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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu
The driver of a BMW that crashed into two cars, killing the driver and passenger of one, pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Carlos Steven John, 21, of Granada Hills, appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court with a cast on his right arm from injuries he sustained in the accident. John was street racing with another BMW in Hollywood just after 4 a.m. Dec. 29, police said. He was driving about 60 mph when his BMW hit two cars trying to turn south onto Highland Avenue from Sunset Boulevard.
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BUSINESS
August 5, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
The Ural Gear-Up is a Russian-made motorcycle with a sidecar. It looks like a survivor of the siege of Stalingrad, because it is. The design dates from World War II, when the Russians were confronted on the battlefield by a German sidecar machine built by BMW, and decided to build one of their own. The BMW spawned decades of improvements, and now results in sleek street machines such as the F800GT . The Ural … no. Despite improvements in...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2008 | Victoria Kim
A 36-year-old motorist was killed Thursday in a collision on the Hollywood Freeway involving an allegedly drunk driver, authorities said. The man died at the scene after his Toyota Camry was struck from behind by a BMW shortly before 1 a.m. on the freeway's southbound lanes near Normandie Avenue, said California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter. The BMW driver, a 29-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, said Officer Alex Delgadillo of the CHP's Central Los Angeles Division.
NATIONAL
March 4, 2013 | By Tina Susman and Michael Muskal
NEW YORK -- A baby delivered by emergency Cesarean section died Monday morning after both parents, members of an Orthodox Jewish community, were killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend. The New York Police Department announced the baby's death and said investigators were still seeking the driver and passenger of the other car. “The baby died at 4:56 a.m.” on Monday, Sgt. Lee Jones, a police spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times. “Investigators are still seeking the occupants of the other car,” he said.
AUTOS
March 29, 2013 | Ronald D. White
Luxury car and SUV sales and leases are up 11% so far this year after climbing 13.7% in 2012, according to a new analysis by Kelley Blue Book. The growth has been driven by sales at the lower end of the luxury segment, said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst at auto price information company Kelley Blue Book. "The brands that are doing best are the entry level luxuries lines: Acura, Infiniti, Lexus," Gutierrez said. "Success at the entry level is why you see Mercedes-Benz introducing the CLA and BMW introducing the 320i.
NATIONAL
March 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Police identified a suspect in the hit-and-run deaths of a young married couple Monday, hours after their premature baby boy also died. Authorities were seeking Julio Acevedo, 44, believed to be the driver of a BMW that hit a cab carrying Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21. The Glaubers were rushing to a hospital early Sunday because Raizy wasn't feeling well. Her husband had called the cab because, like many New Yorkers, the family didn't own a car. The accident occurred in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The man sought in connection with a tragic hit-and-run accident that ended the lives of a Brooklyn family of Orthodox Jews has returned to New York after surrendering to officials in Pennsylvania. Julio Acevedo, 44, arrived in Brooklyn in the afternoon after waiving extradition. He was being held in Brooklyn pending arraignment, perhaps as  soon as Thursday night, a spokesman for the Brooklyn district attorney's office told the Los Angeles Times by telephone. Still to be decided are exactly what charges Acevedo will face, the spokesman said.
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