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Son Says Dad Was Killed Asking For Directions In California

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area doctor who was on an off-roading trip with his 15-year-old son was shot and killed after he stopped to ask a man for directions, his son and other relatives said. The Gershman family. Dr. Ari Gershman, of Danville, was shot on the Fourth of July near Downieville, in rural Sierra County. Gershman and his son, Jack, had never been to the remote Tahoe National Forest and pulled over at a fork when John Thomas Conway, who was driving an ATV, pulled...
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California ‘Surge’ Hospitals Are Costly, But How Much?

SACRAMENTO (AP) – With coronavirus cases rising fast, California is planning to keep open several makeshift hospitals that have seen few patients but cost a bundle – in one case more than $4 million to prepare and staff a facility that only treated two people over nearly two months. That hospital, at the Porterville Development Center, is being kept open along with two others – one in Southern California and another in the San Francisco Bay Area. Also staying open is an 80-bed medical tent to he...
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The new death penalty: COVID now a leading modern killer of California inmates on death row

As reported in this local article, headlined "Fifth San Quentin Death Row Inmate Dies During Prison COVID-19 Outbreak," the global pandemic is hitting California's death row hard these days. Here are the details: While California has not executed a death row inmate since 2006, an out-of-control COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison may have contributed to the death of a fifth condemned inmate on Saturday. To date, more than 1,300 prisoners and 120 staff members have tested positive for ...
Tags: Law, California, US, Sacramento, San Diego, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, San Pablo, Carey, Erskine, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, Machado, CDCR


Newsom Urges People To Avoid Holiday Gatherings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their “better angels” and use common sense over the holiday weekend by wearing a mask and skipping traditional gatherings with family and friends. “We’re not going into everybody’s backyard and enforcing,” he said. “We’re just encouraging people to be safe, to be thoughtful about themselves and others.” He also announced a new public awareness campaign, involving billboards, TV and radio ads in multiple languag...
Tags: California, California News, Los Angeles, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Larry David, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, West Hollywood, Tom Steyer, Sacramento Calif, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Newsom, Fourth of July, California Restaurant Association


California prison officials blasted for coronavirus outbreak; transfer of inmates from Chino criticized

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials’ “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state’s worst prison outbreak. A third of the 3,500 inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco have tested positive since officials transferred 121 inmates from the heavily impacted California Institution f...
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California Officials Blasted For Prison Coronavirus Outbreak

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials’ “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state’s worst prison outbreak. A third of the 3,500 inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco have tested positive since officials transferred 121 inmates from the heavily impacted California Institution for Men in C...
Tags: California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Chino, McGuire, Levine, Diaz, San Quentin State Prison, San Mateo County, Kelso


Code for Cures: Life Sciences Thrives on San Francisco’s Software Heritage

A growing population of people with software experience plus an interest in life sciences is boosting drug development in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to panelists at an Xcelerating event.Innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area may first bring to mind tech behemoths like Facebook and Google. But some drug development companies in the region say its openness to new ideas and the combination of software experience and life sciences expertise are boosting their prospects.“For us inside t...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, People, Innovation, Biotech, Life Sciences, Healthtech, San Francisco Bay Area, Daphne Koller, San Francisco blog main, SanFranciscoVC, TwoXAR


11 critical questions about the coronavirus that remain unanswered, 6 months after the first cases were reported

Experts continue to study the coronavirus as the number of people it infects and kills rises each day. Scientists are increasingly certain the coronavirus came from bats but aren't sure exactly how it hopped over to humans. Researchers also don't yet know why the virus doesn't cause symptoms in most children or how long people with antibodies might be immune. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the realm of medicine, what you don't know can indeed kill you. Six months have ...
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Construction's digital transformation is speeding up. Here are 10 contech startups to watch.

