January 22, 2021
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Woman dies after car crashes into Bay Area outdoor dining area

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Canadian electric vehicle company ElectraMeccanica eyes Nashville area for U.S. assembly plant

Canadian electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica named Tennessee as one of two finalists for the location of its SOLO EV United States assembly facility Tuesday.



a close up of a car: Canadian electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica is eyeing Nashville as one of two finalists for the proposed future U.S. assembly facility of its flagship product, the SOLO electric vehicle.


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Canadian electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica is eyeing Nashville as one of two finalists for the proposed future U.S. assembly facility of its flagship product, the SOLO electric vehicle.

The proposed plant includes an engineering technical center with facilities for electronic vehicle testing and an assembly facility for the brand’s single-occupant, three-wheeled SOLO electric vehicles, which are under production and have yet to launch commercially.

The Nashville region and the Phoenix metro area are the final contenders for the site. The company is working alongside consulting firm BDO USA to review both sites and proposals. ElectraMeccanica narrowed the search to Nashville and Phoenix from seven initial candidates, and will announce its final decision by the end of November, according

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San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission Awards Iteris $6.9 Million Operational Services Contract


Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has awarded Iteris a $6.9 million contract to provide operational services for two operations centers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission Awards Iteris $6.9 Million Operational Services Contract (Photo: Business Wire)


Under the terms of the three-year agreement, which includes an option to extend for an additional four years, Iteris will provide staffing and management services to the 511 Operations Center in Oakland, California that is responsible for collecting, curating and disseminating traffic and transit information for the nine-county Bay Area region. The 511 Operations Center staff disseminate transportation information through the 511 SF Bay traveler information system, of which the 511 Phone System and Transit Data System have been

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Georgia Mom Who Vanished After July 4 Party Is Found Dead in Her Car in Busy Area, Says Family

Heard County Sheriff’s Office Natalie Jones

A Georgia mother of two who disappeared after leaving a Fourth of July party was found dead in her car, which was recently discovered in a well-traveled area.

Natalie Jones, 27, of Corinth, had driven to Jackson’s Gap, Alabama (about an hour from her home), to celebrate July 4 with friends.

Jones, who has two sons, 11 and 8, left the party at about 10:30 p.m., sending a text to a friend who was at the party saying, “I made it. Thanks,” Heard County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Danny Boswell said at the time.

Authorities launched a massive search for Jones and the bright pink car she was driving.

On Tuesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced on Twitter that Jones’ 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier had been found in Heard County.

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Bicyclist killed in crash with car in Ypsilanti area

YPSILANTI TWP., MI – A Belleville man was killed Sunday night when he was hit by a car while riding his motorized bicycle along an Ypsilanti Township road.

Emergency crews were called at 7:21 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, for a crash involving a car and a pedestrian in the area of Stony Creek Road and Swallow Lane, south of Merritt Road near Rolling Hills park, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

The preliminary investigation indicates the bicyclist, 27, entered the roadway and was hit by the car, driven by an 18-year-old Carleton man, traveling north on Stoney Creek Road, police said.

The driver called 911 and stayed at the scene until emergency crews arrived and pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene.

The driver along with his two male passengers, 18 and 16, were not injured in the crash. No other vehicles are believed to be involved, police said.

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Mystery car found fallen over cliff at Bay Area beach

Photo of Amy Graff

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a car found Friday fallen over a cliff at Montara State Beach in San Mateo County.

Nobody was found inside the car.

“We don’t know when the car went off the cliff,” said CHP spokesperson Mark Andrews. “The driver hasn’t been located.”

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a car found over a cliff at Montara State Beach in San Mateo County on Oct. 2, 2020.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a car found over a cliff at Montara State Beach in San Mateo County on Oct. 2, 2020.

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Drive-in concerts comes to 2 SF Bay Area venues this weekend

You have two choices for drive-in concerts this weekend.

In Carmel, the Sunset Cultural Center is kicking off a new outdoor drive-in concert series, dubbed Live From the Lot, on Oct. 2 and 3, with performances by Northern California Zydeco star and accordionist extraordinaire Andre Thierry.

The concerts are held at the Sunset Center’s main parking lot, located on the north side of the building on 8th Avenue between San Carlos and Mission streets, and will run 75 minutes each. These will be intimate affairs, as admission is limited to 40 vehicles per show.

Additional concerts at the site are planned but no acts have been announced yet. Music lovers will watch the shows “in and adjacent to their vehicle,” organizers say, while following safety precautions. Food and beverages will be sold at the shows.

Details: 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4; $65 per vehicle, with up to

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