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Driving while using cell phone will go on DMV driving record

SACRAMENTO – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration, licensing 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 You can submit any DMV-related questions at

September 27, 2013 | | On The Road

Bawdy side of Civil War-era Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Before the Civil War began, Ann Thomas was well enough known that her house would be used to give directions - "the grocery store opposite Ann Thomas."

September 27, 2013 | | On The Road

Juke NISMO: Motorsports pedigree


August 30, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Surprise: San Francisco has beaches, too

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco isn't perhaps as famous for other parts of California for its beaches. The southern part of the state, with its balmy sun-drenched climes, can give you the always-perfect weather of San Diego, or the sparkling opulence of Santa Barbara, to name but two.

August 30, 2013 | By LISA PARKER | On The Road

Hot hatch cools off with automatic transmission

The three-door Volkswagen GTI is a riot to drive. But does adding two more doors add mayhem or ho-hum to the melee?

August 30, 2013 | | On The Road

Lonely Planet founder’s new book ‘Dark Lands’

NEW YORK (AP) - Tony Wheeler wrote his first travel book with his wife Maureen in 1973 after driving across Europe and Asia. It sold 1,500 copies in a week and launched a guidebook empire called Lonely Planet.

August 30, 2013 | | On The Road

GM says almost-driverless cars will be manufactured by 2020

MILFORD, Mich. (AP) - Sometime before the end of this decade, General Motors will put a car on the road that can almost drive itself.

August 30, 2013 | | On The Road

Stunningly fast plant is boost for Japan auto also-ran Mazda

HOFU, Japan (AP) - Mazda, the longtime also-ran of Japanese automakers, says it came up with innovations in nearly every step of auto manufacturing for a super-efficient assembly line that rolls off vehicles at a stunning rate of one every 54 seconds.

August 30, 2013 | | On The Road

Toyota says next-generation Prius hydrogen, fuel cell car due in 2015

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Toyota has two important vehicles coming in 2015: the next-generation Prius hybrid and the company's first hydrogen fuel cell car.

August 30, 2013 | | On The Road

Peugeot looks to new hatchback for turnaround against German rival VW

SOCHAUX, France (AP) - Peugeot is hoping a complete makeover of its mid-sized hatchback will help turn the struggling French automaker's fortunes around- and dent the market dominance of its German rival Volkswagen.

August 30, 2013 | | On The Road

Quality counts for used vehicles

For the past three years, Dave Webb has been in charge of used vehicles at Steves Chevrolet-Buick in Oakdale.

August 15, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Golden State wine regions are each unique

California is one of America's most popular states for travel and tourism largely due to the incredible weather, abundance of theme parks and adventuresome atmosphere. One of the many highlights of the sunshine state is that it is also America's top wine producer (contributing 90% of all United States wines).

August 15, 2013 | STACEY WALDRON | On The Road

Star treatment on OC Coast

It's always fun to drop in on the rich and famous for a weekend - even when you're neither rich nor famous - and one of the best places in California to get an up-close look at how the other half lives is Newport Beach. Actually, if we crunch our numbers a little more, it's more like the other 10 percent, because the opulence will just dazzle you.

August 15, 2013 | CARY ORDWAY | On The Road

Subaru Forester: A revolution in evolution

Never has an "evolutionary" redesign been so revolutionary.

August 15, 2013 | | On The Road

Lincoln introducing dealers to luxury buyers

CHICAGO (AP) - How to sell a Lincoln in 2013: Make the dealership smell like luxury. And lay out some wine and cheese.

August 15, 2013 | | On The Road

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