January 28, 2011
"Skins": An article in the Jan. 27 Calendar section about the controversy surrounding the TV show "Skins" said that MTV would probably run all 10 episodes of the series as originally planned. The network has since confirmed that all 10 episodes will air. European property sales: Because of a production error, part of a sentence was omitted from the Column One article that appeared in the Jan. 26 Section A, dealing with the sale of historic properties by European nations.
January 25, 2011 |
China is hungry for the kind of recreational vehicles built in Southern California ? at least according to the Chinese entrepreneur who struck a deal with a Riverside firm to build and export $5 billion worth of them. The Chinese government has placed a focus on developing the RV industry as a cornerstone of the Chinese ideal of the happy home life, said Winston Chung. FOR THE RECORD: Chinese investment: An article in the Jan. 25 Business section reported on a deal by Riverside firm MVP RV Inc. to build recreational vehicles for export to China.
July 4, 2010 |
Rent an RV, hit the road and save gobs of money on your next vacation. Really? Maybe not, even some advocates concede. "You could probably pack four people in a car, eat at restaurants, stay in hotels, and I imagine it's about the same cost," said Chuck Woodbury, editor of RVTravel.com, a consumer website offering tips and tricks for RVers. But consider the intangibles. "The real advantage of the RV is that the family's together, and you can cook and eat healthy meals," Woodbury said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2010 |
For the second year in a row, the California Coastal Commission has denied a request for overnight parking restrictions by Venice residents who have complained about people living in campers and cars on the streets. The panel's 6-3 vote Thursday also quashed a proposed settlement that the city of Los Angeles had hoped would resolve the divisive issue over how to deal with recreational vehicle dwellers, who some Venice residents contend bring noise, public inebriation, crime and litter.
March 29, 2009 |
In the realm of conspicuous consumption, few things are larger than the RV, the multi-ton vehicular brontosaurus that has taken generations of families on the great American highway adventure. But in the worst economic crisis since the Depression, the RV is facing perhaps its gravest challenge as sales have plummeted, manufacturers have filed for bankruptcy or gone out of business, and lofty expectations of a grander profile for recreational vehicles have been drastically cut.
March 11, 2009 |
For Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., the national housing crisis has been a double whammy. The Riverside company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, is grappling with sharp declines in demand for its two key products: manufactured houses and the big homes-on-wheels it makes for the recreational vehicle market. The dual hit has forced Fleetwood to drastically cut its workforce, adding to the economic woes in Riverside County.