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Road Trip Pit Stops: 4 Unique Hotels in Southern California

Road Trip Pit Stops: 4 Unique Hotels in Southern California

Southern California is a popular vacation destination, thanks to its incredible beaches, theme parks, and more. The next time you go on a road trip here, stay in one of the following unique hotels and take your vacation to the next level. Looking for vacation ideas? Check out these road trips in California Hotel Figueroa, […]

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California to Replace Diesel School Buses with Electric Ones

California to Replace Diesel School Buses with Electric Ones

When you think of California, you might think of its sunny climate, landmarks like the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, or Silicon Valley. If you’re an auto geek, you might think of this state’s traditionally strict emissions policies and clean-air initiatives.  Recently, California set a new emissions goal. Per School Transportation News, the California Air Resources […]

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Chevrolet Corvette C8 to Debut in Anaheim, California

Chevrolet Corvette C8 to Debut in Anaheim, California

We knew when the Corvette C8 would be revealed. Now we know where it will make its debut.

We’ve known when the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 will make its debut for some time now, as Chevrolet officials have officially stated that the new Corvette will be unveiled on July 18. However, where the Corvette C8 will makes its big debut remained a mystery until very recently. All evidence suggests that the Chevrolet Corvette […]

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Southern California Program Helps Fleet Trucks Go Electric

Southern California Program Helps Fleet Trucks Go Electric

Per Clean Technica, the transportation sector currently accounts for half of California’s greenhouse gas emissions. It also comprises more than 80 percent of the state’s total air pollution.  A new program from Southern California Edison aims to bring those numbers down. Known as Charge Ready Transport, the program will help industrial vehicle fleet owners transition […]

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3 Weekend Road Trips in California

3 Weekend Road Trips in California

The Golden State provides a spectrum of settings for your next weekend road trip. If you’re short on time, but still want to escape town for a bit, consider one of these short road-trips in California.  Safe and Connected: Get the scoop on Chevy OnStar and Connected Services Outdoor recreation in Yosemite Yosemite National Park […]

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Car Parts Tempt California Crooks in Search of a Quick Buck

Car Parts Tempt California Crooks in Search of a Quick Buck

Police and mechanics in Southern California have noted a recent uptick in an especially irritating form of auto theft — instead of stealing the entire car, crooks have been snatching individual parts to sell. Catalytic converters are an especially popular part for thieves, who will often cut them out with a saw. Other desirable options […]

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California State Assembly Proposes Bill to Help Low-Income Drivers Who Can’t Afford Tickets

California State Assembly Proposes Bill to Help Low-Income Drivers Who Can’t Afford Tickets

Many cities have tow-zone areas that some drivers fail to recognize or heed. As a result, it’s common for city vehicle-owners to receive parking tickets. A parking ticket can be a frustration for any driver. The frustration turns into a pain point, however, for drivers with limited incomes and more than one parking ticket. San […]

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California Proposes Safe Lots Bill to Help Homeless College Students

California Proposes Safe Lots Bill to Help Homeless College Students

From Los Angeles to Oakland, homelessness is a prevalent reality in California. Though more communities are starting to adopt more overnight parking safe zones, there’s definitely a place for more widespread initiatives.  To this end, the Golden State is currently considering a new bill. It’s known as the Safe Lots bill, A.B. 302. Introduced back […]

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California Dreamin’ about Roads with No Speed Limits

California Dreamin’ about Roads with No Speed Limits

A couple roads in California could add a couple lanes with no speed limits upon the passage of a new bill. Both north- and southbound Interstate 5 and State Route 99 are the subject matter, as Sen. John Moorlach, R-Cal, proposed SB319. This legislation suggests adding lanes on a 240-mile stretch between Stockton and Bakersfield […]

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California Tests Out Electric Mail Trucks

California Tests Out Electric Mail Trucks

A while ago, we reported that certain environmental groups like the Sierra Club were pressuring the USPS to adopt electrified mail trucks. Now, two years later, the USPS seems to be gradually testing out this new technology. Electric mail trucks Per Green Car Reports, the USPS is currently testing out electric delivery trucks in California. […]

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California DMV Grants Argo AI Permit for AV Testing in Palo Alto

California DMV Grants Argo AI Permit for AV Testing in Palo Alto

Argo AI, with whom Ford is partnering in the development of autonomous vehicle technology and implementation, has been granted a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct AV tests on public roads. Earning a permit from the California DMV to test in Palo Alto gives Ford and Argo AI five testing locations […]

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California Issues Gender Equality for Car Insurance Law

California Issues Gender Equality for Car Insurance Law

The subject of gender equality may turn your attention to the workplace for equal pay. While our country has not yet achieved this result, California has made a change that is another step forward for the cause. Think of it as gender equality for car insurance. Do This: When you get into a car accident Gender […]

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New Year, New Road Laws for California in 2019

New Year, New Road Laws for California in 2019

Mandatory temporary license plates for vehicles driven off car lots are not the only thing that is changing out West. Check out these other new road laws for California in 2019. Noisy is costly Roads are to likely get quieter with a new noise law. That is the plan at least. Any owner of a […]

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California Allows First Self-Driving Car Transport Permit

California Allows First Self-Driving Car Transport Permit

Autonomous vehicles are getting closer to reality. Last Friday, California added to the 60 companies that have testing permits for the latest driving phenomenon. It gave the first self-driving car transport permit to Zoox Inc. under a pilot program that began back in April under the California Public Utilities Commission. While this is huge news […]

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California Ends “Steve Jobs Loophole” for License Plates

California Ends “Steve Jobs Loophole” for License Plates

California is about to close a loophole that let people drive newly purchased vehicles off the lot without license plates. Starting Jan. 1, any vehicle purchased or leased at a dealership will be required to display temporary license plates. Currently, dealers send paperwork to the DMV, which then sends front and rear license plates to […]

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Prior to Its Cancellation, the Chevrolet Volt Was a Big Hit in California

Prior to Its Cancellation, the Chevrolet Volt Was a Big Hit in California

The Chevrolet Volt helped bring GM vehicles back to markets like L.A. with its innovative and eco-friendly tech

The Chevrolet Volt was among the list of six sedans that General Motors recently announced it would cut from its lineup. For the past few years, sales for the Volt have been on the decline. Yet, the hybrid EV remained popular in many parts of the country. Brooke Crothers, a contributor at Forbes, states that […]

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3 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in California

3 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in California

Winter in the Golden State might be pleasantly mild but sadly snowless. You can still celebrate the festive spirit of the holidays to build fond memories with family and friends if you live in this state. Visit these few drive-thru and drive-by displays for a magical experience.  Contemporary Connectivity: Discover the benefits of OnStar technology […]

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New Survey Shows That California Cities Have the Worst-Maintained Roadways, While Florida Cities Have the Best-Maintained Roads

New Survey Shows That California Cities Have the Worst-Maintained Roadways, While Florida Cities Have the Best-Maintained Roads

A recent survey that found San Francisco has some of America's worst-maintained roads, while Floridian cities like Orlando and Jacksonville kept their roads well-maintained

Especially now that winter weather has officially arrived to most areas of the country, you’ll probably begin to notice more cracks and potholes on the road during your daily commute. While it might be tempting to claim that your city has the worst roadways in the country, this statement can only be true for one […]

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