first_imgLANCASTER – Sheriff’s officials on Saturday were investigating a shooting in which at least one deputy fired a gun, but no one was hit. Three suspects – two men and a woman – were taken into custody, officials said. Sheriff’s officials said the shooting occurred about 11:20 a.m. Saturday at the Antelope Valley Freeway and Avenue I. They did not disclose the circumstances. The names of the suspects were not released. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSheriff’s homicide detectives were called out to investigate the circumstances, which is standard department procedure when a deputy fires his weapon, officials said. It was the second deputy-involved shooting in the Antelope Valley in eight days. On July 21, sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a 43-year-old woman armed with two pistols in a pre-dawn confrontation outside Palmdale City Hall. The woman, who had been spotted by maintenance workers before City Hall opened for business, ran when deputies ordered her to drop her weapons, then pointed the guns at deputies.last_img read more

first_imgFord’s share of the domestic market has declined from around 26 percent in the early 1990s to 17.6 percent at the end of October, when Toyota’s share was 15.5 percent. GM’s market share was 24.4 percent at the end of October. In July, Ford sold fewer vehicles in the U.S. than Toyota for the first time, but Ford’s U.S. sales surpassed the Japanese company’s in August through October. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Toyota’s sales, including its Lexus luxury brand, were boosted by a 17.8 percent increase in light-truck sales. Sales of the RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle had their best November ever, up 156.9 percent to 11,425. Toyota’s car sales were up 14.5 percent, to 109,126. Ford’s light-truck sales dropped 13 percent to 119,259, including a 16.1 percent drop in sales of the dominant F-Series pickup, while car sales fell 2.6 percent to 61,852, reflecting lower deliveries to fleet customers. Ford sales analyst George Pipas, in a conference call with industry analysts and journalists, blamed the company’s monthly sales performance in part on getting a start later in the month on advertising highlighting improvements to its 2007 models and promoting its year-end sales event. “It was disappointing,” Pipas said. “We missed our own internal sales target for the month.” But the Dearborn-based company said car sales to individual retail customers were up for the Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans. Ford’s figures include the Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar, Volvo and Land Rover brands. DETROIT – Toyota Motor Corp. sold more vehicles in the U.S. last month than Ford Motor Co., marking the second time ever that the No. 2 domestic automaker was beaten out by its Japanese rival. Ford reported Friday that its U.S. auto sales dropped 9.7 percent in November compared with the same period a year ago. Toyota sold 196,695 vehicles in November, a 15.9 percent increase over November 2005, compared with Ford’s 181,111. General Motors Corp.’s sales rose 6.1 percent, while DaimlerChrysler AG’s were up 4.7 percent. GM, the world’s largest automaker, sold 293,558 vehicles in the U.S. last month, the most of any manufacturer. It sold 109,985 cars, a 7.9 percent decline from November 2005, but truck sales rose 16.6 percent to 183,573. The numbers include the European Saab brand. last_img read more