SUVs and Crossovers

  • Columns

    March 6, 2014

    Get a Leash

    [Hey, You!] Or man's best friend might be roadkill

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Orange County Deputies Seek Approval of $1.1 Million Undercover Vehicle Rental Deal

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Columns

    March 29, 2012

    K-9 Killer

    [Hey, You!] You can hit and run, but you can't hide . . .

  • Columns

    January 12, 2012


    [Hey, You!] The horrible traffic off Newport Boulevard heading into Costa Mesa creates another jerk

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Reginald Watson Sajonas of Anaheim Found Shot-to-Death on Freeway

    Reginald Sajonas​An 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 >>

  • Columns

    March 3, 2011

    Go Dump Yourself

    [Hey, You!] If you're thinking of cutting in front of a loaded dump truck, then you are the problem

  • Columns

    October 7, 2010

    Parking Wars

    [Hey, You!] Big-ass car, even bigger sense of entitlement

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    "Steven Seagal Lawman" Quote of the Week

    ​After a deputy in another Parish County, La., sheriff's cruiser gives the exact location of a possible home burglary:"Lose this siren as soon as we get close so he don't hear us coming. [To cameraman riding in the back seat of his unmarked SUV:] We've got a burglary-in-progress and we're right th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2007

    Snap Judgment: Fad Feet

    I was running across a parking lot at the OC Fair this afternoon when I spotted the sticker pictured here on a parked Ford SUV. That's probably the cutest version of the "family in car" mass fad sticker I've seen yet. It's usually the semi-sexist girls-in-skirts and guys-as-people family portrait I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    Fallujah Strikes Again!

    One of the most gruesome episodes in the U.S. war on Iraq began calmly enough as two SUVs with darkened windows negotiated the dense traffic of downtown Fallujah. It was the morning of March 31, 2004, and the vehicles—each containing two American civilians guarding kitchen supplies for the U.S. mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2007

    Children's Dreams Splattered Across 5 Freeway

    Oh, God, it was awful. There I was, driving home, around 6:30, on the I-5 South. There is almost always traffic, but I noticed it was especially congested yesterday. Whatever—I only had a couple exits to go. So as I inched along, the cars in front of me were merging away from the middle lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Popcorn and Greenhouse Gases (non Al Gore edition)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    That's the Sound of the Police

    I'm sitting in my friend J's living roomm and I can't leave. Two of Newport Beach's finest (well, two vehicles anyway, which could mean up to four cops) have pulled over a tan SUV in the tiny parking lot in which my car is parked. To try and depart now would involve some serious 187-style behavior. ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 11, 2004