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August 19, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Hyundai is recalling about 239,000 Sonata and Azera sedans because the rear suspensions in the cars can rust and fail. The South Korean automaker also will recall 20,300   Santa Fe Sport SUVs from the 2013 model year because a manufacturing flaw could cause the right front axle shaft to fracture. The first recall includes 2006-2010 model year Sonatas and 2006-2011 Azera vehicles.   Hyundai is focusing on cars originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
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AUTOS
April 19, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The battle for buyers of family sedans - already the most competitive U.S. auto segment - will heat up this fall when Toyota and Hyundai launch dramatically restyled versions of their respective offerings, the Camry and the Sonata. A decade ago, the default choices in this biggest slice of the auto market were the Camry and Honda's Accord, but the competition has grown fierce in the last five years. Automakers can't afford a misstep with a new model, and they can't fall behind with a dated model.
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AUTOS
April 19, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The battle for buyers of family sedans - already the most competitive U.S. auto segment - will heat up this fall when Toyota and Hyundai launch dramatically restyled versions of their respective offerings, the Camry and the Sonata. A decade ago, the default choices in this biggest slice of the auto market were the Camry and Honda's Accord, but the competition has grown fierce in the last five years. Automakers can't afford a misstep with a new model, and they can't fall behind with a dated model.
AUTOS
March 7, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Hyundai will launch an all-new version of its game-changing Sonata sedan at the New York Auto Show, the automaker has announced. The South Korean company said it will debut a global version of the midsize family sedan on home soil later this month, with the U.S. iteration to break cover in April. The current generation of Sonata was introduced at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show and went on sale in 2010. The car was an immediate critical and sales success and helped Hyundai shake its reputation as a builder of low-grade economy cars.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Hyundai Motor Corp. says it will display a gas-electric hybrid version of its Sonata sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The auto maker says it will announce at the show the date that the hybrid will be sold in the U.S. John Krafcik, vice-president for product development at Hyundai, says the hybrid Sonata can be powered by both gas and electric motors and will have new lithium-ion batteries.
HEALTH
December 26, 2005 | Joe Graedon, Teresa Graedon, The People's Pharmacy
My husband takes HCTZ and Monopril for his hypertension, and Vytorin to lower his cholesterol. Since starting the drugs, he's had trouble with impotence. He refuses to see a urologist but takes an herb called horny goat weed instead. What effect could this herb have on his other medications? Clinical data to support the effectiveness of horny goat weed ( Epimedium) for erectile dysfunction or low libido are limited. What's more, products being sold as horny goat weed vary tremendously.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Intriguing repertory is what the listener should expect from an important viola recital. And that is what materialized Tuesday night when young British violist Lawrence Power, winner last June of the William Primrose International Competition, made his local debut in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at USC.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1989 | HERBERT GLASS
Three father figures of the period-performance movement, Frans Brueggen, Gustav Leonhardt and Anner Bylsma, were heard for the first time in this area as an ensemble--individually they have been frequent visitors--Thursday in Ambassador Auditorium. While the three gentlemen from the Netherlands are anything but pedantic in their musical approaches, the program's notion smacked more of classroom than concert hall: the early--very early--sonata in Italy. Not that sonata actually connoted a musical form here; rather, the term was used as the Italians used it then, to differentiate between what was sung, cantata, and what was played, sonata . Which hardly eliminated the problem of differentiating one composer from another.
BOOKS
January 3, 1988
In Endpapers (The Book Review, Dec. 27), you speculated about the meaning of the fermata over the final rest of the Beethoven "Pathetique" piano sonata. You concluded that its meaning must be mystical, or at least symbolic. While I don't dispute the truth and the poetry of your conclusion, I must point out that, to a performer, there is a very concrete interpretation of this fermata. After striking the final, fortissimo chord, the pianist should remain quietly motionless as long as possible.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2009 | Rick Schultz
There's no doubt about it: Audiences love Lang Lang. At his Walt Disney Concert Hall recital Sunday night there seemed to be fewer empty seats than at Gustavo Dudamel's sold-out Verdi Requiem on Friday. And before the standing ovation faded for Lang, a long line had formed downstairs to meet him. As David Remnick suggested in a New Yorker profile last year, Lang is "an avatar of the Chinese ascendance" whose punishing programs display a titanic technique that thrills listeners. Here he performed two big Beethoven sonatas.
