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REAL ESTATE
August 2, 1987
I live a block from the McKinley Mansion. I have seen several distinctive homes in the neighborhood razed to make way for the witless warrens and concrete cartons that developers relentlessly commission. Whenever I caught a glimpse of the McKinley Mansion while strolling past its gates, I wondered how much time was left before the architectural cancer toppled it, too. Now, thanks to Honda, the McKinley may enjoy a remission, if not a cure. At least he has made a valiant, self-sacrificing effort.
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BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
The Honda Fit was easily the best subcompact on the market - great fun to drive and a deft mix of efficiency, interior space and value. Then Honda discovered that fun doesn't sell. The newly redesigned 2015 Fit is still spacious, frugal and smartly engineered. But Honda - tired of seeing Fit sales lag behind those of the Chevy Sonic, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent - has sucked out all the joy from the car's handling. PHOTOS: 2015 Honda Fit Honda's third generation of this four-door hatchback, marked as a 2015 model, started showing up in dealerships this month.
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BUSINESS
October 5, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Honda has expanded its March headlight recall to 820,000 vehicles. Added to the list Thursday were 2002-03 Civic sedans and 2004-05 Pilot sport utility vehicles in the United States. Honda dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace components of the headlight wiring system. The automaker said a problem with the wiring of the headlight switch could cause the low-beam headlights to fail. But Honda said no crashes or injuries had been reported in connection with the problem.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
It will be a game-time decision whether Ryan Getzlaf will play Friday in Game 5 of the Ducks' deadlocked first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Stars. The team's leading scorer missed Wednesday's 4-2 loss at Dallas because of an upper-body injury that Coach Bruce Boudreau said was aggravated in the previous game, a 3-0 road loss. Neither Boudreau nor Getzlaf would confirm whether the injury is connected to the multiple stitches Getzlaf received after being struck in the face with a puck blasted by Dallas scoring leader Tyler Seguin in Game 1. Getzlaf was ruled out of Game 4 Wednesday morning, and then boarded a flight back to Southern California for an afternoon medical appointment.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
The people mover has gotten an upgrade: On Tuesday, Honda announced its new Uni-Cub, a personal mobility device that lets you glide around the office or the aquarium perched comfortably on what looks like a trash compactor on wheels. Like the Segway, the Uni-Cub allows the rider to control it simply by shifting her weight forward, backward or side to side. Unlike the Segway, it is small enough to be used indoors. A promotional video for the Uni-Cub shows thin attractive people using it to glide down office hallways, and in and out of elevators.
AUTOS
March 17, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
A potential fire risk has led Honda to recall nearly 900,000 of its popular Odyssey minivans, the automaker has announced. The voluntary recall affects 886,815 minivans from the 2005-2010 model years, Honda said. In these vehicles, the cover of the fuel strainer at the top of the gas tank could crack over time and lead to a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Honda is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires related to this issue, which was discovered during warranty repairs,” the automaker said in a statement.
AUTOS
April 26, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Honda said Friday that it will recall almost 44,000 of its tiny Fit Sport compacts to fix a problem with its stability assist software that crops up when the vehicle is equipped with certain tires. On some of the 2012 and 2013 model year cars, the yaw rate -- a force that can change the direction of the vehicle -- exceeds federal safety standards. Honda discovered the problem during testing for compliance with federal regulations.It is not aware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the problem.
AUTOS
January 18, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Honda announced Friday it's recalling more than 748,843 Pilot and Odyssey vehicles to correct a problem with the driver's-side airbag. The automaker says some of the vehicles may be missing a rivet that holds the airbag's plastic cover in place when it deploys. This could lead to the airbag inflating improperly and could cause the plastic cover to come loose and strike the driver or passengers. The recall affects 276,153 Odyssey minivans made from 2011 to 2013 and 472,690 Pilot SUVs made from 2009 to 2013.
AUTOS
September 19, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Honda will recall 374,000 Odyssey minivans and Acura MDX sport-utilities in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the airbags to deploy without warning. The airbag system in such vehicles can trigger due to electrical interference, the company said. To prevent the malfunction, Honda plans to install an electrical noise filter adjacent to the system's control unit. Honda said it has logged 23 cases of inadvertent airbag deployment in such vehicles in the U.S. and has seen an increasing number of complaints in recent months.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Honda Motor Co. reported record profit for a fiscal first quarter Friday as sales growth in new markets offset the damage from a stronger yen and soaring material costs. Honda, Japan's No. 2 automaker, earned a better-than-expected 179.6 billion yen ($1.68 billion) in the April-June quarter, up 8.1% from the same period the previous year. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial had forecast 131.3 billion yen ($1.2 billion) in quarterly profit. Revenue for the quarter declined 2.2% from a year earlier to 2.867 trillion yen ($26.
