The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 roadster is faster, more fuel efficient, bigger and yet significantly lighter than its predecessor and aggressively styled on the outside to evoke SLs of the 1950s.
MARKLEEVILLE - It's not often that a resort gets put on a map just as if it were a town, but there it was on our Rand McNally map: Sorensen's, a little berg near the intersection of Highways 89 and 88, deep in the Sierras southeast of Lake Tahoe.
Paul Richardson just joined the sales staff at Cabral Motors. If the name sounds familiar it's only because his family has owned Richardson Dodge-Chrysler in Oakdale for over three decades. He moved over to the Manteca dealership located at 1145 W. Yosemite Ave. about a week ago, in turn, bringing along nearly 20 years of experience. Richardson is thrilled with the arrival of the 2013 models, including the all-new Dodge Dart ...
I found my inner bus driver after a few days with the Nissan NV passenger van and also found that tooling around in this monstrous-looking rig wasn't as scary as it may look.
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario (AP) - Mention Niagara and most travelers think of the famous falls, which deserve their reputation as the mother of all tourist attractions. But there's another place with Niagara in its name just a half-hour drive from the falls that should be part of any visit to the area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, a lovely town known for wineries, an annual theater festival and a charming ...
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries.
LOHJA, Finland (AP) - An award-winning chef has opened a new restaurant in Finland that turns the idea of "pop-up" eateries upside down: it's located 80 meters (260 feet) underground.
NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a scary snack for trick-or-treaters: Candy Corn Oreos.
HONOLULU (AP) - Walk along the shops in Waikiki and it isn't hard to come across vendors selling knickknacks of a fake Hawaii - no, the Aloha State doesn't have wild monkeys or parrots. Lei aren't plastic and don't cost 99 cents - they're supposed to be made of real flowers.
If you're looking for cool factor on your next California getaway, it would be hard to beat Santa Monica, a playground for L.A. TV and movie people that is all neatly compressed into 8.3 miles strategically bordered by the Santa Monica Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.
CARLTON, Ore. (AP) - Driving southwest from Portland an hour or so through the suburbs, you hit the heart of Oregon's wine country rather suddenly. Here the mountainous Coast Range slopes to the Willamette Valley floor, which is smothered with vineyards that produce some of the best pinot noir on earth.
SECOND MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A road trip to the Four Corners region of the Southwest offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older than any other man-made structure in the U.S., to glimpses of contemporary life amid the Navajo and Hopi. Named for the spot where the borders of four states - Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona - intersect, the Four ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More owners are reporting lost or stolen pets, but the online nation is coming to the rescue.
The Volkswagen CC is a special car in a segment of sameness.
OAKDALE – Nick and Alan Berg are part of the dedicated staff at Steves Chevrolet Buick. Their connections go beyond the job. Nick and Alan are also closed-knit brothers. "We get along so well that if we didn't work together we probably would see each other," Nick Berg said Wednesday at the Oakdale dealership located at 1285 East F St. Alan Berg is the fleet manager there. He has 23 years experience on that very ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The 2013 cruise season began with a nightmare: A Carnival ship adrift with no power. But in the last month or so, several cruise companies - including Carnival - have announced major overhauls to old ships and exciting innovations on new ships, from engineering upgrades to theme park-style rides.
Remember dog-dish hubcaps? Those "no-frills" nut covers were common on muscle cars of the '60s, including the Dodge Super Bee.
NEW YORK (AP) - A lot changes in 100 years, but the key to Hellmann's success may be that not much has changed for the mayonnaise.
ABOARD NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY - I'd been at sea on Norwegian Cruise Line's new ship, Norwegian Breakaway, for more than 14 hours but I didn't feel the ship moving until I tried to do a dance move with the Rockettes.
Q: What are "buy-here-pay-here" dealers?
The Chevy Spark is rough but ready.
By Phil Waterford & Margarita Soto
"I am not a hero. I'm a local business owner who is struggling like most business owners in one of the worst economies our nation has ever experience." I shared with the audience that God has put something heavy on my heart and that there is something special that I must do. I turned to two of our wounded warriors, Christopher Braley and Jose Jaurequi and presented them both envelopes. I informed them that ...
By PHIL WATERFORD
Bob Gutierrez comes from a very musical family. He has an amazing voice and has always had a passion to sing. He was scheduled to appear on television's most popular "The Mike Douglas Show" in the early 70s to showcase his talents. Five days before he was to return home from Vietnam he suffered a bizarre injury when a rocket exploded in his face and severed his neck from ear-to-ear. His fellow soldiers had ...
Specialists from all over the world have no explanation of how his vocal cords have grown. Gutierrez, a Texas resident, drives all over the country sharing his amazing story. When he was invited back to Manteca for the Not Forgotten ceremony he was experiencing car trouble. He attended a church service asking the congregation for prayer that his car would get him home safely.
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