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    Official: Audi scores first CA autonomous car permit
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    Audi apparently knows how to get to the front of a line when it comes to driverless vehicles. The German automaker had the honor of being the very first company to receive one of California's new autonomous vehicle driving permits. It was a perfect followup to it being among the earliest ones to ...

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    Report: California historical license plate reissues in jeopardy
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    California hands out its license plates differently than some other states. As opposed to the tag being associated with the owner and switching whenever the vehicle is sold; the plate belongs to the car and remains for its life in the Golden State. Over the decades, the Department of Motor ...

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    Report: CA man accused of stealing same Ferrari twice
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    Cars get stolen all the time. It's an unfortunate reality, but a reality nonetheless. It's just unusual when the same guy steals the same car twice, but that's what apparently occurred recently in Fontana, CA. That's where one Earnie Hooks was arrested late last month driving a black Ferrari 458 ...

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    Report: Google testing the autonomous motorcycle waters in California [UPDATE]
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    Apparently not content to field a fleet of four-wheeled autonomous cars, reports are floating in that the Internet giant has petitioned the State of California to allow the testing of autonomous motorcycles, as well. The team at Google, apparently led by engineer Anthony Levandowski, has designed ...

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    Report: CHP seizes medical records of woman seen repeatedly struck by officer [w/video]
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    In early July, a video of Marlene Pinnock being struck repeatedly by a patrolman on the side of a Los Angeles Interstate stirred allegations of police brutally against the California Highway Patrol. Pinnock was reportedly walking in traffic on the freeway when a CHP officer responded to the ...

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    Official: Mercedes to open new campus in Long Beach, CA
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    Toyota might be leaving Southern California, but Mercedes-Benz is doubling-down on the region with a newly announced, 1.1 million-square-foot West Coast Campus in Long Beach, CA. It combines three currently separate divisions of the company into one place to increase overall efficiency. Long Beach ...

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    Motorsports: Formula E headed to Long Beach in 2015
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    The FIA Formula E electric open-wheel racing series has some big names associated with it, whether its Dario Franchitti in the commentary box or former Formula One drivers behind the wheel, and the championship is still announcing races for its inaugural season. While a Los Angeles round has been ...

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    Report: No sleeping in your autonomous car, warns California
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    Autonomous cars have been testing in California for quite a while now. Google even showed off its self-driving Toyota Prius taking a blind man to Taco Bell in 2012. Perhaps it's not surprising, then, that the California Department of Motor Vehicles has decided it's about time to draft a set of ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV faces longer delays, might not arrive until 2016
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    It seems every time the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV makes the news the information concerns a delay, and the reason always centers on its batteries. Four months ago the culprit was restricted battery supply from Lithium Energy Japan, pushing the arrival to 2015. This time it's no different, with ...

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    Two Wheels: MV Agusta loses license to sell motorcycles in California
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    If you live in California and were planning on buying a new MV Agusta, we're afraid we've got some bad news for you. The Italian manufacturer has lost its license to sell its motorcycles in the Golden State. This according to a list published by the California DMV obtained by motorbike news site ...

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    Report: California bill would ensure used cars with recalls are fixed
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    It seems that 2014 may go down as the year of the recall. As of April, the US was already on pace for record levels, and that was before millions of more cars were called in for various repairs by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler in just the past few weeks. But how many of those vehicles will ...

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    Report: Tesla now California's top automotive employer
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    Tesla has knocked off Toyota as the biggest auto employer in the state of California, employing over 6,000 people to the Japanese company's 5,300. That lead is only likely to grow, as the EV manufacturer prepares to add another 500 jobs by the end of the year, and as Toyota begins its relocation ...

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    Report: China's BYD electric bus factory comes online in California
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    Electric bus production has finally begun in California. Chinese electric automaker BYD recently completed its first two vehicles at its new factory in Lancaster, CA. They will be joining the fleet of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority in Los Angles County. According to Bloomberg, the BYD ...

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    Report: California drought forcing salmon to migrate via truck [w/video]
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    Salmon are delicious. Whether thin-sliced for sushi or smoked on a bagel, the flaky fish makes a refreshing meal. Which is why it's very unfortunate to hear that the hatchlings are facing a huge problem this year. California's dire drought means that the little fishies can't swim from their ...

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    Report: California DMV may have suffered credit card breach
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    Residents of California now have one more reason to dislike the Department of Motor Vehicles, thanks to a potential security breach with the its credit card processing systems. The warning came from unnamed "law enforcement authorities" as part of a press release from the DMV, which you can view ...

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    Video: Watch firefighter get detained by cops for parking firetruck at accident
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    An accident involving a car that had overturned while heading northbound on I-805 in Chula Vista, CA, took a strange turn on Tuesday when news cameras on the scene captured a police officer placing handcuffs on a firefighter and putting him in the back of a California Highway Patrol cruiser. ...

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    Report: California grants Tesla $34.7 million tax break to boost production
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    Tesla Motors' plans to expand just got a big boost, as the state of California has announced it will give the Palo Alto-based company a $34.7 million tax break to increase its production capacity. The EV manufacturer is being given a pass on sales and use taxes on up to $415 million worth of ...

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    Report: CA stops plans for RFID-enabled driver's licenses [w/poll]
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    California could have become the fifth state to issue enhanced driver's licenses (EDL) and identification cards embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, but last Friday, state lawmakers suspended the legislation over privacy concerns. The RFID-equipped cards were to be optional, ...

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