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California REALTORS® Urge Legislative Action This Year as Housing Production in State Declines for Second Straight Year

Los Angeles, CA – May 6, 2021 (PRNewswire) CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) President Dave Walsh issued the following statement in response to new data showing a continuing decline in homebuilding in California in 2020: “California REALTORS® have said it over and over: we need more housing now. The latest homebuilding data released by the Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB) showed the second straight year of decline in housing production in California. It’s the ex...
Tags: Real Estate, News, California, Los Angeles, Car, Radio, United States, Atkins, Gavin Newsom, Real Estate News, Caballero, Dave Walsh, California Association Of Realtors, Construction Industry Research Board CIRB

Galpin Motors’ longtime first lady Jane Boeckmann dies at 90

Jane Boeckmann, the first lady of Galpin Motors and matriarch of the Southern California auto-dealership family, has died at age 90, according to family members. Her life story — which included piloting planes and driving race cars, as well as myriad honors for both business and humanitarian endeavors — was surely worthy of a movie. She died April 28 of pancreatic cancer, according to her family. Working with her husband, Bert Boeckmann, she helped to turn Galpin Motors into one of the most prom...
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The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin

Porsche Santa Clarita’s Wunderground Museum Is An Amazing Sampling Of Porsche History

Why is there a hole in the floor of this Porsche dealership showroom? Oh, there's a brand-new all-carbon Porsche 935 down there. You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. What is the Wunderground? In what was once used as underground storage for a Saturn dealership, there now exists a gorgeous mini-museum dedicated to all things Porsche. It looks exactly like Porsche Santa Clarita cut a sliver right out of Porsche's own museum in Stuttgart, transported it halfway around the world,...
Tags: Los Angeles, Museum, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Stuttgart, Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita California, Galpin, Porsche Museum, Wunderground, Galpin Ford, Boeckmann, Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche Santa Clarita

Canada’s newest unicorn: Clio raises $110M at a $1.6B valuation for legal tech

Clio, a software company that helps law practices run more efficiently with its cloud-based technology, announced Tuesday it has raised a $110 million Series E round co-led by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. and OMERS Growth Equity. The round propels the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company to unicorn status, valuing it at $1.6 billion. Clio last raised in September of 2019 when it brought in $250 million in a Series D financing. With the latest funding, Clio claims that it’s the “first legal...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Funding, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Software, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, SaaS, Venture Capital, Vancouver

Mercury Extended Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Mercury Extended Warranty Review In Our Opinion: Mercury extended warranty plans must be purchased upfront, but if you can afford to pay in a lump sum, they’re a great option for vehicle protection. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Contracts are backed by an established, reputable insurer Plans come with co...
Tags: Los Angeles, Customer Service, Research, Canada, Autos, Mercury, Warranty, BBB, Better Business Bureau BBB, Carchex, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, BBB CARCHEX, Stars CARCHEX, Stars Endurance, Ford Motor Company 's Mercury

Review: Riding the new Harley-Davidson Pan America

“I got to say, you’re looking older.”—Ellis “I am older.”—Sheriff Ed Tom Bell Amongst my Rushmore of cherished films, No Country For Old Men anoints the viewer with myriad lyrical gems and witticisms. The above exchange percolated to the front when, not five minutes into my arrival at Harley-Davidson’s press launch of their new Pan America 1250, an affable employee offered two-inch “Tall Risers” and a “Tallboy” seat. At 6’6” and having worked on the OEM side for numerous bike launches, this...
Tags: Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Georgia, David, New Hampshire, Motorcycles, Morocco, Epa, Waze, Bronx, Bavaria, Harley-davidson, Harley, Jim, Ellis, Lance Jones

‘Porsche Unseen’ Is A Rare Look Inside Porsche’s Design Studio

Porsche's design studio isn't based in some far-flung metropolitan like New York or Los Angeles or Tokyo. The company got its start in industrial design, after all, so why not keep everything in-house where it can be inspired by the depth of history and motor sport the brand is known for. That's why Porsche has kept its design studio in the quiet German town of Weissach. There's a reason Porsches look like Porsches, and could never be mistaken for another make. The whole company is so invested ...
Tags: Reviews, Books, New York, Design, Germany, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Porsche, Ducati, Autos, Tokyo, Toyota, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, Boxster Cayman, Porsche Unseen