The pandemic has hit the construction tech space hard, leading to layoffs at SoftBank-backed Katerra and a pause on ProCore's plans for an IPO. But those short-term challenges may lead to long-term gains, with $265 billion in annual profits up for grabs according to McKinsey. Spending on construction technology has actually increased by 50% since the pandemic began by of the companies that McKinsey surveyed. The construction industry, which is notoriously old-school, is embracing technology th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Australia, Softbank, Trends, Bloomberg, Citigroup, SEC, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Autodesk, Norway, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures, Bain, Atomico


BWW Exclusive: Rodney Earl Jackson Jr. - 'Navigating Racism and Creating My Vision of America in Professional Theatre'

Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing his personal journey in the world of theater, how The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company came to be and more. [Author: BWW Features]
Tags: Theatre, San Francisco Bay Area, Theatre Company, BWW Features, Rodney Earl Jackson, Creating My Vision of America, Rodney Earl Jackson Jr Co Founder


Four views: How will the work visa ban affect tech and which changes will last?

The Trump administration’s decision to extend its ban on issuing work visas to the end of this year “would be a blow to very early-stage tech companies trying to get off the ground,” Silicon Valley immigration lawyer Sophie Alcorn told TechCrunch this week. In 2019, the federal government issued more than 188,000 H-1B visas — thousands of workers who live in the San Francisco Bay Area and other startup hubs hold H-1B and H-2B visas or J and L visas, which are explicitly prohibited under the pres...
Tags: Work, Startups, Government, China, Immigration, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, San Francisco Bay Area, Trump, Techcrunch Include, H-1B


This tech startup founder drew few job applicants for work at his Paris office, but he reaped a deluge of quality candidates after switching to a remote work plan in 2016. See his best tips for going remote now.

Platform.sh CEO Fred Plais decided to run his startup remotely back in 2016, to help recruit enough employees to turbocharge the company's growth. The gambit succeeded: Platform.sh went from struggling to find enough candidates to receiving thousands of applications, allowing the startup to pick the top 0.6% applicants to fill just 80 positions at the startup. As startup founders debate giving up their office leases permanently, Plais cautions founders to weigh the benefits of going remote aga...
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4 California Officers On Leave Amid Probe Of Racist Posts

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Four police officers in Northern California have been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate a Facebook group in which members made bigoted and anti-Muslim comments. The Facebook posts linked to a group of retired and active San Jose police officers were revealed Friday in an article posted on Medium.com, leading to swift condemnations by the police union, local officials and civil rights advocates, the East Bay Times reported. The article, by an unnam...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Local, Ap, Fbi, Muslim, San Jose, Black Lives Matter, Ventura County, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Sam Liccardo, SAN JOSE Calif, Liccardo, Eddie Garcia


Where to open a game studio

With the game industry booming, more entrepreneurs are evaluating where to base their new startup or open a new office for their existing company. The U.S. government’s block on H1-B and L-1 visas will encourage American game startups to add an office abroad much sooner than they otherwise would have. But where? This spring, I surveyed a number of gaming-focused VCs about which cities are the best hubs for game studios targeting the Western games market. Several locales stood out as heavily r...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Asia, London, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Vancouver, Seattle, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Redwood City, Los Angeles Orange County, LA NYC


A Silicon Valley investor is living through the pandemic in his 500-square-foot San Francisco apartment, teaching himself to play the violin and fly-fish in the bay

Jacob Mullins and his wife Nancy have been sheltering in place in their 500-square-foot San Francisco apartment since March. Mullins, a Silicon Valley investor at Shasta Ventures and a San Francisco resident of 11 years, is teaching himself how to play the violin and fly fish and is making the most of life during a pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jacob Mullins, a partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Shasta Ventures, is one of the estimated 6.7 milli...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, South Park, Saudi Arabia, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Mission, Salesforce, Giants, Nancy, Turner, Business Insider, Shasta Ventures


The rise and fall of the Segway, the oft-mocked 2-wheeler that was supposed to revolutionize the way we get around cities

The Segway first went on sale in 2002, and it was supposed to permanently change urban mobility. Few units sold, but it became a hit with mall cops, security guards, and fanny pack-wearing tourists. On June 23, Segway announced that it was ending production.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The now-iconic two-wheel, self-balancing Segway Personal, or Human, Transporter was unveiled to the public in 2001. Its creator dreamt of the machine turning personal transportation on ...
Tags: Apple, Google, California, Steve Jobs, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bbc, Larry Page, US Postal Service, Sergey Brin, Segway, Jeff Bezos, Vox, Msnbc, George W Bush


Is California’s economy headed up or down?

