| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Ford Motor Co. has lowered the fuel economy numbers for many of its hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, plus its popular Fiesta, and promised to send checks to 200,000 U.S. customers who bought or leased Ford cars with inflated mileage numbers.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Q: I am now retired, but during my Road Warrior days I took the LANTA bus from South Whitehall Township to downtown Allentown. (I also rode my bike for a real warrior experience, but that is for another day.) Since my retirement, LANTA has acquired hybrid...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Driving a car with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue.
While 96 percent of American motorists agree, a new national survey finds that nearly half of the nation's drivers still can’t identify the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. is on the verge of winning its fight to sell its electric cars directly to the public in New Jersey, as the company says it is on track to start on its deliveries of its Model X electric sport utility vehicle next year.
The Palo Alto...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Italian immigrants Tommaso and Josephine Bonetto bought acreage in the still-wide-open Crescenta Valley in 1905 and with their two small sons, Bart and Tom, moved into a tiny one-room, stone house already on the property.
The origin of the stone house is...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Brooke D’Orsay of “Royal Pains” and writer/producer Greg Coolidge have sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.16 million.
The single-story home, built in 1954, is Midcentury Modern in style with walls of glass, three fireplaces...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Though it may border on heresy in eco-minded California, not all car buyers want a hybrid.
Compared with their non-hybrid brethren, these models usually cost more, accelerate slower and give up trunk space to hold the car's batteries.
| Jun 21, 2014
Argonne National Laboratory received a $2 million federal grant to help develop hybrid fuel cells as part of a move to diversify away from traditional electricity-generating power plants and better incorporate renewable sources of energy, such as wind and...
| Jun 27, 2014
Dear Amy: I am worried about my best friend and her husband. They are always short of cash and do not have any savings. Their electricity has been cut off twice. They've been through numerous cars and have been in trouble with their mortgage company for...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Could Davros be returning to "Doctor Who"?
A new teaser for the upcoming eighth season features a familiar voice that sounds eerily like it belongs to the founder of the Dalek Empire. Davros was last seen facing off against the 10th Doctor in "The End of...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly approved a potential property tax break for electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. in hopes of enticing the high-tech, Palo Alto company to build a giant battery factory in California.
The potential savings is buried in...