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Minority-Owned SF Gas Station Wants New Lease; Housing Advocates Want It GoneThe future of one minority-owned gas station in San Francisco is fueling quite a debate. While some want to save it, others want to replace it with affordable housing.
Gov. Newsom's Zero-Emission Car Mandate May Depend on Biden VictoryGov. Gavin Newsom's goal of making all new automobile sales in the state zero-emission vehicles by 2035 requires one of two things to happen: either California has to win in court or Trump has to lose in the Nov. presidential election.
Judge Issues Injunction Against Uber And Lyft, Says Drivers Are EmployeesIn a blow to Uber and Lyft, a judge in San Francisco ruled Monday that the ride-hailing companies must start classifying their drivers as employees in the state.
Combating Coronavirus Cabin Fever, New RV Buyers Are Ready to RoamSummer vacations may be transformed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with RV sales and rentals soaring and a record number of Americans about to take the road less traveled.
Bakersfield Native Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR's Return RaceBakersfield-born Kevin Harvick has won NASCAR’s return race, taking the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway 71 days after the series’ last event.
Coronavirus Update: Elon Musk Says Tesla Going To Court To Force Reopening Of Fremont Assembly PlantTesla founder Elon Musk took to social media Saturday, posting that the automaker was headed to court to force the reopening of its Fremont assembly plant and threatening to move the operation out of California.
Coronavirus Update: Flouting County Lockdown, Tesla Brings Workers Back to Fremont FactoryOne major Bay Area company is doing it's best to get its workers back on the job. The only problem? The call to return to work is against current Alameda County health orders.
University Study Says SF Commute Traffic Could Be Nation's Hardest-Hit When Lockdown EasesA Vanderbilt University study is sounding an alarm on San Francisco Bay Area traffic once the shelter-in-place order is lifted. It shows the morning commute into the city could potentially increase by up to 42 minutes for drivers.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Tesla Planning Pay Cuts And Furloughs In Wake Of COVID-19 ShutdownAn email has revealed plans by Fremont-based Tesla to impose paycuts and furloughs starting next week as the automaker struggles with the current coronavirus shelter in place shutdown in California, according to a published report.
Volvo's Polestar Debuts Its First High-Performance HybridIt's one of the very first of its kind on the road in 2020: the Polestar 1 is a hybrid supercar that produces 620 horsepower, has two electric motors, and its body is made of carbon fiber. KPIX 5's Betty Yu got to test drive it along Highway 1.
San Francisco to Prohibit Private Vehicles on Major Section of Market StreetA 2.2-mile stretch of Market Street east of Tenth will be closed to private vehicles beginning next Wednesday.
Tesla Says Unintentional Acceleration Complaints 'Completely False' As U.S. Agency ExaminesA Berkeley man petitioned the U.S. government's auto safety agency to look into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.