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ACLU sues FBI for records related to black extremists report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and others are suing the FBI for records to find out more about a divisive 2017 report on the rise of black extremists following the shooting deaths of African-Americans. The ACLU and the Oakland, California-based Center for Media Justice filed the lawsuit against the FBI and […]
Tags: News, San Francisco, Ap, Fbi, Nation, Aclu, Oakland California, The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Media Justice


Mortgage no more: Baby boomers who rent are on the rise

By J. Brian Charles, Governing.com SPEED READ: From 2007 to 2017, there was a 43 percent increase in renters over the age of 60. The share of older renters is growing the fastest in Austin, Texas. This trend could impact cities’ development and economy. As baby boomers age, more and more of them are choosing to rent instead of own their homes. It’s led to a rise in the average age of renters and in renters overall. From 2007 to 2017, there was a 43 percent increase in renters over the age of 60,...
Tags: Florida, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Morgan Stanley, Pew Research Center, Austin Texas, Arizona California, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, J Brian Charles, Mark Trekson, Urban Institute Many, Trekson


San Francisco Getting Hello Kitty Jet Service (But Los Angeles is Losing It)

There are special boarding passes and baggage stickers, Hello Kitty crew uniforms, and the seats are transformed into Hello Kitty with headrest covers and pillows. Meal service features utensilves, cups, and napkins that are Hello Kitty. The lavatories are stocked with themed toilet paper. Continue reading San Francisco Getting Hello Kitty Jet Service (But Los Angeles is Losing It)...
Tags: Advice


Fund managers skittish over Levi's long-term growth prospects

Levi Strauss & Co's is betting it can convince investors there is still plenty of global growth left for the 165-year old company, but fund managers fret the iconic blue jeans maker's stock may be too pricey to generate a decent return. The San Francisco-based company returned to the public markets Thursday for the first time since it went private through a leveraged buyout in 1985 with a stock debut that sold $587 million worth of shares and gave it a market value of mo
Tags: Money, San Francisco, businessNews, Levi Strauss, Levi


Rent the Runway is now reportedly a $1 billion company in its quest to become 'the Amazon Prime of rental'

Clothing rental service Rent the Runway announced Thursday that it had raised $125 million in a round of funding. The company is now valued at $1 billion.  According to The New York Times, Rent the Runway plans to use the funding to expand into more product categories and open a second distribution warehouse in Dallas and an 8,000-square-foot store in San Francisco. "Our goal is really to create the Amazon Prime of rental," CEO and cofounder Jennifer Hyman told The Times.  Renting is the ne...
Tags: Amazon, UK, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, The Times, Dallas, Victoria, Zara, American Eagle, Bain Capital Ventures, Zipcar, Runway, Marks Spencer, Express


Rent the Runway hits a $1 billion valuation

Rent the Runway just closed a $125 million led by Franklin Templeton Investments and Bain Capital Ventures. This round values the company at $1 billion. In total, Rent the Runway has raised $337 million in venture funding. “Shared, dynamic ownership is a movement that Rent the Runway has pioneered over the last decade and we’re excited to continue to lead the market and innovate our subscription service,” Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman said in a statement. Late last year, Rent the Runway ...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Tech, Bain Capital Ventures, Maureen Sullivan, Rent The Runway, Jennifer Hyman, Franklin Templeton Investments, Recent Funding


Paris to tax scooter and bike services

According to the City of Paris, there are 15,000 free-floating vehicles of all forms and shapes in the city, from electric scooters to fluorescent bikes and motorcycle-like scooters. And the City of Paris announced today that companies that operate free-floating services will have to pay a tax depending on the size of their fleet. If the plan goes through and if you’re running a bike-sharing service, you’ll have to pay €20 per bike per year. For scooter companies, they’ll pay €50 per scooter per...
Tags: Europe, San Francisco, Tech, Policy, Paris, France Newsletter, Flash, Bird, Wind, Hive, Bolt, Bike, Scooter, Lime, Coup, Le Parisien


HQ Visit: Mission Workshop’s San Francisco shop and headquarters

Shortly after NAHBS, we road tripped south and stopped in San Francisco for a quick visit with our friends at Mission Workshop. Based in the Mission District, they’ve grown from a really small showroom in the back into a full retail storefront with a loft-style open office in the behind it. Mission Workshop employs about […] The post HQ Visit: Mission Workshop’s San Francisco shop and headquarters appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Cycling, Mission District, Clothing-Gear-Tools, NAHBS, Mission Workshop, Factory Tour, Mission Workshop Based


These are the 10 least innovative states in the U.S.

