on the Tarmac. The planes fared well, but many of the fliers' autos didn't. Shame on the Marines for not acting more resourcefully to protect the aircraft. A.A. JOHNSON Anaheim
March 27, 1998
"Two-Wheelin' Down the Highway" (March 15) presents an interesting look at bikeways, past and future, but the first sentence seems to indicate some rather biased thinking. Apparently bicycle fanatics, those of us who believe in energy-efficient, nonpolluting, healthy means of transport, are "anarchists, rosy-cheeked environmentalists, punk couriers, thrill seekers." Conversely, I suppose, those who spend inordinate amounts of their lives paying for or driving their autos, almost surgically attached to their internal combustion engines, slaves to Big Oil and Big Auto, must be fine upstanding citizens and normal, fully functional people.
November 19, 2008 |
Online spending for October grew at the slowest pace since at least 2001, an Internet research company said -- the latest evidence that Web shopping is being dragged down by the deteriorating economy. According to the ComScore Inc. report, online spending increased a meager 1% last month from the year-earlier period, marking the slowest sales pace for any month since the company began tracking the data seven years ago. The results exclude business from auctions, autos and travel.
April 28, 1989 |
March, 1989 March March % 1989 1988 1989 1988 Change Year-to-Date Year-to-Date TOTAL 391,403 408,354 -4.2 1,045,825 1,074,375 PASSENGERS Departing 192,824 201,861 -4.5 517,165 533,170 Arriving 198,579 206,493 -3.8 528,660 541,205 TAKEOFFS 48,215 46,620 3.4 128,643 124,424 AND LANDINGS General Aviation 39,658 38,962 1.8 104,586 102,312 Air Carrier 5,486 5,369 2.2 15,738 15,502 Air Taxi 2,512 1,936 29.8 6,912 5,630 Military 559 353 58.4 1,407 980...