Gary Richards, East Bay Times

Gary Richards

East Bay Times

San Jose, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • ChicoER
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Monterey Herald
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Gary:

BART priorities should keep bathrooms, cars clean: Roadshow

Working escalators at BART stations are important for both safety and handling large numbers of riders at peak times, Mr. Roadshow says. → Read More

It’s that time of year – wipers on, headlights on: Roadshow

The DMV has extended the period of time people 70 years of age and older can renew their driver’s license online or by mail through Dec. 31, 2022. → Read More

Is it safer to move over or keep going straight? Roadshow

The law requires drivers to move over or slow down if they see vehicles on the side of the highway with their emergency lights on. → Read More

Caltrans to pay Adopt-A-Highway volunteers under new clean-up program: Roadshow

For the first time, Caltrans will offer Adopt-a-Highway volunteers up to $250 a month to pick up litter as part of its $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort. → Read More

Caltrans to pay Adopt-A-Highway volunteers under new clean-up program: Roadshow

Stipends of up to $250 will be given for each clean-up event, whether done by an individual or group. → Read More

Tailgaters, double-line jumpers make I-880 express lanes scary: Roadshow

“I’ve never once driven 880 without seeing multiple drivers cross the double-white lines” — sometimes going from standstill traffic to a 60-mph lane. → Read More

Tailgaters, double-line jumpers make I-880 express lanes scary: Roadshow

Drivers are going too fast in the Highway 880 express lanes and are dangerously crossing the double white lanes to enter them, according to Roadshow readers. → Read More

Why does the DMV have you cover one eye while testing? Roadshow

You may wear glasses or contact lenses to meet the minimum DMV vision standard, but you cannot wear a bioptic telescopic or similar lens. → Read More

Why does the DMV have you cover one eye while testing? Roadshow

You may wear glasses or contact lenses to meet the minimum DMV vision standard, but you cannot wear a bioptic telescopic or similar lens. → Read More

More tales of tickets for not having a front plate: Roadshow

Most of the tickets for failing to have a front license plate are written in parking lots, according to Mr. Roadshow. → Read More

Bulbouts, ‘black paint,’ but no actual road repairs: Roadshow

Frustrated reader objects to priorities in road improvements. → Read More

More reaction about police officers who won’t get vaccinated: Roadshow

One view: ‘Cities want to force vaccines on those they failed to help protect in the first place.’ → Read More

Mr. Roadshow’s mail backs his view on unvaccinated police

Readers predict backlash, but so far most agree that refusing a COVID shot is selfish. → Read More

No front license plate, no driving test: Roadshow

Plus: ‘I got plenty of fix-it tickets. I’d fix it, then I’d unfix it.’ → Read More

No front license plate, no driving test: Roadshow

Not having a front license plate on a vehicle does have consequences, financial and otherwise. → Read More

Claims against Caltrans for damaged cars seldom succeed: Roadshow

Caltrans receives 4,000 claims a year for vehicle damages under $10,000, but only 1 in 10 are upheld. → Read More

When police officers refuse the COVID vaccine: Roadshow

News of San Jose holdouts is ‘distressing,’ one reader says. → Read More

When police officers refuse the COVID vaccine: Roadshow

News of San Jose holdouts is ‘distressing,’ one reader says. → Read More

‘Move over’ law is dangerous, says an ex-CHP officer: Roadshow

It’s irresponsible and needs to be repealed, he says. → Read More

‘Move over’ law is dangerous, says an ex-CHP officer: Roadshow

It’s irresponsible and needs to be repealed, he says. → Read More