Innovation is often centered in the U.S. in big cities located on the coasts, such as Silicon Valley and New York. WalletHub recently compiled a ranking of the most innovative and least innovative states in the U.S., based on numerous metrics of human capital and innovation environment. These are the top 10 least innovative states, ranked out of 51 spots to include Washington D.C. The U.S. is often credited as one of the most innovative countries in the world, but that doesn't mean its innova...
Tags: New York, Washington, Kentucky, San Francisco, Trends, South Dakota, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, District Of Columbia, Midwest, WalletHub, New York WalletHub


These are the 10 most innovative states in the U.S.

Innovation is not just found at big tech companies operating out of California's Silicon Valley. WalletHub recently compiled a ranking of the most innovative and least innovative states in the U.S., based on numerous metrics of human capital and innovation environment. These are the top 10 most innovative states, ranked out of 51 spots to include D.C. The U.S. is often credited as one of the most innovative countries in the world, but that doesn't mean its innovation and technological pursuit...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, San Francisco, Trends, District Of Columbia, Delaware, WalletHub, Silicon Valley WalletHub, Oregon WalletHub


HoneyBook, a client management platform for creative businesses, raises $28M Series C led by Citi Ventures

HoneyBook co-founders Oz and Naama Alon HoneyBook, a customer-relationship management platform aimed at small businesses in creative fields, announced today it has raised a $28 million Series C led by Citi Ventures. All of its existing investors, including Norwest Venture Partners, Aleph, Vintage Investment Partners and Hillsven Capital, also returned for the round. Citi is a strategic partner for HoneyBook and this will enable it to offer new financial products to freelancers, its co-found...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Enterprise, Israel, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Management, Tech, CRM, Citi Ventures, Customer Relationship Management, Citi, Shinar, Alon, Honeybook, Naama Alon HoneyBook


HoneyBook raises $28 mln led by Citi Ventures

San Francisco-based HoneyBook, provider of a financial and business management platform for freelancers, announced it has raised $28 million in a Series C round of funding. Citi Ventures led the round with participation from all existing investors, including Norwest Venture Partners and Aleph. The company, founded in 2013, previously raised a $22 million Series B round. Source: Company announcement
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Citi Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, VC Deals


Whole Foods Is Giving Away $100 Worth Of Beauty Products For Free Next Weekend

If you like to bang out your grocery shopping early Saturday morning to beat the rush at Whole Foods before yoga class, next weekend's trip will make you grateful for your inability to sleep in. That's because on Saturday, March 30th, at select major Whole Foods Market locations across the country, shoppers will be gifted a swag bag stocked with some of the store's best-selling beauty products, valued at more than $100 — for free. There's just one thing you need to do to unlock the deal: recycl...
Tags: Fashion, Music, La, San Francisco, Tribeca, PLAYA VISTA, Burt, Weleda, Hauschka, Alba Botanica, NYC Lakeview, Chicago Philly Center City Potrero Hill


Citi Ventures just led a $28 million round for a startup that helps freelancers manage their finances

Citigroup's investment arm led a $28 million funding round in a San Francisco-based software company that helps creative freelancers manage their finances.  The investment comes as more US workers are participating in the "gig economy," meaning they're outside contractors who don't rely on long-term, traditional employers.  The investment arm of Citigroup is backing a software company that's aimed at helping freelancers manage their bills and projects.  San Francisco-based HoneyBook has just ...
Tags: North Korea, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Citigroup, Citibank, Intuit, Citi Ventures, Shark Tank, Citi, Norwest Venture Partners, Kim Jong, Honeybook, Naama Alon


Food Fight in NYC!

