August 23, 2013 |
For music journalists, the annual "Best Music Writing" series was a rare chance to be celebrated by our peers (as opposed to our usual condition of socially isolated loathesomeness). The book's 2012 incarnation looked like it might take an exciting turn, with veteran critic Daphne Carr striking up a new publishing house via Kickstarter to collect great pieces from across the music-journalism spectrum. The Roots' ?uestlove was even set to guest-edit it. That is, until nothing happened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2008 |
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.
March 29, 2013 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 |
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he pulled out of a driveway in Los Feliz and collided with a car. Shortly before 9 a.m., the man pulled his 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle into the 4600 block of Los Feliz Boulevard and collided with a 2012 BMW, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Doreen Wilson. The man, who has not yet been identified publicly, was pronounced dead at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center at 9:29 a.m. The driver of the BMW was treated for injuries. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident, Wilson said.
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
December 16, 2013 |
The C-class sports sedan from Mercedes-Benz is often called the “baby Benz” because it was the smallest and least expensive model the German automaker sold in the U.S. Baby has grown up. Mercedes revealed details Monday about the next generation C class, which will go on sale as a 2015 model next fall. The car is roomier than the current model and will offer more safety features and amenities, including a touch pad on the center console that will work the controls. PHOTOS: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class “The car matures,” said Steve Cannon, chief executive of Mercedes-Benz USA. “The level of refinement takes a dramatic step up.” The role of the C had to change because it is no longer expected to bring entry-level buyers into the Mercedes brand, Cannon said, a task that's now on the shoulders of the smaller and less expensive CLA. Mercedes hasn't discussed its pricing strategy but hinted that the vehicle will sell close to its current cost, which starts at around $36,000 and quickly climbs north with options.