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From Walls to Wheels: Driving Art in High Gear

Bruce Helander | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Sir Alfred DiMora showed a special enthusiasm for cars at ten years old when he began to race miniature slot cars, which led to a genuine passion for the automobile. By the time he was thirteen, he dreamed of building his own car, and, like most genuine passions, simply would not let go until the goal was realized.

Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe! A Look Back at Her Life

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Although she was to become one of world's most alluring sex symbols, Marilyn Monroe's start in life was very, very far from glamorous. Born in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson spent most of her childhood in and out of foster homes and orphanages.

Another U.S. Car Division Bites the Dust: Mercury

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

A lesson other car-makers have learned the hard way is that buyers want a car that makes a definite statement, which knows its place in the market. A perpetual question mark like Mercury has absolutely no chance of survival.

Los Angeles Auto Show - It's a wrap!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How anxious are the Detroit Three carmakers to make sales? My wife and I were at the Los Angeles Auto Show last night, "Black Friday," at the Los Ang...