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West Hills paraplegic sets his sights on Ironman championship

Rob Balucas competing in the 2020 Pasadena Triathlon. (Contributing photo) Rob Balucas crossing the finish line at the Ironman 70.3 championship qualifier. (Contributing photo) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Rob Balucas crossed the finish line at the Malibu Triathlon. (Contributing photo/FinisherPix) Show Caption of Expand Rob Balucas said he focused on three things in 2015: Triathlons, running his web design and marketing business and walking Chloe...
Tags: News, Fresno, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Malibu, Ucla, Hartford, San Fernando Valley, Pauley Pavilion, Ironman, Nice France, Chloe, Lubbock Texas, Pepperdine, Kona Hawaii


GOPers Keep Falsely Implying A Protester Killed A Federal Officer In Oakland

Trump administration officials and Republicans in Congress have for weeks played a rhetorical shell game with the American public.  The Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked the country for months, they’ve implied, are deadly: Just look at the federal officer who was murdered during a Black Lives Matter Protest on May 29. But the murder of Federal Protective Service Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, who was 53 when he was killed in a drive-by shooting, was not committed by a violent...
Tags: Facebook, News, Minneapolis, Congress, San Francisco, Dhs, Fbi, Portland, Dallas, Nevada, Republic, Johnson, Oakland, Black Lives Matter, Cruz, Trump


Proposition 21 will make the housing crisis worse. Vote No.

Rent control is a government intervention that distorts, and damages, the housing market and nearly everyone in it. It doesn’t spur homebuilding. It does lower land values. It forces properties off the rental market. And above all, it doesn’t help people at the low end of the economic scale — a key goal of the backers of the ill-advised Proposition 21. Proposition 21 is the latest initiative to make it easier for localities to impose rent control. Voters rejected a similar measure two years ago ...
Tags: California, Opinion, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Jose, Lausd, Endorsements, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Costa Hawkins


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


School reformers win a major skirmish

The huge Los Angeles Unified School District is ground zero in California’s perpetual political war over educating millions of children on the short end of the state’s chronic “achievement gap.” LA Unified, the nation’s second largest school system, has nearly 10 percent of the state’s 6 million public school students, the vast majority of whom are considered to be “at risk” due to poverty, lack of English language skills or foster child status. Each year, California taxpayers give LA Unified mo...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Jerry Brown, Department Of Education, Capitol, state Department of Education, Dan Walters, Los Angeles Unified School District, Tom Torlakson, Local Control, Torlakson


You & Mr. Jones just acquired influencer agency Collectively and said the business is on track to grow at least 30% in the next year as advertisers flock to creator-led marketing

You & Mr. Jones, a portfolio of 25 marketing and tech companies and investments, acquired influencer marketing agency Collectively to capitalize on the growth in creator-driven marketing.  Collectively will merge with You & Mr. Jones' influencer measurement platform theAmplify and keep its name. You & Mr. Jones CEO David Jones said the agency brought in "tens of millions" in revenue last year and predicted the combined division would grow at least 30% over the next year.  The new organization ...
Tags: North Korea, San Francisco, Trends, Unilever, Asia Pacific, North America, Jones, Oliver, Baillie Gifford, David Jones, Stern, Niantic, Europe Latin America, Business Insider Intelligence, Natalie Silverstein, Alexa Tonner


Former Sequoia partner Aaref Hilaly is joining Bain Capital Ventures as the firm boosts investments during a time of 'tremendous early-stage momentum on the west coast'

On Thursday, Bain Capital Ventures announced that former Sequoia partner Aaref Hilaly has joined the firm. Bain partner Ajay Agarwal said the firm is looking to double down on its west coast presence and early stage investment, and hiring the former Sequoia partner is part of that strategy.  Agarwal also said that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the firm has "seen an unprecedented level of company formation during this time." The firm, which has made 19 early-stage investments in 2020, plans...
Tags: Apple, New York, Ipo, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Palo Alto, Salem, Symantec, Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Sequoia, Business Insider, McAfee


Silicon Valley insiders say that the shift to remote work could finally making a dent in tech's diversity crisis. But it also creates key problems that the industry will have to solve for the change to stick. (VMW, BOX, IBM, OKTA, EBAY)

