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  • Healthy crossover sales a boon to April auto results

    Healthy crossover sales a boon to April auto results
    Lower gas prices and a rebounding economy are pulling more auto buyers into crossover SUVs and boosting pickup truck sales, April auto sales data indicate. Honda, Nissan and Subaru reported monthly sales Wednesday, showing increases from April 2012 to...
  • June auto sales: Honda posts gains despite Acura losses

    June auto sales: Honda posts gains despite Acura losses
    American Honda Motor Co. reported 9.7% growth in June sales on the strength of crossover and minivan sales. The increase came despite continued weakness in the automaker's Acura luxury division, which saw sales decline by 10.4%, to 13,765, compared to...
  • Touring far-flung cities by bike

    Touring far-flung cities by bike
    The afternoon I spent bouncing through Prague on a bicycle seat without springs didn't make for cushy cycling, but it was a memorable ride that combined sightseeing with the thrill of careening through a foreign city behind a fearless, 20-something guide....
  • Shopping: Longchamp opening a shop in South Coast Plaza

    Shopping: Longchamp opening a shop in South Coast Plaza
    French luxury brand Longchamp will debut its first West Coast boutique on Monday at Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza, bringing its Le Pliage leather-trimmed nylon tote — among other "it" handbags — to Orange County shoppers. The 1,722-square-...
  • Concert news: Fiona Apple, Summer Spirit Fest, Firefly Music Festival, Ledisi, and more

    Concert news: Fiona Apple, Summer Spirit Fest, Firefly Music Festival, Ledisi, and more
    Fiona Apple played a short series of promotional shows earlier this year to support her upcoming album. Now, she's launching a full tour for "The Idler Wheel is Wiser" that includes stops in Baltimore and Washington D.C. Apple's mini-tour, her first...
  • First Drive: 2012 Ford Transit Connect Electric

    First Drive: 2012 Ford Transit Connect Electric
    Much of the attention surrounding electric vehicles has been focused on cars like the all-electric Nissan Leaf and range-extended Chevrolet Volt. Ford, meanwhile, has developed a model for those who need more hauling capability by equipping its Transit...
  • Car review: 2012 Ford Transit Connect Electric

    Car review: 2012 Ford Transit Connect Electric
    Much of the attention surrounding electric vehicles has been focused on cars like the all-electric Nissan Leaf and range-extended Chevrolet Volt. Ford, meanwhile, has developed a model for those who need more hauling capability by equipping its Transit...
  • Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon

    Gas prices stretching toward $4 a gallon
    "Gas prices are outrageous." Catherine Bell, a 66-year-old Social Security Administration retiree, was not happy Tuesday as she filled up her Chrysler at a Howard Street BP Amoco gas station in Baltimore. "You'll see when you get to retirement and you're...
  • City extends time for skate park

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to extend an exclusive negotiating period with Vans, which has been working with the city to build, run and maintain a skate park. In January, the city entered into a six-month, with an additional optional...
  • Redesigned 2012 Mazda5 brings 'mini' back to minivan

    Redesigned 2012 Mazda5 brings 'mini' back to minivan
    With the redesigned 2012 Mazda5 minivan, the company answered a question I wasn't aware anyone was asking: "Why can't I get a minivan with a manual transmission?" Well, now you can, but I'm still not sure why you'd want one, unless you are one of those...
  • James Van Doren dies at 72; co-founder of Vans shoes

    James Van Doren dies at 72; co-founder of Vans shoes
    James Van Doren and his older brother Paul had only sample sneakers to offer when they opened their first store, in Anaheim, in 1966. They took a dozen orders in the morning and delivered custom canvas deck shoes, made in their adjacent factory, in the...