California can’t set higher auto emissions standards, Trump says – CNNPolitics

  “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER,” Trump tweeted. The President made the announcement while visiting California for fundraisers. He was in his hotel in Los Angeles when he sent […]

Subway Got Too Big. Franchisees Paid a Price.

A Subway in Queens.CreditCreditAn Rong Xu for The New York Times Operators say they’ve lost their stores to conflicted managers over petty infractions, like cucumbers sliced too thick and sabotaged meatball bags. A Subway in Queens.CreditCreditAn Rong Xu for The New York Times Manoj Tripathi couldn’t shake the feeling that someone had a vendetta against […]

This new California law is supposed to protect immigrant home cooks. It may help tech giants instead – Los Angeles Times

How many dumplings equal a “meal”? I’ve personally pondered this question because the number of dumplings I want to eat rarely corresponds with the recommended serving size. But this question also happens to come up when you read the text of California Assembly Bill 626, a new law decriminalizing the sale of home-cooked food. The […]

Rare L.A. mega-storm could overwhelm dam and flood dozens of cities, experts say – Los Angeles Times

Scientists call it California’s “other big one,” and they say it could cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake ripping along the San Andreas Fault. Although it might sound absurd to those who still recall five years of withering drought and mandatory water restrictions, researchers and engineers warn that California may be […]

Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday, citing reports […]

Republicans Appear Headed For a Wipeout in Orange County

Photo: Getty The Republican Party in California has been on life support for quite some time. There are no elected Republicans in statewide offices. Democrats have held the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature for the last eight years, and in the 2018 midterms, the party gained supermajorities across the entire legislature. 2018 was […]

Thousand Oaks shooting: Multiple fatalities at Borderline Bar including deputy – The Washington Post

BREAKING: Authorities identified the attacker in the shooting as Ian David Long, 28. A gunman opened fire inside a crowded country-music bar late Wednesday in Southern California, killing a dozen people, a toll that included a sheriff’s deputy who had rushed inside to confront the shooter, police said. The gunman was later found dead inside. […]

Behind the scenes at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s tech extravaganza – SFChronicle.com

  hearst/templates/premium/article/content/gallery.tpl e hearst/templates/premium/article/content/gallery.tpl It was the week before Dreamforce, the conference extravaganza organized by Salesforce, and the tech company’s design team was listening to a recording of animals chirping and cooing in the woods. “I’m wondering if we could tone down the woodpecker a little,” said Brigitte Donner, chairwoman of Dreamforce, which will fill […]

How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million – The New York Times

On a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom to find Gwyneth Paltrow. She was sitting at one of their desks, fitting in not at all, using her phone, as they took their seats along with guests they brought to class that day — wives, mothers, boyfriends. Each seat […]

Mountain View’s unusual rule for Facebook: No free food – SFChronicle.com

When Facebook moves into its new offices in Mountain View this fall, a signature Silicon Valley perk will be missing — there won’t be a corporate cafeteria with free food for about 2,000 employees. In an unusual move, the city barred companies from fully subsidizing meals inside the offices, which are part of the Village […]