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December 22, 2010 | By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
A decade in the automotive industry is like the passing of the Mesozoic era; a lot changes. In 2001, Hyundais were questionable and Toyota was infallible. Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Plymouth existed. Scion did not. So it may come as a bit of a surprise that it's been 10 years since Volvo pulled an all-new S60 out of the oven. With the exception of an ornery transmission and navigation system, the 2011 S60 was worth the wait. Volvos have always been long on safety and (with a few exceptions)
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AUTOS
November 29, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Things are a bit dry at the Volvo well at the moment. The automaker, which was bought by Chinese brand Geely in 2010, won't have a completely new product until 2015 . That's when the next-generation XC90 SUV is due, which will finally replace the long-in-the-tooth model that's been around since 2003. This dearth of new sheet metal has hurt Volvo's sales in the U.S. Through October, annual sales are down nearly 7% compared to the first 10 months of 2012. Despite this decline, 2013 sales are about the same as Jaguar's.
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NEWS
August 3, 1992 | MICHAEL HAEDERLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This just in: Dorothy Benally of Beclabito needs a reliable sheepherder. He must be willing to take the flock up into the mountains for at least two months. Call collect . . . . The squaw dance for Frank Woody at Ojo Encino has been postponed . . . . And to anyone who's listening, Elmer Bigben would like the people of Red Mesa to leave messages at the chapter house. Rise and shine.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2013 | By Susan King
Dolores Hart was one of Hollywood's top ingenues, giving Elvis Presley his first screen kiss in 1957's "Loving You" and then reuniting with him a year later in "King Creole. " She worked with such legends as Anthony Quinn and Anna Magnani in 1957's "Wild Is the Wind" and Robert Ryan and Montgomery Clift in 1958's "Lonelyhearts," then earned a Tony Award nomination in 1959 for her first play, the romantic comedy "The Pleasure of His Company. " A devout Catholic since the age of 10, she broke off her engagement to Don Robinson in 1963 and entered the cloistered Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., where as Mother Dolores Hart she has lead a life of contemplation and hospitality.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is pop music critic for The Times.
THREE DAYS AFTER HER former father-in-law, Vernon Presley, died in June of 1979, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley sat in a downtown Memphis office and tried to comprehend the sobering news she had just heard: Without drastic action, everything that Elvis Presley had left their daughter, Lisa Marie, could be lost. Even his beloved home, Graceland. Joseph A. Hanks, the Presley family accountant since 1969, is a conservative, soft-spoken man not given to dramatics. But the facts he had just outlined for Priscilla spoke for themselves: Income was dropping while expenses were rising, and at some point the lines would cross.
NEWS
March 3, 2005 | Liane Bonin, Special to The Times
Green eggs and ham, a cat in the hat and ... "unorthodox" taxidermy? If that last entry in the Dr. Seuss pantheon seems a tad "Silence of the Lambs" for your taste, take heart: Though "The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective and National Touring Exhibition" at the Sarah Bain Gallery in Brea promises to reveal the "secret" art of the famed children's book author, what's on display is simply grown-up stuff, not nightmare material. Not surprisingly, Dr. Seuss, a.k.a.
SPORTS
August 11, 1989 | DAVE HALL
To the average sports fan, it's not exactly Koufax and Drysdale returning to Chavez Ravine. But on the beach, the names Selznick and Vogelsang and Von Hagen and Menges also conjure visions of heroic summers long ago. They played volleyball. They were kings of the beach before the tour went pro and the "beach" was extended to Phoenix and Milwaukee and Boulder, Colo. Before light beer and cable television.
