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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 25, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 6:41am

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we focused on wacky cars. This week, we've got a broader potpourri of women's automotive news. Enjoy! During meetings with vendors and site organizers years ago, Josephine Alcazar often felt invisible. Although she was the co-owner of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, she wasn't ...


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UAW Strikes Against General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 9:49pm

The United Auto Workers Union and General Motors have failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations, and as a result, the UAW began a labor strike on Monday. The strike affects 73,000 American workers, and through an ongoing ripple effect, as many as 100,000 additional Canadian workers. The action also impacts suppliers that sell parts to General Motors. Union officials said their only choice was to strike ...


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Parking Meters Kick Out Cars to go Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 7:00pm

Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. Parking spaces scattered across US cities September 22, 2007 were occupied by potted trees, expanses of sod, and lawn furniture in an effort to ...


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GM 2008 Collection is Coming up Roses with a Focus on Energy Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 6:06am

I had a blast attending the General Motors 2008 Collection event this week with the ever passionate Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager who I recently interviewed on AskPatty.com, they spoke about their excitement surrounding the GM brand revitalization that is currently underway. This event was a rare opportunity for me to test drive the many GM 2008 models before the ...


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Introducing Vanessa Florentino - The Determination, Drive and Speed of a Champion

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2007 12:24pm

Vanessa Florentino’s name might not be as recognizable as Danica Patrick’s, but she’s hoping to change that. At 19, Florentino has the determination, drive and speed of a champion. On track, she’s a tough cookie but once she hangs up her helmet she's a typical teenager; who just happens to excel at the sport of motocross. Vanessa started riding dirt bikes at age 8 and began her racing ...


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This Just In: California Governor Bars Cellphone Use By Teen Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 17th, 2007 7:09pm

According to an article at the Los Angeles Times, California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will prohibit Californians under 18 from using cellphones, text message devices, and laptop computers while driving. The new law, which will take effect July 1, 2008, is meant to address the large number of traffic accidents resulting in deaths and injuries, Schwarzenegger said during a signing ...


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Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2007 4:55pm

Firestone Complete Auto Care Partners with Girl Scouts to teach them how to be safe drivers when they’re out delivering those cookies. Not sure whether you’ve still got any cookies left, as the official sale date was months ago, but as I sit here dipping frozen Thin Mints into a glass of milk, I want to share some additional information about another Girl Scout program more relevant to our subject ...


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September 11th Memorial - Never Forgotten

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2007 11:30pm

I will pause today to reflect and pay the due homage and honor to the firefighters, police men and women, the rescued and the rescuers, the fallen, the injured, the precious dear ones who perished, the still grieving and the brave passengers of Flight 93. I vividly remember September 11th 2001, getting ready for a plain old work day, the TV tuned to my morning talk show running back and forth through the house ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 11, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2007 11:26pm

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we featured a potpourri of news and notes, but this week we're completely focused on women and their cars, women who work on cars, women who want to work on cars, and women who need cars. We really like Hundalz! If she's not Busting Laurel and Hardy-type car thieves in the middle of the night, then ...


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Los Angeles Wins 4 of 12 Worst Traffic Sports in the United States

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2007 10:37pm

Forbes Magazine recently posted its list of "America's 12 Worst Bottlenecks," and Los Angeles leads the pack with four of the twelve traffic traps (Woo hoo! We won a prize!), while Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix each tied with two hot spots apiece. The author, Robert Malone, ranked each location based on the value of the manhours wasted at each location. and the number-one worst location at the junction of the ...


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