A sign marks the border between Fresno County and San Benito County in Panoche, California on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. This area lies near the border of the proposed three Californias: Northern California (Merced County), California (San Benito County), and Southern California (Fresno County) (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Owner Kim Lippert, 51, of Panoche, poses for a portrait with her customer's dog Nitro, in front of the Panoche Inn, in Panoche (San Benito County), California on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The Inn lies near the border of the proposed three Californias: Northern California (Merced County), California (San Benito County), and Southern California (Fresno County) (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds A sign stating the establishment is "politically incorrect" is posted near the front door of the Panoche Inn, in Panoche (San Benito County), California on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The Inn lies near the border of the … [Read more...] about Where do the “Three Californias” converge? A clothing-optional hot springs, of course.
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A Silicon Valley venture capitalist’s proposal to divide California into six states seems like satire to some.But Tim Draper says he and his team have gathered enough signatures to put the idea on the state ballot, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.If so, the measure probably would be considered by voters in November 2016, because the deadline for getting on next year’s ballot has passed, the newspaper notes.Right now, it doesn’t seem likely the measure would be approve&mdasha February poll showed 59 percent of the state’s voters oppose it.And, even if the measure did pass, an OK by Congress and the state legislature would be constitutionally required before the “Six Californias” concept could take effect.Nonetheless, some see the idea as an opportunity for the financially challenged and politically divided state to regroup into smaller, more cohesive units: Jefferson, the northern part of the state, excluding Sacramento; North California, … [Read more...] about Venture capitalist’s plan to carve California into 6 states is likely to go before voters
Greg Bensinger, The Washington Post Published 3:56 pm PDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 Google has grown in the public's imagination through products like its Waymo self-driving vehicles, package-delivering drones, Pixel smartphones and Chrome Web browser. But at day's end, the business runs on advertising. That's why investors punished the Silicon Valley giant for showing cracks in its ad sales for this year's first quarter. Shares of Google's parent, Alphabet, tumbled by more than 7% in after-hours trading Monday after the firm said growth in advertising sales slowed to 15% from a year earlier, compared with 20 percent in the prior quarter and 24% a year ago. It marked the slowest ad sales growth in more than three years, suggesting marketers are sending their dollars elsewhere. Google is the largest player in digital advertising, with a 31 percent market share, followed by Facebook at 20%, according to research firm eMarketer. The company's sales also disappointed. Revenue … [Read more...] about Google parent Alphabet’s stock tumbles on slow advertising growth
August 31, 2018 11:02 PM SHARE The giant fires of 2018 have joined the record books. The Carr Fire is the sixth most destructive fire of all time. See which wildfires have burned the most structures in California history. Sharon Okada Dead and live trees and the sun behind a cloud of smoke as Yosemite National Park remains clouded in smoke from the Ferguson fire, on August 1, 2018. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Gary Coronado TNS 1 of 2 i By Taryn Luna [email protected] The California Legislature passed a sweeping proposal to address wildfires despite warnings that the legislation would raise energy bills for customers across the state.Amid calls from PG&E for a legislative response to wildfires that killed more than a dozen Californians and destroyed thousands of homes over the last year, lawmakers approved a bill that makes it easier for utility companies to recover wildfire costs from ratepayers. The measure also designates $1 … [Read more...] about Wildfire bill to aid PG&E clears Legislature despite ratepayer concerns
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