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Help Save the USPS With One Call

In one of 2020's more bizarre plot twists, the US Postal Service is possibly being sabotaged for political gain. The full story is complex, confusing and almost certainly incomplete, but USA Today offers a pretty good rundown here. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Government, US Postal Service, Usps, Lifehacks, Usa Today


This Biglaw Partner May Soon Become The First Ever ‘Second Gentleman’

He could make history alongside his wife.
Tags: Law, Government, Biglaw, Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff


Trump Liberates America From Tyranny Of Low Flow Shower Heads

Who is the federal government to tell you not to shampoo your hair with a pressure washer!
Tags: Law, Government, Regulation, Donald Trump


Newsweek Says Kamala Harris Essay Not ‘Racist Birtherism’ (Psst, It’s Totally Racist Birtherism)

This time it's not WHERE she was born but HOW she was born. Totally different!
Tags: Law, Government, Racism, Constitutional Law, Kamala Harris, Newsweek, Josh Hammer


LA leaders want to bar themselves from voting on matters affecting their campaign donors

Los Angeles city officials would be barred from voting on any issue affecting individuals or organizations donating to their campaigns, under an ethics proposal advanced by a handful of council members Wednesday, Aug. 12, as part of efforts to restore trust in the municipal agency. Mayor Eric Garcetti recently expressed support for such a measure, which would be similar to the recusal rule he and others adhere to as board members of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This ide...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Council, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Metro, Bonin


Vote McSally! Sure You Hate Her, But Not Half As Much As She Hates Puerto Ricans!

From the 'saying the quiet part out loud again' department
Tags: Law, Government, Martha McSally, Election Law


LA Mayor’s Fund raises $56 million to help those hit by coronavirus outbreak

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, a philanthropic organization that is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised more than $56 million to help about 105,000 Angelenos with direct financial assistance, it was announced Wednesday, Aug. 12. The funds will also provide home meal delivery for seniors, childcare for hospital workers and shelter and services for domestic violence survivors, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “When COVID-19 emerged, Los Angeles stepped up to the plate with innovative and c...
Tags: Business, Hbo, News, Rihanna, California, La, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Community, Mlb, Fund, Jeffrey Katzenberg


De Leon expected to be appointed early to seat of suspended LA Councilman Huizar

Former state Sen. Kevin de León is expected to join the Los Angeles City Council as soon as mid-October to take over a downtown Los Angeles and Eastside district seat that became empty after Jose Huizar was suspended in the wake of his arrest in a federal corruption case. But until then, the Chief Legislative Analyst’s office will be supplying a staffer to oversee the district, which includes downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Highland Park and other communities. In a letter sent Tuesday to th...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Kamala Harris, Eastside, Kevin de Leon, LA City Council, De Leon, South Pasadena


Dear Sophie: How can we sponsor H-1B transfers and extensions?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I bypass H-1B and sponsor a grad for a green card? A...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Column, California, Government, Tech, Dhs, Policy, Silicon Valley, Newark, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Alcorn, Department of Labor


Coronavirus Testing Good Enough For Trump’s Golf Buddies, Not Needed For Schoolchildren, Apparently

COVID-19 testing? You don't need no stinkin' COVID-19 testing.
Tags: Kids, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Trump, Education / Schools, Coronavirus, COVID-19


UK eyeing disclosure labels for online political campaigning

The UK government is considering changes to the law that would require online political campaign material to carry labels disclosing who is promoting and funding the messaging . The , which is being put through a public consultation until November, follows years of warnings over the lack of regulation around online political ads. The government said the measures would mean voters get the same transparency from online campaign material as they do from leaflets posted through their letterbox. ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Government, Russia, Marketing, US, Tech, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, General Election, Boris Johnson, Conservative Party, Chloe Smith


Kamala Harris brings a view from tech’s epicenter to the presidential race

Joe Biden’s decision to name California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the quest to unseat President Trump means that the next White House could be occupied not only by a Black woman — a historic milestone by any account — but also by someone who built a career in the tech industry’s front yard. Born in Oakland, Harris served as San Francisco district attorney and later as the attorney general for California before being elected to the state’s Senate in 2016. And while the newly...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Colorado, California, Government, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley


Kamala Harris’ soft-on-police past haunts her as she is named vice presidential nominee

