EPA restores California’s waiver on auto pollution rules

California is back in the driver’s seat as it steers the nation toward a future of cleaner cars and light trucks. The Biden administration on Wednesday reinstated the state’s authority to set motor vehicle pollution standards stricter than the federal government’s. That includes tighter restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. The decision, announced by the U.S. …

EPA restores California’s waiver on auto pollution rules Read More »

How high gas prices are squeezing these Californians

Gasoline prices have soared at the worst time: Commuters are beginning to return to offices that some haven’t seen in two years, and record-hot inflation is increasing prices for many essentials. For some people, it’s one more headache, straining budgets and fraying nerves. Others are relieved that they’ve given up their gasoline habit for bike …

How high gas prices are squeezing these Californians Read More »

Tesla workers describe racism that led California’s lawsuit

Warning: This story quotes several racist slurs allegedly directed at Black workers at Tesla’s California plant, according to a lawsuit filed against the company. A single mother was excited to land a job at Tesla. About three years in, she was fired, she said, after complaining that Black workers were frequently called the N-word on …

Tesla workers describe racism that led California’s lawsuit Read More »

Stolen luxury cars worth $2.3 million found in Van Nuys yard

More than 30 stolen luxury vehicles, including BMWs, Aston Martins, Bentleys, Porsches and Jaguars, were being stashed in a Van Nuys backyard, authorities said. The cars, worth a total of $2.3 million, had been “fraudulently purchased” from dealerships in Southern California, according to California Highway Patrol investigators. An aerial photo provided by the CHP showed …

Stolen luxury cars worth $2.3 million found in Van Nuys yard Read More »

Elon Musk’s not-so-secret weapon: An army of Twitter bots

In early November 2013, the news wasn’t looking great for Tesla. A series of reports had documented instances of Tesla Model S sedans catching on fire, causing the electric carmaker’s share price to tumble. Then, on the evening of Nov. 7, within a span of 75 minutes, eight automated Twitter accounts came to life and …

Elon Musk’s not-so-secret weapon: An army of Twitter bots Read More »