As the coronavirus crisis has normalized remote work, many tech companies plan to continue to hire remotely even after it ends.  Executives at tech companies like Box, IBM, Okta, and VMware are all hopeful that embracing remote work will help them build more diverse workforces.  However, beyond hiring more people from underrepresented minorities, companies will also need to adjust to a set of new challenges inherent to remote work, to make sure that those new hires are able to thrive.  Visit B...
Tags: Okta, US, San Francisco, Trends, Ibm, Silicon Valley, San Jose, HackerRank, Johnson, Black, Vmware, Carter, Don, LANG, Twitter and Facebook, Kristina Johnson


HAUNTED HEROINE: SARAH KUHN ON INSPIRATIONS AND INFLUENCES

Hello everybody! We have Sarah Kuhn back to the blog today to talk about the fourth HEROINE novel, the inspirations and influences behind it and what it means to go back to the start and write again from the perspective of the first heroine in the series plus… how it all connects to The Baby-Sitters Club and a carpet ball. Four years ago, I visited you here at the home of the illustrious Book Smugglers to talk about my debut novel Heroine Complex. Today I’m visiting you to talk abou...
Tags: Books, Japan, Dc Comics, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, East Bay, Bahamas, Taco Bell, Kelly, Mills, Evie, Aveda, BEA, Mills College, Barbie Dream House


The PGA Championship: Complete Broadcast Schedule

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Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Golf, Cbs, Espn, The Armchair Golfer, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco Below, CBS ESPN ESPN


A’s Top Rangers 6-4, Win 5th Straight Behind Olson’s 2 HRs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Matt Olson homered twice, Ramon Laureano also went deep and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Austin Allen hit his first career homer, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, as the A’s stunned the Rangers late for a second consecutive night and won their fifth straight. On Tuesday, Stephen Piscotty hit a walk-off grand slam in Oakland’s 5-1 win. Shin-Soo Choo homered on the game’s first pitch for the second time in si...
Tags: Texas, Sports, San Francisco, Rangers, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Oakland, Texas Rangers, Mets, Allen, Gibson, Padres, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland Calif, Olson


Belt’s 3-Run Homer Lifts Giants Over Rockies 4-3

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt extended his success against Colorado starter Jon Gray with a three-run homer and a double to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday night. Belt’s two hits raised his career average against Gray to .417 (10 for 24) and helped Logan Webb (1-0) get his first win in his fourth start of the season. Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game for the Rockies, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Colorado had scored five or more runs...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Davis, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Denver, Black, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Gray, Webb


California’s Growing Virus Data Collection Headache

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to determine the impact from an unresolved technical problem with the state’s coronavirus testing database, health officials said Wednesday. The state has recorded a highest-in-the-nation 525,000 positive tests. But California health officials say the true number is even higher. They don’t know how much so until they can add backlogged testing data and...
Tags: California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Kaiser, Associated Press, Riverside County, University Of California, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Santa Clara County, state Department of Public Health, Cameron Kaiser, Adam Beam, Barbara Ferrer


California Agency Whistle Blower Claims She’s Being Ousted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high-ranking official at the California agency that regulates utility companies claims she’s being forced out of her job for seeking to recover $200 million in fees that the agency did not collect over nearly 20 years. Alice Stebbins, the executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission, said in a letter to the five commissioners who govern the agency that she was being retaliated against for trying to “clean up a broken CPUC,” the San Francisco Chronicle r...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Ap, Commission, Cpuc, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Chronicle, Olson, California Public Utilities Commission, PUC, Stebbins, Karl Olson, Pacific Gas Electric Corp, Alice Stebbins, Marybel Batjer, Batjer


Camp + King is Ad Age's Silver Small Agency of The Year

San Francisco agency scores with breakthrough creative for Papa John's and RE/MAX
Tags: Advertising, San Francisco, John


‘Some Players Embrace It, Some Are Still Struggling With It,’ Says Nick Faldo On Spectator-Free Tournaments

(CBS San Francisco) — TPC Harding Park has a special meaning to the people of San Francisco. And with the PGA Championship scheduled to begin tomorrow, it should shine brightly on the national stage as well (chance of fog notwithstanding). Too bad that the municipal course, usually open to anyone who wants to play it, will be closed to fans for the season’s first major. In-person sports during a pandemic are surreal for those few who are lucky (or unlucky) enough to experience them. “I have been...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Nick Faldo, Pga Tour, Cbs, Only CBS, CBS Sports, Jim Nantz, Donnell, Harding, KPIX, PGA Championship, Dottie Pepper, Dennis O'Donnell, Nantz, TPC Harding Park


