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April 4, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Get ready for the battle of the crossovers. Hyundai unveiled a complete redesign of its Santa Fe sport-utility at the New York International Auto Show. The mid-sized crossover now follows the sleeker “fluidic sculpture” styling the brand has used to turn its Elantra and Sonata sedans into bestsellers. The South Korean automaker is growing the Santa Fe a bit.  One version will be longer. Hyundai will sell a three-row, seven-passenger model for the first time.  But the overall dimensions of the standard 2013 Santa Fe will be about the same as the previous generation, although Hyundai has taken about 100 lbs. out of the vehicle in a move that improves fuel economy.
April 7, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple chief designer Jony Ive is reportedly leading a significant interface redesign of Mac OS X, the software used for the company's desktop and laptop computers. The redesign is expected to be unveiled in June at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple typically makes its software announcements. The redesign is a top priority at Apple right now, according to the report Monday by 9to5Mac . Last year, Ive led a similar redesign for iOS, the company's iPhone and iPad software.
March 31, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
More than a year ago, Facebook unveiled plans for a drastic redesign of its website's News Feed that would place a greater emphasis on pictures and look a lot more like the social network's mobile app. Ultimately, Facebook discarded that look and went with a less drastic redesign, and the reason for that decision was that many of the company's users still have older computers and laptops, according to a blog post by Julie Zhuo, the social network's...
February 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In the biggest sign so far that this is now Marissa Mayer's Yahoo, the Web company began rolling out a major redesign Wednesday morning to U.S. users. users will be greeted by a new news-feed feature that allows them to scroll down continually for more news articles that have been gathered based off their interests and preferences. Users can also log into Yahoo using their Facebook account to gain a more personal experience. Besides the news feed, Yahoo also said it has newly designed homepage applications.
November 12, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Stung by criticism from consumers, its own dealers and auto reviewers, Honda Motor Co. is about to begin selling a significantly redesigned Civic. The changes come after only a year of the current-generation model. Automakers rarely rush to remake a vehicle so new to the market. Honda is making changes to the sheet metal on the vehicle to give it a more aggressive, sportier look. Inside, it is improving comfort, changing the much-criticized interior and is revamping the sedan's driving characteristics.
December 12, 2011 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
If you could redesign your hotel room, what would you include? Red Roof Inn, one of the nation's largest budget hotel chains, launched a $90-million redesign effort this month for its nearly 350 hotels across the country based on the comments of thousands of guests in Texas, Georgia and Ohio. The data were collected from email surveys taken over the last 12 to 18 months. The top request by guests was for more electrical outlets in each room to power smartphones, e-readers and other mobile electronic devices.
June 20, 1991
The developer of the Playa Vista project has purchased four pieces of property at a key intersection in Playa del Rey so that the intersection can be expanded to accommodate the traffic generated by the vast proposed city-within-a-city. Maguire Thomas Partners paid $2.8 million for slightly less than an acre of land at the corner of Culver Boulevard and Vista del Mar. The triangular site includes a restaurant, a small office building and a former gas station.
October 25, 1987
I'm a member of the Carlton Way/Harold Way Neighborhood Assn. in Hollywood and am very concerned about the Grant Elementary School expansion on my street. A letter from Dr. Britton to our president states that "although the relocation and redesign of the classroom building is possible, such action will delay construction up to nine months and cost an additional $100,000, which is not reimbursable from the state." Even if all of this is true, isn't a redesign more important than a plan that will destroy our neighborhood forever?
November 25, 2005
Your editorial "Holes in Our Jails" (Nov. 22) echoed the thoughts many people have had regarding proposed solutions for improving Los Angeles' jails, including architectural redesign and systemic reform. Noticeably missing are suggestions for educational programs designed to encourage tolerance, promote respect, support forgiveness and teach empathy for others. The people inside the jails cannot be forgotten. ADAM PLATTS Northridge
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