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Mazda CX-3 billed as subcompact SUV

Roseville, CA,- My first thought after seeing the 2018 Mazda CX-3: Is this really a sport utility vehicle? It looks more like a tall hatchback than a subcompact SUV.

2018 Ford Mustang maintains winning formula

Roseville, CA,- The Ford Mustang has truly been one of America's iconic cars for the past 54 years. And with a purposeful new redesign three years ago, there's little doubt that the Mustang

Nissan does great job with Armada redesign

Roseville, CA, - Historically, changes have not been part of the playbook for the Nissan Armada.

Toyota RAV4 top-selling compact SUV

Roseville, CA,- The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a reputation for solid versatility because it can haul groceries, carry sports equipment, transport four kids to school, and ease into small parking spaces.

Raymer Seeking a Kidney Transplant

All the little boy wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth. Karen Raymer of Hidden Valley Lake, California, would like just one kidney

Mom has Three Family Members with Disabilities

Renee Haines has three family members with a disability. For starters, she gave birth in 1985 to a son born missing an arm below-elbow.

Journalist With Muscular Dystrophy Has Grit

Early on while growing up, Finn Bullers could see he wasn't as physically adept as other children his age, but didn't know why.

Anxiety Over Matching the American Ideal

Not long ago, I had an interesting telephone conversation with a reader in another state concerning what he thought was a physical abnormality. This may seem strange to call

Man Copes with Retinitis Pigmentosa

The National Institutes of Health defines retinitis pigmentosa (RP) as an eye disease involving damage of the retina. The disease often runs in families. Symptoms can include

Hidden Disability Not Believed

No one knew exactly what was happening to Dorothy Smaniotto of Ocean View, New Jersey. In November 2007, she was having breathing troubles and feeling unwell, and her doctor speculated a blood clot on her lung was responsible.