We’ve seen the future, and there are no parking valets.
Not human ones anyway.
At a 51-unit green apartment complex at Southeast 20th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, developer Gerding Edlen is showing off the largest residential robo-parking system of its type in the U.S.
Portlanders can expect to see more like it soon, as building owners and managers increasingly turn to automated systems that stack cars, saving money and minimizing the amount of space needed for parking.
“Over time,” development manager Damin Tarlow said today, “people are going to realize this is a wonderful solution to a common problem.”
For decades, the car-park solution in high-density urban areas was to dig deep holes or go multi-story. So 20th century.
Instead, the new system at The 20 on Hawthorne building allows 29 cars to be parked in an area that would usually fit 10.
“Watch this,” Tarlow said as he
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A 2016 Chevrolet Volt has arrived at California Chevrolet dealer Rydell Chevrolet, making it the first second-gen Volt in the United States. The dealer states that more than a hundred other units will be arriving as well, as it claim to be the largest Volt dealer in Southern California.
General Motors has indicated that more units are on the way to the 11 other CARB-friendly states that are on tap to receive the new Volt first. These include:
If you don’t live in one of these states and want the new Volt for yourself, then fret not — the new D2XX-based EREV will go on sale nationwide during the 2017 model year.
2016 Chevrolet Volt
Washington State coach Mike Leach said this week that votes in the Northwest that have created the legalization of marijuana havn’t changed the way he does business in Pullman.
He has a bigger issue with the hypocrisy of politics in general.
“We still test. If I catch ’em, I still cut ’em,” Leach said. “Your partying can’t get in the way with playing. I think marijuana does with football. The hangover guy comes back swinging the next day. A lot of times those marijuana guys, the whole energy to go whack somebody the next day isn’t quite there. I think it’s destructive for football. It’s probably helpful for some other stuff…. it’s not good for football. I haven’t had a problem with it.
“We test for it, if you’re dirty, I cut you.”
Leach gave a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday’s radio show. Podcast here.
Leach on politics and elections:
Leach on QB Connor Halliday’s injury:
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The 1980s weren’t exactly a high point for the automotive industry. Fuel restrictions cut power, and design during this time fell to an all-time low for many mass produced cars. That’s why it seems ever so strange that a 1980 Cadillac DeVille has been stolen not once, not twice, but five times over the last five years.
Retired Rev. Edward Moore says the car has been stolen each time from an assisted living center for senior citizens in San Antonio, Texas, according to local KSAT12
This time, the car was found on an empty tank of gas, and Moore had to pay to have the car towed to a gas station. He also needs to use a screw driver to start the 1980 Cadillac DeVille since the steering column, which has been replaced before, has been smashed open yet again during the theft.
Police have said it’s not uncommon
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