CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1993 |
The city has invested $3,100 in a new all-terrain vehicle so police can continue a popular new policy of patrolling local beaches at night, Deputy Police Chief Jim Spreine said. The program began last month, the night after an armed rape and robbery at Crescent Bay Beach, but hit a snag when the patrol vehicle broke down less than three weeks later.
January 6, 1998 |
Sales of new cars, buses and trucks in Japan fell 4.9% in 1997 to 5.11 million, the first decline in four years, the Japan Automobile Dealers' Assn. said Monday. Sluggishness in the Japanese economy has chilled demand for cars and other big-ticket items, and buying was further discouraged by an April increase in the national sales tax to 5% from 3%. Sales surged in 1996 ahead of the sales tax increase. Sales of imported cars fell 14.7% to 364,882, the automobile dealers group said.
August 12, 2008 |
NASA has abandoned plans to get its replacement for the space shuttle into service by 2013 because of funding and technical problems, manager Jeff Hanley said from the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The U.S. space agency had hoped to fly astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a new spaceship called Orion as early as September 2013. Now, the agency is setting its sights a year later. The shuttle fleet is due to retire in 2010. Until its new vehicle is ready, NASA intends to rely on Russia to ferry crews and on private firms to deliver cargo.
March 11, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. After two years of disappointing sales of its Leaf electric sedan, Nissan replaced the executive overseeing its electric-car program. Toshiyuki Shiga, the automaker's chief operating officer will take charge of Nissan's zero-emission-vehicle planning and strategy as well as production of batteries for such cars, the company said. Hideaki Watanabe, a corporate vice president who headed the division, was shuttled off to a Nissan-affiliated supplier.
April 28, 1994 |
The City Council unanimously approved a Visitor's Assistance Program on Thursday that will put brightly colored rescue vehicles on Inglewood streets to help stranded motorists. The council had to approve the program because employees and operations will be managed by the city, said Assistant City Manager Norman Cravens. However, costs of the program will be paid by the nonprofit corporation Partners for Progress. Three rescue vehicles will cost about $60,300, Cravens said.
March 24, 1992 |
Linda Lavin goes dowdy--but, naturally, wiseacre dowdy--in "Room for Two," a sitcom getting a tryout tonight in the coveted post-"Roseanne" slot (9:30 p.m. on ABC, Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42). Not only that, but she gets a dandy doppelganger in the form of daughter Patricia Heaton, a strong foil for Mom's slightly adversarial affection.
December 21, 1999 |
The Clinton administration today will announce stricter pollution controls on new cars, including popular sport-utility vehicles, and production of cleaner gasoline, according to sources briefed on the plan. The new EPA regulations won't have any impact in California, however, where state "LEV II" standards adopted in November 1998 already equal or exceed the federal controls.
May 23, 2002 |
Having just returned to profitability in its fiscal 2001, Mazda Motor Co. will steadily roll out new vehicles to boost its standing in the U.S. market, but senior executives pledged Wednesday that they no longer will try to cover all market segments. "We're not going to be all things to all men. We're not big enough," said incoming Mazda President Lewis Booth, who takes over the reins of the Japanese auto maker next month.
September 27, 2000 |
Although PT Cruiser mania has kept the price of the delivery-van-styled sedan in the stratosphere, New Beetle buyers are slightly buggier about their cars, according to a new-vehicle buyer survey by automotive marketing specialist J.D. Power & Associates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2003 |
Los Angeles County's transit agency was asked on Friday to add at least 117 new buses to its fleet to meet a key requirement of a federal consent decree. Donald Bliss, a court-appointed special master with powers similar to that of a judge, released a 79-page proposed order, detailing the current status of the decree and calling for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put the new buses in service with a target date of December 2004.