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  • Click n sip: An online auction treasure hunt for pre-1986 California wines

    Three online wine auction houses offer substantial lists of older California wines: winebid.com, ackerwines.com and brentwoodwine.com. At 5 p.m. PDT on the second Sunday of every month, Acker closes out its monthly auction, coinciding with the Sunday...
  • GM to shut many U.S. plants up to 9 weeks, AP reports

    GM to shut many U.S. plants up to 9 weeks, AP reports
    General Motors Corp. is planning to temporarily close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer because of slumping sales and growing inventories of unsold vehicles, two people briefed on the plan said today. The exact dates of the...
  • U.S. expanding foreclosure prevention plan

    The Obama administration, stepping up efforts to stem foreclosures, will offer lenders and homeowners incentives to cut payments on second mortgages, write down balances on first mortgages that are underwater, and repay loans in a timely fashion. The new...
  • Man Charged in 1979 Torrance Nurse Murder Due in Court

    Man Charged in 1979 Torrance Nurse Murder Due in Court
    COSTA MESA -- A 57-year-old engineer accused in the 1979 murder of a Torrance nurse he had once dated is due in court today. Douglas Gordon Bradford of Costa Mesa is scheduled to be arraigned in Torrance Superior Court on charges stemming from the...
  • 4.0 Aftershock Damages Long Beach Apartment Building

    4.0 Aftershock Damages Long Beach Apartment Building
    LONG BEACH -- A Long Beach apartment building suffered significant damage in Tuesday's 4.0 aftershock. At least a dozen residents had to be evacuated. The Red Cross said the evacuees were placed in emergency housing. Inspectors are looking at the damage...
  • Long Beach aims to boost output from Wilmington oil field

    Long Beach aims to boost output from Wilmington oil field
    Long Beach isn't waiting for Congress and the presidential candidates to do something about reducing America's dependence on imported foreign oil. On the last day of the regular 2008 legislative session, Mayor Bob Foster got a bill passed by the...
  • Eleanor knockoffs spark a knock-down, drag-out fight

    Eleanor knockoffs spark a knock-down, drag-out fight
    Almost 35 years have passed since a Ford Mustang named Eleanor tore up the streets of the South Bay in the cinematic crash-fest "Gone in 60 Seconds." The crudely crafted indie flick found a cult audience and inspired a 2000 big-budget sequel starring...
  • Renters priced out of L.A.

    Deanna Corbin, 46, would live in Los Angeles if she could. But she can't, at least not with a modicum of space and safety, not on her $38,000 salary as an administrative secretary. So Corbin gets up at 4 a.m. every day and hustles her 11-year-old...
  • Toyota Addresses 2003 Sequoia Recall

     
    Earlier today, news broke that Toyota would initiate yet another recall, this time for the 2003 Sequoia SUV. Now, the company has released a statement on the problem and how and when it will fix owners??? vehicles. Read the automaker???s......
  • "Happy Cow" bill aims to keep public commercials in state

     
    Call it the Happy Cow bill. The California Legislature is chewing over a measure that would require commercials promoting state products, and that are financed with public funds, to be produced in California. The California Assembly voted to approve the.....
  • Honda Announces Plug-in Hybrid and EV for 2012

     
    Honda will produce a plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle for the U.S. by 2012, according to the automaker. There are no specifications on the Honda EV, but it will likely compete with the upcoming Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i MiEV.......
  • Bills about fur labeling, declawing, pet insurance and animal neglect are approved by California lawmakers

     
    Several bills affecting animals have made their way through the California Legislature in recent months and are poised to become law if they are signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here's a roundup of recent legislative efforts to help animals in......