By Staff report | PUBLISHED: October 1, 2018 at 11:47 am | UPDATED: October 1, 2018 at 11:48 am The 68th annual California RV Show at Pomona Fairplex starts Oct. 5 with some 1,200 models and brands to tour. (File photo) The 68th annual California RV Show at Pomona Fairplex starts Oct. 5 with some 1,200 models and brands to tour. (File photo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsKarma Automotive, an Irvine company, has found a new leader in China, where it hopes to expand. Karma’s website describes the Revero as “aÊluxury performance car with the spirit of a GT.” Revero, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, from $130,000 is in the office’s showroom on Weds., Dec. 20. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG) Revero, a luxury plugin, looks nearly identical to the Fisker predecessor, costs roughly $130,000 and is made in Moreno Valley. (Photo courtesy of Karma) The Revero emblem is installed on a hybrid electric vehicle built at Karma … [Read more...] about Status Update: RV fair starts Friday in Pomona; hiring fairs ahead in Irvine, Surf City
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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — When Chelsea Rogers and Tanner Starmer rode the yellow school bus as children, it likely never crossed their minds that more than two decades later, they’d be living in one. That’s right. Meet Eleanor, also known as “Ellie the Skoolie,” the 12-year-old 170-square-foot bus they’ve spent that last nine months gutting, reconstructing and renovating into their dream home on wheels. The interior appears out of an HGTV show, and its character and charisma mirrors that of the newly-married couple. Rogers and Starmer, of Portsmouth, are set to take off by the end of September for their three-year journey that will essentially bring them to all corners of the country, with elongated stops in between. Their dog Oakley will join them. Everything about their newfound lifestyle is intentional. It’s about reducing waste, increasing connection and living more simply — paired with some pretty amazing water, dessert and mountain … [Read more...] about Meet the N.H. newlyweds who are going to live in a school bus
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
By Tracey Kaplan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 23, 2018 at 6:45 am | UPDATED: August 23, 2018 at 6:54 am SAN JOSE — Imagine returning home from a long day at the beach, just as the fog is coming in. You light a fire, pop some yummy leftovers into the oven and take a nice, hot shower. After dinner, it’s time to catch up on your favorite TV show and then climb into your cushy bed. Welcome to my studio apartment on wheels. I could have gone the spartan route when it came to outfitting my Ford Transit, like many van dwellers have to do. All you really need to bunk down in a van is an ice chest, some dry food, a sleeping bag and baby wipes. But I’m 61 years old and I’m used to certain creature comforts. Fortunately, after working for 31 years, I amassed a small nest egg. I feel a little guilty about spending it on glamping (glamorous camping), but it’s not like I bought gold-plated light fixtures. And it’s … [Read more...] about Van life: Off the grid with not just one, but 2 showers
By Tracey Kaplan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 19, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: August 19, 2018 at 7:00 am SAN JOSE — My sister thinks I’m crazy. So does my tax guy. They might be right, but it’s way too late now. I’ve already drained my retirement fund, bought a big white cargo van and hired two brothers from Idaho to turn a 2018 Ford Transit into my future home, the only one I’ve ever owned. Like many in the Bay Area, I’ve been priced out of one of the most expensive housing markets in the nation. Sure, I could move someplace cheaper. But I tried leaving coastal California years ago, and after 17 months in Kansas City and St. Paul, I couldn’t get back here fast enough. CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photos or video. To stay, I’ve made a radical decision: I’m going to join the #vanlife movement, an offshoot of the iconic VW bus craze of the 60s and 70s … [Read more...] about Van life: My 80-square-foot solution to the Bay Area housing crisis