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Chicken-killing Newcastle disease prompts euthanasia orders for parts of Chino

Mandatory euthanasia for poultry because of the deadly Newcastle virus has been expanded to parts of Chino, according to the state Department of Food and Agriculture. The announcement brings to 15 the number of cities and communities in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles County with mandatory euthanasia orders because of the disease, which is deadly for birds but poses little threat to humans. Additionally, all of Los Angeles County and large portions of San Bernardino and Riverside counties have...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Uncategorized, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Ontario, Compton, San Bernardino, State, U S Department of Agriculture, Los Angeles County

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview.
Tags: California, Finance, Article, Peru, Associated Press, Redwood City, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Alejandro Toledo, 0e049114-d89b-5eef-84e5-9909aa6211ff

Ex-Peru president arrested in California drunkenness case

Authorities say a former Peruvian president who is wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication over the weekend and was briefly detained.
Tags: California, Finance, Article, Peru, Associated Press, Latin America, Redwood City, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 2fc3545d-70fa-5443-996b-16d8847d25d3

Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

Facebook usage declined for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media. Entering this redefined playing field comes Firework, a fast-growing social video app whose clever trick is something it calls “Reveal videos” – a way for creators to take both horizontal and vertical video in one shot from their mobile device. Video viewers can then twist their phone as the video plays to watch from a new perspective and see more of the sc...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Hollywood, Linkedin, Tech, Snapchat, Fox, Mountain View, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lightspeed, Sxsw, Redwood City, Vincent Yang, Meg Whitman, Grenier, Stanford MBA

Former Dropbox exec Dennis Woodside joins Impossible Foods as its first President

Former Google and Dropbox executive Dennis Woodside has joined the meat replacement developer Impossible Foods as the company’s first President. Woodside, who previously shepherded Dropbox through its initial public offering, is a longtime technology executive who is making his first foray into the food business. The 25-year tech industry veteran most recently served as the chief operating officer of Dropbox, and previously was the chief executive of Motorola Mobility after that company...
Tags: Google, Food, TC, California, Cloud Storage, Singapore, Supply Chain, Tech, Companies, United States, President, Computing, Dropbox, Food And Drink, Manufacturing, Oakland

Artistic Director – Theatreworks Silicon Valley

THEATREWORKS Silicon Valley (TWSV) in Palo Alto, CA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its second Artistic Director. Founding AD Robert Kelly will retire at the end of the 2019/20 season after 50 years in leadership. TWSV seeks a dynamic visionary leader who will bring a variety of theatre interests to TWSV. THEATREWORKS embraces a wide repertoire from the American cannon to new plays to musicals. TWSV is solid financially, well-managed with a board that is active an...
Tags: Art, Jobs, California, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Newark, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Board of Trustees, Phil, Palo Alto Ca, Redwood City, Ma Rainey, Mountain View Center, Kelley

Digital wealth management firm Personal Capital gathers $50 mln Series F

Silicon Valley-based Personal Capital, a digital wealth management company, has secured $50 million in Series F funding. IGM Financial Inc led the round. PRESS RELEASE SILICON VALLEY, February 5, 2019 — Personal Capital, a leading digital wealth management company, today announced that it has raised $50 million in a Series F funding round led by IGM Financial Inc., the largest investor and member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, at a higher valuation than prior rounds. The ...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Atlanta, Canada, Silicon Valley, Redwood City, Twitter Linkedin, Personal Capital, VC Deals, IGM, AllianceBernstein, Power Financial Corporation, Jay Shah, San Francisco Denver Dallas, Jeff Carney, IGM Financial Inc

Plant-based burgers Impossible and Beyond get an upgrade and more recognition

There are plenty of new gadgets coming to market, from 8K televisions or Alexa-equipped toilets. But publisher Digital Trend’s pick for top tech winner at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wasn’t a gadget at all. It was the Impossible Burger 2.0. The new, improved versions of the plant-based patty and its main competitor, the Beyond Burger, are rolling out in restaurants ranging from hipster hangouts to huge fast food chains as they strive to give diners alternatives to eating ...
Tags: New York, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Pasadena, Brooklyn Brewery, Alexa, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Las Vegas Strip, Riverside, Redwood City, Monty

Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $401 million, the Labor Department says (ORCL)

Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $400 million between 2013 and 2016 due to what the US Labor Deparment described as systematic discrimination, the agency said Tuesday. The company showed "extreme preference" for hiring Asian workers with visas that it could underpay, the department charged. It also based pay for women and minorities on their prior salaries, a move that helped extend existing wage disparities, it alleged. Women and minority workers at Oracle workers lost out on a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jesse Jackson, Oracle, British Airways, Redwood City, Alphabet Google, Labor Department, US Department of Labor, ORCL, Silicon Valley Silicon Valley, US Labor Deparment, Laura Bremer, Julia Allyn

Gynesonics raises $75 mln

Gynesonics said Jan. 3 that it raised $75 million in equity financing led by Bain Capital Life Sciences. Gynesonics existing investors, including Abingworth, Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV), Endeavour Vision, HealthCrest, InterWest Partners, HBM Partners, Correlation Ventures and Hercules Technology Growth Capital also participated in the round. Gynesonics, of Redwood City, California, is developing treatments for uterine conditions. PRESS RELEASE REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gynesoni...
Tags: Trends, European Union, Healthcare, Fda, Bain Capital, Company, Schwartz, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Jeff, Redwood City, New England Journal of Medicine, ATV, Jeffrey Schwartz, Redwood City California, Redwood City Calif, VC Deals

TrueFacet, which sells pre-owned, authenticated watches and jewelry, is raising a $10 million round of funding

The secondary luxury goods market has been growing wildly in recent years, with more shoppers opting to both sell their lightly used luxury goods like clothing and jewelry for cold hard cash, as well as buying the pre-owned, authenticated, luxury goods of others. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the trend is The RealReal, a nearly eight-year-old shopping destination for the growing population of people who might not be willing or able to purchase a new Hermes Birkin bag but are willing to buy...
Tags: TC, New York, Germany, Tech, SEC, Silicon Valley, Truefacet, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Atlanta Ga, Hermes Birkin, Maveron, Founders Co, Freestyle Capital, Raymond Weil, Roberto Coin

Two Miles From Facebook's Headquarters, Working Poor Live In Trailers

"The working poor are spilling into Bay Area streets for lack of safe, affordable shelter," report two Silicon Valley newspapers describing a "pop-up neighborhood" that's now banding together, "a small community of blue collar RV dwellers...fighting for the only place they can call home." The beautifully-illustrated article begins with an interview with a grey-haired woman named Lisa Cosey-Steven: [D]espite steady work and little debt, she trudges back and forth to the office every day from a ...
Tags: Facebook, Navy, Tech, Silicon Valley, Bay Area, City Hall, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Bay Road, Lisa Cosey Steven, Cosey Stevens, Tara Street, SOS Facebook Sobrato Amazon Google, RV Families Association of East Palo Alto

SEC slaps startups Wealthfront and Hedgeable with fines for making false disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be keeping a close eye on financial services startups, with today’s news that the agency has settled cases with two robo-advisory companies over allegations that they misled investors. Wealthfront Advisers, one of the darlings of the fintech investment sector with $11 billion under management and roughly $200 million in venture capital backing, was fined $250,000 for making false statements to investors about one of its newer automated financial ...
Tags: TC, New York, Money, California, Finance, Tech, Economy, SEC, Floyd Mayweather, Robinhood, Wealthfront, Securities And Exchange Commission, Dj Khaled, Chief, Financial Advisors, Redwood City

OncoMed’s Saga Ends in Reverse Merger with UK-Based Mereo BioPharma

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals attracted hundreds of millions of dollars from investors and pharmaceutical partners with compounds it developed to target cells that drive cancer growth. But after a series of clinical trial stumbles and the dissolution of its drug development alliances over the last two years, OncoMed is now serving as a vehicle for a UK-based company to gain a public listing in the U.S.Redwood City, CA-based OncoMed (NASDAQ: OMED) announced Wednesday an agreement to merge with rare di...
Tags: Deals, UK, London, Ipo, Cancer, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Ovarian Cancer, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Biotech, Pancreatic Cancer, Life Sciences, Bayer, Clinical Trials

A Sleeping Driver's Tesla Led Police On A 7-Minute Chase

"When a pair of California Highway Patrol officers pulled alongside a car cruising down Highway 101 in Redwood City before dawn Friday, they reported a shocking sight: a man fast asleep behind the wheel," reports the San Francisco Chronicle: The car was a Tesla, the man was a Los Altos planning commissioner, and the ensuing freeway stop turned into a complex, seven-minute operation in which the officers had to outsmart the vehicle's autopilot system because the driver was unresponsive, accordin...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Palo Alto, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Consumer Watchdog, John Simpson, Los Altos, Highway 101, Redwood City, Embarcadero, Art Montiel, Samek, Whipple Avenue, Tesla Montiel