A new technique can detect newer 4G ‘stingray’ cell phone snooping

Security researchers say they have developed a new technique to detect modern cell-site simulators. Cell site simulators, known as “stingrays,” impersonate cell towers and can capture information about any phone in its range — including in some cases calls, messages and data. Police secretly deploy stingrays hundreds of times a year across the United States, often capturing the data on innocent bystanders in the process. Little is known about stingrays, because they are deliberately shrouded in ...
Tags: Security, Privacy, Mobile Security, Washington, San Francisco, Tech, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, United States, Telecommunications, Washington Dc, Cell Phones, Dc, Mobile Phone, Bermuda, Electronic Frontier Foundation


‘Toughest Test These Guys Have Faced So Far,’ Says Dottie Pepper On PGA Championship At TPC Harding Park

(CBS San Francisco) — Going into the PGA Championship, it’s already been a long, strange season on the PGA Tour. And in some sense, it’s also only just beginning. PGA Tour Season So Far The 2019-2020 schedule kicked off innocuously enough with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier back in September and rolled through its fall and winter events without much out of the ordinary. Then COVID-19 hit, stopping the Players Championship after one round. The PGA Tour, like most sports and much of the co...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, Wgc, Dustin Johnson, Cbs, Brooks Koepka, CBS Sports, Jim Nantz, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Adam Scott, Woods, Thomas


Black Hat, the 'security summer camp' for the tech industry, is holding its first-ever online conference — highlighting just how much cybersecurity has changed in the pandemic

The Black Hat cybersecurity conference, sometimes called "security summer camp," opens Wednesday for its first remote gathering. The cybersecurity industry last came together for February's RSA Conference – the last major tech conference before COVID-19 caused many cancellations. Cybersecurity thought leaders say their industry has changed vastly since last winter, as it raced to product companies that migrated to remote work. If RSA was the last hurrah of an old cybersecurity, this conference...
Tags: Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Moscow, Rsa, Donald Trump, Sophos, Vmware, Black Hat, Matthew Prince, Dreamforce, Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky, Beri, Google Cloud, Jeff Moss


DoorDash launches a convenience store

On-demand delivery startup DoorDash has launched a digital storefront to sell household items, as well as the types of things you’d find at a convenience store. So, chips, ice cream, spices, and packaged foods from local restaurants. Called DashMart, the convenience store is available in eight cities throughout the U.S. and plans to launch in additional cities over the next few months. These are essentially micro-fulfillment centers that carry around 2,000 items where DashMart warehouse assoc...
Tags: Food, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Doordash, Boudin, Chesa Boudin, DoorDash Uber Lyft


Alexander: Is Brooks Koepka primed for a PGA three-peat?

The PGA Championship will be held in San Francisco beginning Thursday and, well, this may be the eeriest major golf tournament in a long time, with no galleries to provide adrenaline at the moment a player might need it most. But does it feel like a major? Brooks Koepka thinks it does, fans or no fans, and that may be bad news for the rest of the field. “It’s pretty obvious it’s a major when you pull in,” Koepka said on a pre-tournament Zoom conference this week, when asked if he might have to c...
Tags: Australia, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rory Mcilroy, Hilton, Brooks Koepka, Espn, Pacific Ocean, Memphis, Florida State, Alexander, the City, McIlroy, Rahm


DoorDash just opened 8 US convenience stores that can deliver household items, spices, and other corner store essentials to you in 30 minutes

DoorDash has rolled out the first of a line of convenience stores designed to quickly deliver household items and other corner store products to customers. The DashMart stores will be stocked with items like spice rubs, cough medicine, and dog food from both national and local brands. The new endeavor comes as DoorDash's sales and market share continue to see success as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps people indoors. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. DoorDash is launching the fi...
Tags: US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Walgreens, Denver, Cnbc, Doordash, San Francisco Bay Area, Concord California, Redwood City California, Tony Xu, CNBC Sometimes


HOA Homefront: Assembly Bill 3182 proposes ending HOA restrictions on rental units

