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Ex-Inmate Charged With Sending Poison To California Prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Eastern European man who authorities say sent a Christmas card to the Unabomber has been indicted on charges of mailing packages of a potentially deadly poison to a California state prison, officials said Friday. A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Vladislav Victorvic Timoshchuk on charges of mailing two envelopes containing ricin to Pelican Bay State Prison in July. One was addressed to the warden and came with note warning in all capital letters that it ...
Tags: News, Colorado, California, Local, San Francisco, Ap, United States, San Diego, Belarus, Kaczynski, Anaheim, Sacramento Calif, YOLO, Anaheim Police Department, Pelican Bay State Prison, Pelican Bay

What’s the state of black film today? These experts explore the range of African-American movie achievements

Melvin Van Peebles had directed a few short films in the late ’50s when he left San Francisco for Hollywood with the goal of trading his day job on a cable car for a career behind the camera. “They said, ‘We don’t need cable car operators as film directors,’” said his son Mario Van Peebles, a second-generation filmmaker, as he introduced a newly restored version of his father’s first feature “The Story of a Three-Day Pass” at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 16. “He said, ‘No,...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, California, France, New York City, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Selma

Senior Urban Designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in San Francisco, CA

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Tags: US, San Francisco, San Francisco CA, Skidmore Owings, Merrill LLP

New I Street Bridge Design Unveiled

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The new design for the replacement I Street Bridge was unveiled on Friday. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and other officials unveiled the new design at a press conference at 9 a.m. Take a look at some more of the renderings: — City of Sacramento (@TheCityofSac) February 21, 2020 Nine new, modern designs have been under consideration. San Francisco-based architecture firm T.Y. Lin International was selected to de...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, San Francisco, Darrell Steinberg, Doris Matsui, Sacramento News, West Sacramento News, I Street Bridge, T Y Lin International

Verizon just became the third major sponsor to pull out of one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year over coronavirus fears (VZ, T, IBM)

Verizon has become the third major company to pull out of the RSA Conference, one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year, over coronavirus concerns. AT&T left the trade show on Thursday and IBM pulled out last Friday – 14 sponsors and exhibitors have now withdrawn. The Mayor of San Francisco – which has no confirmed cases – issued a statement urging conference-goers to "set an example to prevent fear, rumors, and misinformation." Telecom giants' pullout of cybersecurity trade show fol...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Asia, London, Congress, California, China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Barcelona, Canada, United States, Ibm, Rsa

Immigration raids raise age-old states’ rights issues

SACRAMENTO – The Trump administration is continuing its fight against those sanctuary cities in California and elsewhere that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities who seek to deport illegal immigrants. The term is vague, and policies vary, but these localities won’t hand over these immigrants for deportation if they’ve been detained for low-level crimes. The president blasted these places in his State of the Union address, and has supported policies from withholding federal f...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Arizona, New Orleans, Associated Press, States, Border Patrol, Trump, Northern California, Los Angeles County

A San Francisco startup designs voice-activated furniture that's stored in the ceiling and can drop when you tell it to. Here's how Bumblebee Spaces' systems work.

A San Francisco startup designs modules that store your bed, closet, desk, and nightstand in the ceiling that can be lowered on your command. The systems are also outfitted with AI that "can learn from your preferences and routine." Bumblebee Spaces was cofounded in 2017 by Tesla and Apple veteran Sankarshan Murthy. The company has four projects with San Francisco developers, one of which currently has two-bedrooms — that can be turned into three-bedrooms thanks to the startup's tech — availab...
Tags: Apple, Craigslist, Navy, New York City, Disney, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Mission, Bay Area, Solutions, Mickey, Dogpatch, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Valor Equity Partners, Murthy

New I Street Bridge Design Being Unveiled On Friday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The new design for the replacement I Street Bridge is being unveiled on Friday. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and other officials are scheduled to unveil the new design at a press conference at 9 a.m. Nine new, modern designs have been under consideration. San Francisco-based architecture firm T.Y. Lin International was selected to design and build the new bridge, which is expected to be complete by 2022. An effort to replace the aging I Stre...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, San Francisco, Darrell Steinberg, Doris Matsui, Sacramento News, West Sacramento News, I Street Bridge, T Y Lin International

