Doug Korthof

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Cal State Long Beach Gets a Charge Out of Donations Made in Honor of Late EV Activist

    You can be the late Doug Korthof, who inspired this very "Ride Me" category, hopes Cal State Long Beach students get a charge out of the donations made to his alma mater in his name.It's two 240-volt electric vehicle chargers that belonged to the Seal Beach activist, who envisioned a world full of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE is an Electrifying Ride

    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.My first item in the "Ride Me" category was an obituary for Seal Beach's Doug Korthof, an environmentalist and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    [UPDATED with Plug-In Memorial:] Doug Korthof, Enviro and Electric-Car Activist, Loses Battle with Lung Cancer

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 14, 2:31 P.M.: What a wonderful way to mark Valentine's Day: Adopt a Charger ("Accelerating the adoption of plug-in vehicles via fee-free electric car chargers") has established the Doug Korthof Memorial Charger Fund. Money raised will be used to install and maintain a charging stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Toyota Prius Critic Turns a New LEAF

    An electrifying ride​Electric-car advocate/Toyota Prius critic Doug Korthof of Seal Beach is bullish on the hybrid Nissan LEAF.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Remember Our Cover Story About Toyota Prius?

    UPDATE: The U.S. Transportation Department has opened an investigation into brake problems in 2010 Toyota Prius, according to the Washinton Post. Photo by Daniel KramerAs the Weekly reported last year, Bobette Riner had her Prius a couple months before it took off and died, leaving her stranded on t ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 7, 2009
  • News

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Battle Over Bolsa Chica and Indian Bones Keeps Humming Along

    When the California Coastal Commission meets in Huntington Beach on Thursday, panelists will be staring into at least one familiar face: that of Chief Anthony Morales of the Gabrielino-Tongva Band of Mission Indians (pictured). While the commission deals with coastal development ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    Not to Beat a Dead Battery, But...

    We swear this will be our final electric-car post, at least until the next one, but there was one other tidbit we learned from Chris Paine, the writer-director of the excellent Who Killed the Electric Car?, which is now playing at Edwards University in Irvine. Paine, Seal Beach activist Doug Kortho ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    All Charged Up

    Who Killed the Electric Car? filmmaker Chris Paine turned anger to action

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Funeral March

    Who Killed the Electric Car?

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    Sister (Up) in Arms

    Seal Beach activist Doug Korthof (see him in the upcoming documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?) sent this along about Iraq's girl blogger "Riverbend": "She offers a ground-level female perspective on Iraq and your Tax dollars at work. Against incredible odds, this literate and intense young Ira ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    Doug Korthof, Al Gore and global warming

    This just fell from the virtual sky courtesy of your favorite Seal Beach activist, Doug Korthof: Hi, We all know that Al Gore was swindled in the first of the neo-con "managed elections" of 2000, and that the theft of elections continues to this day via: --Voting Machines fixed, altered or fraudul ... More >>

  • Web

    May 18, 2006

    Baby, You Can Still Drive My Electric Car

    As gas prices soar and Americans lose their taste for foreign oil, OC's biggest EV booster sounds like a prophet

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2006

    Gentlemen, Start Your Suns...

    After a polite email exchange with Seal Beach environmental/electric car/anti-Bush activist Doug Korthof -- he was catching This Ticking Time Bum up on what he's been up to lately (lots more than us, that's fer sure) -- it occured to us that if the automakers are telling the truth, our heads will al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2006

    History, Heresy, Heresay

    How are we supposed to learn from history if we can't even agree what that history taught us? Seal Beach's Doug Korthof pointed us to an LA Times story you can find at this link ...,1,2499867.story ... where Gen. Al Haig sees ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 29, 2003
  • Features

    May 15, 2003

    Dude, Wheres My Electric Car!?!

    Can one activist fight off Detroit, Japan, Big Oil and the Bush administration to keep EVs alive?