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Lake Arrowhead: Popular getaway in Southern California

It's not hard to see why Lake Arrowhead has always been popular with the movie stars – it's close to Los Angeles, yet light years away in attitude. The people with money are here, all right, but there is also an element of small-town America, complete with families and, yes, even family values.

April 25, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY | On The Road

Kia Rio offers sporty hatchback

The 2012 Kia Rio LX is a sporty five-door hatchback now available at Kia Country, 1515 N. Main St., Manteca.

April 18, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Audi to buy Italian motorbike maker Ducati

BERLIN (AP) - Volkswagen AG's Audi unit said Wednesday it will buy Italian high-performance motorcycle maker Ducati Motor Holding SpA from Investindustrial Group. The move gives VW another glossy brand to go with its Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley luxury auto makers.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

How Hyundai went from joke to contender

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans were laughing at Hyundai's cars when John Krafcik joined the company eight years ago.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

Override systems proposed for stuck gas pedals

WASHINGTON (AP) - New cars and light trucks would have to have override systems to prevent unintended acceleration when the gas pedal and brake are applied at the same time or accelerator control systems disconnect, under new federal regulations proposed Thursday.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

Hybrid and electric cars see record sales in March

DETROIT (AP) - Americans are buying record numbers of hybrid and electric cars as gas prices climb and new models arrive in showrooms, giving the vehicles their greatest share yet of the U.S. auto market.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

AAA: Motorists tolls used for roads they don't use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tolls are increasingly being diverted to pay for transportation projects and other expenses unrelated to roadways, bridges and tunnels used by the motorists who pay the fees, the nation's largest auto club said Wednesday.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

Ford Fusion 2013: It is definitely a better idea

By looks alone, Ford appears to have a major hit on its hands with the new generation Fusion and that seems even more likely when the new technologies and fuel efficiency is factored in.

April 18, 2012 | By BARBARA and BILL SCHAFFER Auto Digest | On The Road

Sonic connection: Chevy's new subcompact gives big returns

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 help or hurt the first impression. It's the dollar number that I'd pay for the vehicle - and often I'm wrong, on the low side.

April 18, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD AutoWord | On The Road

More to Louisville than just a horse race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Shadowbox with a silhouetted Muhammad Ali. Grab a bat and take a few swings in a batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Dig into a Hot Brown at the place where the savory sandwich was created. Sip Kentucky bourbons at a hotel where Al Capone played blackjack.

April 18, 2012 | | On The Road

28-Year Air Force veteran purchases F-150 to explore the United States on the ground

Manteca resident Michael Lamb has decided to travel the United States with his wife Jody after she retires this year from the Manteca Unified School District.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road

DeGroot family becomes an inspiration to Waterford and his Manteca Ford team

When Phil Waterford wakes up in the morning, he has expectations that great things are going to happen.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road

MC Hammer celebrates 50th birthday

Last weekend, MC Hammer celebrated his 50th birthday in style at a star-studded birthday bash at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Many celebrities and dignitaries, including the Mayor of San Francisco, were in attendance.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road

The power of prayer drives in sales

Sales started out sluggish at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford & Exotic High Line last weekend as the rain and the wind kept most people indoors. When Phil Waterford arrived at his North Main Street Ford dealership his showroom was filled with customers. However, they had no sales reported for the day.

April 18, 2012 | By MARGARITA SOTO Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford and Exotic Highline | On The Road

Making Nissan Versa even sweeter

TRACY – The special edition 2012 Nissan Versa hatchback is now available in a package deal worth more than $900 in savings.

April 11, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

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