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Wednesday, 03 November 2021 12:52

Seinfeld, Leno Parking Lot Car Meet Throttled by the Law

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

 

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The landlords who rent retail space at a high-end shopping center in Malibu, CA, have decided enough is enough with Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and other Porsche enthusiasts meeting up in their parking lot.

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While many shops all over the country put their car giveaways on hold during the pandemic, Mike’s Auto Body never stopped giving.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on Oct. 28 announced it has proposed the next major milestone in building the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for Northern and Central California.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 15:47

Experts Warn California Port Woes Could Mean Empty Shelves for the Holidays

Written by Cole Lauterbach, The Center Square

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Government-run ports are issuing fines for lingering shipping containers on their property, the latest move to stave off a historic seaborne traffic jam of freighter ships anchored along southern California’s coast that could cause holiday shortages.

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Richard Mario "Dick" Bertolucci, who founded a Sacramento, CA, auto body shop and an organization that later became part of the California Autobody Association (CAA), passed away Oct. 12 at the age of 92.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 10:36

Tesla Plans to Appeal $137M Payout in Race Discrimination Case

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Tesla is planning to appeal the verdict reached by a Northern District of California jury, which required the automaker to pay out nearly $137 million to Owen Diaz, a former Fremont, CA, factory contract employee who stated he suffered racial abuse in the production facility.