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San Francisco Celebrates Rise of Lowrider Community With Car Show and Cruise

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Saturday was officially proclaimed “Lowrider Day” in the city of San Francisco and, on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino leaders reflected on lowriders’ influence in the city and beyond. Lowriders crowded onto Mission Street, with a car show along the sides and a slow-motion cruise down the middle. To those who were here more than 40 years ago, it felt like old times. “It was every Friday night,” long-time lowrider Don Alonzo said. “Friday and Saturday nights, this is what it was!” The lowered, candy-color vehicles became a symbol of the Latino community and a target...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Menlo Park on the move: Downtown shakes off empty car lot blues

For a long time, downtown Menlo Park was a place where things didn’t happen. A look through the Menlo Park Historical Association archives crammed into a basement room at the Main Library yields articles about renewal plans dating to the late 1960s. Most of them never got off the ground amid public sentiment to maintain a residential, low-density vibe.
MENLO PARK, CA
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Cable cars return Saturday after fire suppression system havoc

San Francisco’s cable cars will run again Saturday after a problem with the fire suppression system shut down operations last week, transit officials said Thursday. Cable car revenue service had just returned Sept. 4. Jeffrey Tumlin, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s director of transportation, said in a tweet:. “Thanks...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Bay Area Air Quality Management District Offering $1,200 To Buy Back Older, More Polluting Vehicles

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is offering $1,200 to get some of the oldest and worst polluting cars off the road, as part of a buyback program. “Our vehicle buyback program pays owners of older, more polluting cars, vans and small trucks to trade in their vehicles voluntarily,” says Erin DeMerritt, a spokesperson for the district. DeMerritt said removing even a single older model car from the road eliminates roughly 75 pounds of airborne pollution over the course of a single year. Ed Hollshwandner took advantage of the buyback program for his 27-year-old Subaru. “It’s the Subaru...
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audacy.com

San Francisco cable cars returning after brief hiatus

The city’s famous cable cars are coming back Saturday after a power outage shut down service for nine days, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced Thursday evening. All three lines had only been running full service for five days before a fire suppression system at the agency’s cable car...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Classic car show revs up for Pinole return

“Pinole’s Annual Classic Car Show” is cruising back into town Sun., Sept. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with downtown Pinole and Fernandez Park being the hot spots to check out classic American and foreign-made cars. As part of the event, there will also be a “Pancake Breakfast” at the Senior Center, 2500 Charles Ave., from 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
PINOLE, CA
San Francisco Chronicle

S.F. cable car service returns Saturday following nine-day shutdown

San Francisco’s iconic cable cars are returning to full service again — again. Starting Saturday, all three of the city’s cable lines will be in service after a power outage shut down cable car service for nine days, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced Thursday evening. The cable cars...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Air District Offers $1200 to Scrap Old Cars Through Vehicle Buy Back Program

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is announcing incentives of $1,200 through the Vehicle Buy Back Program for Bay Area residents to scrap 1997 and older vehicles to improve local air quality. The Vehicle Buy Back Program pays owners of older, more polluting cars and small...
POLITICS
NBC Bay Area

How to Get $1,200 and Save the Environment by Retiring That Old Set of Wheels

Willing to part ways with that older-model vehicle? Proud owners of those "vintage" sets of wheels can now get a nice wad of cash and do a good thing for the environment. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is offering $1,200 for 1997 and older models through its Vehicle Buy Back Program, with the hope that getting enough of those "clunkers" off the roads will help improve the region's air quality.
ENVIRONMENT
Silicon Valley

Tesla makes a deal with BART worth $433,000 so far

FREMONT — As Tesla continues to crank out more electric cars each month from its Fremont factory, parking woes for its many thousands of employees have only become worse, so it’s turned to its next door neighbor, BART, for help. For much of this year, the electric carmaker has been...
FREMONT, CA
Mercury News

Those fake auto warranty calls are driving me crazy: Roadshow

Q: For many months, we’ve been getting telephone calls from multiple unknown numbers, from a variety of area codes, that begin with a recording announcing that our car warranty is due to expire. I immediately hang up and go to my cell phone app and block the number. Despite this, the calls continue, often interrupting important telephone calls in progress.
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Marin Independent Journal

Sailing in Marin: Bring on the Youngsters for Rolex Big Boat Series 2021

The 56th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series, the West Coast’s premier sailing regatta, kicks off Thursday, when the warning gun for day one, race one sounds at 11am across multiple courses set up on the Bay and accommodating some 80 boats registered in six divisions. Fortunately for Hailey...
LARKSPUR, CA
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Redwood City to welcome shared bike and scooter operators

Redwood City is set to welcome bike-sharing and scooter-sharing services in the city. On Monday, City Council expressed approval for city staff plans to develop policies and regulations governing so-called “shared micromobility services.” Such services can provide transportation alternatives for short trips within the city. A recently enacted state law, AB 1286, requires operators to obtain a certain amount of insurance, and requires cities to adopt operation, parking and maintenance rules regarding the operation of shared micromobility devices.
REDWOOD CITY, CA

Letters: Diesel-free | Personal is public | Working infrastructure | Lifetime price | Twice as wrong | Divided nation | Other opinions

Be Diesel-Free by ’33? Good idea, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, but that’s 12 years away. Let’s speak up for the thousands of people who must live near the freeways and breathe in the heavily polluted air every minute of their days that heavy-duty trucks, trains and ships generate. Let’s push for a new goal of “Diesel-Free by ’23”. In fact, the Air District’s own rules require the most effective protections with the quickest implementation.
PLEASANT HILL, CA