AUTOS
April 8, 2014 | By David Undercoffler, This post has been updated to reflect new developments.
Some of the country's most popular midsize sport utility vehicles flunked a recent series of crash tests, leading the influential magazine Consumer Reports to pull its coveted "recommended" rating for three of the vehicles. The independant Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced Tuesday that the Kia Sorrento, Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9 all earned a "poor" overall rating in the front overlap crash test. Six others passed the test. The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain twins scored "good" ratings from the IIHS.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By James Barragan
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By James Barragan
Tom Umberg still remembers the Ducks' inaugural game at Honda Center in 1993. The Arrowhead Pond, as it was then called, was packed with more than 17,000 fans, all using their duck calls to accompany a Dixieland band in its rendition of "When the Ducks Go Marching In. " At one point during the pregame show Wild Wing, the team's greater than life-sized duck mascot, flew into the arena from the rafters. Umberg was in awe. So much so that almost 21 years later he remembers the pregame more than the final score.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Democrat Ro Khanna, who is mounting a same-party challenge this year to longtime Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose), has launched his first television ad, the Khanna campaign announced Tuesday. In the ad , Khanna, who formerly worked in the U.S Commerce Department, promised to refuse campaign donations from corporate interests and lobbyists.  He has, however, received contributions from tech industry executives. "Isn't it time that Congress started living like the rest of us," Khanna asks in the ad.  He also promises to limit the influence of lobbyists and to fight against "special interest paid travel and the gold-plated pension" for members of Congress.
AUTOS
March 17, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
A potential fire risk has led Honda to recall nearly 900,000 of its popular Odyssey minivans, the automaker has announced. The voluntary recall affects 886,815 minivans from the 2005-2010 model years, Honda said. In these vehicles, the cover of the fuel strainer at the top of the gas tank could crack over time and lead to a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Honda is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires related to this issue, which was discovered during warranty repairs,” the automaker said in a statement.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Regular season champion UC Irvine seeks to earn its first-ever NCAA tournament berth when the Big West Conference Tournament begins play Thursday at the Honda Center. The top-seeded Anteaters (22-10, 13-3) play eighth-seeded UC Riverside (10-20, 5-11) in the 6 p.m. game.  UCI's 22 wins are three shy of the school record of 25 set by the 2000-01 team. The winner of the three-day Big West tournament receives an automatic bid to next week's NCAA Tournament. "Everyone restarts now at the same point," UCI Coach Russell Turner, the Big West coach of the year, said Monday on a conference call.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2010 | By Jerry Hirsch
The auto price war is escalating with American Honda Motor Co. offering its biggest lease deal ever, a move analysts said was designed to offset aggressive sales incentives by rival Toyota Motor Corp. What's unusual about this price war is that it is being fought the hardest by Japanese automakers, which historically have resisted using large incentives to sell vehicles. Toyota fired the first volley when it announced a variety of discount financing and special lease deals this month in a move to regain market share in the U.S. after a series of embarrassing recalls.
AUTOS
March 10, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Working to shore up its upscale Acura brand, Honda Motor Co. plans to split its sales and marketing efforts into separate divisions in the U.S. Honda is looking to punch some energy into Acura, which has lagged its bigger Honda sibling in sales growth and has struggled to carve out a strong image. Acura sold 165,000 vehicles in the U.S. last year, down considerably from the peak of 209,610 it sold in 2005. Industry veteran Michael Accavitti will become senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division, the Japanese automaker said Monday. He previously headed national marketing of both the Honda and Acura brands.
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Honda Classic after playing 12 holes Sunday because of back spasms. One day after shooting a five-under-par 65 in the third round, Woods walked off the Champions Course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with his children in tow. He was five over par for the day and trailing leader Rory McIlroy by 13 shots. It's only the sixth time in 297 starts on the PGA Tour that Woods has withdrawn, although it's happened four times in the last five years.
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