Police in the San Francisco Bay Area took an unusual approach to stop a Tesla operating on Autopilot as a drunk driver slept behind the wheel

Police in the Northern California town of Redwood City arrested a man they found sleeping behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S as it drove down a highway early Friday morning. The electric luxury sedan had been traveling south on Highway 101, going about 70 mph, California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel told Business Insider. Montiel said officers believed the Tesla was operating on Autopilot because the driver, Alexander Samek, did not respond to their lights and sirens when they tried t...
Tags: California, Trends, Tesla, CHP, Business Insider, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Highway 101, Redwood City, Mountain View California, Montiel, Alexander Samek, Samek

Fires put pressure on California utilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two that are now burning at either end of the state.The pressure comes even though Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September giving utilities some relief beginning next year.The law made it easier for utilities to pass along costs from fire-related damages to consumers and also avoid possible bankruptcy from a series...
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Edison International, Southern California Edison, Jerry Brown, Ventura County, Malibu, Northern California, Legislature, Hill, Redwood City, Moody, Payne, Sacramento Calif, Pacific Gas Electric Co

CPF acquires specialty veterinary group SAGE

Chicago Pacific Founders has acquired Northern California-based SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, a specialty veterinary platform. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Chicago Pacific Founders Fund L.P. (“CPF”), a strategic healthcare investment fund, and SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care (“SAGE”), a leading specialty veterinary platform, and announced today that they have entered into a partnership to expand SAGE’s doctor-led, medicine-...
Tags: Trends, Chicago, CPF, West Coast, Northern California, Redwood City, Julie Smith, PE Deals, Chicago Pacific Founders, Chicago Pacific, Krista Hatcher, San Francisco Chicago Pacific Founders, Larry Leisure CPF Co, Gina Del Vecchio, West Coast SAGE, Campbell Concord Dublin

Bessemer Venture Partners has a brand new $1.85B fund

It was once unusual for venture capital funds to cross the billion-dollar threshold. Now, multiple billion-dollar fund announcements in the same week is nothing to gawk at. Bessemer Venture Partners, an investment firm founded more than 100 years ago, is the latest to complete the fundraising circuit. The firm has brought in $1.85 billion for its tenth flagship VC fund, its fourth consecutive billion-dollar fund, according to PitchBook. Earlier reports indicated the firm had set a $1.6 billio...
Tags: Pinterest, China, Softbank, Israel, Linkedin, Tech, Venture Capital, Blue Apron, Thrive Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Zoosk, Shopify, Sequoia, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ggv Capital

Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the few who can afford them. To hear him tell it, that’s why Dabrowski began working on Synthego in the first place — to democratize access to the new technologies that will give scientists, researchers, and consumers new ways to rewrite the code t...
Tags: TC, Biology, California, Tech, Genetics, Nature, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Menlo Ventures, Biotechnology, Emerging-technologies, Founders Fund, Redwood City, Redwood City Calif, Synthego, Paul Dabrowski

Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar

Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC will be offering an in-person PCT Seminar on October 16-18, 2018 in Redwood City, CA. Carl Oppedahl of Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC will address the following: I. Strategic topics: • Whether to use PCT or Paris Convention. • Choosing wisely when picking a Receiving Office. • Choosing wisely when picking an International Searching Authority. • Deciding whether or not to file a Demand. • Deciding whether or not to file an Article 19 Amendment. • Helping the applicant f...
Tags: Law, Redwood City, Patent Docs, Conferences & CLE's, Carl Oppedahl, International Searching Authority

Deep-linking startup Branch is raising more than $100M at a unicorn valuation

Branch, the deep-linking startup backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures, will enter the unicorn club with an upcoming funding round. The four-year-old company, which helps brands create links between websites and mobile apps, has authorized the sale of $129 million in Series D shares, according to sources and confirmed by PitchBook, which tracks venture capital deals. The infusion of capital values the company at roughly $1 billion. In an e-mail this morning, Branch CEO Alex Austin decl...
Tags: Startups, TC, Advertising Tech, Tech, Alex Austin, Online Shopping, Austin, Branch, Cowboy Ventures, Branding, Redwood City, Madrona Ventures, Andy Rubin, Playground Ventures, Pear Ventures, Recent Funding

