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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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2013 | By August Brown
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 | 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | By Scott Gold
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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
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.
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