| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:02 AM
The signs advertising local businesses line the Huntington Beach Pier in advance of the city's Fourth of July celebrations.
The 35 large banners represent funding for the city's annual July 4 parade but they come with a price: animosity from some who...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:46 PM
This is the Mercedes-Benz you’re familiar with.
After spending the early part of 2013 introducing new small cars like the CLA and the all-electric B-Class to the U.S. consumer, the German automaker returned its attention on Wednesday to a car...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The days when luxury in a car meant shiny chrome on the outside and dead trees and cows on the inside have long faded. This is 2013, when even high-tech can fail to impress: Cut-rate hatchbacks have navigation systems, and the average Ford can park...
| Oct 18, 2013
Competes with: Audi A5 cabriolet, Infiniti Q60 convertible
Looks like: The 4 Series Coupe
Drivetrain: a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (428i ) or a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder (435i); an eight-speed automatic is standard, and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
I needed a drink after "We Will Rock You," the Queen musical that was incoherent when I first saw it in London a decade ago, totally ridiculous when I saw it in Las Vegas in 2004 and that now is, in this somewhat revised 2013 touring version, yet more...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:50 PM
With a futuristic look and advanced onboard technology to match, the 2013 BMW 740Li is a princely German luxury limousine that should please all its occupants.
For years now, BMW's slogan, "ultimate driving machine," has set the theme for the company'...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Add another credit to Audi’s Hollywood reel. When the sci-fi film "Ender’s Game" opens Friday, audiences will see stars like Harrison Ford, Violet Davis and Abigail Breslin act alongside the title character played by Asa Butterfield.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
BEIJING — As the world's top collectors, gallerists and dealers converged in Hong Kong a week ago for Art Basel, the city's inaugural edition of one of the world's premier art shows, a very different kind of art venture was launching in the...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
After 1.3 million copies sold over two generations dating back to 1999, BMW has announced an all-new version of its X5 midsize SUV.
Wait, check that, this is an SAV, if you’re to believe the folks at BMW. Seeking some individuality in a crowded...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:03 PM
About five years ago, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky denounced USC's proposal to take control of the taxpayer-owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and its revenue.
"Some people on the board of trustees of the University of Southern California...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Ford is recalling nearly 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. for a potential fuel tank leak that could result in a fire.
The automaker said the recall affects the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility, Interceptor Sedan, and Lincoln MKS,...