SPORTS
August 22, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
In addition to having basketball skills, Kobe Bryant apparently can play the piano. On Thursday, Lenovo unveiled a new clip featuring Bryant playing "Moonlight Sonata" with an ensemble. In January, Bryant tweeted out a picture with the comment:     Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata calms me down when I reach my breaking point #relaxandfocus pic.twitter.com/i2imK51p - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013 The Lakers guard is expected to have his repaired Achilles tendon evaluated in the next couple of weeks to get a revised timeline for his return to the court after the April injury.
AUTOS
August 19, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Hyundai is recalling about 239,000 Sonata and Azera sedans because the rear suspensions in the cars can rust and fail. The South Korean automaker also will recall 20,300   Santa Fe Sport SUVs from the 2013 model year because a manufacturing flaw could cause the right front axle shaft to fracture. The first recall includes 2006-2010 model year Sonatas and 2006-2011 Azera vehicles.   Hyundai is focusing on cars originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
AUTOS
April 1, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating complaints that the rear suspension frames on some Hyundai Sonata mid-size cars can rust and fail. The probe affects about 393,000 cars from the 2006-through-2008 model years. The NHTSA said that rust in the frame can cause control arm failures. A car's wheel hubs are attached to the control arms. In documents on its website, the NHTSA said it had received six complaints of suspension failures. Three of the cases involved failures at highway speeds, but no crashes or injuries were reported.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
A new ranking of auto brands and models placed Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. at the top. Total Car Score ( www.totalcarscore.com ) looked at auto review and ratings sites and measured which brands and vehicles received the most kudos.  The idea was to develop a comprehensive evaluation that takes advantage of expert opinions and ratings of autos, said Karl Brauer, founder and chief executive of Total Car Score. Ford earned the most Total Car Score awards with a top-scoring vehicle in five of 20 categories.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2010 | David Sarno
Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling close to 140,000 of its 2011 Sonata sedans because of concerns that an improperly assembled steering column could cause drivers to lose control, the company said Sunday. The carmaker said it knew of fewer than 10 instances of drivers reporting issues with steering on the new Sonata, manufactured in Montgomery, Ala. No injuries or accidents related to the problem had been reported at the time of the recall, the company said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating the 2011 Sonata since late August, after consumers reported that they had lost the ability to steer the cars.
BUSINESS
September 1, 2010 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into reports of steering problems in the hot-selling 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedan. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into whether the vehicles can sustain a separation in the steering shaft assembly that results in a loss of steering capability. Regulators are also examining whether a bolt in the steering system can become loose. The vehicles involved in the probe were manufactured during the same month at the Hyundai factory in Alabama and had fewer than 600 miles at the time of the alleged incidents, regulators said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Staff Writer
Since his debut here, with the Pasadena Symphony, six years and one month ago, Cho-Liang Lin has made a steady series of successful appearances with orchestra. But the Taiwan-born violinist, who will be 25 this year, had never played a recital in our bailiwick until Sunday night, when he returned to Pasadena and gave a fascinating program with the assistance of pianist Sandra Rivers in Ambassador Auditorium. Making the right career moves seems Lin's usual course of action.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2010
2011 Hyundai Sonata SE Base price: $22,595 Price, as tested: $26,015 Powertrain: 2.4-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine with Gasoline Direct Injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Horsepower: 200 at 6,300 rpm Torque: 186 pound-feet at 4,250 rpm Curb weight: 3,250 pounds 0-60 mph: 8 seconds Wheelbase: 110.0 inches Overall length: 189.8 inches EPA fuel economy: 22/35 city/highway Final thoughts: Plenty of value and amenities, but Sonata "chutes" itself in the foot with its performance.
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