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January 12, 2013
The first Corvette rolled off an assembly line on June 30, 1953. Chevrolet will unveil the seventh-generation 'Vette on Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Highlights of the six previous generations: 1953-1962 Few had seen a sleeker car than the first two-seat Corvette - available only as a convertible. But Chevrolet would learn the lesson that the performance needed to match the look. The original “blue flame” six-cylinder crawled from zero to 60 mph in 11.5 seconds.
April 26, 2014 | Chris Erskine
I'm nothing if not a futurist, so as we explore here the nuances of postmodern parenting, we look ahead to what kind of parents our own offspring will one day be: well-meaning pushovers or total tyrants? "I'm going to be such a Nazi," the daughter of a co-worker announces. "I'm going to be the perfect compromise of the two," predicts my older daughter, lovely and patient and - at 30 - eager to start a family of her own. Not even a mother yet, and you can spot my daughter's maternal instincts starting to kick in, softening her feisty, bossy-pants exterior.
September 23, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The mockumentary style of ABC's new dramedy "My Generation" is both the best and worst thing about it. By chronicling nine members of the class of 2000 in Austin, Texas, creator Noah Hawley intertwines the lives of unlikely archetypes and injects their story lines with social significance — the Bush-Gore election, 9/11, Enron — as if it were Botox. Yet despite such heavy-handed manipulation, the characters and camera-aware performances of "My Generation" are precisely what make the show surprisingly fresh, vivid and touching.
April 25, 2014 | By David Willman
WASHINGTON - Amid concerns about its effectiveness and multibillion-dollar cost, the Department of Homeland Security has canceled plans to install an automated technology that was meant to speed the 24-hour operations of BioWatch, the national system for detecting a biological attack. The cancellation of the "Generation 3" acquisition was made Thursday at the direction of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, according to a memorandum circulated by Michael V. Walter, the BioWatch program manager.
August 30, 2012 | By David Lazarus
Here is today's Consumer Confidential segment from KTLA-TV. We looked at the announcement from Amazon that its Kindle Fire tablet is now sold out. Really? Could that have anything to do with a mysterious news conference the company has scheduled for next week? We also look at how Americans get off easier at the gas pump than people in other countries, and a recall of more than 600,000 Mr. Coffee machines.  
May 26, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Vice President Joe Biden praised the 972 Army cadets who graduated from West Point on Saturday for their decision to join the military, “knowing full well that you were likely to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.” “Your generation, the9/11generation, is more than worthy of the proud legacy that you will inherit today,” Biden said in his commencement address to the newly commissioned second lieutenants. “Most of you were in elementary school on Sept. 11, 2001, when your nation was attacked; old enough to remember, perhaps, but young enough that that tragic day need not have shaped your lives,” he said.
March 16, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Apple's new iPad just landed at the L.A. Times and it is sleek, slender, fast and beautiful -- not much of a surprise, really. AT&T shipped over a 4G LTE version of the third-generation iPad, which also runs on AT&T's HSPA+ network, 3G network, old 2G Edge network and, of course, Wi-Fi. As you can see in the video above, we unboxed the new iPad immediately. The packaging, what's included with the iPad and even the iPad itself are nearly indistinguishable from the iPad 2 -- at least until you turn the new iPad on. The new iPad's 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution (up from the iPad 2 and the first-generation iPad's 1,024 x 768-pixel displays)
April 8, 2009 | Teddy Greenstein
A fresh breeze rustled the pink dogwoods and Chinese fir trees here Tuesday, and that's not to be confused with the 25-mph wind gusts that made the aptly named Augusta National feel more like Royal Birkdale or St. Andrews. "This looks more like a British Open press conference than it does a Masters press conference," said Tiger Woods, surveying the cardigans and windbreakers in the crowd. The more meaningful breeze wasn't supplied by Mother Nature.
July 13, 2010 | By Rick Wartzman
Cleveland fans who'd assumed that LeBron James would remain unfailingly devoted to the Cavaliers are mortified that he's packing his bags for Miami. But his move simply puts him in step with others of his generation. If younger workers have displayed anything as employees, it's that they prize mobility more than they do fidelity to their employers. "Stability and company loyalty are high values for . . . those whose worldviews were shaped by experiencing the Great Depression in their formative years," Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja and Craig Rusch write in their new book, "Managing the Millennials."
January 11, 2013 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
China's "Little Emperors" - the generations of only-children born under the government's rigid "one child" policy - are living up to their name. A study published Thursday in the journal Science has found that compared with two groups of people born in the years before China began its harsh population-control policy, those born after were less conscientious, more risk-averse and less inclined to compete with - or cooperate with - others. In short, a nation forged by collectivism, hard work and deprivation has created a generation of young adults that could be its undoing.
