CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2009 |
The driver of a Cadillac limousine intentionally ran over a woman and dragged her body nearly a mile through skid row in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday, authorities said. Sonia Tauanuu, 25, was pronounced dead about 1 a.m. by witnesses at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The incident, which police are investigating as a homicide, began shortly before 1 a.m. when two women began arguing in the 700 block of Ceres Avenue, the LAPD said. The driver got into the vehicle, struck the woman and began driving northeast through skid row, according to the LAPD.
March 20, 2002
For some, getting noticed is what being in L.A. is all about, and what better way to get noticed than by driving an unusual car? Boy, have we got one for you. Porsches? Passe. Hot rods? Ho-hum. Convertibles? So conventional. We're talking 1982 Zil-115 limousine. And not just any limo but the Presidential Transporter that was maintained by the KGB in Moscow for the personal use of Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov from 1982 through 1984.
November 15, 2012 |
If a couple of this year's big-screen releases are any indication, whole worlds of weirdness are unfolding behind the tinted glass of white stretch limos. First Robert Pattinson's dissatisfied financier made his slow, vexing progress through Manhattan in "Cosmopolis. " Now the French actor Denis Lavant inhabits 11 roles in Léos Carax's thrillingly outré "Holy Motors. " In comparison with the earlier film, the Parisian odyssey is far less tethered to the social climate or to much of anything in the way of narrative expectations.
April 20, 2008
Regarding the article "Prom need not break the bank" (Personal Finance, April 13): The prom season's once again here, And one thing is certainly clear: While a limo and flowers Will bring pleasure for hours, We'll be paying the bills for a year. Sam McCarver San Juan Capistrano
November 28, 2005 |
Into the limo go the stars of CBS' sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." Out of the limo they go. In the limo, out, in ... well, you get the picture. For this New Year's Eve episode, Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders will enter and exit this stationary limousine 16 times. If it were shot like a regular sitcom, there would be a couple of takes of a scene like this, shot before a live audience in one night of taping.
July 5, 1987
Excuse me, but wasn't it Ira Reiner who, only moments ago it seems, was bashing city functionaries for wasting taxpayer's dollars? And now, as a byproduct of someone else's criminal behavior, we learn that Ira uses a county limo and driver to take his family out. Now, I must confess that being driven to work allows Reiner to get things done on taxpayer's behalf. But I don't see why we should be paying for driver and car to sit around during family outings. Then again, maybe Reiner gets work done between courses.