Tag Archive: California

How to donate to help California fire victims and fighters

Midday in San Francisco during the Camp Fire 175 miles north

With three major fires (and many more smaller fires) burning across California right now, every little bit helps and you can be a part of that support.

I live about 95 miles from Paradise, CA, the town that literally burned to the ground within the past week. The Camp Fire, named for Camp Creek Road, where the fire started, is California’s most destructive on record  [Read More…]

California Senate passes a vote to bring net neutrality laws to the state

There’s even a rule that’s stricter than what the FCC previously had in place.

Although the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality is set to go into effect on June 11, that hasn’t stopped other government officials from doing what they can to ensure the internet remains free and open for everyone.

Photo by Credo Action.

Most recently, the California Senate passed a bill that would bring back Net Neutrality laws across the entire state. The bill  [Read More…]

Possible shooter causes YouTube HQ in California to go on lockdown

6 patients have been reported so far.

At the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, police have responded to multiple 911 calls regarding a possible active shooter in the area.

KRON4, a San Franciso-based news network, reports that one witness heard 20 different shots at one point, and at 1:00 PM local time, the San Bruno Poice Department tweeted that residents should stay away from 901 Cherry Ave. due to “police activity.”

YouTube employees have been seen  [Read More…]

Cyanogen cutting ties with Kondik, moving to sunny California

In a blog post by CEO Lior Tal, Cyanogen Inc. has announced that its Seattle office will relocate to Palo Alto, California – and in the process, leave Co-Founder Steve Kondik behind. While I’m not one for lengthy goodbyes, I feel like this little one-line, dismissive tidbit – not even a thank you for bringing

One of Google’s self-driving cars hit a California municipal bus Feb. 14

One of Google’s self-driving cars was the subject of a collision with another vehicle earlier this month. The car hit a California municipal bus in a minor accident, but it may be the first time one of Google’s automated automotives hit another vehicle.

Reuters reports:

“In a Feb. 23 report filed with California regulators, Google said the Feb. 14 crash took place in Mountain View, Calif., when a self-driving Lexus RX450h sought to get around  [Read More…]

Google’s self-driving car prototypes hit the roads in California

Google’s latest prototype for its self-driving cars are hitting the roads in California.

Just as promised in May, Google has started testing its latest self-driving car prototypes on public roads in California. The new prototypes, first shown off last year, will be joining Google’s fleet of modified Lexus vehicles that have already been on the roads for some time.

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Google Shopping Express heads up the PCH to northern California

Google’s attractive overnight delivery service, Google Shopping Express, is expanding into northern California. Berkeley, Concord, Danville, Dublin, Fremont, Oakland, Pleasanton, Richmond, and Walnut Creek are just some of the new areas included in the expansion. Over the next couple of months, Google is hoping to get the service right up to the Oregon border, and down to Fresno. Local stores like Blue Bottle Coffee, Costco, Google Play, Office Depot, Staples, Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods are  [Read More…]

Minnesota calls first on “kill-switch” law; California cries

Minnesota Senate

In what is ensured to create chaos to manufacturers as a multitude of states now plan to pass their own “kill-switch” bills, Minnesota becomes the first state to sign the bill into law, narrowly beating out California who passed a similar law last week. It would go into effect one month after California’s proposed effective date (June 1, 2015) and start on July 1,  [Read More…]

California Senate does about face; “Kill switch” bill approved

Evidence photos show property recovered by Port St. Lucie police

After revising the cell phone kill-switch bill that was rejected at the end of April, it appears that the California Senate has approved the controversial bill.

The key changes made were items like giving the carriers a six-month extension to the deadline for compliance and to clarify that tablets are not included in the rules. This  [Read More…]