"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 . . .
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 >>
A Santa Ana-based federal judge has picked the bellwether case in the slew of freak-acceleration lawsuits lodged against Toyota. The trial, which will undoubtedly influence the litigation of the other cases, is set to start on Feb. 19, 2013, according to a timetable housed on the court' ... 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 >>
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.
When will our flying Jetsons cars roll ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>