April 4, 2012 |
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.
November 12, 2012 |
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.
February 20, 2013 |
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. Yahoo.com 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.
December 12, 2011 |
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.
November 5, 2007
LOS ANGELES, November 5, 2007 ÃÂ The Envelope (http://www.theenvelope.com/), the entertainment awards insider from the Los Angeles Times, heralds the arrival of awards' season with today's launch of the site's redesigned homepage, new editorial staff, increased coverage, upgrades and online features. In addition, The Times unveils the editorial line-up for the return of its exclusive 11-part print series and debuts The Envelope Screening Series, Presented by Mercedes-Benz.
June 15, 2012 |
It's hardly a Trump Tower-like effort to put together a hot night life space. Sure, there's the licensing, staffing, furnishing and promoting, but it's usually something that can be done in a couple months. Unless, of course, you inherit a monster like the one that sits at 1439 Ivar Ave. in Hollywood. Nestled behind Amoeba Music, across from the ArcLight Cinemas structure, the yawning, 18,000-square-foot space has seen several incarnations come and go, and now it's been reinvented again as the super club Lure.
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