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Oregon wine country: Go for the pinot noir

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.

September 05, 2012 | | On The Road


Modern life, ancient ruins coexist in Southwest

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 Corners region is also home to surreal landscapes like the Painted Desert and Monument Valley.

September 05, 2012 | | On The Road


Study: Is organic food really better?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?

September 05, 2012 | | On The Road


More pets missing, but Web comes to the rescue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More owners are reporting lost or stolen pets, but the online nation is coming to the rescue.

September 05, 2012 | | On The Road


2013 VW CC restyled &, rejuvenated

The Volkswagen CC is a special car in a segment of sameness.

September 05, 2012 | | On The Road


Sonic: You’ll like the car & the price

There's a little game I like to play when I first get into a test car. It's called "Guess the Price" – and it can influence the first impression. It's the dollar number that I'd pay for the vehicle – and often I'm wrong, on the low side.

September 05, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Autoword | On The Road


Altima: The ultimate midsize sedan

No surprise that the Altima is highest ranking midsize in term of initial quality.

August 30, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road


Ford to sell luxury Lincoln brand in China

BEIJING (AP) - Ford Motor Co., eager to grab a piece of China's growing luxury market, plans to start selling its Lincoln luxury brand here in 2014.

August 29, 2012 | | On The Road


Bat exodus at New Mexico caverns a must-see

CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, N.M. (AP) - There's nothing like bats to draw a crowd to the scorching Chihuahuan Desert in the late summer heat.

August 29, 2012 | | On The Road


When partisan politics stretch parent-child bonds

NEW YORK (AP) - When David Burrows took on Barry Goldwater and Ayn Rand as "mentors" at age 14, his parents wanted to know what else he was doing that they might be ashamed of.

August 29, 2012 | | On The Road


Maserati GranTurismo: A car for the senses

"My Maserati does 185 …" and you probably can sing along to the "Life's Been Good" hit by Joe Walsh. That was from his wild and crazy days when he could afford to lose his license.

August 29, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Autoword | On The Road


If your rear end someone are you automatically at fault in California?

SACRAMENTO – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. Save Time. Go Online at www.DMV.ca.gov.

August 29, 2012 | | On The Road


Tips on squeezing more savings out of gas pump

With gas prices on an eternal upswing drivers are looking for ways to alleviate the pain at the pump. Some simple steps can make a big difference in your fuel economy so you can save money and get the most out of every gallon.

August 29, 2012 | | On The Road


Go to Surf City to have some fun

HUNTINGTON BEACH - If you grew up in the '60's, the term "Surf City" has the power to tap into memories that bring back a flood of emotions ranging from your first encounters with the opposite sex to your earliest addiction to rock and roll. No matter where you were in the USA, you knew that Surf City was on some California beach where there were "two girls for every boy."

August 29, 2012 | | On The Road


Waterford receives valuable gift from late great R.C. Owens

Phil Waterford, President and Owner of Manteca Ford, collects sports memorabilia, some of which he proudly displays at his North Main Street Ford Dealership. Waterford has autographed basketballs from NBA superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Julius Erving. He also has autographed baseballs from Bo Jackson, Hank Aaron and Cal Ripken Jr. Phil has met most of these athletes personally, and has had the pleasure of accommodating many of their automotive needs.

August 24, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Special to the Bulletin | On The Road


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