LA County to triple number of electric-car charging stations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, April 20, to close gaps in the region’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including finding ways to locate stations in low-income communities. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl co-authored a motion to create a “Zero Emission Infrastructure Plan” focused on expanding the number of charging stations countywide. “It is not surprising that the vast majority of the electric vehicles in L.A. County and the charging stations t...
Tags: Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, General Motors, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Gm, Long Beach, Community, Los Angeles County, LA County, California Energy Commission, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

California Median Home Price Reaches New All-time High in March as Nearly Two-thirds of Homes Sell Above Asking Price, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 446,410 in March on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 3.5 percent from February and up 19.7 percent from March 2020. – March’s statewide median home price was $758,990, up 8.6 percent from February and up 23.9 percent from March 2020. – Year-to-date statewide home sales were up 17.1 percent in March. Los Angeles, CA – April 16, 2021 (PRNewswire) Fierce competition drove California’s median home price to reach a new record high in Ma...
Tags: Real Estate, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Car, Radio, United States, San Diego, Kings, Nevada, Napa, Monterey, Orange, Santa Clara

Triple Threat: Kiyo’s three-engined land speed racer

Land speed racing has a way of inspiring outrageous engineering. The most common motivation is a relentless pursuit of outright speed. Other times, it’s driven by a desire to build something that’s truly out of this world. Shoving three bored-out Honda CB750 motors into one land speed racer is probably a little bit of both. This, in all of its 12-cylinder, 2,508cc glory, is The Galaxy. It’s the creation of California-based custom motorcycle builder and mad genius, Mitsuhiro “Kiyo” Kiyonaga, ...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, California, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Honda, Cherry Blossom, Bobby, Kelly, CNC, Gekko, Honda Motorcycles, Honda CB750, Racing Motorcycles, Bobby Haas, Keihin FCR

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV lowers the cost of entry for some of GM’s most advanced tech

The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV may look like a larger, slightly longer Chevrolet Bolt, but under that boxy exterior lies a whole lot of tech that’s both affordable and very advanced. With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EUV, and its available suite of advanced driver assistance systems, GM is putting both advanced driver assistance technology and electric drivetrains within reach of the masses. As part of GMs much-touted goal to introduce 30 new electric vehicles in the next four years, the company recent...
Tags: Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Chevy, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Short, Volvo, Infotainment

Genesis X Concept: Inside This Vibrant Showcase for “Sustainable Luxury”

Wow! This is the new Genesis X Concept, and to say it’s a looker would be a huge understatement. And it’s not just a flashy design study either, at least not from what we could gather during its recent global debut in Los Angeles. The Genesis X Concept could be (could be) the next benchmark. Getting On The Map Every so often, a “new” car company fires something like the Genesis X Concept off. The world takes notice, and that’s it: that car company is no longer the new kid at school. I r...
Tags: South Korea, Los Angeles, Tesla, Ferrari, Ford, Brazil, Autos, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Aston Martin, Northern Italy, Genesis, Lee, Mazda

A new luxury car service at LAX is letting wealthy flyers skip the terminal by meeting them planeside - and a single ride costs more than $3,000

A BMV 750i of PS, the private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider PS Direct is the latest offering of PS, the private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Wealthy travelers can pay $3,450 to have a private car and driver pick them up planeside. The one-of-a-kind service is currently only available to those with a PS membership, priced at $4,500. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hopping off the plane at LAX just got a massive upgra...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Trends, PS, Flying, Luxury cars, Aviation, Bmw, Airlines, Lax, Border Protection, Los Angeles International Airport

ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working

The coming wave of electric vehicles will require more than thousands of charging stations. In addition to being installed, they also need to work — and today, that isn’t happening. If a station doesn’t send out an error or a driver doesn’t report it network providers might never know there’s even a problem. Kameale C. Terry, who co-founded ChargerHelp!, an on-demand repair app for electric vehicle charging stations, has seen these issues firsthand. One customer assumed that poor usage rates at ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Driver, Green Vehicles, EVs

