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Dos Victorias Mexican Food

The taqueria that replaced the Papa Chevo’s on the north side of Cannery Row may have a new name, but it serves much of the same sturdy fare – with some notable additions.In so doing, Dos Victorias Mexican Food fills the void left by Papa C’s by providing cheap Mexican staples with speedy service.Its extensive menu features hits from the past menu like the California chicken burrito ($6.49) and asada fries ($8.29). That’s partly because married couple Agustin and Maria Arreola, who own the...

GM wants to build a Tesla-beater

The Chevy Spark EV, GM's first electric-only car since 1999.GM says it wants to develop a car that can match Tesla's 200-mile range for less than half the price. The goal was laid-out Monday as the company announced a $20 million investment in its battery lab in Warren, Mich. But the company didn't give a specific time frame for achieving it. GM(GM)'s car would go 200 miles between charges and cost $30,000. Tesla's luxury Model S can travel 208 miles between charges, but it starts at...

Required beater trunk equipment: early Honda Civic fuel pump

ShareFacebookTweetPinterestEmailThirty years ago, some things about driving beater hoopties were fantastic -- say, picking up a '67 Pontiac GTO for $113, for example -- but the fact remains that cars of the 1960-1980 period (which is what you could get cheap during my early driving years) were hideously unreliable by the standards of the current century. Even such allegedly bulletproof machines as the Chrysler A-body with Slant-6 engine, Mercedes-Benz W126 with OM617 diesel engine or...