| Jul 11, 2013
Monday's column on proper (or improper) procedures for bicycle riding on city strees drew some commentary from both sides of the road. That's not surprising; the topic often ignites emotional debate. Below are some of the responses; this time the...
| Sep 11, 2013
Nissan just announced its redesigned Rogue will go on sale this November with a starting price of $23,350 including destination. That's a significant increase from the 2013's $21,170 starting price but less than the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. But......
| Aug 3, 2013
It's funny about flat tires: They never seem to occur at a convenient moment. Invariably, you're either headed to an important appointment or coming back after some long, exhausting affair. A blowout isn't going to improve anyone's day, but you......
| Aug 28, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Noah Tyson of Highlonesome
The Poorhouse has been cleaned up for a few years now. Gone are the days when the women’s bathroom would leak foul-smelling water out onto the floor by the back bar. Indeed, the back bar itself is gone, replaced by a...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:42 AM
That spare tire in your trunk may be going the way of the typewriter and transistor radio.
Automakers are selling more cars without an extra wheel to trim weight, boost gas mileage and shave a few bucks off their costs.
What happens if you get a flat?...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Some car manufacturers are dumping the spare tire to help their models lose weight and boost their gas mileage, according to this Los Angeles Times story.
The choice to equip cars with flat-fix kits or run-flat tires also lowers the manufacturer's...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:13 AM
A man was charged and two Chicago police officers hospitalized after a car and foot chase late Saturday that started with the man firing shots in the Bridgeport neighborhood and ended when his car got a flat on the Far South Side.
| Sep 19, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Six alleged thieves were arrested late Friday after leading police on pursuits throughout the city in separate car thefts, officials said.
Twenty-year-old Mario Calderon of Colton, 22-year-old Isaac Tellez of Los Angeles and three teens, whose names...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the death of a 55-year-old Long Beach man who was struck and killed Saturday night while helping to change a flat tire on the Ventura (134) Freeway, although it appears to have been a “horrible...
| Oct 21, 2011
When you get a flat tire, you don't need to be the helpless person on the side of the road waiting to be rescued. John Nielsen, director of auto repair services at AAA, describes how to safely change a car tire.
Level of difficulty: Medium
| Oct 29, 2011
With an impending graduation and no job lined up, John Windsor sat in his apartment at St. Mary's College and listened to his old high school friend pitch him an idea of traveling across the country on a bike.'
Hours later that January night, Windsor and...