WTF California: Antioch Mayor Blaming Businesses for Crime Highlights He is Public Nuisance

On this episode of WTF California podcast, we discuss the City of Antioch where Mayor Lamar Thorpe claims the businesses are the problem at Sycamore Square and he will announce his plan later Monday. Just a week after two other councilmembers introduced their own plans including hiring more Antioch Police Officers. We talk about several shootings across the Bay Area including Concord on Highway 4, San Jose, San Rafael and others. Governor Gavin Newsom signs bill banning police from posting mugshots of low level crimes on social media. San Francisco possibly to implement “congestion pricing’ while at the same time seek to build more housing that will create more congestion. Plus more.
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LIVE: Newsom announces state employee vaccine verification program

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- California health officials have announced a vaccine verification and testing program that will be implemented for all state employees starting in August. Workers will need to have evidence of vaccination by August 2. Anyone state employees who are unvaccinated will have to undergo mandated COVID-19...
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Rain and lightning in the Bay Area forecast: Is this normal?

A strong monsoonal surge will bring a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms to California this week, increasing the risk of wildfire ignitions at a time when multiple large blazes are already tearing across a parched landscape. While there's a high chance for thunderstorms in the Sierra Nevada, the probability...
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Will San Jose’s Vietnamese Heritage Garden ever blossom?

When a group of Vietnamese leaders came up with the idea of a heritage garden almost 40 years ago, the vision was grand. The Viet Heritage Garden in San Jose was supposed to be a cultural oasis featuring mini-replicas of different historical Vietnamese landmarks, a reflection pond and a pathway to a community center. Today, the garden... The post Will San Jose’s Vietnamese Heritage Garden ever blossom? appeared first on San José Spotlight.
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Franklin OL Fisher Anderson commits to Stanford

Another Franklin Admiral offensive lineman is heading out to California to further his football career. This time, it's Fisher Anderson, a four-star offensive tackle and rising senior. He has chosen Stanford as his next stop, joining former teammate and 2021 graduate Jason Amsler. Amsler is a walk-on with the Cardinals.
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Box unwraps its answer to the $3.8B e-signature market: Box Sign

The launch comes five months after the Redwood City, California-based company agreed to acquire e-signature startup SignRequest for $55 million. Box CEO Aaron Levie told TechCrunch the company is already securing content management for 100,000 businesses, and Box Sign represents “a breakthrough product for the company” — a new category in which Box can help customers with business processes.
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Biohackers Are Working to Make Insulin 98% Cheaper

“When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it came as quite a surprise. As time went on, I became more aware that my life was actually hanging from a very thin thread.”. Anthony di Franco, founder of the Open Insulin Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing an open-source, affordable model of insulin production, is being less hyperbolic than you might think. Millions of diabetics in the United States can empathize with the sentiment, which he recently expressed to Freethink in a video interview from June.
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Pain in the Pump, Why Are CA Gas Prices So High And When Will the Pain Stop?

If you’ve gone to the pump to fill up your car lately in California, and especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may have noticed extremely high gas prices. I gathered data on gas prices from several gas stations around the Bay Area in early July, 2021. Prices in the Bay Area were as high as $4.23 per gallon at the stations I visited. In San Francisco proper, the prices can easily exceed $5 per gallon. When I went to fill up with 16 gallons of fuel during a recent stop, the price of the fillup was $68.
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Bay Area Outdoors: 4 gorgeous redwoods hikes to soothe the soul

There is something soothing about hiking among coast redwoods, the tallest tree species on Earth. Their feathery canopies provide cool shade in the summer sun and an escape into centuries-old worlds, where misty fog dampens thick, braided bark and the air smells sweet, fresh and clean. And you don’t have...