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Cal ISO Declares Statewide Stage 3 Emergency, Power Outages Underway

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a statewide Stage 3 emergency Friday afternoon due to high electricity use in excessive heat. The agency said the heat is driving electricity use and putting a strain on the power grid and rotating power outages are being called for to maintain grid stability. Power outages around 8:30 p.m. Friday. (source: Cal OES) Following the Stage 3 order around 7 p.m., tens of thousands of customers in El Dorado County were ex...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, ISO, Rocklin, San Jose, Michael Lewis, SMUD, Bay Area, Vallejo, El Dorado County, Woodland, Heat Wave, California Independent System Operator ISO, Cal OES, Cal ISO

California Agency Still Making ID Theft Easy By Mailing Out Social Security Numbers

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Two and a half years ago, after a KPIX 5 investigation revealed the state was putting millions at risk for identity theft, officials promised changes. However, ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts recently learned just how little has changed and California lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are furious. “Don’t put your outgoing mail in a mailbox ever. If they see a flag up, it’s gone,” warned convicted identity thief Cheryl Thrasher. She told ConsumerWatch all she needed...
Tags: California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Social Security Administration, Baker, Federal Trade Commission, Bay Area, Social Security Number, Newman, Watts, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, David Newman, Irwin, KPIX, Hines

Bidding wars get brutal as buyers chase dwindling supply

Buyers in some markets are offering hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking prices — and still losing wars against dozens of other bidders.
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, California, Summer, Los Angeles, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Compass, Illinois, Palm Springs, Redfin, Bay Area, Industry News

Two Dead In Separate Boating Accidents On South Lake Tahoe; Officials See Increase In Water Rescues

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — Two men are dead after separate boating accidents on the same day in South Lake Tahoe. The area is seeing huge crowds this summer, making it a busier than normal season for first responders. Rescue crews say many people are hitting the water overly confident and underprepared. South Lake Tahoe is known to be a vacation destination, bringing people from all over to the area. Utah woman Brooke Sanchez is celebrating her honeymoon in Tahoe. “We’ve been in Tahoe, hiking, a...
Tags: Utah, News, California, Local, Seen On, DMV, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, Joe, Bay Area, Boating, Sánchez, Calaveras County, David Castorena, Brooke Sanchez

Festival Pass: 40th anniversary of the Devo riot in Riverside

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. There are certain historic concerts whose stories are passed down generation by generation. In the Inland Empire, that includes the Rolling Stones’ first U.S. show, which was in San Bernardino at the Swing Auditorium. It also includes the two years and hundreds of thousands of people at the Us Festival. But one of the most famous stories is actually about a...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Bay Area, Southern California, Dillon Francis, Golden Gate Park, San Bernardino, Namm, Riverside, Devo, Irvine, Petco Park

Outside Lands launches Inside Lands music festival this month

Are you ready for Inside Lands? It’s the new virtual online festival from — you guessed it — the Outside Lands promoters and it will feature “two days of music and never before seen footage to celebrate all things Outside Lands from the past 12 years of the festival’s history,” according to a news release. Inside Lands runs Aug. 28-29 and will stream exclusively on Twitch at It’s free to watch and the stream begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 28. It sounds like a cool way to pas...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Bay Area, Golden Gate Park, Allen Scott, Music + Concerts

How USC men’s basketball is proceeding after postponement

Wrapped into the Pac-12’s announcement Tuesday that it was postponing football and all other fall sports to 2021 was the news that the conference also would not allow winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, to play until the new year. It makes the Pac-12 the only conference to go so far as to postpone the basketball season as well in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement of basketball isn’t necessarily a surprise; all the concerns about fall football – community spre...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Usc, Ucla, Bay Area, Hotline, Los Angeles County, Trojans, Enfield, Andy Enfield, Jon Wilner, Usc-basketball

How Kamala Harris Built a Powerful Base in the Music Industry

It’s no surprise that the announcement of Kamala Harris as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate was met with wild enthusiasm by large swaths of the music industry — after all, she’s a Bay Area-bred California senator who lives in Los Angeles with her entertainment-attorney husband, Douglas Emhoff. But less known is how […]
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Troy Carter, Bay Area, Daniel Glass, Douglas Emhoff