Assembly Member Philip Yu-Li Ting from San Francisco has authored Assembly Bill 3182. In its original form, it was a horrible bill but later amendments improved it from horrible to just bad — a poorly drafted bill cutting back on private property ownership rights. AB 3182 would restrict the ability of homeowners in an HOA to vote to prohibit or limit rentals. The bill proposes to make several amendments to current Civil Code Section 4740 – the section which was enacted in 2012 to “grandfather,” ...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Senate, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Hoa, Assembly, Richardson, FHA, state Senate, Ting, Yimby, FNMA, Top Stories LADN


Chanel Miller’s Secret Source of Strength

“Drawing was a way for me to see that I was still there,” says the author, who refuses to be defined by an assault. A new mural in San Francisco is her museum debut.
Tags: Art, News, San Francisco, Museums, Sex Crimes, Chanel, Turner, Miller, San Francisco (Calif, Asian-Americans, Brock Allen, Asian Art Museum, Chanel Miller, Know My Name (Book


WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann is selling his San Francisco Bay Area compound for $27.5 million — look inside the 'Guitar House'

WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann's San Francisco Bay Area home has officially hit the market for $27.5 million, Mansion Global reported. The 10-acre compound includes a 10,000-square-foot main house, a separate guest house, a swimming pool, a greenhouse, gardens, a chicken coop, and solar and geothermal systems. Neumann and his wife, Rebekah, have been trying to sell off millions of dollars of real estate in recent months after temporarily moving to Israel to escape media scrutiny.  The ousted We...
Tags: California, New York City, Israel, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, WeWork, Golden Gate Bridge, Hamptons, Forbes, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Neumann, Corte Madera, Bill Graham, Adam Neumann


Amanda Balionis On 2020 PGA Championship At TPC Harding Park: ‘The Ball Is Not Going To Go As Far As We’re Used To Seeing The Last Six Weeks’

(CBS San Francisco)- This week’s PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park will look different than any major that we’ve seen before. No fans will be in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic and the golfer’s take on a Harding Park course that presents a variety of different challenges. CBS Sports golf reporter Amanda Balionis says that the lack of fans will actually test golfers in a different way on this particular course. >>STREAM: PGA Championship “I think that really just allows the golf cou...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, West, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, Wgc, Cbs, Only CBS, Brooks Koepka, West Coast, CBS Sports, Memphis, Daniel Berger, Po, McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau


Trending: Some questions (and answers) about the Microsoft-TikTok deal

Hello and welcome to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Matt Weinberger, deputy tech editor out of our San Francisco bureau, filling in for Alexei Oreskovic while he's on vacation. If you want to get Trending in your inbox every Wednesday, just click here. The clock goes tick-tock for TikTok Hello, and welcome to Trending, the Business Insider tech newsletter. As you may have already noticed, I'm not Alexei Oreskovic, your usual host — I'm Matt Weinberger, dep...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Mac, Congress, Steve Jobs, White House, China, Satya Nadella, US, San Francisco, Trends, United States


Springboard raises $31 million to expand its mentor-guided education platform to more geographies

Springboard, an online education platform that provides upskilling and reskilling training courses to people looking to learn in-demand roles, has raised $31 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand to more geographies. The Series B financing round for the San Francisco-headquartered startup was led by investment firm Telstra Ventures . Vulcan Capital and SJF Ventures, as well as existing investors Costanoa Ventures, Pearson Ventures, Reach Capital, International Finance Co...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, 500 Startups, Springboard, Kumar, Vulcan Capital, Reach Capital, SJF Ventures, Vivek Kumar, Learn Capital, Telstra Ventures


Koepka happy to draw "funny guy" Lowry in PGA: "He's going to be right there come Sunday"

Brooks Koepka speaks at the Quickie Quote Area during a practice round of the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 4, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America) Defending champion Brooks Koepka reckons Shane Lowry can upset his hat-trick bid to contend for back-to-back major wins in this week’s PGA Cham...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Stanford, US, San Francisco, Sport, PGA of America, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Shane Lowry, Jack Nicklaus, Memphis


United States: San Francisco Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings In Public And In Workplaces - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On July 22, 2020, Health Officer Tomás J. Aragón of the City and County of San Francisco issued Public Health Emergency Order No. C19-12c...
Tags: News, San Francisco, United States, Stewart, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak, Tomás J Aragón, Public Health Emergency Order