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June 24, 2005 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Toyota Motor Corp. has named James Press president of its U.S. sales unit, the first time an American has held the position. Press replaces Yukitoshi Funo, who was named chairman of Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales USA. Funo will also be "chief officer" of all of Toyota's North and South American sales, distribution and manufacturing operations. Both men are 58. Press retains his title of chief operating officer of the U.S. sales and distribution unit, while Funo remains chief executive.
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May 9, 2007 | S. Irene Virbila
Louis Barruol of Chateau de Saint Cosme in Gigondas has done a beautiful thing. By sourcing young Grenache from top vineyards in the Rhone Valley, he's produced a lush, juicy Rhone red that sells for an astonishingly low price for the quality. Barruol enjoys the freedom of making a 100% Grenache outside any appellation ground rules. Little James' Basket Press is bottled unfiltered and unfined and sold as a nonvintage wine.
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May 9, 2006 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that longtime U.S. marketing chief James Press would replace Toyota Motor North America President Hideaki Otaka today as Otaka retires after being accused of sexual harassment by a former assistant. Press, 59, will be responsible for directing the corporation's government, industry and investor relations and philanthropic efforts in North America. Press, who will be based in New York, has won plaudits for overseeing Toyota's dramatic rise in U.S.
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July 9, 2006 | Susan Carpenter, Susan Carpenter is a staff writer and "Throttle Jockey" columnist for The Times' Highway 1 section.
HALEY MILLER is 15, Montessori-educated and about to be thrown to the public-school wolves for the first time. She and her family have just moved from their solar-paneled, San Francisco Bay Area farmhouse to a suburban New Jersey Colonial surrounded by lush green lawn, and the scenario is ripe with possibilities. Will she be ridiculed or idolized when she meets "grade-A East coast hotties," designer-dressed mean girls, an allergy-prone nerd, an artsy troublemaker and a brown-nosing Pollyanna?
BUSINESS
July 30, 1999
Toyota is the nation's top-selling import automotive brand, known for the quality and dependability of its vehicles. But the company has lost some of its sizzle. The Japanese maker's cars are no longer considered style leaders, and it has seemed in recent years to have ceded the youth market to brands such as Honda, Volkswagen, Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge. The average Toyota or Lexus buyer has been a lot more familiar with the Beach Boys than the Backstreet Boys.
FOOD
May 9, 2007 | S. Irene Virbila
Louis Barruol of Chateau de Saint Cosme in Gigondas has done a beautiful thing. By sourcing young Grenache from top vineyards in the Rhone Valley, he's produced a lush, juicy Rhone red that sells for an astonishingly low price for the quality. Barruol enjoys the freedom of making a 100% Grenache outside any appellation ground rules. Little James' Basket Press is bottled unfiltered and unfined and sold as a nonvintage wine.
BOOKS
December 7, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, Kevin Thomas is a film reviewer for The Times
Judy Stone, the San Francisco Chronicle's highly respected film reviewer-interviewer (now retired from daily reviewing), has led as lively a life as many of the filmmakers we encounter in her "Eye on the World: Conversations With International Filmmakers," and that's what makes her book so rewarding.
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July 9, 2006 | Susan Carpenter, Susan Carpenter is a staff writer and "Throttle Jockey" columnist for The Times' Highway 1 section.
HALEY MILLER is 15, Montessori-educated and about to be thrown to the public-school wolves for the first time. She and her family have just moved from their solar-paneled, San Francisco Bay Area farmhouse to a suburban New Jersey Colonial surrounded by lush green lawn, and the scenario is ripe with possibilities. Will she be ridiculed or idolized when she meets "grade-A East coast hotties," designer-dressed mean girls, an allergy-prone nerd, an artsy troublemaker and a brown-nosing Pollyanna?
