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David Perdue, the LAX baggage handler whose pickup truck was riddled with bullets fired by Torrance Police officers on the lookout for now-dead rogue LAPD cop Christopher Jordan Dorner, has been paid $20,000 for his ride. But in announcing that payment from the city of Torrance, Perdue's attorney a ... More >>
The third Indie Film Festival is scheduled for Oct. 24-27 on Main Street in Garden Grove, and organizers are seeking submissions from filmmakers. Opening night, a Thursday, has a Latino film, food and music theme, the next night features a classic car show and American Graffiti screening, and the t ... More >>
A federal prosecutor in Southern California is asking a judge to give the government title to a $175,000 Lamborghini Murcielago that police took from a man suspected of money laundering. The 2006 sports car, which is registered to Lamborghini Newport Beach, was confiscated in February 2012 by the I ... More >>
"Hello, is this your mother?" Sam Wilson asks as he approaches a middle-aged Asian man in the UCI Town Center in Irvine at 2 o'clock in the morning, video camera in hand. The man is helping an elderly Asian women out of her wheelchair and into his Toyota Prius. Immediately upon hearing Wilson's ques ... More >>
Boss at the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) want to extend a 2010 undercover vehicle rental contract worth more than $1.1 million annually through February 2014 without additional competitive bidding.County supervisors will consider the request at their Jan. 29 public hearing in Santa Ana ... More >>
I have often been impressed driving these hybrids and electrics and other zippy rides, but the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Premium was the first vehicle tested for this space that I held onto as the pick-up driver pulled out my driveway, digging my feet across the street like parallel ski trails.It's loa ... More >>
Don't know if you saw this last month, but it mentions how a Ferrari and Maserati dealership moved out in my 'hood (to across the street from OC Weekly World HQ) and was promptly replaced by a Lamborghini dealer.Jenna Jameson Drives Stolen Maserati: SuitThough most cars on the lot at 1425 W. Baker S ... More >>
One in an occasional series reviewing consumer vehicles that are powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines or some other alternative source.I remember when the first Mazda Miata hit American shores in 1989, I wondered to myself why it was a gas- as o ... More >>
What is believed to be the first fire incident involving a Lamborghini Aventador happened on a test drive this past weekend in the southbound lanes of the San Joaquin Hills toll road (Route 73) past El Toro Road in Aliso Viejo. The fire broke out in the left rear wheel well area before fully engulf ... More >>
Today we begin here at Navelgazing's "Ride Me" lot one in an occasional--and someday, perhaps, weekly--series on consumer vehicles powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines, my tears or other alternative sources.Kicking things off is the peppy litt ... More >>
Police received a call at 10:38 a.m. Friday that a man was masturbating while driving a Toyota Prius at Irvine Boulevard and Browning Avenue in Tustin.Gentlemen (and Danica Patrick), start your en-jokes . . .
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dmv.ca.govCalifornians who drive hybrid cars will face a rude awakening tomorrow when they lose their special carpool lane privileges.Since 2005, thousands of hybrid vehicles have been granted access to the carpool lane, even if there was only one person inside. Lawmakers OK'd the move as an ince ... More >>
Reginald SajonasAn Anaheim man was one of two victims found shot to death in an SUV on the 405 freeway in Long Beach Saturday night.Reginald Watson Sajonas, 37, of Anaheim, and Derek Alexander Pouono, 36, of Long Beach, were the lone occupants of the Honda Pilot discovered around 9:30 p.m. on the ... More >>
Robert Andrews reported his 1973 Chevrolet Camaro stolen in his hometown of Santa Ana on July 31, 1983.On Tuesday, the Nevada transplant was reunited with his sweet ride . . .. . . in West Los Angeles.
As with past OC Auto Shows, the 2010 version allows visitors to check out the newest GMCs, Fords, Buicks, Chevys and Toyotas without being hassled by pushy salesmen.Those who enter the Anaheim Convention Center Thursday through Sunday can also be among the first people in the nation to drive the ... More >>
A 60-year-old Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty today to two felony counts of grand theft and was sentenced to 270 days in jail and three years probation in a bizarre cases involving a Ford Mustang collector's car he promised to restore for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation nonprofit for women, inclu ... More >>
"Futuristic concept cars, eye-popping exotics, pre-production models, interactive ride and drives and the latest alternative fuel options" are promised at the OC Auto Show, which opens for a four-day run at Anaheim Convention Center this afternoon. Swell. When will our flying Jetsons cars roll ... More >>
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Singing Jailbirds: The Musical, Fri., May 22 thru Sun., May 31, 8 p.m.The new production titled, Upton Sinclair's Singing Jailbirds: The Musical, will feature a large cast of performers. The story is set in 1920's San Pedro, the Port Town of Los Angeles amid the demonstrations of union activists du ... More >>
Hootenanny Fest goes 'Yee-Hah!' for cars, girls and roots music
Hot on the heels of last night's Orange County Film Society's premier of Chris Paine's Who Killed the Electric Car?– a documentary that makes the "compelling case: that oil companies, automakers, lawmakers, consumers and the media killed a workable solution to air pollution, global warming, so ... More >>
Don't know if you caught last Saturday's LA Times story on millionaire Richard Moriarty bolting a Lamborghini he paid $60,000 for 10 years ago to the wall of his $2 million, Newport Beach oceanfront estate. If Moriarty does, as he threatened to near the end of the article and have tire tread marks p ... More >>
To Gas or Not to Gas
'Stripped AAA: Abandoned Automobiles of America'
Strut stakes claim to the last word in high-priced grills and car accessories
Can one activist fight off Detroit, Japan, Big Oil and the Bush administration to keep EVs alive?
Saudi Arabia really wants you to buy this car
Ford's partnership with Heal the Bay not as weird as it sounds
. . . And the gifts you'll actually get!