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March 15, 2000
Mazda's signature success story turns a new chapter this month with the arrival of the 2000 Miata Special Edition. This version of the roadster mates the traditional 1.8-liter, 140-horsepower inline-4 engine to a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission. Only 3,000 of these U.S.-only vehicles will hit showrooms. That works out, on average, to about four per dealership nationwide--with a sticker price of $25,055.
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HOME & GARDEN
February 1, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Like the Echo Park Lake that reopened last June, the neighborhood surrounding Echo Park Avenue has experienced a sense of renewal with the addition of several new retail stores and restaurants. "We're in a golden moment right now because the neighborhood has changed, but not too much," said artist Peter Shire, who has lived north of Sunset Boulevard for more than 60 years and worked there for several decades. Chango and Fix Coffee have been joined by chef Miles Thompson's restaurant and bar Allumette and the new tea house and retail space Valerie Echo Park from popular pastry chef Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections.
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NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By David A. Keeps
Home offices might be a trend, but interior designers Nicholas Hertneck and Lawrence Lazzaro grew tired of running a business from their personal residence. In early June, the decorating duo moved their business, a division of the Beverly Hills firm Piper Hertneck Design, to the second floor of a Brentwood Village storefront. On the lower floor, they created Nicholas Lawrence, a retail space with herringbone hickory floors and Venetian and plastered walls. The Vermont soapstone sales counter, Lazzaro said, "was designed to look like it was salvaged from an Art Deco movie theater.
AUTOS
January 31, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
It's hard not to spot an import brand car on American roads. That wasn't always the case, Volkswagen reminds us as it commemorated the shipment of the first Beetle to New York City 65 years ago. Back in January 1949, Volkswagen delivered a VW “Type 1,” or Beetle, to Ben Pon Sr., a Dutch businessman and the world's first official Volkswagen importer. “It made inroads very tentatively selling only two that first year and then seemed to burst like wildfire,” said Leslie Kendall, curator of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
REAL ESTATE
September 14, 1986
Cannell & Chaffin, an international planning and design firm, has moved its residential showroom to its headquarters at 2843 W. 7th St.
HOME & GARDEN
November 29, 2007 | Lisa Boone, Times Staff Writer
Known for his minimalist designs, Italian architect Piero Lissoni designed the recently opened By store much like his furnishings: sleek and simple. The innovative joint showroom for Italian manufacturers Boffi, Living Divani and Porro is composed of fully furnished living environments focusing on kitchen and bath, living and dining, bedroom and home office.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2012
MUSIC On Cake's first album since 2004, "Showroom of Compassion" — a runaway chart success — the Northern Californian outfit is in toned condition, turning out polished compositions that could fit in with its classic catalog. The band will play from both the old and the new at this Los Angeles tour stop. The Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Sat. $35. livenation.com.
HOME & GARDEN
October 10, 2009 | David A. Keeps
As tempting as it might be, you can't actually buy anything at the Herman Miller showroom, which has just opened in a former warehouse in Los Angeles, near Culver City. The facility exists to offer a comprehensive look at the company's storied furniture as well as a peek at future designs, says Lori Gee, Herman Miller's director of workplace solutions. Much of the new showroom is devoted to innovative office furnishings, many of which adapt easily for use in the home. It's also the place to see tricked-out versions of midcentury classics, such as the Eames 670 rocker in white leather and George Nelson's Marshmallow sofa in cowhide, as well as furniture from the company's European division and subsidiary Geiger.
NEWS
October 11, 2012 | By Lisa Boone
After more than four decades in business, Arte de Mexico owner Jerry Stoffers has announced that he will close his 250,000-square-foot North Hollywood showroom complex early next year. Everything in the showroom will be liquidated at reduced prices: Hand-carved antique doors from India that were $2,000 to $6,000 will start at $595, and hand-carved wooden columns and sculpted marble colums from India that had been $1,500 to $3,000 will begin at $499. Accent chairs will start at $299 and ottomans at $99. Carved stone statues from Malaysia will start at $299, amethyst geodes from Brazil will start at $599, hand-carved antique doors from Mexico (an inexpensive coffee table top, perhaps?
NATIONAL
December 27, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
Derrick Yarborough can't forget the one that got away — the one he left alone on a Friday night, to be swept up by someone else by the time Yarborough realized he'd made a mistake. Now, Yarborough gazes forlornly at potential replacements, each stylish and lovely but none matching the one he lost earlier this month, the one he took everywhere and kept close to his heart. After all, they'd been together for years: Yarborough and his Waterman pen. "It's tough. I'd had it a long time," he said as he loitered in front of a display case last week at the Fountain Pen Hospital, a Manhattan institution that is accustomed to misty-eyed visitors like Yarborough.