BOOKS
December 27, 1992 | Dany Laferriere, Laferriere is the author, most recently, of "Eroshima" (Coach House Press). This review was translated from the French by Annette Aronowicz
I recently received a telephone call from the Los Angeles Times. I hardly know anyone in the United States. I live quietly in Miami with my wife and children. "I have looked for you everywhere. . . . We would like you to write a review of 'Negrophobia' by Darius James." "I don't speak English very well you know, although I can read it." "You must read this book," the voice at the other end of the line answers. "I will send it to you right away." Why me?
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March 26, 2000 | DAVID FREEMAN, David Freeman is a screenwriter and the author of the story collection, "A Hollywood Education," and most recently, the novel "One of Us."
Hollywood is famous for burning talent, and screenwriters have always been ready to jump into the flames. Countless scripts, often as good as the ones film studios have lavished millions upon, lay moldering, each coffee-stained manuscript a record of someone's fierce ambition and deepest hope. Perhaps in reaction to such an unfathomable waste, screenwriters become very knowing.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2006 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that longtime U.S. marketing chief James Press would replace Toyota Motor North America President Hideaki Otaka today as Otaka retires after being accused of sexual harassment by a former assistant. Press, 59, will be responsible for directing the corporation's government, industry and investor relations and philanthropic efforts in North America. Press, who will be based in New York, has won plaudits for overseeing Toyota's dramatic rise in U.S.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2005 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Toyota Motor Corp. has named James Press president of its U.S. sales unit, the first time an American has held the position. Press replaces Yukitoshi Funo, who was named chairman of Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales USA. Funo will also be "chief officer" of all of Toyota's North and South American sales, distribution and manufacturing operations. Both men are 58. Press retains his title of chief operating officer of the U.S. sales and distribution unit, while Funo remains chief executive.
BOOKS
March 26, 2000 | DAVID FREEMAN, David Freeman is a screenwriter and the author of the story collection, "A Hollywood Education," and most recently, the novel "One of Us."
Hollywood is famous for burning talent, and screenwriters have always been ready to jump into the flames. Countless scripts, often as good as the ones film studios have lavished millions upon, lay moldering, each coffee-stained manuscript a record of someone's fierce ambition and deepest hope. Perhaps in reaction to such an unfathomable waste, screenwriters become very knowing.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1999
Toyota is the nation's top-selling import automotive brand, known for the quality and dependability of its vehicles. But the company has lost some of its sizzle. The Japanese maker's cars are no longer considered style leaders, and it has seemed in recent years to have ceded the youth market to brands such as Honda, Volkswagen, Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge. The average Toyota or Lexus buyer has been a lot more familiar with the Beach Boys than the Backstreet Boys.
BOOKS
December 7, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, Kevin Thomas is a film reviewer for The Times
Judy Stone, the San Francisco Chronicle's highly respected film reviewer-interviewer (now retired from daily reviewing), has led as lively a life as many of the filmmakers we encounter in her "Eye on the World: Conversations With International Filmmakers," and that's what makes her book so rewarding.
BOOKS
December 27, 1992 | Dany Laferriere, Laferriere is the author, most recently, of "Eroshima" (Coach House Press). This review was translated from the French by Annette Aronowicz
I recently received a telephone call from the Los Angeles Times. I hardly know anyone in the United States. I live quietly in Miami with my wife and children. "I have looked for you everywhere. . . . We would like you to write a review of 'Negrophobia' by Darius James." "I don't speak English very well you know, although I can read it." "You must read this book," the voice at the other end of the line answers. "I will send it to you right away." Why me?
BOOKS
July 25, 1993 | Martin Bernheimer
INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF OPERA edited by C. Steven Larue (St. James Press, an imprint of Gale Research, 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, Mich. 48226-4094: $250; two volumes, illustrated, 1,543 pp.). Does the world need another big, fat opera dictionary? For many students--professional as well as amateur--of this most provocative and most irrational of art forms, the question was answered last year with the long-awaited publication of the "New Grove."
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