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BUSINESS
August 20, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LinkedIn confirmed a redesign to its profile pages Monday and also said it plans to roll out many more changes throughout the rest of the year. Following an earlier story reporting changes to profile pages on LinkedIn, the company contacted the Los Angeles Times Monday afternoon with a statement. "We are focused on making it easier for LinkedIn members to get more value out of the services we offer by creating simpler, more relevant, more social experiences," a company spokeswoman said in an email.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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. 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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
November 5, 2007
LOS ANGELES, November 5, 2007 – 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times
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.
REAL ESTATE
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?
OPINION
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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