Digitizing Burning Man

For decades, Burning Man has represented an escape from the current reality. An event for free-er spirits to rethink new age ideals inside a stateless entity where art, music and partying reign supreme on the desert plains. Over the years, the Bay Area-founded event has dealt with an internal clash as the gathering has grown larger and attracted a heavy presence from Silicon Valley’s wealthy tech class, with tales of turnkey experiences, air-conditioned camps, helicopters and lobster dinners. No...
Tags: Social, TC, London, Microsoft, Social Networking, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Tesla, Culture, Digital Media, Computing, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Man, Airbnb

The Domoto Legacy: Plants and Immigration

Such was the size of the nursery operation that the San Francisco Call Bulletin in 1913 called the Domoto Brothers Nursery the largest in the state. Photo Credit: We are pleased to present Eric Hsu’s first Guest Rant. When I was growing up, the narrative of North American horticulture, especially ornamental horticulture, was through the prism of a Euro-centric, if not Anglophilic lens. It was not through the perspective of an immigr...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, Japan, UK, Colorado, California, Stanford, China, US, San Francisco, United States, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Oakland, East Bay, San Francisco Bay

616 Latinas in Aviation

Latinas in aviation tell their stories, Pieter Johnson talks with Matt Bone from the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group, and Steve Vischer and Grant McHerron bring us up to date on Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways in the Australia News Desk. Launchpad Marzari reports from The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado Springs where the centerpiece is a fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker. Guests The new book Latinas in Aviation: Stories of passion, power, and breaking into the aviation industry tells th...
Tags: Amazon, California, United States, New Hampshire, Mexico City, Aviation, Vietnam, Virgin Australia, Boeing, Jackie, Ana, Puerto Rico, Bay Area, American Airlines, San Francisco Bay Area, Colorado Springs

5 databases helping tech companies like Facebook and Apple recruit workers that were laid off during the coronavirus pandemic

Layoffs in tech are not letting up, and many tech workers are worrying about where to find their next role.  But some companies are trying to reduce the burden on job seekers by creating databases where they can input their information and get a call from a relevant recruiter.  Parachute, Silver Lining, Torch Capital,, and Drafted are all offering layoff databases for workers to find their next role, and some even offer extra resources, like layoff newsletters and one-on-one career...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Ibm, Boeing, Bay Area, Cambridge Massachusetts, Facebook Amazon, Roger Lee, Jon Keidan, Torch Capital, Katie Reiner

World P – “I Vibe Different” (Album Review)

World P is a 37 year old emcee based in Detroit, Michigan affiliated with Port Huron heavyweight Substance810 & this actually happens to be his full-length debut. The album kicks off with “Who Knew”, where World P opens about going from being locked up as a teenager to the man he is today over some grand piano melodies & finger-snapping. The next song “Dark Flower” shows off his storytelling skills over a cavernous beat while the track “Envy” talks about those who’re jealous of him over a Ba...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Jazz, Bay Area, Bobby Smith, Detroit Michigan, Port Huron, World P

Coronavirus state tracker: California has another 144 deaths reported as of Aug. 11

Los Angeles County reported 63 new deaths on Tuesday, Aug. 11, pushing its total number of people who have died from the coronavirus to 5,057 and adding to the estimated statewide total, which is now 10,598. Riverside County has the second-largest number of deaths reported, 824, and Orange County follows with 734 people. Hospitalizations across the state were down 18.7% in the last 14 days, with 6,759 patients. Patients in ICUs have decreased 14.2% in the last 14 days with a total of 1,885. Not ...
Tags: News, California, California News, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Mlb, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Bay Area, Southern California, Sinatra, Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley

Q&A With Bay Area’s Rising Hip Hop Artists Benni J & O-Naje

Hey Benni J x O-Naje! Please tell us how many years have you guys been making music together? Where are you guys from? Most importantly, how did you guys meet? We recorded our first track together “Get it right” in 2019. We’re from the Bay Area, Ca. The East Bay to be exact, Benni’s from Oakland, I’ve lived all around the Bay. Benni was a barber at a shop in West Oakland named “Uppercuts”. I used to go there and I met him. I later found out he rapped and we remained cool planned to collaborate....
Tags: San Diego, Jazz, Louisiana, West Coast, Oakland, Bay Area, Bay, West Oakland, Grambling State University, Gil Scott Heron, Q&A Interviews, Benni, O-Naje, Benni J, Benni J x O Naje, Bay Area Ca The East Bay

