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  • Feds Creating Robots for Old People

    12/13/2014 12:04:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is financing the creation of robots that can assist the elderly and make sure they are eating healthily.A nearly $800,000 project from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pairing the University of Pennsylvania with a robot company to create the machines, which will be able to deliver glasses of water to senior citizens.The government said that the project is necessary due to a demographic crisis in America where soon there will not be enough young people to take care of their elders.“This Partnership For Innovation project develops and tests the use of service robots to monitor and...
  • Drone Video Captures Apple's Campus 2 "Spaceship" Under Construction

    09/02/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    It looks like Stonehenge. A doughnut. A giant sand castle. Those were just some of the comments a new drone video taken with a GoPro camera of the futuristic Apple Campus 2 was garnering after the eight-minute raw piece was posted to YouTube. As of Monday, the aerial image of the campus under construction in Cupertino on Tantau Avenue had more than 1.3 million views and 500 comments. "Wow, this looks huge," Dustin W. Stout wrote in the comments section of the video. "I've seen mockups previously of what the site is going to look like, but seeing it like...
  • Inside Apple's spaceship HQ [video]

    11/20/2013 8:30:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 11-20-13 | Josh Lipton
    Sneak peak at the physical model of Apple's new Silicon Valley "spaceship" complex. The new campus is 176 acres and carries an estimated cost of $3 to $5 billion.
  • Cupertino triple homicide suspect shot and killed (Shareef Allman)

    10/06/2011 8:57:44 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6 October 2011 | Lisa Fernandez and Mark Gomez
    Shareef Allman, the man suspected of killing three and wounding seven in a shooting spree, has been shot and killed in a Sunnyvale neighborhood... 8:40 a.m.: Law enforcement sources confirmed suspect is dead Law enforcement sources have confirmed triple homicide suspect Shareef Allman has been shot and killed in Sunnyvale. Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting that happened at about 7:20 a.m. in Sunnyvale, according to Lt. Rick Sung
  • 2 dead, six wounded in shooting at Cupertino quarry, gunman still on the loose

    10/05/2011 8:36:49 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/05/11 | Mark Gomez
    A massive manhunt is underway this morning after an employee of a Cupertino quarry walked into an early morning meeting and opened fire, killing two and wounding six, according to Santa Clara County sheriff's officials. Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the suspect, an employee of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant, then attempted to carjack a woman at Homestead Road and Tantau Avenue and shot her. She was taken to a nearby hospital and he fled into the neighborhood. The shooter has been identified as Shareef Allman, 45.
  • Steve Jobs makes surprise presentation on new hi-tech Apple headquarters

    06/09/2011 9:27:14 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/11 | Pueng Vongs
    Steve Jobs makes surprise presentation on new hi-tech Apple headquarters Pueng Vongs, Y! SF Editor Apple CEO Steve Jobs made an unannounced visit to the June 7 City Council meeting in Cupertino, home of the computer giant, to reveal plans for a new, state-of-the-art Apple headquarters, reports the Cupertino Courier. The stunning design resembles a "spaceship;" it will be four stories and house 12,000. "I think we do have a shot at building the best office building in the world," says Jobs, who also made a rare appearance earlier in the week at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The current Apple...
  • iPhone security “broken” - business users take note

    07/23/2009 9:01:39 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 1,044+ views
    Tech Crunch ^ | 07/23/09 | Devin Coldewey
    An Apple expert and hacker has shown that the iPhone, in all its various forms and moltings, is child’s play to compromise. This comes despite assurances from Apple regarding the 3GS’s encryption feature. Bad news for businesspeople of the 21st century, who have glommed onto the iPhone and its service halo like no other device. The wonder-phone has certainly changed the way smartphones and other devices are made, but this isn’t the first time Apple’s security measures have been described as being seriously lacking. It seems that with a little creative coding, or access to an insecure computer, the iPhone...
  • California Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally - October 19, 2008