AUTOS
November 20, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Whenever the Los Angeles Auto Show comes to town, there are a wide range of autos that make it to the showroom floor. Some are stunning. Some are innovative.  Some are flat-out bizarre. To many that are here getting a preview of the show, the blue monstrosity dubbed the Youabian Puma can be filed under the bizarre category. LIVE: The latest photos, facts from LA Auto Show The Hummer-size convertible with sweeping curves and  monster truck tires is right by the entrance.
AUTOS
November 17, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future. No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co. will introduce hydrogen-powered cars. Hyundai's will reach U.S. showrooms next year, while the other models will begin selling a year later. It amounts to "a coming out party for hydrogen," said John Krafcik, chief executive of Hyundai Motor America.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
When comedian, writer and producer Dan Levy learned he would be a new father, he solicited parenting advice from an unsung group of experts: actual kids. In April, Levy collaborated with Jensen Karp, a producer and former rapper, to create "Baby Talk" - a monthly comedy show based around three to four comedians asking children between the ages of 5 and 10 questions like "What should I name my son?" (one child suggesting the name Ritzy Skittles) and "What should I do if my kid wakes up in the middle of the night and says he had a nightmare?"
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By David A. Keeps
Home offices might be a trend, but interior designers Nicholas Hertneck and Lawrence Lazzaro grew tired of running a business from their personal residence. In early June, the decorating duo moved their business, a division of the Beverly Hills firm Piper Hertneck Design, to the second floor of a Brentwood Village storefront. On the lower floor, they created Nicholas Lawrence, a retail space with herringbone hickory floors and Venetian and plastered walls. The Vermont soapstone sales counter, Lazzaro said, "was designed to look like it was salvaged from an Art Deco movie theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Downtown L.A.'s Staples Center may be home to the Grammys, but it's a relatively nondescript industrial complex in Burbank that's attracting some of the awards show's most notable nominees this week. Fender Musical Instruments' new artist showroom has become a hub for well-known musicians of all stripes. And with the Grammy Awards scheduled to air Sunday, business is brisk. Just as dress designers clamor to get their gowns on Oscar contenders, makers of musical equipment such as Fender are doing their best to get their newest products in the hands of Grammy-nominated pop stars.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
In the market for a hot-water-dispensing refrigerator? That was just one of the innovative and unusual products on display this week at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. The annual event, put on by the National Assn. of Home Builders, serves as a massive showcase for new ideas and technology for the home. Here's a roundup of some that are vying for “how did we ever live without it” distinction: In one of the notable kitchen offerings, General Electric Co. brings hot water to the refrigerator door.
HOME & GARDEN
August 15, 2009 | Martha Groves
When Ron Frank donated five boxes of mailers, photos and magazine ads to the Getty Research Institute's architecture and design collection in May, one might have wondered what a distinguished scholarly organization would want with marketing paraphernalia from a defunct furniture store. Once the box tops came off, the answer was clear. Showroom photos taken by the renowned Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand, a 1962 patent application for a convertible couch, examples of innovative graphic design from the 1940s to the 1970s, even original photographs by midcentury icon Charles Eames -- all reflected aspects of a landmark Long Beach store called Frank Bros.
REAL ESTATE
May 12, 1985
Barker Bros., which recently closed both its downtown and Santa Monica stores, has moved into 40,000 square feet of space in the old Helms Bakery building at 8850 Venice Blvd. Gerard Benatar, showroom designer for Barker Bros. since 1982, transformed the space into a showroom for $500,000, incorporating the existing skylights and supporting trestles into the design. He replaced the flour silos with sculptural partitions, walls and arches. A pass-through connects the Barker Bros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
The cherry-red 1989 Corvette convertible that Corky Rice has is in cherry condition. It ought to be. It still has its original new car invoice sticker on its windshield and a mere 67 miles on its odometer. The shiny two-seater was stolen in 1989 from the new car sales lot at what was then called C & M Chevrolet in San Diego and driven straight to a nearby self-storage facility, where it was locked in a garage-size unit and left there - for 23 years. The rent on the unit started at $50 a month.
NEWS
October 11, 2012 | By Lisa Boone
After more than four decades in business, Arte de Mexico owner Jerry Stoffers has announced that he will close his 250,000-square-foot North Hollywood showroom complex early next year. Everything in the showroom will be liquidated at reduced prices: Hand-carved antique doors from India that were $2,000 to $6,000 will start at $595, and hand-carved wooden columns and sculpted marble colums from India that had been $1,500 to $3,000 will begin at $499. Accent chairs will start at $299 and ottomans at $99. Carved stone statues from Malaysia will start at $299, amethyst geodes from Brazil will start at $599, hand-carved antique doors from Mexico (an inexpensive coffee table top, perhaps?
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