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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.”
Ford's new Mustang Bullitt is fun, fast and will turn heads

Like the McQueen car, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt comes in dark green and is based on the Mustang GT platform the company has produced for decades. It provides a highly analog alternative to today’s largely anodyne, digital driving options.

This well shaded-hike is your intro to Palos Verdes' beloved trail system

The Palos Verdes peninsula is laced with equestrian trails, bike trails and hiking trails. Here is an introductory walk that offers a nice flat stroll through lovely eucalyptus shade.

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