Porsche adds the all-electric Taycan to its subscription program

Porsche has added its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan sports sedan, to its subscription and short-term rental program as part of a broader expansion that aims to build a new customer base of U.S. owners. The German automaker said Thursday it is also expanding the Porsche Drive subscription and rental programs to five more cities — up from four. It’s now offered to customers living in Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix, and in California in Irvine, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Phoenix, Atlanta Houston, Porsche Cars North America, Porsche Drive, Porsche Taycan, Kjell Gruner, San Jose Porsche

Baton raises $10.5M to create ‘drop zones,’ where truckers can hand off freight

In the trucking industry, “dwell and detention” times are the enemies of efficiency, profits and drivers. More than two billion hours are lost each year due to dwell —the time spent at a distribution yard or facility — and detention — the gap between when unloading or loading is supposed to begin and when it actually does. Baton, a San Francisco-based startup developed out of 8VC’s incubator program, has developed a business that it believes will solve these long-standing problems truckers. The ...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Dallas, Trucks, Robert, John Larkin, Atlanta Chicago, Baton, Arizona California, Prologis, Jake Medwell, Nate Robert

Investors feed the meter for curb management startup Automotus

The curbside is being squeezed as the number of commercial vehicle operators and gig economy workers battle over this increasingly scarce real estate — a problem that has been compounded by an uptick in on-demand delivery services fueled by the pandemic. A number of startups such as Coord and curbflow have popped up in recent years, all aiming to solve this supply and demand problem. One entrant, the three-year-old startup Automotus, is beginning to rack up deployments in zones within cities lik...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, Techstars Ventures, Justus, Loyola Marymount University, Baron Davis, Turin Italy, Quake Capital, Zaizhuang Cheng, Recent Funding, Automotus, Santa Monica Pittsburgh Bellevue Washington

Review: The $272,00 Lamborghini Urus is king of the SUVs, but it's missing some magic

2021 Lamborghini Urus. Kristen Lee The Urus is Lamborghini's first modern SUV and is already the automaker's most popular model. The reason behind its popularity is obvious; it's a practical Lamborghini. The base price of my Urus loaner was $218,009. After options, it came to $272,193. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Lamborghini Urus greets you like a punch to the eyes. As it should.When Lamborghini launched the production version of its Lamborghini-ified S...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Trends, Autos, Mlb, Volkswagen, Honda, Audi, Aston Martin, SUVs, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini, Don, Porsche Cayenne, Bentayga, Porsche Panamera Turbo

The Station: Uber’s new battles in the UK, Lucid Motors’ second life plans and Cruise acquires Voyage

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before I forget, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the newsletter, if you’re interested in attending our upcoming early-stage conference. I have a gift for you. Um, there is ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Florida, UK, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, La, Ipo, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Amazon begins testing its Rivian electric delivery vans in San Francisco

Amazon is expanding customer deliveries via electric cargo vehicle to San Francisco, making the Bay Area the second of 16 total cities the company expects to bring its Rivian-sourced EVs to in 2021.  San Francisco’s unique terrain and climate were a couple of the reasons Amazon said it chose the city for its second round of testing. Its EVs, which were designed and built in partnership with Rivian, can last up to 150 miles on a single charge.  Amazon began testing its electric delivery van ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, UPS, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Richmond California, DHL, Logistics, EVs, Delivery, Fedex, Bay Area

Double Shot: two Velocette motors power Hazan’s latest

Max Hazan is known for building impossibly elegant, hand-crafted machines. His customs ride the line between motorcycles and art so well, that they confound the usual arguments about function versus form. Hazan can play both sides of that particular coin, though. He once built a KTM 950 supermotard for personal use, aiming for a pseudo-factory look and ridability. Then a potential customer asked him to build another one just like it… and things snowballed. “He actually wanted to buy the 95...
Tags: England, Mac, Ebay, La, Los Angeles, Fox, Motorcycles, Jack, Max, Mark, CNC, Hazan, Mark Atkinson, Custom Motorcycles, Max Hazan, Eaton TVS

As catalytic converter thefts skyrocket in Southern California, police promote tactics to fight back

Thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles have skyrocketed during the pandemic, prompting a more aggressive response from Southern California police agencies in warning car owners about the crime and helping them to fight back. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held an Etch and Catch event at its Carson station on Feb. 20. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held an Etch and Catch event at its Carson station on Feb....
Tags: Facebook, News, Theft, Cars, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Lapd, Nascar, Southern California, Northridge, Los Angeles County, John McCoy, Riverside, Carson

