Bryan Larsen Says He Was Assaulted on Bike But Cops Wonder if He's Partly to Blame: Video

Categories: Crime-iny, Ride Me

Avoid the bottles, Betty Boop!
Semi-professional bicyclist Bryan Larsen drew a lot of attention for YouTube video he posted of being "assaulted" by bottles flung by a lass in a pickup that passed his bike on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. But the resulting criminal case has been kicked back by prosecutors to Orange County sheriff's investigators, who've been directed to gather more evidence.

Larsen believes it was assault when the bottles of water and Gatorade hit him on May 31 as he was riding in a bike lane, and many fellow cyclists have complained on social media that sheriff's investigators have not done enough to catch the perps.

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Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations Now Online at Four Orange County Malls

NRG Energy
You can charge cars at stations (left), home (center) or equipped businesses.

If your electric car comes with a portable plug, you can charge it up at home. More charging stations are also coming on line up and down the state. But here in Orange County, we love to shop. No sweat if you take to the aisles at four OC shopping malls.

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General Motors Sued by Orange County DA for Unfair Consumer and Business Practices

Categories: Court, Ride Me

flickr user tjblackwell
Working airbags? We don't need no stinkin' airbags.

Hours after a General Motors-hired arbitrator announced in Washington, D.C., there will be no limit on payouts to victims of accidents caused by flawed switches on GM vehicles, the Orange County District Attorney's office revealed it has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the company in Superior Court in Santa Ana.

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You Are Hereby Asked to Dump the Pump

The Britt Allcroft Co.
And now for the seven words you can't say on a train.

Hopefully we can catch you before you're out the door this morning, convince you to "dump the pump" and instead jump onto public transportation to get around.

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Commies and Teabaggers Unite ... to Blame Obama for Saturday's Snarled OC Traffic

Categories: Politics, Ride Me

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
"What's with all this PCH traffic?" Actually, ol' Bar drives Bob Gibbs' car on the White House South Lawn in October 2012.

Here's something all sides can finally blame on Obama: snarled traffic in parts of Orange County on Saturday morning and early afternoon.

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Perfect Attendance Drives Santa Ana Students

Josh is about to do a dance that a student from a Santa Ana school could be repeating soon.
Click the play button on the next page to see what a lucky one of about 800 Santa Ana students will win just after 10 a.m. Saturday ...

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Santa Ana's Bristol Street Easter Cruise Over?


As a former cruise passenger on E Street in San Bernardino--because I didn't have a car and there was absolutely nothing else to do in San Berdoo--I find it disturbing that no one's invited me to the Bristol Street cruises in Santa Ana each Easter night.

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Cops Throughout Orange County Target Drivers Texting or Using Cell Phones Today

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The Orange County Sheriff's Department and the police forces of Tustin, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Santa Ana are among California law enforcement agencies targeting drivers who are texting or using their cell phones today. The special Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign continues this coming Tuesday as well as April 17 and April 22.

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The Straight Poop on Hyundai's Hydrogen Car

Hyundai Tuscon
We've previously told you about local research (at UC Irvine) into a fuel produced by a local source (your pee and poop, dear readers) that is collected by a local supplier (Orange County Sanitation District).

But did you know there is a local connection to some of the actual test cars?

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5 Things to Dread About UC Irvine's Cars That Run on Hydrogen Made from Human Waste
Jack Brouwer, at your service ...
Congrats to UC Irvine National Fuel Cell Research Center scientists and Associate Director Jack Brouwer, who are working with the Orange County Sanitation District to produce pure hydrogen from human waste to power cars of the near future. The waste facility in Fountain Valley already produces hydrogen through the new method, and local drivers will do road tests soon.

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