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Search & Local Updates, New Bing Webmaster Tools, EAT, BBB, Maps Spam & More

This week I did the recap video from the United lounge in San Francisco airport. So I prerecorded it and scheduled it to go live Friday morning because I want to get this video out early and I don't land until around 7am Friday...
Tags: San Francisco, Seo, United, Search Buzz Video Round Recap

California Home Sales Maintain Last Year’s Momentum in January, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 395,550 in January on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.7 percent from December and up 10.3 percent from January 2019. – January’s statewide median home price was $575,160, down 6.5 percent from December and up 7.1 percent from January 2019. – The statewide Unsold Inventory Index was 3.4 months in January, up from 2.5 months in December but down from 4.6 months in January 2019. Los Angeles, CA – Feb. 19, 2020 (PRNewswire) Continue...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, United States, San Diego, Kings, Nevada, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Sonoma

Inside the 3-floor New York City penthouse ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann is selling for $37.5 million

Since he was ousted from WeWork six months ago, former CEO Adam Neumann has kept a low profile, mostly staying hidden from the public eye. Now, Neumann is putting a massive chunk of his property in New York City for sale. The units for sale — a three-floor penthouse suite and a second duplex apartment — are listed together for $37.5 million. Neumann faced scrutiny after WeWork's IPO filing brought into question the CEO's leadership, business model, and conflicts of interests. The IPO has since...
Tags: New York, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Manhattan, WeWork, Business Insider, Trump, Neumann, Greenwich Village, Adam Neumann, Mike Bloomberg, Gramercy Park, Irving Place, Miguel McKelvey

Warriors' early reviews on Andrew Wiggins filled with deserved praise

SAN FRANCISCO -- It has been four games now, long enough for Andrew Wiggins to play down to his reputation. Wiggins has played well above average and miles beyond advertised during his first two weeks with the Warriors, acceptable-to-good on defense and downright efficient on offense. "People have said he's overrated, for a couple years," coach Steve Kerr said after the loss.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Golden State Warriors, Andrew Wiggins, Wiggins, Steve Kerr

Tillie leads No. 2 Gonzaga over San Francisco 71-54

For the second time this season, San Francisco led second-ranked Gonzaga at halftime, and for the second time the Bulldogs needed a big second half to rally for a victory. Gonzaga coach Mark Few had a few words for his team at halftime Thursday night. ''Just be us,'' Few said after the Zags beat San Francisco 71-54.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Basketball, Gonzaga, Bulldogs, Zags, Mark Few, Tillie

California Sues Trump Administration To Block Water Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction. The federal rules govern how much water can be pumped out of the watersheds of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, which flow from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the San Francisco Bay and provide the state wit...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento River, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, San Joaquin, Sierra Nevada, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Bakersfield, Pierre, Sacramento Calif

EV fleet management gets another venture-backed contender as Electriphi raises $3.5 million

Electriphi, a provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles, has joined the scrum of startups looking to provide services to the growing number of electric vehicle fleets in the U.S. The San Francisco-based company has just raised $3.5 million in seed funding from investors including Wireframe Ventures, the Urban Innovation Fund, and Blackhorn Ventures. Lemnos Labs and Acario Innovation also participated in the round. Electriphi’s pitch has resonated with...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, California, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Electric Vehicles, Software Development, North America, Charging Stations, Sacramento Calif, Twin Rivers Unified School District, Sybase, Tibco, Versata

Why Does It Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco?