    10/16/2008 7:18:18 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 586+ views
    Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally Restore Marriage ... Protect Children Sunday October 19 , 2008 Sponsered by Chinese Church Alliance Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Cupertino (21267 Stevens Creek Blvd... across the street from De Anza College) Poster Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Apple Expanding in Cupertino (50-ACRE ADDITION FOR 3,500 WORKERS)

    04/20/2006 9:20:31 AM PDT · by CAWats · 8 replies · 329+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/20/2006 | Michele Chandler and Julie Patel
    Steve Jobs, the billionaire co-founder of Apple Computer, made a surprise appearance at the Cupertino City Council meeting this week to announce his company's plans to build a second major campus on 50 acres. Jobs, whose announcements normally command legions of onlookers on the international stage, said Apple's growth over the past six years sent the company scrounging for space to hold employees. ``We've rented every scrap of building we can find in Cupertino to put our people, and they just keep getting further and further away from the campus,'' Jobs said Tuesday. Wearing his signature jeans and a black...
  • Apple CEO says plans new campus in California

    04/19/2006 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Panerai · 87 replies · 1,096+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/19/2006
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is planning to build a new, 50-acre campus near its present headquarters in Cupertino, California, company Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. "What's happened at Apple is that our business has basically tripled in the last five or six years," Jobs said on Tuesday evening at a Cupertino city council meeting, which was recorded and viewable as an archived Webcast. He said the company "has gone from $6 billion in sales to $20 billion in sales, basically." Analysts expect Apple to post $20.3 billion in revenue for its...
  • What flight? (Thomas Sowell hits one again)

    11/24/2005 4:37:29 PM PST · by Sonny M · 42 replies · 3,108+ views
    TownHall ^ | Nov 24, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    "The New White Flight" was the title of an eye-opening article in the November 20th issue of the Wall Street Journal. It was about a high school in Cupertino, California, where a growing Asian American student population is causing rising academic standards -- and causing many white parents to withdraw their children from the school and some to move out of the community. The school has some of the highest test scores in the state. But, although everybody is in favor of high academic standards in the abstract, not everyone is in favor of having to struggle to meet those...
  • Settlement Vindicates Use of Historical Religious Documents in Classroom

    08/18/2005 8:50:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies · 1,142+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 17 Aug 05 | Jim Brown
    Settlement Vindicates Use of Historical Religious Documents in Classroom By Jim Brown August 17, 2005 (AgapePress) - A settlement has been reached in a case involving a California elementary school teacher who was barred from distributing American history documents because they contained references to God and religion. The Alliance Defense Fund and the Cupertino School District have reached a settlement in which the district has agreed to no longer censor teacher Steven Williams because he is a Christian. Officials at Stevens Creek Elementary had prohibited Williams from providing fifth-grade students with supplemental readings such as William Penn's Frame of Government...
  • Settlement: Historical American documents can be taught in Cupertino (CA) schools

    08/15/2005 7:01:18 AM PDT · by dukeman · 10 replies · 1,625+ views
    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund and the Cupertino Union School District filed a settlement agreement today in the lawsuit Williams v. Vidmar. "We are pleased that this matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Kevin Theriot. "The school district is to be commended for agreeing that their policy allows teachers, no matter what their religious beliefs, to use handouts of historical significance that have religious content, like the Declaration of Independence." ADF attorneys filed the lawsuit in federal court against the district in November of last year on...
  • The iPod Flea

    07/29/2005 10:23:46 AM PDT · by LNewman · 6 replies · 826+ views
    Layers Magazine ^ | N/A | Multiple (video)
    Like your music miniscule? Then check out this wacky “what-if” video that recently aired at the Mac Design conference, produced by the slightly unstable minds of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals staff.
  • 'Declaration' lawsuit proceeds--Handout of Jefferson's document barred due to God reference

    04/30/2005 3:45:04 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 11 replies · 555+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/30/05 | World Net Daily
    A federal judge allowed a history teacher's lawsuit to proceed against school-district officials who barred him from providing supplemental handouts to students – including the Declaration of Independence – because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion. Stephen Williams' claim against officials with the Cupertino Union School District in California was approved by Judge James Ware in San Jose, who wrote in his order "Williams has sufficiently alleged the deprivation of a constitutional right to Equal Protection of the law." "The judge's ruling means the case will move ahead as we believed it would," said Kevin Theriot...
  • Judge tosses bulk of Christian teacher's suit