April 22, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
ANSAN, South Korea - For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster. While the captain escaped and the crew dithered and bickered with emergency officials, hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, obediently remained in their cabins as the ferry rolled and slipped beneath the surface of the cold, gray sea. Mistake piled atop mistake turned a near-shore mishap into the nation's worst maritime disaster in decades.
April 22, 2014 | By Shan Li
The oil and gas industry creates about 49,000 jobs in Los Angeles County and billions of tax revenue in California. That's according to a new report conducted by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and commissioned by the trade group Western States Petroleum Assn., which takes a look at the role of oil and gas on the Golden State economy in 2012. In the county of Los Angeles, more than 17,000 people are employed in oil and gas extraction, while an additional 12,000 work at gas stations, the report said.
April 19, 2014 | By Kari Howard
I have seen the future (and the past) of Britpop and its name is Jagwar Ma. Never mind that the band isn't even British. These three young Australians look like they were barely alive when Oasis hit it big, but they managed to channel Primal Scream, Beta Band and (yes!) the Stone Roses on the Gobi stage at Coachella on Friday. Lead singer Gabriel Winterfield even wore a Kangol-style hat (but no baggy trousers), and gangly bassist Jack Freeman did a bit of a Bez of Happy Mondays dance routine when he wasn't playing.
April 19, 2014 | By Kurt Streeter
A votive in a glass holder, etched with the Star of David and the words "In memory," sits on the granite table. "We will remember the terrible tragedy," Ron Wolfson says, referring to the previous day's shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas. The three deaths seem particularly painful on this Monday night Seder, which marks the start of Passover, the eight-day Jewish celebration of the Israelites' flight from bondage in Egypt. Wolfson and his wife are gathered in their Encino home with four generations - 16 people in all, family and friends from as far as New York.
April 19, 2014 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
When she was 4, Doris Pilkington Garimara was uprooted from her home in western Australia and sent to a camp for "half-caste" aboriginals, where she grew up believing she had been abandoned and forgotten by her mother. Decades passed before she learned the full story - one that would not only answer painful questions about her past but help Australians understand one of the ugliest chapters in theirs. Pilkington Garimara and her mother belonged to "the stolen generations" - the estimated 100,000 children of mixed aboriginal and white ancestry who by government edict were snatched from their homes and reared in desolate settlements.
April 6, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
MOSCOW - It can take Moscow residents two hours in dense traffic to drive the first 10 miles on the highway to St. Petersburg, in the direction of their country cottages surrounded by lakes and birch groves. Then the road's real limitations become apparent. The potholed two-lane route connecting Russia's two largest cities has never been upgraded into a proper highway. Anyone who cares to drive its entire 440-mile length - mostly truckers - will need at least 12 hours. But 5,600 miles away, the government spent more than $1 billion on less than a mile of bridge connecting Vladivostok with Russky Island, previously inhabited only by a military garrison so isolated that four soldiers starved to death in 1992.
October 18, 2008
Re "Just give me the keys," Opinion, Oct. 13 There is one generational difference between John McCain and Barack Obama that Russell Baker didn't mention. McCain offers the last chance to elect a member of a forgotten generation -- mine -- to the presidency. We went straight from the generation of World War II leaders (Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower) and the generation that fought the war (John F. Kennedy, George H. W. Bush) to the baby boom generation (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush)
January 11, 1988
As a person who was born during the labeled "baby boom years," I get angrier every year. Articles such as Webber's help fan the fire. In this age of equality members of the media are very careful not to make generalization about members of a certain race, sex, or religion. Yet they continually generalize in regard to one's age bracket. My generation is represented by many different types of individuals. Some marched against the war in Vietnam, others died in Vietnam's rice paddies.
April 5, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
HOUSTON - The velocity of the home run off Mike Trout's bat Friday night was about the same as the speed Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was clocked at in his white Mercedes when he was arrested in South Florida in December. In other words, it was really, really fast. According to ESPN's home run tracker, Trout's first-inning rocket to left field off Houston Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell left the bat at 111.6 mph. The average speed off the bat for all of the home runs hit in the first week of the season through Friday was 103.3 mph. Puig, by the way, was clocked at 110 mph in December, though the charges against him were eventually dropped.
April 1, 2014 | By David Schenker
Three years into the Syrian civil war, neighboring Lebanon is fraying at the seams. Over the last year, as Lebanese Sunni Muslim jihadis and their counterparts in the Shiite militia Hezbollah fought each other in Syria, at least 16 car bombs detonated in Lebanon, in both Shiite and Sunni neighborhoods. In December, a leading Sunni politician was assassinated. Meanwhile, more than 1 million mostly Sunni refugees have streamed in from Syria, increasing Lebanon's population by more than 20% and skewing its delicate sectarian balance.
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