As California’s governor vows to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, housing ‘insanity’ stands in the way.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Affordable Housing, Gavin, Newsom, Homeless Persons

California Mandate For Solar Panels On Homes’ Roofs Tested

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s mandate for rooftop solar panels on all new low-rise homes was tested for the first time on Thursday when regulators approved a Sacramento utility’s proposal to give homeowners an alternative to installing rooftop solar. Over the objections of environmentalist activists, the California Energy Commission approved the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s plan to build its own large-scale solar site that homeowners can tap into, forgoing the need to install...
Tags: California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Sacramento County, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Scott Wiener, Assembly, Sacramento Calif, California Energy Commission, Kevin Kiley, Andrew McAllister, Los Angeles Department of Water Power, Janea Scott, Steve Lins

Studio City marathoner outruns anguish of scleroderma

Greg Cohen in Encino, CA Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Cohen has Scleroderma, a rare, incurable and disfiguring auto-immune disease characterized by hardening of the skin which makes each step painful. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Greg Cohen has a running tattoo on his leg. Cohen has Scleroderma, a rare, incurable and disfiguring auto-immune disease characterized by hardening of the skin which makes each step painful. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, News, La, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Healthcare, Philadelphia, Local News, Joe, Cohen, Tarzana

Coronavirus Fears Prompt Facebook Gaming, Oculus to Pull Out of GDC 2020

Facebook will not be participating in this year's Game Developers Conference, March 16 through 20 in San Francisco, due to concerns over Covid-19, more commonly known as coronavirus. The company said it is removing the Facebook Gaming and Oculus booth footprints from the Moscone Center floor and advising against its employees traveling during the event....
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Advertising, San Francisco, Moscone Center, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Gaming, COVID

Leaked memo: Crux Informatics, a data startup backed by Goldman Sachs and Two Sigma, is warning its ex-employees not to talk to reporters

Crux Informatics, which raised tens of millions from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, and Citi, has overhauled its executive and technology teams since it was founded in last 2017, as outlined in a recent article by Business Insider. After the article ran, Crux sent a memo to former Crux employees who had signed severance agreements telling them that the startup "will not hesitate to enforce its legal remedies" if former employees share non-public information or disparage the company.  Binding non-di...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Trends, Goldman Sachs, WeWork, Citi, Crux, Two Sigma, Crux Informatics, Sigma Goldman, Goldman Sachs Two Sigma, Marie Sonde, Pablo Cerrilla

AT&T is joining IBM in pulling out from one of the biggest cybersecurity conferences of the year over coronavirus fears (IBM, MSFT, T)

AT&T has become the second big company to withdraw from one of cybersecurity's largest events, the annual RSA Conference, which is set to open next week in San Francisco. Other big companies like Microsoft and Cisco say they are still in, but monitoring updates.  San Francisco has no confirmed cases of the virus, but security conference cancellations follow Facebook pulling a marketing summit in the city.  The RSA conference organizers have said that it will provide "ample hand sanitizers" and...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Asia, Microsoft, California, China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Barcelona, United States, Bill Gates, Ibm, Rsa

Coronavirus concerns push Facebook and Sony to skip the year's biggest gathering for video game makers (FB, SNE)

Facebook, the Facebook-owned Oculus, and Sony will no longer attend the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to health and travel concerns caused by the coronavirus outbreak. GDC 2020 is scheduled to be held in San Francisco's Moscone Center from March 16 to 20. Facebook had already cancelled an event it had planned at the Moscone Center one week earlier. A statement from GDC said the event would include additional on-site measures to prevent the spread of disease, and the organizers said they ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Cdc, France, China, Boston, US, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Sony, GDC, Moscone Center, Facebook The Facebook, FB SNE, Department of Public Health WHO

Bonnie MacLean, Psychedelic Poster Artist, Is Dead at 80

The posters she made for concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco helped define the 1960s.
Tags: Art, News, San Francisco, Graham, Posters, MacLean, Deaths (Obituaries, Pop and Rock Music, San Francisco (Calif, Bill (1931-91, Bonnie (1939-2020, Fillmore Auditorium, Bonnie MacLean