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October 3, 1999 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was just past midnight on March 3, 1938, when Edna Wisser gingerly walked into her daughter's bedroom to wake her up, and to show her what nature looks like on a bender. "Mother woke me up sometime in the darkness of the night," said Marion Harvey, now 78, an Anaheim High senior at the time. "Very calmly, she said: 'I want you to look outside your bedroom window, because something is happening that you will never see again.' " She was right.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2010
2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Base price: $38,550 Price, as tested: $46,200 Powertrain: 3.0-liter DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger; six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode Horsepower: 300 at 5,600 rpm Torque: 325 pound-feet at 2,100 rpm 0-60: 5.8 seconds Curb weight: 3,812 pounds Wheelbase: 109.3 inches Overall length: 182.2 inches ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1990 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When art librarian Annette Masling was in Southern California recently, her must-see list included a light-industrial mall in the 900 block of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. She didn't go there to have her car repaired, despite the plethora of body shops in the area. Masling, who directs the library at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2013 | From a Times Staff Writer
Randy Runyon, who entertained audiences in Southern California for more than a decade as Chucko, the clown character he took over from his father in the 1980s, died Wednesday at his home in Canyon Country. He was 57. His death followed a lengthy battle with lung cancer that spread to his liver, according to his wife, Joan. Runyon's father, Charles M. Runyon, created the character and starred in the "Chucko the Birthday Clown" show on KABC and KTTV in the 1950s and '60s. Children often waited years for the chance to appear on the popular show on their birthday with Chucko, who, with his finely painted clown face and spinning merry-go-round hat, became a Los Angeles celebrity along with such other kiddie-show stars as Engineer Bill, Sheriff John and Bozo the Clown.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2012 | By Cristy Lytal
Julie Hewett, makeup department head for "Hitchcock," can take 50 years off any face. And that's precisely what she did when she created 1959-to-'61-era looks for Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Helen Mirren and more than 200 extras in the film, released by Fox Searchlight, that explores the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, during the "Psycho" shoot. Raised in Pacific Palisades, Hewett, 56, grew up watching classic movies. Her father, a child psychologist, would tell her how as a little boy he used to stand outside Paramount Studios with this autograph book, waiting for Bette Davis and other golden age stars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2012 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
John Fitch, whose richly diverse life included being a successful sports-car racer, fighter pilot and auto-safety innovator, died Wednesday. He was 95. Fitch died at his home in Lakeville, Conn., near the Lime Rock Park racetrack he helped develop in the mid-1950s, of cancer and respiratory disease, his son Stephen said Friday. The lanky Fitch first gained fame in the 1950s and '60s racing Mercedes-Benzes and Corvettes in the United States and abroad, notably at European circuits such as Le Mans.
IMAGE
September 23, 2012 | By Alexandra Drosu
Every few months a new beauty trend, treatment or potion is revealed - the latest skin-tightening laser, an age-defying ingredient or a longer-lasting filler. But should a fresh-faced 20-year-old be using retinol creams? And when is the right time to consider Botox? In the day of instant gratification, where do we draw the line between too soon and too late? We asked some experts for advice. The 20s In your 20s, wearing sunblock is the most important step you can take to prevent sun damage that leads to fine lines and wrinkles, says Dr. Simon Ourian, a dermatologist and founder of Epione Beverly Hills.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
LONDON -- Uh, hello? The U.S. men's basketball team continued to play with substantially less fire than the Olympic flame, muddling through a preliminary game against Argentina and emerging with a 60-59 halftime lead Monday at Olympic Park basketball arena. The U.S. hasn't looked sharp for three halves of basketball, including a 99-94 victory over Lithuania two days ago. Manu Ginobili has 16 points for Argentina, which had no problems scoring at all, shooting 63% and making all 14 of its free-throw attempts in the half.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2012 | Elaine Woo
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in New York City. He was 89. His daughter, Tansey Rosset, said he died after undergoing surgery to replace a heart valve. In 1951 Rosset bought tiny Grove Press, named after the Greenwich Village street where it was located, and turned it into one of the most influential publishing companies of its time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Franciscus, the virile actor whose talents enabled him to portray characters ranging from flinty cops to affable teachers, died late Monday night. Franciscus died of emphysema at Medical Center of North Hollywood, said his friend and publicist Phil Paladino. Franciscus was 57 and had been a longtime smoker, Paladino added. In addition to being one of television's best-known faces during the 1950s and '60s, Franciscus was a TV producer.
AUTOS
November 29, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Things are a bit dry at the Volvo well at the moment. The automaker, which was bought by Chinese brand Geely in 2010, won't have a completely new product until 2015 . That's when the next-generation XC90 SUV is due, which will finally replace the long-in-the-tooth model that's been around since 2003. This dearth of new sheet metal has hurt Volvo's sales in the U.S. Through October, annual sales are down nearly 7% compared to the first 10 months of 2012. Despite this decline, 2013 sales are about the same as Jaguar's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2012 | By Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times
Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell 460 homes it acquired decades ago in Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno to make way for an extension of the 710 Freeway that has been stalled ever since. But officials say it could be years before any decision is made on the properties. Caltrans bought the homes in the 1950s, '60s and '70s to accommodate plans to extend the northern end of the Long Beach Freeway from Alhambra, where it ends now, to the Foothill Freeway in Pasadena.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2011 | By Morgen Wenzel
Business schools are under the microscope again, their relevance and value questioned in many quarters. The financial crisis has triggered a self-examination of their raison d'etre. However, before we can decide whether and how business schools need to change, it is worth pausing to consider how and why business schools have evolved as they have. FOR THE RECORD: Business book review: A review in the Oct. 2 Business section of the book "The Roots, Rituals and Rhetorics of Change: North American Business Schools After the Second World War" misspelled the last name of reviewer Morgen Witzel as Wenzel.
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