Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS)

Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) attended the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) and talked about climate change, senate bill SB-32, the Volkswagen diesel defeat device and the latest in alternative fuel vehicles at the LA auto show (LAAS). There are some people that think these regulations hamper the car companies. What does Senator Pavley [...]

Climate change VW, CARB and Senator Pavley

John Batchelor, host of the Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the climate change in Paris (COP21), France starting November 30, 2015. Last week at the Los Angeles auto show Lou Ann Hammond talked to Senator Fran Pavley D-CA. Does Pavley think SB-32 will pass the [...]

2016 Toyota Prius on Doron Levin’s Sirius 121 “In The Drivers Seat”

Doron Levin, host of "In The Drivers Seat" Sirius Channel 121, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked about the 2016 Toyota Prius on Doron Levin's Sirius 121 "In The Drivers Seat". About the 2016 Toyota Prius Doron and I test drove the new Toyota Prius in Dana Point, California. A great [...]

By |2016-09-25T18:58:08-07:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lou Ann Hammond Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, How was everyone's Thanksgiving? It was wonderful at my little house on the hill. Lots of fun, friends and food and food and food. Last week I drove from Auburn, CA to Laguna Beach, CA. It takes about seven hours to drive without stopping. That's no fun, so we decided [...]

Putting on the Ritz for Thanksgiving. Ritz-Carlton that is

Living it up at the Ritz-Carlton I could live here! I exclaimed as I threw the windows open and walked out onto the balcony. The negative ions flowed through the room, and our bodies, as we heard the waves hit the rocks. Instantly, we feel the stress leave our bodies. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="15"] Located halfway between [...]

By |2020-02-01T20:29:54-08:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments

The Inn at Locke House Bed and Breakfast

The Inn at Locke House Bed and Breakfast Do you remember the last time you were in a hotel and stripped the bed in the morning when you were about to leave? Me either. But I do it when I am at a friend’s house, and I did it in the morning after spending the [...]

Chopped Junior and the Mountain Mandarin Orange Festival

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="13"] If it grows together it goes together. It's a saying I heard on the MasterChef Junior television show. I love those little kids and how creative they are. Auburn, CA has its own little creative cook. His name is Mason Partak. Twelve-year-old Mason has a business, Mason Made and he will be appearing [...]

By |2018-02-20T07:05:23-08:00November 21st, 2015|Categories: Food and Wine, Teenagers, Travel & Leisure|Tags: |0 Comments

Washington Post Real Wheels Toyota Ritz-Carlton

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm still in Los Angeles at the auto show. It's been a whirlwind. We test drove the new Toyota Prius Toyota RAV hybrid in Dana Point. Great new design for both and new fuel numbers and pricing below. The new models for the Prius based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture [...]

2016 Toyota Prius Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

2016 Toyota Prius The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius has a safety technology called Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). DRCC is designed to be used exclusively on highways and similar roads. This is not the normal way Kimatni drives. I asked my colleague Kimatni to watch his smartphone instead of looking like he was paying attention [...]

By |2020-05-20T19:37:23-07:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Technology, Toyota, Video|0 Comments

Los Angeles and Frankfurt auto show car chat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Next week is the Los Angeles auto show. If you want me to ask any questions or take pictures of certain cars let me know. I have put up some pictures I took from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show of MINI, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW, Audi and other pictures on www.drivingthenation.com [...]