Tim Cook just officially became a billionaire. Take a look at how the Apple CEO spends his fortune.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is officially a billionaire, per calculations by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Apple now has a market value of nearly $2 trillion, per Bloomberg. Cook's wealth derives from his Apple salary, the number of shares he holds in the company, and the proceeds he's made from share sales. Despite his billionaire status, the native Alabaman doesn't live lavishly.  He reportedly spends most of his time at the office and lives in a Palo Alto home that's worth less than 75% of the ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Nordstrom, Cook, Steve Jobs, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Bloomberg, Palo Alto, Hillary Clinton, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook

Making a Connection Between Movement and Social Movements

“People protest in many different ways,” a young activist in the Bay Area says. For her and others in her performance group, one way is dance.
Tags: News, Bay Area, Connection Between Movement and Social Movements

Nextdoor's founder just listed his 104-year old San Francisco mansion for $25 million — see inside

Nextdoor founder Nirav Tolia listed his San Francisco home for $25 million. The six bedroom home was built by a famous Bay Area architect. Tolia and his family are temporarily leaving San Francisco for Italy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nextdoor founder Nirav Tolia just listed his San Francisco home in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. It was originally built in 1916 by famous Bay Area architect George Applegarth for himself and his wife. Applegarth is also known for t...
Tags: Facebook, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Italy, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Bay Area, Golden Gate, Pacific Heights, Florence Italy, Tolia, Nirav Tolia, Vallejo Street, Applegarth, George Applegarth

CHP Performing Almost Daily Rescues As Visitors Bombard Parks And Trails

SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) — To beat pandemic cabin fever, people are flocking to hiking trails all over the Sacramento region. The surge is sparking almost daily rescues for the California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Air Division. People are getting stranded, dehydrated and even chased by animals. For one elderly couple, a morning hike on Sunday became a run from a mad cow. They were hiking in Lynch Canyon in Solano County when the cow started chasing them. READ MORE: Injured Elderly Couple Saved By ...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Solano County, CHP, Jones, Bay Area, U S Forest Service, Placer, El Dorado County, Richard Jones, Adam Whitehouse, Sacramento El Dorado, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Activities

Q&A With Bay Area’s Very Own Rising Artist UnLearn The World

Congratulations on your latest album release “Light Years”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of San Francisco. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name UnLearn The World? Thank you for the kind words on my album. I really feel like I put out the project that I wanted to, this time more so than any other project. I wanted an album that reflected the good space I’m currently in an...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, New York, Instagram, San Francisco, Nas, World, Hip Hop, Jazz, BLM, Bay Area, Bay, Q&A Interviews, Bay Area Hip Hop, COVID, UnLearn The World

A’s Hold Off Astros In 13th Inning For Seventh Straight Win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Marcus Semien singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 13th in a game that matched the longest this season with baseball’s new extra-innings rule, and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Friday night for their seventh straight win. Alex Bregman hit an RBI double in the top of the 13th inning only for the A’s to tie it on Austin Allen’s single in the bottom half against Cy Sneed (0-2). J.B. Wendelken (1-0) worked three strong inning...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Arizona, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Houston, Oakland, Baker, Houston Astros, Springer, Bay Area, Chapman, Athletic, Oakland Calif, Astros

South Lake Tahoe Experiences Real Estate Boom Amid Pandemic

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) – While the pandemic has caused financial problems for many industries, it’s actually resulting in a real estate boom in the South Lake Tahoe area. Real estate experts said prices in the area are up 10 percent in just the last six months. An A-frame custom home under renovation in Heavenly can’t get on the market fast enough. “We have had an offer and we have decided to get closer to the finish line in this market,” said builder Eric Bickert. Bickert said he will wait to...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, Bay Area, Griffith, Consumer, Bickert, South Lake Tahoe News, Eric Bickert Bickert, Brandie Griffith, Realty World Lake Tahoe

Auto Insurance & COVID-19: No Guarantee Your Premium Will Drop, But These 5 Tips Can Help

According to the Insurance Information Institute, insurance companies in the United States have issued over 14 billion dollars in premium refunds and credits since the start of COVID-19. Perhaps you were among the many Americans who saw one of these credits? With the pandemic, our dormant cars caused a 10 percent drop in auto insurance expenditures between June 2019 and June 2020. Why The Refunds?  The Institute of Transportation Engineers maintains an ongoing archive of how COVID-19 has...
Tags: Shopping, California, Los Angeles, Guides, United States, Wisconsin, Autos, Detroit Lions, Seattle, Illinois, State Farm, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Lee, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles County

