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Charles Fleming

Charles Fleming writes about automobiles and motorcycles for the Los Angeles Times’ Business section. He also writes the urban hiking column LA Walks. A former staff writer for Newsweek, Variety and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, he is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller "High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess," the New York Times bestseller "My Lobotomy," and "Secret Stairs, A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles" and its sequel, “Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles.”
Honda’s Passport is a big, blocky SUV that performs better on the road than off

Honda Motors, having made significant sales inroads with its small CR-V and its large Pilot, is tripling down on the SUV market with its new, mid-sized Passport.

Want to see the wildflowers closer to home? Try this scenic Newhall trek

Go when the hills are still green from the rain, and the wildflowers are showing themselves, for a great Santa Clarita Valley workout.

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