Saturday was proclaimed “Lowrider Day” in San Francisco and, on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino leaders reflected on lowriders' influence in the city and beyond. John Ramos reports. (9-18-21)

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San Francisco Celebrates Rise of Lowrider Community With Car Show and CruiseSaturday was proclaimed “Lowrider Day” in San Francisco and, on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino leaders reflected on lowriders' influence in the city and beyond. John Ramos reports. (9-18-21)
Hundreds of Citations Issued at Wild San Jose SideshowPolice in San Jose were able to end a sideshow that took place early Saturday morning, arresting one suspect on a warrant, issuing 205 citations and impounding three vehicles. Max Darrow reports. (9-11-21)
Silicon Chip Shortage Throttles Car Sales on Labor DayFor car dealerships, it has been a Labor Day like no other as a worldwide computer chip shortage has decimated supply. John Ramos reports. (9-6-21)
San Francisco Lowriders Car Show Returns to the Cow PalaceOrganizers of the famed "King of the Streets" lowrider car show this year are doing their best to fight the coronavirus. Saturday at the Cow Palace, vaccination shots came along with a celebration. Wilson Walker reports. (8-14-21)
Luxury Automakers Unveil Stunning Vehicles at Monterey Car WeekKPIX 5's Betty Yu surveyed the scene in the final days at Monterey Car Week and got an eyeful. (8-13-21)
COVID: Pandemic Microchip Shortage Ripples Into A Shortage Of Auto PartsBay Area drivers better hope their cars don't break down. Wilson Walker reports on the COVID-era microchip shortage that could leave you without wheels.
Post-Pandemic Used Car Prices SoarOne of the most surprising financial tales of the pandemic era has been the huge spike in the price of used cars. Len Ramirez reports. (6-24-21)
California Dodges Outages During Heat Wave But EV Owners Push Grid CapacityAlthough the record-breaking heat wave eased slightly Friday, California ISO again issued a Flex Alert urging Californians to conserve power to relieve stress on the grid. Many eectric vehicle owners who had to travel couldn't comply. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-18-21)
Bay Area Catalytic Converter Thefts Fueled By Vast Underground Market For Precious MetalsCatalytic converter thefts have hit an epidemic high in the Bay Area. Kenny Choi shows us why these car parts are worth so much money and reveals the vicious cycle of illegal sellers, buyers and middlemen.
NASCAR Fans Joyful as Toyota Save Mart 350 Returns to Sonoma RacewayFor the first time in two years, race engines roared again in Wine Country as NASCAR returned to Sonoma Raceway. John Ramos reports. (6-6-21)
San Jose Explores Increased Use of Traffic Circles and RoundaboutsSan Jose says European-style traffic roundabouts could be coming to some intersections as part of a plan to speed the flow of traffic and increase safety. Len Ramirez reports. (5-21-21)
Golden Gate Park Street Closure Policy Nearing a CrossroadsJFK Drive has been off-limits for cars in the eastern half of Golden Gate Park for about a year and there's a lot of support for keeping it that way. Others say the policy is creating an unfair divide. Da Lin reports. (4-11-21)
Berkeley Council Considers Banning Most Gas, Diesel Car Sales By 2027Looking to cut greenhouse gas emissions, leaders in Berkeley are seeking to sharply reduce the number of gas and diesel vehicles sold in the city. Katie Nielsen reports. (1/13/21)
2 New Electric Vehicle Makers Target Silicon Valley Car MarketAn electric vehicle competition is about to hit Bay Area roads. In one corner: a first-of-its kind luxury sedan. In the other: a more affordable option outfitted with cutting-edge technology. Betty Yu reports. (11-13-20)
Ash Fallout Threatens Car Paint FinishesCars all over the Bay Area are coated in wildfire ash. People are rushing to get theirs washed and, as Kenny Choi reports, you shouldn't wait. (9-11-20)
AC Transit 'Tempo' Rapid Bus System Opens to RidersThe Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District launched the East Bay's first-ever rapid bus transit system on Sunday. John Ramos reports. (8-9-20)
More Bay Area DMV Offices Reopen to New NormalAs more local DMV offices open around the Bay Area you can expect a much-different experience (and be sure to bring a mask). Kiet Do reports. (5-28-20)
Concord Repair Shop Owner Fixes Donated Vehicles to Help COVID-19 VictimsA small business owner in Concord is turning his ability to repair cars into a way to feed people struggling during the shutdown. John Ramos reports. (5-9-20)
County Officials Say Tesla Exit From Fremont Would Severely Harm Bay Area EconomyElon Musk tweeted Saturday that he is not only going to sue Alameda County for blocking Tesla from reopening its Fremont plant but he will also move Tesla headquarters out of state. Da Lin reports. (5-9-20)
Study Says S.F. Commute Traffic Could Be Nation's Hardest-Hit When Lockdown EasesAccording to a study from Vanderbilt University, San Francisco commute traffic is likely to get much worse as coronavirus fears push public transit users out of trains and buses and into their cars. Da Lin reports. (5-7-20)
Test Driving Polestar 1, Volvo's New Hybrid SupercarSwedish automaker Volvo is out with a new high-tech hybrid supercar: the Polestar 1. Betty Yu took it for a test drive along Highway 1. (2-25-2020)
San Francisco to Prohibit Private Vehicles on Major Section of Market StreetBeginning Jan. 29, private vehicles will no longer be allowed to drive the busiest stretch of San Francisco's Market Street, from near Van Ness Ave all the way to the waterfront. Wilson Walker reports. (1-24-20)
Sonoma Raceway Opens Sears Point Performance Driving SchoolSonoma Raceway at Sears Point is launching its own racing school and KPIX 5's Betty Yu took a turn on the track. (1-17-20)
Tesla Stock Hits Record as 2019 Sales SoarShares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. hit a record closing price Friday after the company reported that its global deliveries rose more than 50% last year. Andria Borba reports (1-3-20)

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