The 2020-21 state budget agreement, announced this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders, assumes that California’s economy will perform a bit better than previously assumed — enough better to add another billion dollars to the revenue side of the ledger. We don’t know whether that’s a realistic adjustment or simply a number that was conjured up because the politicians needed another billion bucks on paper. In fact, no one really knows where the economy is headed as the worst recessi...
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California AG Xavier Becerra Declines To Investigate Vallejo PD Shooting

VALLEJO (AP) – California’s attorney general declined Wednesday to independently investigate the fatal shooting of a man police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer. Sean Monterrosa, 22, of San Francisco was suspected of stealing from a San Francisco Bay Area pharmacy amid national protests when he was killed June 2 by an officer who fired five times through a police car windshield, hitting Monterrosa once. Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Willi...
Tags: Politics, California News, San Francisco, Solano County, Department Of Justice, San Francisco Bay Area, Legislature, Vallejo, Abrams, California Department of Justice, Xavier Becerra, Vallejo Police Department, Becerra, Monterrosa, Vallejo News, AP California


Affirmative action should be a unifying cause for Asian Americans: Kevin Liao

In a June 12 op-ed, Shawn Steele referenced a lawsuit that accused Harvard University’s affirmative action policies of discriminating against Asian Americans in the college admissions process. Steele must want readers to think the lawsuit was the result of Asian Americans banding together to fight discriminatory policies preventing them from gaining admission at one of the nation’s top universities, but it’s just not true. That lawsuit was initiated not by Asian Americans, but by a right-wing ac...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, India, Sacramento, America, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Harvard University, Yale, Republican Party, Princeton, UC, University Of California


2 California National Parks Removing Robert E. Lee Mentions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two national parks in California are removing all mention of Robert E. Lee from informational material even though several majestic sequoias are named for the Confederate general. Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks are removing references to Lee from exhibits, printed and online material as protests against racism and police brutality have led, in some places, to the removal or pulling down of monuments to historical figures linked to slavery or colonialism. Protest have been spur...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Congress, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Sierra Nevada, Sequoia, National Park Service, San Francisco Bay Area, Lee, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, San Francisco Chronicle, Robert E. Lee, Confederate


Black Californians’ housing crisis, by the numbers

California’s housing crisis is nothing new for many black Californians. Systemic racism in public policy and the private housing market has long made finding a safe, stable and affordable home in the Golden State a more difficult prospect for its roughly 2.2 million black residents than for white people. The legacy of New Deal-era redlining — which deemed black neighborhoods undesirable for federally-backed mortgages — is demonstrably visible not only where black Californians live now but where ...
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Professor Who Asked Student To “Anglicize” Name Put On Leave

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A professor at a San Francisco Bay Area community college has been put on leave after asking a Vietnamese-American student to “Anglicize” her name because it sounds like a vulgarity in English, school officials confirmed. Laney College President Tammeil Gilkerson said that as soon as campus leaders learned of the comments, an unnamed faculty member was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, the East Bay Times reported. Freshman Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen told K...
Tags: News, Education, Associated Press, Vietnam, Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area, Hubbard, Oakland Calif, Nguyen, Community College, KGO TV, Laney College, Matthew Hubbard, East Bay Times, Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen, Tammeil Gilkerson


Apple adds a dedicated biking feature to Maps in iOS 14

Apple’s newest version of iOS is bringing a host of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling option that will optimize paths for bicyclists and even let users know if the route includes challenging hills. Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer conference. Apple Maps has included public transit and walking in previous iterations. But the biking option has been the most requested, according to Apple senior director Stac...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Transportation, China, New York City, Events, Tech, Smartphones, Beijing, Automotive, Shanghai, Apple Maps, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mobile Software, San Francisco Bay Area


Moving companies are Silicon Valley's new booming businesses as techies flee town to work remotely

