Gary Richards, San Jose Mercury News

Gary Richards

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose, CA, United States

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

Recent articles by Gary:

Roadshow: Do TV ads embolden some SUV drivers to drive too fast in the snow?

“I’d love to work with agencies that create ads for four-wheel-drive vehicles crashing through snow banks and driving up slopes. That’s fiction. There’s no way that (SUVs) perform like that i… → Read More

15 tips for driving in the snow, and No. 1 is to go slow: Roadshow

Have your car checked to make sure it’s ready for winter driving if you might find yourself driving in the snow this winter. → Read More

Why did they install all these barriers on San Jose’s Hillsdale Avenue? Roadshow

Plus, why lanes are being added to Interstate 80. → Read More

Bicyclist with $400 repair bill complains about repaving decisions: Roadshow

Plus: What does a diagonal green arrow light mean? → Read More

Bicyclist with $400 repair bill complains about repaving decisions: Roadshow

Plus: What does a diagonal green arrow light mean? → Read More

Rain is on the way so here are tips for driving on wet roads: Roadshow

Of course it’s wise to drive slower and leave more stopping room, but there are also some unexpected tips that can help improve safety. → Read More

My REAL ID application was stalled online, but I found a solution: Roadshow

With a confirmation code, she was able to walk into the DMV and get things sorted out. → Read More

Keep those stories about heroic CHP and Caltrans workers coming: Roadshow

“The column on heroic things CHP officers have done was a welcome change of pace. … It is very nice to see “good things” get more circulation,” said one reader. → Read More

More paving, metering lights coming for 680 this summer: Roadshow

Caltrans will activate ramp meters on northbound 680 between eastbound East Calaveras Boulevard and State Route 237 in Milpitas and at the Stoneridge Drive interchange in Pleasanton beginning Dec. 6. → Read More

Caltrans workers honored for courage, selflessness in the face of danger: Roadshow

More than 700 state employees have earned the honor for their courage and selflessness in the face of danger since the first awards in 1959. → Read More

CHP officers honored for heroic, life-saving acts: Roadshow

Governor’s State Employee Gold Medal of Valor Award honors extraordinary acts of heroism to save community members, at great risk to the officers’ own lives. → Read More

Badly needed paving on 680 over the Sunol Grade set for December: Roadshow

Drivers should be aware that northbound Interstate 680 will be closed overnight from the I-680/State Route 84 junction to the Sunol Boulevard exit through April. → Read More

Two lucky drivers get a free tank of gas from our contest: Roadshow

Plus, the reason for recent BART train cancellations. → Read More

FasTrak lanes on 680 will soon be open to solo drivers — for a toll: Roadshow

Plus, road surface problems on El Camino. → Read More

Here’s the winning price in our gas contest: Roadshow

We received hundreds of contest entries seeking to win a free tank. → Read More

Here’s the winning price in our gas contest: Roadshow

We received hundreds of contest entries seeking to win a free tank. → Read More

How to keep warmth-seeking rodents out of your car engine, avoiding costly repairs: Roadshow

Readers share their tips for keeping rodents away from your car’s engine during the cold months. → Read More

How to keep warmth-seeking rodents out of your car engine, avoiding costly repairs: Roadshow

Readers share their tips for keeping rodents away from your car’s engine during the cold months. → Read More

Vigilante El Camino pothole crews can stand down: Roadshow

Plus: Out-of-state visitors without FasTrak have 48 hours to pay tolls online. → Read More

Vigilante El Camino pothole crews can stand down: Roadshow

Plus: Out-of-state visitors without FasTrak have 48 hours to pay tolls online. → Read More