Famous celebrity chef Chloe Coscarelli (“Chloe”) and Tom Colicchio (“Colicchio”) started a new pop-up restaurant called “Supernatural” that is in the midst of a “food fight” or lawsuit with owners of the By Chloe restaurant Chloe originally founded but no longer has an ownership interest in.  After receiving cease and desist letter from BCH Hospitality Group LLC (“BCH”), Chloe and Colicchio sued BCH in a declaratory judgment action for a judgment that they do not infringe on the CHLOE® trademark...
Tags: Food, New York, NFL, America, San Francisco, Infringement, Supernatural, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Branding, Trademarks, Tom Colicchio, Chloe, Top Chef, Famous Marks, Law Suits


San Francisco residents are fighting back against their homophobic neighbor from hell

He's had three restraining orders filed against him and has been arrested over 12 times for years of alleged harassment.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Assault, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Homophobes, Gay slurs


Leading Silicon Valley brokerages spearhead data-sharing initiative

A group of seven Silicon Valley brokerages are following the lead of colleagues in San Francisco to launch a regional Buyer Graph initiative powered by real estate tech startup RealScout.
Tags: Technology, San Francisco, Radio, Silicon Valley, RealScout, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Alain Pinel Realtors, Intero Real Estate Services, Sereno Group, DeLeon Realty, Tom Tognoli, Andrew Flachner, Climb Real Estate, Keller Williams Bay Area Estates


A24 Debuts The Last Black Man in San Francisco Trailer

A24 debuts The Last Black Man in San Francisco trailer The first trailer for the new drama from first-time feature co-writer/director Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, is here. You can check out the trailer for the latest A24 drama in the post below. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAlon...
Tags: Movies, San Francisco, Movie Trailers, A24, JIMMIE, Danny Glover, Ari Aster, Joe Talbot, Mont Jimmie, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Rob Richert


Ludlow Ventures raises $45m for third fund

Ludlow Ventures raised another $45 million to invest in young startups. The Detroit-based venture firm is today announcing it closed its third fund since the firm’s founding in 2010. Founding and managing partner Jonathon Triest tells TechCrunch the firm set out to raise another $45M and were immediately oversubscribed. Triest says Ludlow Ventures, with its two other partners of Brett deMarrais and Blake Robbins, are surfacing deals on the coasts before anyone else and is doing so from Detroi...
Tags: Startups, TC, California, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, States, Detroit, James Corden, Ludlow, Carpool Karaoke, Flagstaff, Ludlow Ventures, Jonathon Triest, Triest


Grunion run 2019 schedule: Everything you need to know about what it is and how to watch

Grunion greeters came out in large numbers to observe the mating ritual of the small critters at Doheny State Beach. SCNG FILE PHOTO California grunion swim to shore to lay their eggs on Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers its last “Meet the Grunion” program each summer. Sound The gallery will resume in seconds California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach in San Pedro during a prog...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Baja, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, California Department of Fish, Landesman, Sammi


Grunion season begins: Here’s the run schedule and other tidbits to know before heading out to watch spawning ritual

Grunion greeters came out in large numbers to observe the mating ritual of the small critters at Doheny State Beach. SCNG FILE PHOTO California grunion swim to shore to lay their eggs on Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers its last “Meet the Grunion” program each summer. Sound The gallery will resume in seconds California grunion, the only known fish whose fertilized eggs incubate out of the water, are shown on Cabrillo beach in San Pedro during a prog...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Baja, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, San Pedro, California Department of Fish, Landesman, Sammi


LogRocket nabs $11M Series A to fix web application errors faster

Every time a visitor experiences an issue on your website, it’s going to have an impact on their impression of the company. That’s why companies want to resolve issues in a timely manner.  LogRocket, a Cambridge, MA startup, announced an $11 Million Series A investment today to give engineering and web development teams access to more precise information they need to fix issues faster. The round was led by Battery Ventures with participation from seed investor Matrix Partners. When combined with...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Developer, Boston, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Mit, Cambridge, Columbia, Battery Ventures, LogRocket, Web Application Troubleshooting, Matrix Partners When


AdRoll Launches Video Ads to Global Direct-to-Consumer Customer Base

Ambitious Ecommerce Brands Gain Access to Smarter, AI Powered Video Ads SAN FRANCISCO — 80 percent of all internet traffic will be video content in 2019, and studies show more than half of consumers report they are more willing to stay on a brand’s channel if video content is included. While digital video advertising can benefit any […] The post appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Advertising, San Francisco, Artificial Intelligence, Video Ads, Press Releases, Video Advertising, Ad & Media Strategies, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, Adrol


Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 100: Hear the Great San Francisco Poet Read “Trump’s Trojan Horse,” “Pity the Nation” & Many Other Poems

It has been a season of mourning for literature: first the death of Mary Oliver and now W.S. Merwin, two writers who left a considerable imprint on over half a century of American poetry. Considering the fact that founding father of the Beats and proprietor of world-renowned City Lights Bookstore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, turns 100 on March 24th, maybe a few more people have glanced over to check on him. How’s he doing? He's grown "frail and nearly blind," writes Chloe Veltman at The Guard...
Tags: Google, New York, Navy, Washington Post, College, Poetry, San Francisco, Charles, UC Berkeley, Chinatown, Columbia, City Lights, Trump, Coney Island, Ginsberg, Edward Gorey


A former Facebook executive raised $3.7 million to fund a game aiming to match the success of 'Pokémon Go'

Former Facebook employee Nikki Lannen has raised €3.3 million ($3.7 million) to fund the development of a new augmented-reality game at her startup WarDucks. The funding round was led venture capital firm EQT Ventures and will help get the new location-based game off the ground in 2020. Lannen left her job at Facebook in 2013 to launch WarDucks, which aims to make its titles "fun" rather than "super-realistic." Former Facebook executive Nikki Lannen has raised nearly $4 million to create a n...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, North Korea, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Ireland, The Times, Dublin, Latin America, Kim Jong, Former Facebook, EQT Ventures, Nikki Lannen, Lannen


Who pressured WHO to put gaming on a par with drug addiction to help silence political dissent? Oh hi there, China

Devs point finger at Beijing for framing pastime as an illness – and how the West could follow At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, representatives of the International Game Developer Association (IGDA) warned that the World Health Organization (WHO) decision to treat computer gaming as a disorder on par with gambling and drug addiction represents a threat to free speech protections.…
Tags: China, San Francisco, Software, Beijing, World Health Organization WHO, International Game Developer Association IGDA


Scrupulosity: Where OCD Meets Religion, Faith, and Belief

Scrupulosity: Where OCD Meets Religion, Faith, and Belief Please take a minute and read the following article from the OCD Center of Los Angeles.  Many people probably have the notion that Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD) is a somewhat harmless psychological problem that involves nothing worse than washing your hands a lot.  A somewhat more debilitating version of OCD was featured on the show “Monk” that starred Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous title character.  In the show, Adrian Monk is a b...
Tags: Religion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Jesus, Christ, Mike, Ecclesiastes, CBT, Tony Shalhoub, Adrian Monk, Klasie Kraalogies


Second US jury finds Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A federal jury in California found that a Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer, the second major blow for the company in a year. The six-member jury in San Francisco federal civil court unanimously concluded on Tuesday that glyphosate — Roundup's key ingredient — was a "substantial factor" in Sonoma resident Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Approximately 11,200 plaintiffs, who claim they were exposed to glyphosate, are suing the company as of Jan. 28, accord...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Sonoma, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman


Ease raises $19 mln

Ease said March 19 that it raised $19 million in a Series B round led by Centana Growth Partners. Propel Venture Partners, Compound Ventures, Freestyle Capital and Upside Partnership participated in the round. Ease, of San Francisco, provides HR and benefits software for SMBs, insurance brokers and insurance carries. Ease first two hires are Petar Nedyalkov as chief operating officer and Toshi Kureha as vice president Engineering. PRESS RELEASE EaseCentral Announces $19 Million in Series B Fundi...
Tags: New York, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, David, San Diego, West Coast, Humana, VC Deals, David Reid, Courtney Guertin, Centana Growth Partners, Centana, Eric Byunn Partner, Petar Nedyalkov, Toshi Kureha


Bernie Sanders returns to California, fires up striking workers at UCLA

WESTWOOD — Campaigning in California for the first time in his second run for president, Bernie Sanders flashed familiar themes Wednesday in a speech to UCLA workers staging a one-day strike amid stalled contract negotiations. Carrying her 11-month-old baby Daisy Lynette Bell, a UCLA occupational therapist who has not had a raise in three years, joins striking UC workers at a rally at UCLA in Westwood on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Presi...
Tags: California, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, San Diego, Howard Schultz, Warren, Starbucks, Associated Press, UC, University Of California