‘Gyspy Hill' serial killings trial begins Friday

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A career criminal who authorities believe is the Gypsy Hill Killer faces trial Friday in Northern California for the murders of two young women four decades ago.Law enforcement officials believe Rodney Halbower, 69, is the man who raped and killed six young women during a five-month period in 1976.The serial killer was given his nickname when one of the bodies was found in the Gypsy Hills section of Pacifica, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of San Francisco.Openi...
Tags: California, Oregon, San Francisco, Associated Press, Nevada, Local News, Reno, Pacifica, Northern California, Redwood City, San Mateo, Reno Nevada, Gypsy Hill, University of Nevada, Redwood City Calif, Steve Wagstaffe

YETI Presents: The Tundra Tour

It's hard to believe that the Tundra hard cooler is ten years old and honestly, quickly through those years, YETI has quickly into nothing short of a juggernaut in the outdoor industry.  Along the way, YETI has invested tremendously in film and The Tundra Tour is a celebration of this and the wild stories that have been told.  From the YETI presser...  "YETI®, a leading premium outdoor brand, is celebrating the ten year anniversary of its iconic Tundra cooler with a multi-stop film tour. ...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Roy, Yeti, Orlando, Arlington VA, Redwood City, Austin TX, Denver CO, Matt Reintjes, Cameron Mortenson, ET, Ryan Seiders, Tundra, Benefiting Trout Unlimited Salt Lake City UT, Waves Santa Ana CA

The Ampex Sign Is Coming Down (slashdot)

harrymcc writes: If you ever watched anything on videotape, you have Silicon Valley pioneer Ampex -- which invented the technology -- to thank. And for years, the company's vintage sign has stood alongside Highway 101 as a tribute to its historical significance. But Stanford University, which owns the land the sign sits on, is in the process of dismantling it -- an act which Redwood City could have prevented but didn't. I wrote about this dismaying example of cultural shortsightedness at Fast Co...
Tags: News, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Highway 101, Redwood City, BeauHD, Ampex

The Ampex Sign Is Coming Down

harrymcc writes: If you ever watched anything on videotape, you have Silicon Valley pioneer Ampex -- which invented the technology -- to thank. And for years, the company's vintage sign has stood alongside Highway 101 as a tribute to its historical significance. But Stanford University, which owns the land the sign sits on, is in the process of dismantling it -- an act which Redwood City could have prevented but didn't. I wrote about this dismaying example of cultural shortsightedness at Fast Co...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Highway 101, Redwood City, Ampex

'Undruggable' cancers slowed by targeting growth signals

As many as 50 percent of human cancer cases -- across a wide variety of tissues -- involve defects in a common cellular growth signaling pathway. These defects have so far defied most attempts to develop targeted therapies. Now researchers at UCSF and Redwood City-based Revolution Medicines Inc. have identified a new strategy for potentially treating intractable cancers by decoupling the entire RAS/MAP Kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway from external growth signals.
Tags: UCSF, Redwood City, Revolution Medicines Inc

Foundry Group quietly announces a big fat $750 million fund

Foundry Group, the Boulder, Co.-based venture firm cofounded 11 years ago by startup whisperer Brad Feld, has raised a $750 million seventh fund to target early-stage and growth-stage companies, as well as to invest in other venture funds. It sounds like — and is — a lot of money, though the firm notes that it encompasses all of its various investment strategies, whereas its last fund, a $500 million vehicle that it closed in 2016, was used to invest in other venture funds and growth-stage compa...
Tags: TC, Tech, Portland, Gm, Venture Capital, Brad Feld, Fitbit, Foundry Group, Sendgrid, Redwood City, Moody, Feld, Seth Levine, Urban Airship, Chris Moody, Lindel Eakman

Google and Facebook's Security Guards Are Fighting to Earn a Living Wage

The effort began at an Applebee’s in Redwood City, a link in a chain of towns that dot that peninsula that connects San Francisco to Silicon Valley. Robert Taitt, a security officer who works on Facebook’s campus, signed his union card there. He was one of the first of more than 3,000 Silicon Valley security officers…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Labor, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Redwood City, Applebee, Robert Taitt

Is Facebook a Publisher? In Public it Says No, But in Court it Says Yes

From a report: Facebook has long had the same public response when questioned about its disruption of the news industry: it is a tech platform, not a publisher or a media company. But in a small courtroom in California's Redwood City on Monday, attorneys for the social media company presented a different message from the one executives have made to Congress, in interviews and in speeches: Facebook, they repeatedly argued, is a publisher, and a company that makes editorial decisions, which are pr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, California, Tech, Silicon Valley, Redwood City, Sonal Mehta