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September 29, 2009
Harbor commissioners on Tuesday are slated to consider the largest redevelopment project in Port of Los Angeles history, a $1.2-billion makeover of the San Pedro waterfront that, it is hoped, will turn the sagging Ports O' Call Village mall into a thriving retail and conference center, upgrade facilities for cruise lines and provide the community with waterfront promenades and acres of new recreational space. So what's not to like? Love Boats on the beach. As part of the project, port officials are backing a controversial development at the port's southern edge, in the Outer Harbor.
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NEWS
February 8, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is looking into possibly expanding a small recall of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to as many as 550,000 vehicles. Three years ago, just 9,000 of the cars were recalled by General Motors because the brake lights and cruise control didn't work properly. That recall affected cars made only in January 2005. But the NHTSA says it has subsequently received more than 200 complaints about brake lights that do not come on when brake pedals are pressed or that the lights come on when brakes are not being applied.
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TRAVEL
February 14, 1993
In the story "Anyone Can Buy 'Group' Discounts for Cruises" (Jan. 10), cruise line officials admit they overbook frequently and reserve the right to withdraw cabins sold at discount from brochure rates. They say 75% of all bookings are in this category. The story also stated that the cruise lines can sell the entire ship to a group after they have sold hundreds of tickets to individuals who have paid for a trip months in advance. I would like to know what the cruise lines provide in exchange for the deposits, and then the full payment demanded months in advance of embarkation.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out if I can get out of town next week. The Skinny: I'm almost over this annoying cold that has hampered me for over a week. So don't cough around me. Thursday's stories include a look at whether Tom Cruise is big enough to pull off "Jack Reacher", and three senators criticize "Zero Dark Thirty. " Daily Dose: Fox Business News is wrapping up its best year ever while CNBC will be happy when 2012 is over. Although CNBC is still dominates among viewers and adults 25-54, it is down 14% and 15% respectively in those key categories.
NEWS
January 8, 2002 | GINA PICCALO;LOUISE ROUG
The legal battles are far from over for Bold magazine Publisher Michael Davis, the man who earned notoriety last year after Tom Cruise filed a $100-million defamation suit against him. Shortly after Cruise filed his suit, Davis fired the editorial staff of his publication with promises to relaunch in the fall. Some writers were told they weren't young or hip enough for his magazine. Others were told the magazine was acquired by new investors. In recent weeks, Davis has been sued for sexual harassment by his former female associate publisher, sued by a former writer for unpaid writing fees and duped by another employee who billed the company for false expenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out my July 4th plans. The Skinny: In light of Anderson Cooper's revelation Monday I just wanted to tell my readers that I have two cats. I hope we can put this whole issue of whether I'm a cat person or dog person behind us. Tuesday's headlines include a profile of Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin, a look at Tom Cruise's latest career crisis and how the networks are talking dirtier without actually talking dirty. Have a great July 4th. The Morning Fix will return on Thursday.
NEWS
April 23, 1993 | ANN CONWAY and PATRICK MOTT
S o, it's a cruise on the Caribbean. After years of dreaming of such a trip, Kate and Petruchio are ready to hit the deck of a Love Boat. Of course, she has a vision of a shipboard thrill that falls somewhere between "The Poseidon Adventure" and "High Society." He ' s thinking of adventure "Gilligan's Island"-style. Will they kill each other? If not, what will they wear?
