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Early Retirement Was Not an Option

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Jason Medeiros worked at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. for about 14 years. He started on the truck frame line, installing engines and connecting brake lines.  He worked the night shift for the first three years. That was a hard … Continue reading »


Sing the Song of the Electric

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Elon Musk was on sister station KCRW in Santa Monica earlier this week, talking about Tesla’s decision to manufacture in Fremont. Downey – within broadcasting range – was crestfallen, as you might imagine, so Musk chose his words cautiously. Without … Continue reading »


Surprise, Surprise

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Tesla and Toyota, together in Fremont! Production of the Model S will begin in 2012,  using about 1,000 workers – a fifth of those who worked for NUMMI. “The new Tesla factory will give us plenty of room to grow,” … Continue reading »


Toyota & Tesla Join Forces in Fremont

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In a stunning reversal of fortune for the Bay Area’s last auto plant, Toyota announced today it will partner with Palo Alto’s Tesla Motors to produce electric vehicles at the recently shuttered NUMMI facility in Fremont. Gov. Schwarzenegger joined officials … Continue reading »


Bits & Pieces

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Many small and mid-size wineries are sour on proposed legislation in Washington DC that could make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to ship product directly to consumers. Portfolio reports H.R. 5034, backed by alcohol wholesalers, would give more … Continue reading »


Bits & Pieces

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Starting today, as Green Car Reports puts it, “the not-yet-quite-bankrupt State of California is offering $5,000 rebates to residents who buy or lease a …Tesla Roadster, the $109,000 two-seat all-electric convertible that blasts from 0 to 60 mph in less … Continue reading »