Joe Biden’s choice of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate sent a shiver Tuesday through some police reformers in Orange County and throughout the Golden State. During her tenure as California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney, Harris turned a blind eye to potentially dirty Orange County cops and refused to order DNA testing that might exonerate a condemned man. In a scandal that rocked the foundation of justice in Orange County, Harris slow-walked an investigatio...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, California, Government, Russia, Milwaukee, Office, US, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Courts, Ohio, Breaking News


LA City Council starts process to redraw city, LAUSD political boundaries

The Los Angeles City Council pressed the start button Tuesday, Aug. 11, on an often-contentious process to re-draw the political boundaries for the city and L.A. Unified School District every 10 years, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Depending on how lines are drawn, the political representation of various city neighborhoods, as well as the fortunes of elected officials, can shift significantly — and occasionally lead to heated power struggles. As soon as next month, city leaders are e...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Trump, South Los Angeles, U S Census, Los Angeles Unified School District, LA City Council


Kamala Harris Is Joe Biden’s Pick For Vice President

The Democratic ticket is filled with lawyers. Will they win? It depends.
Tags: Law, Government, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Election 2020


LA City Council will create ‘transparency office’ amid sweeping corruption probe

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday, Aug. 11, to initiate the process of establishing an Office of Anti-Corruption and Transparency, which would oversee, investigate and subpoena city officials. The council voted to also establish an Inspector General for Land Use and Development, whose position would focus on preventing corruption and increasing transparency on land use and planning decisions, according to Councilman David Ryu, who introduced both proposals. The motion cites similar offi...
Tags: Business, News, Government, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Department Of Justice, City Council, California Supreme Court, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Inglewood, Martinez


Jolted by corruption probe, LA City Council will create ‘transparency office’

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday, Aug. 11, to initiate the process of establishing an Office of Anti-Corruption and Transparency, which would oversee, investigate and subpoena city officials. The council voted to also establish an Inspector General for Land Use and Development, whose position would focus on preventing corruption and increasing transparency on land use and planning decisions, according to Councilman David Ryu, who introduced both proposals. The motion cites similar offi...
Tags: Business, News, Government, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Department Of Justice, City Council, California Supreme Court, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Inglewood, Martinez


LA councilman seeks $100 million for small-business wage replacement

Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion Tuesday, Aug. 11, to establish a wage-replacement program in Los Angeles, which would use up to $100 million in federal CARES Act money to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic rehire employees. “People are out of work and struggling to put food on the table,” Ryu said. “We must do everything we can to keep people on payroll and keep our small businesses afloat. If we don’t do more to support Los Angeles workers, we risk a total collapse...
Tags: Business, News, California, La, Government, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Seaworld, City Council, PPP, Ryu, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Ron Galperin


Richard Dellabarca, chief executive of Government venture capital fund, resigns

Richard Dellabarca, chief executive of a Government backed venture capital company has resigned.Dellabarca has been chief executive of New Zealand Growth Capital Partners, previously known as the Venture Investment Fund, since 2016.A... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Government, Richard Dellabarca, Dellabarca, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners


Her initial exit delayed by coronavirus, LA County CEO will retire this month

Los Angeles County CEO Sachi Hamai, who coordinates emergency operations and has helped the county manage through the coronavirus crisis on multiple fronts, including a financial crisis, announced Monday, Aug. 10, that she will retire at the end of this month. Hamai had been scheduled to retire in March, but postponed her plans to assure continuity of operations given the stark challenges posed by COVID-19. She said now was the right time to step down. “This has been a challenging and tumultuous...
Tags: Europe, Business, News, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Garcia, Los Angeles County, Davenport, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Sachi, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl


LA County CEO will retire this month in an exit delayed to help handle coronavirus

Los Angeles County CEO Sachi Hamai, who coordinates emergency operations and has helped the county manage through the coronavirus crisis on multiple fronts, including a financial crisis, announced Monday, Aug. 10, that she will retire at the end of this month. Hamai had been scheduled to retire in March, but postponed her plans to assure continuity of operations given the stark challenges posed by COVID-19. She said now was the right time to step down. “This has been a challenging and tumultuous...
Tags: Europe, Business, News, California, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Garcia, Los Angeles County, Davenport, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Sachi


