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January 30, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Frank Saucedo is director of General Motors Co.'s Advanced Design Studio in North Hollywood, one of 10 the automaker has worldwide. The 49-year-old lives in Westlake Village with his wife, Regina, and their two teenage sons. A family thing: Saucedo said his earliest memories are filled with drawing and working on cars. Armed with a pencil, the Alhambra native drew just about anything he saw, usually on the blank side of blue invoices his father would bring home from his job as an industrial tool salesman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1990
If you really want people to buy and use electric cars, Caltrans should allow them to use the diamond lane, regardless of the rider count. DAVID REID Silverlake
TRAVEL
November 24, 1985
I read with interest Reg Jones's comments in Jerry Hulse's Travel Tips (Oct. 27) regarding Team Cars, London. Reg did not know that you can book your Team Car from anywhere in the United States on our toll-free number, (800) 858-1515. Team Cars are well located for exit from London; they operate the latest equipment, are friendly, efficient. JOHN MACE president Autoglobe Los Angeles
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Creeping up in the polls, Mitt Romney said he is expecting to notch a win over rival Rick Santorum in his home state of Michigan on Tuesday. During an interview with "Fox News Sunday," the former Massachusetts governor said momentum is moving in his direction and pushed back against criticism of his remarks Friday about his family's collection of cars. Romney, who taped the interview Saturday before flying to Florida for the Daytona 500 NASCAR race, spoke to Fox's Chris Wallace at the end of a rocky week for his campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2000
It seems to me that it is way past time that we comment on the automobile commercials on TV. They show these beautiful vehicles and they exhibit their attributes mostly at road speeds that would make an astronaut cringe. Must they show the cars traveling at excessive speeds? Is this setting a good example to our present generation of drivers and potential drivers? Cars are traveling today at speeds that cause accidents and kill people. Cars are an expensive item. Must they also show us how they drive at "Mach 1"?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1988
With so much emphasis on safety in cars, particularly at this time of the year when there is lots of extra traffic on the roads, I feel the following should be drawn to your attention. Children and adults use car seat belts, but what do animals have? I have seen many animals in cars, jumping from one seat to another. In fact, only the other day, I noticed a large dog sitting on its owner's lap in the passenger seat of a truck. Surely the time has come to do something about his extra hazard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2009 | Associated Press
Two 21-year-old men are charged with 85 felonies for allegedly shooting pellet guns at more than 40 cars along a Bay Area freeway. Shawn Philip Wagner of Mariposa and Rojelio Samuel Gomez of Fremont were each charged with 42 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 43 counts of vandalism in connection with the shootings over the last several months. Both defendants are expected to make their first appearance at the Fremont Hall of Justice on Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
San Francisco police are investigating after witnesses reported that a group of men tipped over three Smart cars late Sunday or early Monday. “I thought it looked like they were up to no good and then sure enough they walk up to this Smart car right here, all huddle around it, and then life it up and set it on its hind legs,” resident Brandon Michael told CBS San Francisco. The pint-sized, two-door coupes were either set on their hind quarters or tipped completely over. The feat of upending a car listed at roughly 1,800 pounds may take more muscle than merely pushing over a snoozing cow, but the vandals also appeared to know what they were doing, according to one witness.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Sunday is the traditional day to take the car out for spin (except, of course, in Los Angeles when a Carmaggedon is underway). But in Philadelphia, one such ride didn't quite turn out as hoped, with the driver crashing his van into five parked cars. The driver was 10 years old, police said According to Philadelphia police, the boy saw the van, which was being used to unload furniture, with the keys hanging from the rear door. He allegedly grabbed the keys, jumped into the cab and took off -- for less than a block.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian
Roughly 1,000 vehicles flooded the Empire Center in Burbank on Tuesday night for a car “flash mob” organized through social media, snarling traffic as crowds swarmed the parking lot. More than 20 police officers from Burbank, Glendale and San Marino were assigned to patrol after a similar event in November also caused traffic headaches. Earlier in the evening, police closed the parking lot to cars, shut down surrounding streets because of traffic congestion and warned motorists to avoid the area, the Burbank Leader reported.
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