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Your speedometer often exceeds reality

Here's an interesting story from the Associated Press: By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT — The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour. In reality, the bulbous subcompact’s 106-horsepower engine and automatic transmission can’t push it any faster than 109. So [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|3 Comments

Most stolen cars/pickups/SUVs in Sonoma County

  Here are lists of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in Sonoma County in 2010, the latest year for which data is available: CARS 1. 1992 Honda Accord 2. 1991 Toyota Camry 3. 1997 Honda Accord 4. 1990 Honda Accord 5.1999 Honda Civic 6. 1996 Honda Accord [...]

By | January 9th, 2012|0 Comments

Ever wonder about those flowers along 101?

A reader writes: What's the deal with the roadside flower mosaics? Who maintains them, what are they for and can anyone get one? JL The answer: Eleven such flower mosaics are in the state -- nine in Southern California and two in the Bay Area, with the nearest [...]

By | August 5th, 2010|8 Comments