| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Nicholas C. Petris, who was a leading liberal voice for nearly four decades as a California state senator and assemblyman representing his hometown of Oakland and other East Bay cities, has died. He was 90.
Petris, who retired in 1996 because of term...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:27 PM
The car: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
The power: 256 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that routs power to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The photos: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The car: 2012 Bentley Continental GTC
The power: 567 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque coming from a 6-liter, twin-turbocharged W-12 engine. Power is routed to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and sport...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Investigators are asking for the public's help tracking down a man who stole a $75,000 Maserati from a car dealership near downtown Los Angeles....
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:33 PM
'Big Daddy' Don Garlits, a three-time champion in drag racing's premier top-fuel class who also revolutionized the sport with a new car design in the 1970s, celebrated his 80th birthday Saturday....
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Saab Automobile has filed for bankruptcy, bringing the Swedish carmaker to the brink of shutting for good after failing to find investors to rescue the 74-year-old company. Nissan is recalling some 2010 and 2011 models of its Sentra small car for a...
| Feb 25, 2012
The car: 2012 BMW 335i
The power: 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque from a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, direct-injected six-cylinder engine.
The photos: 2012 BMW 335i
The speed: 5.4 seconds for a 0-60 MPH run, according to BMW.
| Mar 3, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The car: VWerks Red Jacket Jeep
The power: 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque from a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 (same engine and output as a stock 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited).
The photos: VWerks RedJacket Jeep
The speed: This isn'...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One hundred years from now, when auto historians go all Charles Darwin dissecting the evolution of Porsche's 911 sports car, they may notice a bit of a dogleg in the year 2012.
The car's progress since its inception in 1963 has been carefully modulated....
| Mar 10, 2012
| 10:47 AM
The car: 2012 Buick Regal GS
The power: 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The photos: 2012 Buick Regal GS
The speed: 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds
The bragging rights: The...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The car: 2013 Nissan GT-R
The power: 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque coming from a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V-6 engine mated to a six-speed, dual-clutch transmission with magnesium paddle shifters.
The photos: 2013 Nissan GT-R