On a recent summer morning in Mendota, a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, the sun glared down from a cloudless sky. The temperature was heading toward 101 degrees, and it had hit 106 a few days before—not unlike the blistering heat that blanketed much of the West Coast over Labor Day weekend. While […]
Germany’s Vorwerk Group has acquired Neato Robotics, a Silicon Valley maker of vacuum bots and other smart robots for the home, for an undisclosed price. It’s another sign that the combination of robotics and artificial intelligence is heading up. Newark, California-based Neato has been working on artificial intelligence technology since its founding in 2005, and the […]
Four 2017 novels disrupt our obsession with Silicon Valley, and our romance with capitalism.
A decade of genre-busting innovation from Silicon Valley has us primed for transformative companies. But those expectations are killing fledgling startups.
President Trump left some world leaders speechless. Congress has healthcare watchers on the edge of their seats over a late attempt to repeal Obamacare. And a Central Valley water district puts Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious plumbing plan in danger. There’s a lot to cover across the nation and here...
In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.
By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Sarah Nicholls of Central Valley High School and Coeur D'Alene Area Swim Team has made a verbal commitment to Notre Dame for 2018-19. Read the full story on SwimSwam: 1:01/2:13 Breaststroker Sarah Nicholls Verbally Commits to Fighting Irish
At its most basic level, a trash can “has to work,” says Julie Carlson, founder and editor in chief of Remodelista. But that doesn’t mean it can’t please the eye. When Carlson moved from Mill Valley, California, to a Brooklyn apartment about two years ago, she lost her in-cabinet waste bin and had to find […]
A physician assistant who worked at a Fountain Valley medical clinic has been convicted of federal drug-trafficking charges for writing prescriptions for narcotics without a medical purpose, authorities said on Tuesday. A federal jury...Show More Summary
Anthony Bourdain, world-trotting chef and noted lover of San Francisco's most classic establishments, likes his city bodegas just fine.
One week ago we said that Category 1 storm clouds are gathering over what has traditionally been one of the most lucrative, and perhaps only profitable, sectors to come out of Silicon Valley in decades: online advertising. We directed...Show More Summary
To his family, Matt Cwiertny was one in a million, and it was a one-in-a-million disease that took down the 24-year-old in October 2009. From the day the 22-year-old graphic artist walked into an emergency room with a common case of mononucleosis, to his death two years later from an extremely rare immune disorder, complicated by […]
Crossing the social media divides isn’t common in Silicon Valley, so it’s notable that Twitter and Microsoft have played a spot of musical chairs with their boards. Twitter board member Hugh Johnston — day job: Pepsi vice chairman and CFO — has left Twitter’s board to join Microsoft’s board as of today. Johnston’s replacement at the microblogging… Read More
Kevin Durant and his business partner, Rich Kleiman, spoke about their investments in various Silicon Valley companies at Tuesday’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, but not before the Golden State Warriors star attempted to explain his recent social media snafu. Show More Summary
It felt like a scene from the HBO parody "Silicon Valley," but the speaker on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Tuesday morning was real, as was the dog harnessed to his chest. It's not entirely clear why Sebastian Thrun, a legendary tech entrepreneur and inventor, chose to appear wearing a dog. Show More Summary
The safest place you could be last Thursday, Sept. 14, was Claim Jumper Restaurant. The popular eatery was swarming with police officers, SWAT members, police dogs and firefighters. It was also packed with residents as the Fountain Valley Police Department held its annual Tip-A-Cop event, a fundraiser for the Southern California Special Olympics. Each year, […]
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – September 19, 2017 – For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. Show More Summary
Today (Tuesday September 19, 2017), an elite group of billionaires will spend a few hours in California’s Central Valley at a privately owned pond testing an entirely new form of surfing content production. The work will be performed on a specially designed “set” where every “variable” can be accounted for and controlled. The actors will […]
Whoa The future of buses is looking driverless, emissions-free, and electric. Earlier this month, Silicon Valley electric bus manufacturer Proterra scored a new world record for longest distance driven on a single charge. Covered with...Show More Summary
Longstanding plans by San Diego televangelist Morris Cerullo to transform an aging Mission Valley hotel into a $160-million religious-themed retreat and conference center failed to win support from the San Diego City Council on Monday after some members raised concerns about the potential for increased...