NEWS
February 20, 1987 | United Press International
American Motors Corp. on Thursday announced the recall of more than 4,000 1987 Jeep models to check a possible fault in the optional cruise control system. Models affected are the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer, Cherokee, Comanche, Wrangler and J-10 trucks made between mid-January and mid-February, AMC said.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | Reuters
Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it is recalling 138,575 cars sold in Japan, the United States and Canada to replace defective cruise control systems. Engine revolutions may rise steeply with prolonged use of the faulty cruise control during intensely cold weather, officials said. The models being recalled are Camrys with SV11 gasoline engines made from Sept. 16, 1982, through Aug. 11, 1984; Camrys with CV10 diesel engines made from Aug. 5, 1983, through Aug.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2012 | By Charles Fleming
Aprilia is going after the adventure bike market - hard - with its powerful, newly designed Caponard 1200. Having captured the hearts of track racers and cycle reviewers with its high end MotoGP-styled superbike RSV4, the Italian bike manufacturer is trying to increase American market share by going after a more casual class of rider. The Caponard is clearly meant to challenge the dominance of the BMW GS-series and Ducati Multistrada machines. The Caponard -- a dramatic upgrade from the mid-2000s Caponard 1000 and a grown-up cousin to the company's Mana 850GT -- offers a V-twin 128-HP power plant (from the same base as Aprilia's Dorsoduro 1200, using the company's now-standard electronic throttle Ride-By-Wire system)
BUSINESS
November 6, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
It's Day 2 of our five-day stint with the Tesla Model S and already we're noticing several details about this car that are worth sharing. Here they are in no particular order, or click through our gallery to see what we're talking about. The most dramatic aspect of the inside of the Model S is the 17-inch touch screen. You can use the entire display for the navigation system, which uses Google Maps. Or you can split the screen between any combination of navigation, stereo, backup camera, phone and efficiency meter.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2012 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Chevrolet has found a bit of mojo over the past 24 months in a segment of the automotive landscape that, historically, hasn't been its strong suit: small cars. The compact Cruze was a sales leader for much of 2011 and after slowing a bit for some of 2012, was the bestselling car in its class for August. Meanwhile, GM (Chevrolet's parent) says people bought almost 74,000 of its sub-compact Sonic in its first 12 months on the market. So Chevrolet is going even smaller with the Spark.
SPORTS
August 20, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I worry now some harm might come to the Rally Monkey, as mad as Angry Arte must be paying these losers. I picture his Angel Stadium suite already littered with stuffed monkeys ripped to shreds. Bill the Waiter at the Mini Gourmet in Yorba Linda is so upset with his Angels, he's saying Sunday morning: "If you can't win with Secretariat, it's time to get a new jockey. " Hard to imagine Mike Scioscia ever being mistaken for a jockey, but then who thought the Angels would just fold?
BUSINESS
July 27, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Mazda Motor Corp will recall 217,500 Tribute sport-utility vehicles sold in the U.S. to fix the same sticking gas pedal problem that Ford Motor Co. is dealing with in older Escape SUVs. The vehicles were jointly developed and share the same design.  The Mazda recall affects Tributes from the 2001 to 2006 model years and the 2008 model.  Like the Ford recall, only vehicles equipped with the 3-liter, V6 engine and cruise control are affected. Ford on Thursday recalled 421,000 Escapes sold in the U.S. Ford said the problem occurs because of inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the cruise control cable.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out my July 4th plans. The Skinny: In light of Anderson Cooper's revelation Monday I just wanted to tell my readers that I have two cats. I hope we can put this whole issue of whether I'm a cat person or dog person behind us. Tuesday's headlines include a profile of Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin, a look at Tom Cruise's latest career crisis and how the networks are talking dirtier without actually talking dirty. Have a great July 4th. The Morning Fix will return on Thursday.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Although the technology is just in its infancy, 1 in 5 drivers expresses interest in cars that drive themselves, reports research firm J.D. Power and Associates. Tech giant Google Inc., Caltech and other organizations have been working to develop such "autonomous" vehicles, which use radar, video cameras and lasers to navigate roads and stay safe in traffic without human assistance. Google has said that computer-controlled cars should eventually drive more safely than humans, who, after all, get sleepy and distracted and can't see in every direction at once.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Although the technology is just in its infancy, one in five drivers expresses interest in cars that drive themselves, reports research firm J.D. Power and Associates. Tech giant Google Inc., Caltech and other organizations have been working to develop such “autonomous” vehicles, which use radar, video cameras and lasers to navigate roads and stay safe in traffic without human assistance. Google has said that computer-controlled cars should eventually drive more safely than humans, who, after all, get sleepy and distracted and can't see in every direction at once.
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