A survey finds that a lot of tech workers have left the San Francisco Bay Area thanks to remote work policies, and nearly 60% said they would leave if they could

In a poll of 3,300 San Francisco Bay Area tech workers by anonymous employee chat app Blind, 15% said they have already relocated thanks to pandemic-related work-from-home policies. Another nearly 60% said they would like to leave if their companies were to allow them to work-from-home permanently. Tech companies have been talking about becoming "remote first," meaning adopting hiring/office policies that would allow most employees to work from home. This survey indicates employees in expensiv...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Google IBM, Julie Bort, Silicon Valley Googleplex

Can learning pods scale, or are they widening edtech’s digital divide?

Lucia, a six-year old, hides from Zoom calls and has rejected every edtech tool from Seesaw to Khan Academy. She will spend all of first grade in quarantine. Her mother, Claire Díaz-Ortiz, says her daughter fits squarely into the “distance learning death zone.” The idea is that younger children are too young to do distance learning solo, even with tools meant to make it easier. Here’s one kindergartner’s remote fall class schedule: Just got this schedule for my kindergartner’s “distance le...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Education, Tech, Venture Capital, Edtech, Zoom, Bay Area, Lucia, PRISMA, Claire Diaz Ortiz, Market Analysis, Owl Ventures, Diaz Ortiz, Aubrey Hirsch

Why is the bullet train farce still going?

The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced this week that due to concerns related to the novel coronavirus, the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section would be extended. The rail authority is also extending the public comment period for the environmental documents on the San Francisco to San Jose Project Section. If there are no good fairy tales on Netflix this evening, and you like that kind of thing, you can see the...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Editorials, San Jose, Lausd, Central Valley, Bay Area, Bakersfield, Assembly, Burbank

6 VCs on the future of Michigan’s startup ecosystem

The Michigan startup scene is growing and venture capitalists see several key areas of opportunities. What follows is a survey of some of the top VCs in the state and how they see COVID-19 affecting the growth of Detroit, Ann Arbor and all of Michigan’s startup ecosystem. According to the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), there are 144 venture-backed startup companies in Michigan, which is an increase of 12% over the last five years. The amount of capital available in the state hit a...
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Michigan, Detroit, Jeff Williams, University Of Michigan, Bay Area, Ann Arbor, Stallman, Fontinalis Partners, Dug Song, Fontinalis, Greg Schwartz, Michigan Venture Capital Association MVCA, MVCA, Tim Streit

5 VCs on the future of Michigan’s startup ecosystem

The Michigan startup scene is growing and venture capitalists see several key areas of opportunities. What follows is a survey of some of the top VCs in the state and how they see COVID-19 affecting the growth of Detroit, Ann Arbor and all of Michigan’s startup ecosystem. According to the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), there are 144 venture-backed startup companies in Michigan, which is an increase of 12% over the last five years. The amount of capital available in the state hit a...
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Michigan, Detroit, Jeff Williams, University Of Michigan, Bay Area, Ann Arbor, Stallman, Fontinalis Partners, Dug Song, Fontinalis, Greg Schwartz, Michigan Venture Capital Association MVCA, MVCA, Tim Streit

Knott’s Berry Farm could reopen this year ‘with a little luck’

Knott’s Berry Farm could reopen this year “with a little luck” even as the Buena Park theme park’s parent company closes its other California theme park for the rest of 2020 and shutters half its parks amid continuing coronavirus woes. Knott’s parent company Cedar Fair saw a 98% decline in revenues and an attendance drop of 8 million visitors as coronavirus concerns closed most of the company’s theme parks, according to a second quarter financial report. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and...
Tags: Minnesota, California, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Ohio, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Santa Clara, Bay Area, Southern California, Northern California, Knott

Mandate diversity? California bill would ban all-white corporate boards

By Elizabeth Castillo | CALMatters All-white corporate boards would be prohibited in California under a bill in the Legislature that follows in the footsteps of a controversial law that mandated women in corporate boardrooms. More than 600 publicly held companies with California headquarters would be required to have at least one person of color serving on their corporate boards by the end of 2021 under the legislation introduced by Assemblymembers Chris Holden, a Pasadena Democrat, and Cris...
Tags: Google, Business, California, Stanford, Diversity, Legislation, Sport, Soccer, Alaska, Jerry Brown, Pasadena, Illinois, Richard, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Holden