Auto Insurers Owe California Drivers More Pandemic Refunds, State Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Auto insurers shortchanged California drivers on refunds ordered last year as crash rates and injuries dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s insurance regulator said Thursday. Traffic plummeted after California Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed the nation’s first stay-home order a year ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But insurers said dangerous driving trends have worsened even as the number of miles driven declined. Collisions dropped by 55% and...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Customers, New Jersey, Autos, State Farm, Gavin Newsom, University of California Davis, Sacramento Calif, California Insurance, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ricardo Lara, Auto Insurance, Lara, Newsom

The 2021 Volkswagen ID. 4 ticks all the boxes, except one

Volkswagen, once a dabbler in electric vehicles, is now betting its future on the technology. And the new Volkswagen ID.4 — a five-passenger, fully-electric crossover with a starting price of $33,995 (before federal or state incentives) — is its first global effort to make EVs a mainstream product and part of its larger goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The upshot: The VW ID.4 offers a balanced blend of technology, comfort and design for a more affordable price and seeks to capture some of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Transportation, California, China, Germany, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Long Beach, Jaguar, Epa

Canoo combines work and play in its new electric pickup truck

Los-Angeles based startup Canoo revealed its newest — and now third — electric vehicle, a pickup truck that does away with the sharp corners and huge engine housing of both comparable EV trucks and legacy diesel pickups and is aimed at both commercial customers and weekend warrior-minded consumers. The truck, which Canoo says is the most space efficient on the market, was leaked Wednesday evening in advance of an official reveal set for Thursday afternoon. The three Canoo vehicles all share...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp, Rivian, Tony Aquila, Canoo, Cybertruck, Lordstown Motors, Canoo Like Canoo, Fisker Inc Nikola Corp

EV subscription service Onto partners with Shell to expand access to charging

British electric vehicle subscription service Onto has partnered with Shell to give its users access to charging stations in preparation for a wave of new EVs coming to market over the next several years.  The partnership, which Shell announced Tuesday, will give Onto customers access to more than 3,400 Shell Recharge charge points in the UK, plus over 17 charging partners within Shell’s network.  “Buying an electric car is a big, scary switch for most drivers,” Onto CEO Rob Jolly told Tech...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, IEA, Bp, Hyundai, Shell, Renault, Charging Stations, Jolly, U K, Ionity, Onto

California bill would require all self-driving vehicles to be zero emission by 2025

California might be the first state to give self-driving cars a deadline to electrify. In mid-February, a bill was quietly introduced into the California State Legislature that would require all autonomous vehicles to also be zero emission by 2025. Proposed Bill SB 500, which was introduced by Senator Dave Min and sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), would directly affect the nascent AV industry in applications like ride-hailing, delivery and trucking. The amendment is in line w...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Texas, California, Washington, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Ford, Arizona, Gm, Davis, Jaguar

Uber spins out delivery robot startup as Serve Robotics

Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year for $2.65 billion, has officially spun out as an independent company called Serve Robotics. TechCrunch reported in January that a deal was being shopped to investors. Serve Robotics, a name taken from the autonomous sidewalk delivery bot that was developed and piloted by Postmates X, has raised seed funding in a round led by venture capital firm Neo. Other investors included Uber as well as Lee Jaco...
Tags: TC, Uber, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, San Francisco Bay, Postmates, Anki, Bastian Lehmann, Lime, Aurora, Vancouver Canada, ATG, Dara Khosrowshahi, Kashani

Lexus Puts Gamers in the Driver’s Seat

Gamers, start your engines. Lexus is unveiling the Gamers’ IS, the first vehicle designed by and for the Twitch community as the ultimate gaming space. In a livestream hosted by popular streamer Fuslie, last month, more than 554,000 unique viewers watched and weighed in on their favorite features. They voted on modifications ranging from the gaming-themed exterior wrap to the custom controller to their “game fuel” beverage of choice. Lexus then worked with the fabrication experts at SCPS to bri...
Tags: Advertising, Los Angeles, Automotive, Lexus, Hud, Tokyo, Twitch, Team One, Vinay Shahani

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