Trump administration announces major midband spectrum auction for 5G

5G is increasingly coming into focus as a set of technologies that has the potential to dramatically expand the quality, bandwidth, and range of wireless connectivity. One of the major blocks to actually rolling out these technologies though is simply spectrum: there just isn’t enough of it available for private use. 5G needs spectrum at very low frequencies to penetrate buildings and increase range, and it also needs high frequencies to support the huge bandwidth that future applications will r...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Fcc, Congress, Government, White House, China, Defense, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Iowa, Wireless, Aws, Nebraska


Beware bankers talking TikTok

The next few weeks is going to be a critical time for ByteDance-owned TikTok. The company is weeks away from a ban signed by President Trump, and while the company is expected to sue the U.S. federal government this week to block it, clearly the company’s future has at least storm clouds on the horizon. Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat That has led to massive speculation about who might purchase TikTok and save it from its precarious s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Microsoft, Government, Softbank, Satya Nadella, US, Tech, Policy, Tencent, Trump


VPN booms as countries around the world mull TikTok bans

As countries around the world ban or threaten to restrict TikTok, interest in virtual private networks has spiked. The use of VPNs can let users access an online service from an encrypted tunnel and thus bypass app blocks. “We are seeing an increasing number of governments around the world attempting to control the information their citizens can access,” observes Harold Li, vice president of ExpressVPN, which claims to have over 3,000 servers across 94 countries. “For this reason, VPNs are us...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Government, China, India, Censorship, Tech, Vpn, Signal, Pavel Durov, Li, Josh Constine, Tiktok


How to access ‘America’s Seed Fund,’ the $3 billion SBIR program

One of the best kept secrets in the world of capital is that the federal government has billions of dollars it’s dying to give away to early stage founders and inventors — and all you have to do is ask. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, so here’s a guide to getting in the door of the massive Small Business Innovation Research program. First, as a bit of background: SBIR is a large network of programs, spread across a dozen federal agencies and the military, established some 40 years ago ...
Tags: TC, Finance, Government, Funding, Defense, America, Tech, Nasa, Policy, Noaa, Epa, Defense Department, Department Of Energy, Health And Human Services, Jpl, Company


Civic tech platform Mobilize launches a census hub for the 2020 count’s critical final stretch

With the already narrow window of remaining time to complete a census count abruptly cut short by the Trump administration, getting every person living in the U.S. to fill out the form, already a scramble in a normal census year, is a compound challenge in 2020. The critical once-a-decade count determines everything from Congressional representation to Pell grants to funding for school lunch programs — and as of this week, as many as 60 million households remain unaccounted for. If left untal...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Politics, Government, Tech, Georgia, Reid Hoffman, Johnson, Chris Sacca, Trump, Democratic, Lowercase Capital, Congressional, Pell, Black Latinx, Civic Tech


NY Bar Properly Rolls Its Eyes At Ethics Complaint Against Chuck Schumer

But the conservatives behind the complaint just can't let go.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Courts, Legal Ethics, Chuck Schumer


Treasury Issues New FAQs on PPP Loan Forgiveness: What You Need to Know

On August 4, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, issued new guidance through Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) aimed at helping Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers navigate maximum loan forgiveness. The new PPP FAQs come as the August 8, 2020, deadline to apply for a PPP loan fast approaches, and as Congress and the White House negotiate a new Covid relief package expected to both simplify PPP loan forgiveness and create a new...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Government, White House, Sales, Treasury, PPP, U S Treasury Department, SBA, Small Business Administration SBA, Financing & Credit, Paycheck Protection Program, Paycheck Protection Program PPP, PPP Loan Forgiveness


Coronavirus: California bill would make employers report exposures

A California bill supported by labor unions and opposed by business groups would force employers to quickly notify employees and health officials if a worker is exposed to coronavirus. Under Assembly Bill 685, sponsored by The California Labor Federation and United Food and Commercial Workers, public or private employers would face fines up to $10,000 for failing to provide notifications of exposure within 24 hours. Failure to provide any of the notifications would be a misdemeanor, under the bi...
Tags: Business, Crime, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce, Trump, San Bernardino, LA County, state Department of Public Health, Lorena Gonzalez, Division of Occupational Safety and Health