July 2, 1989
So American Express has reserved, for Gold Card members only, select seats to January and February performances of "The Phantom of the Opera" (advertisement in the June 25 Calendar). These tickets are not yet available to the public. Thus those of us whose incomes aren't quite up to snuff must wait for whatever nosebleed seats remain. What's the next elitist market tactic? Will BMW promise, "Buy a Beamer, get choice Phantom tix"? LAURA GOLDMAN Redondo Beach
March 4, 2013 |
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.
June 7, 2002
Re "Explanation for Fatal Chase Offered," June 5: The death of 4-year-old Evelyn Vargas, while extremely tragic, was not caused by the act of a police officer pursuing a fleeing suspect. Make no mistake about it; this was not a traffic accident. This was a premeditated act by the driver of the stolen BMW who purposely chose not to stop for the police. This suspect decided to hurtle down a busy street in a 2,000-plus-pound "missile" without regard to anyone's safety. Place the blame squarely where it belongs--on the driver of the stolen car who failed to obey the law. If he had stopped, or better yet, if he had never stolen the car, this incident would not have happened.
July 13, 2011 |
Luxury auto makers are laying on the perks to distinguish their brand from their competitors. Luxury auto makers are laying on the perks to distinguish their brand from their competitors. Nissan said its upscale Infiniti division will offer a free concierge service for buyers of its vehicles. The Infiniti Personal Assistant will give owners unlimited 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants who can provide driving directions, weather forecasts, dining suggestions and reservations, travel arrangements and sports scores through the car's Bluetooth system or even away from the vehicle by phone.
January 8, 1989
I cannot believe that suffering needs proper English or Spanish to be understood or attended to. Such response on the part of charitable services is unconscionable. Further, I cannot understand why we continue to pretend that a working knowledge of Spanish isn't necessary for life in Los Angeles. Perhaps, if some status points were applied to the speaking of Spanish, being bilingual would be as popular among the upwardly mobile as driving a BMW. LOIS DRAKE Hermosa Beach
April 27, 2003
Having spent two years living in Geneva and traveling extensively throughout the Alps, followed by a return to the U.S. and the subsequent purchase of a 1976 BMW motorcycle, I was exuberant to find the article "Fast Times in the Alps" (by Craig Ligibel, Special Travel Issue, March 30). However, as soon as I saw the words "the ultimate guy trip," the pounding in my ears almost became unbearable. As a female rider with 40,000 miles of accident-free riding, I too have taken my BMW through wild terrains of loose gravel (and sand, sleet, lava and stream crossings)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1989
The Jeep that struck a BMW in a fiery head-on collision that killed a teen-age girl in Emerald Bay over the weekend was driven illegally by a 15-year-old boy, California Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday. CHP officer Raul Martinez said that the boy, who had told authorities he was a passenger in the Jeep and that a 17-year-old was driving, was himself the driver. "Several witnesses have come through. . . . We have positively identified the driver," Martinez said. Valerie Hacker, 16, of Newport Beach died from injuries suffered in the Sunday night collision.