January 30, 2014 |
California doesn't require that much of its candidates for state and local office. One of the few rules is that they must live in the district they seek to represent. How hard is that? Apparently too hard for some politicians. State Sen. Roderick D. Wright, a Democrat, was convicted this week on perjury and voter fraud charges. Prosecutors said he lied on his voter registration and candidacy filings by saying he made his home in an apartment in working-class Inglewood. In fact, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Wright was really living with his Maserati, artwork and three guns in a swanky 11-room home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district.
May 20, 2013 |
Maserati of North America is recalling 7,438 model year 2005-2008 Quattroportes, model year 2008 GranTurismos, and model year 2008 Alfa Romeo 8Cs for a corrosion problem that could lead to a loss of control of the cars. One of Maserati's slogans is "excellence through passion. " GranTurismos that sold for $120,000 or more when brand new still fetch as much as $68,200 after five years. But even Maserati owners have problems with their cars. PHOTOS: The 10 worst cars ever The rear tie rod assemblies on the cars "may have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied, allowing them to weaken and possibly fail," according to documents on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
April 9, 2013 |
The small Maserati family w elcomed a new car to the lineup Tuesday, as the company announced the all-new Ghibli sedan. The midsize sedan is aimed at cars like the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS, and Cadillac CTS . It joins the larger Quattroporte sedan and the GranTurismo coupe and convertible in the Maserati fleet. The new addition is part of Maserati's goal to sell annually 50,000 vehicles worldwide by 2015. In 2012, the company sold 6,300 cars. The automaker hopes to reach this ambitious plan by moving into more volume segments, including the midsize class with the Ghibli, and the SUV segment with the forthcoming Levante.
February 23, 2013 |
The third victim killed in the wild attack on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning was a Seattle-area businesswoman on her way to the airport. Sandi Sutton-Wasmund, 48, of Maple Valley, Wash., was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office on Friday night as the passenger in a taxi that burst into flames, killing her and the driver, Michael Boldon, 62. The cause of their deaths was listed as multiple blunt-force injuries. The cab had been struck by a Maserati that lost control after being struck by bullets fired from a Range Rover on the Strip, police said.
February 22, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - The Strip's busiest intersection was back in business Friday as police continued their search in four states for a black Range Rover whose occupants opened fire on a Maserati, causing a fiery crash that left three people dead. The incident erupted about 4:20 a.m. Thursday after an argument at a valet stand outside the Aria resort and hotel. The Maserati crashed into several cars at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, including a taxi that burst into flames, killing the driver and his passenger as well as the driver of the Maserati.
February 22, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - A spectacular predawn crash on the Strip - triggered when bullets fired from a black Range Rover peppered a Maserati - hit this resort city right between the eyes. In the end, three people were dead and a major intersection under lockdown during a three-state manhunt for the shooters, leaving even casino veterans used to the extraordinary scratching their heads. The mayhem was sparked, witnesses told police, by a quarrel early Thursday at a hotel valet stand. The two vehicles left the Aria resort hotel and were heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard at 4:20 a.m., an hour when the casino marquees shine brightly but the gambling thoroughfare is largely empty.