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  • July's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

     
    We'd like to think most auto executives drove to work this morning listening to The Cars' "Good Times Roll." June and July turned out the best seasonally adjusted auto sales since before the recession. In raw numbers, new-car sales saw......
  • Do You Need an All-Wheel Drive Minivan?

     
    The main mission of a minivan is to haul people, more so than even the more popular SUVs that account for more than 30 percent of new-vehicle sales. Yet, whereas more than half of SUVs are equipped with all- or......
  • Words & Ideas

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Sikivu Hutchinson: The author of "Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and Value Wars" will discuss and sign her new book. Revolution Books/Libros RevoluciĆ³n, 5726 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 2 p....
  • Discarded hubcaps go from trash to treasure

    Discarded hubcaps go from trash to treasure
    Four years ago, Andrea Deagle spotted an old hubcap on the side of the road near her home in James City County. Having watched "too many" DIY home-improvement shows like as "Trash to Treasure," she immediately saw potential in the wheel cover. "I...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Japan earthquake may push oil prices higher

    Japan earthquake may push oil prices higher
    The powerful earthquake and tsunami that slammed northern Japan knocked out car plants and steel mills, stranded thousands in offices and at Disney's resort in Tokyo, and pummeled financial markets in Asia and Europe. But the biggest effect on the world...
  • Greer's OC: Get a cut, help Japan

    In response to the recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan, Marinello Schools of Beauty is holding a Japan Relief Cut-A-Thon in Huntington Beach through Saturday. The school will offer $5 haircuts; all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for...
  • Natalee Holloway's mother gets dual Lifetime showcases

    Six years after Natalee Holloway disappeared, her mother is about to appear plentifully on the home screen. Beth Holloway has continued to probe what happened to her daughter during a high-school graduation trip to Aruba. Just before she launches her own...
  • When it pays to buy a new car

    When it pays to buy a new car
    Usually my husband and I buy used cars. But in 2009 when the government offered a special tax break for new car buyers, we bought a new minivan. The price difference between the new and used models of the vehicle we wanted was small, and the tax write-off...