Kevin Kelly discusses "Fall, or Dodge in Hell" with author Neal Stephenson

I really enjoyed this interview that Kevin Kelly conducted with sci-fi author, Neal Stephenson, as part of The Long Now Foundation's salon series at The Interval in San Francisco. During the one hour exchange, these two inspiring thinkers discuss Neal's latest book, Fall, or Dodge in Hell, some of the inspirations behind it, and how some of these technologies may come to pass. Half of the video is Q&A with the audience. Here is the cover slap copy for the book: Fall, or Dodge in Hell" is pure...
Tags: Science Fiction, Video, News, San Francisco, Dodge, Neal Stephenson, Neal, Kevin Kelly, Speculative Fiction, Long Now Foundation

Creator of copy and paste command, Larry Tesler, dies aged 74

Scientist copied the printing technique of physically cutting and glueing printed textTributes have been paid to Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who introduced the cut, copy and paste commands, after his death at age 74. The Stanford University graduate, who was a pioneer of early computing, died on Monday in San Francisco.He worked for blue-chip firms including Apple, Amazon and Yahoo. Tesler appropriately began his Silicon Valley career at photocopying company Xerox’s Palo Alto Research C...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Steve Jobs, San Francisco, Xerox, Computing, Silicon Valley, Computer science and IT, Stanford University, Apple Amazon, Palo Alto Research Center PARC, Tesler, Larry Tesler

Most IT professionals want to replace passwords with something better, but the industry can't agree on what that is

Passwords are cumbersome, ineffective, and involved in 80% of hacking data breaches – but they are deeply entrenched in our personal and work cultures.  New research shows companies are working to get rid of passwords entirely, while new AI technologies can now authenticate identities by voice patterns or even how you text.   Next week 45,000 cybersecurity professionals convene in San Francisco to show off the latest tech vying to replace passwords – but can the security industry find consensu...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Gartner, Silicon Valley, McAfee, Aetna, Yubico, Frank Abagnale, Abagnale, FIDO Alliance, Ponemon Institute, Trusona, Steve Povolny

These Topless Protestors Interrupted Bernie Sanders’ Nevada Rally With A Message About Milk

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been arrested in his share of protests over the years. The Senator from Vermont and current presidential candidate has been a vocal proponent of non-violent direct action in pursuit of justice — he even hired one of the activists protesting rival candidate Vice President Joe Biden as an Iowa caucus organizer. But on Sunday, Sanders found himself on the receiving end when a group of topless women activists with the Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), a group who objects ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Iowa, Nevada, Biden, Civil rights movement, Vermont, Martin Luther King Jr, San Francsico, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Ben Cohen

2 Groups Leave California Bases After Coronavirus Quarantines End

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (AP) – More than 115 people ended their two-week quarantines at a pair of California military bases where they had been living since flying out of China during a deadly viral outbreak. None of those leaving Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego and Travis Air Force Base northeast of San Francisco on Thursday have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and they don’t pose any health risk, officials said. A group of 63 people were released from Miramar, the last ...
Tags: News, California, China, Local, San Francisco, San Diego, Wuhan, Miramar, Travis, Travis Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Coronavirus, Centers for Disease Control Meanwhile

A strange bedfellows alliance on bail reform repeal in California

Senate Bill 10, passed by the Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, violated one of the unwritten rules of making public policy in California. The measure, one of several criminal justice reforms championed by Brown during his second governorship, would eliminate cash bail for those accused of crimes in favor of a new “risk assessment” program. Criminal justice reformers have clamored for years to eliminate cash bail, saying it discriminates against poor defendants who lack th...
Tags: New York, California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Farmers, Bill, Jerry Brown, Bernie Sanders, Brown, Capitol, Legislature

IRS Seeks $9 Billion in Taxes From Facebook Over Sale of IP to Subsidiary in Ireland

The taxman is knocking on the door in Menlo Park, Calif., and he's carrying a pretty big bucket. The IRS brought Facebook to trial in a tax court in San Francisco this week, alleging that the social network owes over $9 billion in taxes for understating the value of intellectual property that it sold to...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, San Francisco, Ireland, Irs, Menlo Park Calif, Social Pro Daily