Business for moving companies in the San Francisco Bay Area is booming. Services are in high demand as tech workers leave the region now that they can work remotely because of COVID-19. The shift illustrates how the pandemic will reshape Silicon Valley for years to come. Entire companies are ditching their offices and moving their furniture into storage as they pivot to remote-first business models. As the pandemic rages on, increasing numbers of tech workers are ditching Silicon Valley. It h...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, America, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jim Morris, Oakland, Lake Tahoe, Central Valley, Signal, Bay Area, Bay, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area, Morris


As remote work transforms Silicon Valley, moving companies are making a fortune helping tech workers flee to smaller towns and putting their startups' office furniture into storage

  Business for moving companies in the San Francisco Bay Area is booming. Services are in high demand as tech workers leave the region now that they can work remotely because of COVID-19. The shift illustrates how the pandemic will reshape Silicon Valley for years to come. Entire companies are ditching their offices and moving their furniture into storage as they pivot to remote-first business models. As the pandemic rages on, increasing numbers of tech workers are ditching Silicon Valley. It...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, America, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jim Morris, Oakland, Lake Tahoe, Central Valley, Signal, Bay Area, Bay, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area, Morris


Judge OKs $58B Plan To End PG&E Bankruptcy After Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved a $58 billion plan by the nation’s largest utility to end a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after Pacific Gas & Electric’s outdated equipment ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100 people, wiped out entire towns and led the company to confess to crimes driven by its greed and neglect. The decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali clears the way for PG&E to pay $25.5 billion for losses from devastatin...
Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Ap, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Abrams, Bill Johnson, Pacific Gas Electric, San Francisco Calif, William Alsup, Robert Julian, PG E, Dennis Montali


An ex-Uber exec wants to build a private, politically autonomous city to welcome newly remote techies fleeing Silicon Valley

Ex-Uber executive Ryan Rzepecki wants to build a private, politically autonomous charter city that would welcome tech workers abandoning Silicon Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Telegraph report. Rzepecki sold his electric bike company Jump to Uber for $200 million in 2018, and he aims to use the money to develop a plan for a private city at an undisclosed location. Charter cities and seastead communities have seen an uptick in interest in the Valley as tech firms close corp...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Telegraph, San Francisco Bay Area, Trump, Valley, Ryan Rzepecki, Rzepecki, Margi Murphy, Jump to Uber, Charter City Institute


Aerones abandons industrial drones to focus on ground-based robotics as it raises $1.6M

Way back in 2018, Aerones detailed its plans to use large, industrial drones to clean wind turbines. The company had already raised $3.6 million to date and moved from Latvia to the San Francisco Bay Area. But things change fast in the world of startups — and sometimes that requires a rethink. Aerones will remain in the wind turbine-cleaning business, but its methods are changing pretty dramatically. That includes a move from the aforementioned drones to a ground-based robotic system. The sy...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Europe, Tech, Latvia, Robotics, San Francisco Bay Area, Aerones, Recent Funding, Change Ventures, Sensum Group


Full Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic Hits California Housing Market in May, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 238,740 in May on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 13.9 percent from April and down 41.4 percent from May 2019. – May’s statewide median home price was $588,070, down 3.0 percent from April and down 3.7 percent from May 2019. – Year-to-date statewide home sales were down 12.9 percent in May. Los Angeles, CA – June 16, 2020 (PRNewswire) California home sales fell to the lowest level since the Great Recession as the housing market su...
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How tech companies from Google to Salesforce are planning to reopen offices and bring employees back to work in the wake of the coronavirus crisis (GOOGL, AAPL, FB, CRM)

Tech companies are starting to reveal their plans for sending employees back to the office in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.  While many companies have said their employees can continue working remotely, others, like Apple, have had workers reporting to their jobs since May.  Regardless of when tech companies return to full capacity, the open-floor-plan office and free snacks Silicon Valley is famous for seem like a thing of the past. Companies like Facebook and Google are eliminating a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, The Times, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Sundar Pichai, Mark Gurman, Marc Benioff, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, Kurt Wagner, Chronicle, Cupertino California