Roadshow: "Gator" season on state highways
Truckers refer to tread remnants as alligators. This comes from what a traction tire recap looks like when the whole cap is stretched out on the ground, tread side up. Like the back of an alligator sticking out of the water.
Despite recalls, GM posts small profit, Ford reports big gain
Despite setting aside billions of dollars to pay for recalls and crash victim payments, General Motors squeezed out a small second quarter profit. Meanwhile, Ford Motor reported a large profit for the quarter, helped by a turnaround in Europe and the robust U.S. auto market.
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Dec. 2005: 200,000 miles in the Honda
A milestone was reached the other day, fittingly on Interstate 880 around Coleman Avenue, a route I drive nearly every day.
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives
Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.
'The Bachelorette' recap: Who did Andi pick?
SPOILER ALERT: Read no further unless you want to know who the winning suitor was on Monday night's season finale of "The Bachelorette.
(Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
Batkid documentary in the works
A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.