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Governor Schwarzenegger Declares Heat Emergency

With temperatures edging into the triples across the sunshiny golden state, the Governator has declared a heat emergency. Mr. Freeze Schwarzenegger has ordered cooling centers for overheated citizens open in ten California counties. And even though Al Gore's kid is likely blasting the AC while traveling down… » 8/30/07 12:30pm 8/30/07 12:30pm

Bay Area Hellwatch: The Bay Bridge Melts!!

We would like to give our deepest condolences to everyone who lives within 50-miles of San Francisco, as their commute has just increased by at least an hour in each direction. Which means that Bay Area traffic worsens from its current level (about as bad as you can imagine) to Dante's third-concentric circle of… » 4/30/07 12:15pm 4/30/07 12:15pm

Nostalgia Nitro Shootout Listens to Governor


Even with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declaring that environmentalism in California is officially and henceforth to become hip and sexy, it's easy to forget that the very coolest motor going Californians have been messing around with alternative fuels with great success since the '50s. At the apex of California… » 4/23/07 3:30pm 4/23/07 3:30pm

Governator Says He Won't Take Away Our Musclecars

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger played up the green image he's been cultivating during a speech yesterday at Georgetown University. The Austrian Oak remarked, "We don't have to go and take away the muscle cars. We don't have to take away Hummers or SUVs or anything like this, because that's a formula for… » 4/12/07 5:15pm 4/12/07 5:15pm

LA Auto Show: Governator Demands Cars of the Future Now, Automakers…


California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today that California is now and will be the world leader in alternative fuel vehicles, or else. While automakers first balked or threatened to sue the sunshine state when it came making cars of the future, Arnold has evidently convinced the recalcitrant… » 11/30/06 3:51pm 11/30/06 3:51pm

Governator to Sign Automotive Celly Ban

Ahnuld is set to sign a ban that bans use of a cellular phone while driving unless one's using a hands-free device. Scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2008, the ban carries penalties of $20 for the first offense and $50 for each infraction thereafter. No word as to whether the Gov'll come by your house and do you… » 9/15/06 3:30pm 9/15/06 3:30pm

Mechanical Resonance: The Tesla Motors Press Intro, Complete With…

So we pulled out of San Pedro in the mid-afternoon to make sure we'd make it to Santa Monica Airport in time for the start of the Tesla Motors press intro. Rumors had flown back and forth as to whether or not the Tesla Roadster was simply a rebodied, rebadged Elise with an electric powertrain. The answer to that is… » 7/20/06 9:00am 7/20/06 9:00am