    04/29/2005 8:23:59 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 12 replies · 507+ views
    sacbee ^ | 4-29-05
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge is dismissing the bulk of a lawsuit brought by a fifth-grade teacher who claims his lesson plan is being censored by his superiors because he is a Christian. Stephen Williams, who teaches at Stevens Creek Elementary School in Cupertino, filed suit in November claiming Principal Patricia Vidmar and other officials illegally restricted his teachings, which included presenting historical documents referencing God. U.S. District Judge James Ware, in dismissing much of Williams' suit on Thursday, said Williams' speech rights were not restricted because "teachers do not have a First Amendment right to determine what...
  • CA: Teacher's lawsuit moves forward (Cupertino/Stevens Creek Elementary)

    04/29/2005 9:11:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,088+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/29/05 | Sandra Gonzales
    In a case that put the national spotlight on Cupertino, a federal court ruling Thursday pushed forward a fifth-grade teacher's discrimination lawsuit against the Cupertino Union School District. Stephen J. Williams, a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary School, filed a lawsuit in November, claiming Principal Patricia Vidmar and other district officials violated his constitutional rights when they restricted his use of excerpts from historical documents that contained references to God. Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Ware denied the district's motion to dismiss the central claim to Williams' case, in which he states he was treated differently because he is a...
  • Was the Declaration of Independence Banned in a California School

    03/25/2005 7:02:17 PM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies · 687+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Mar 25,2005
    HOUSES OF WORSHIP Faith and the Fifth Grade Did a California school ban the Declaration of Independence? Not quite. BY NAOMI SCHAEFER REILY Friday, March 25, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST Many of us remember the headline, "Declaration of Independence banned from classroom." Just before Thanksgiving, the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit against the Cupertino, Calif., school district and issued a press release with that claim at the top--and all hell broke loose. Talk radio and TV rushed to the aid of Steven Williams, a public-school teacher and professed Christian who had apparently suffered religious discrimination at the hands of a...
  • Cupertino teacher facing more sex charges

    03/05/2005 12:00:13 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 571+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/4/5 | Bay City News
    A music teacher at a Cupertino high school is back in jail today after an investigation revealed the man had more sexual relationships with students than authorities originally thought, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Rob Baker. Brett Bartlett, 25, was first arrested on Feb. 8 at Homestead High School, where he worked as a music and choir teacher. Bartlett was charged with one count of statutory rape in connection with a relationship he had with a 16-year-old girl between September of last year and Feb. 5. Bartlett also was charged with one count of statutory rape and...
  • MAN POSING AS WOMAN AT CUPERTINO MIDDLE SCHOOL ARRESTED

    02/10/2005 12:55:37 PM PST · by ambrose · 10 replies · 1,300+ views
    CBS5 ^ | 2.10.05
    MAN POSING AS WOMAN AT CUPERTINO MIDDLE SCHOOL ARRESTED 02/10/05 11:35 PST A Sunnyvale man has been arrested after he allegedly posed as a woman at various middle schools in the area and exposed himself to students, Santa Clara County sheriff's Deputy Terrance Helm said today. Jeffery Stuart Poe, 43, was arrested on Friday at his home after witnesses were able to write down his license plate number as he fled from a middle school the previous day, Helm said. Helm said during the month of January, many reports came in from Saratoga and Cupertino school officials, parents and students...
  • TROLLS ZOTTED: Parents, District Fighting Off Law Suit about Banning the Declaration of Independence

    02/06/2005 12:53:31 PM PST · by Cupertino Mom · 243 replies · 2,653+ views
    Cupertino Courier ^ | 2/2/05 | Alison Rost
    ... the district filed a motion on Jan. 31 to dismiss the lawsuit. The district said in the motion that there's no factual evidence to back Williams' claim that his constitutional rights were violated. The motion also countered Williams' argument that he and his lesson plans were singled out for review by Principal Patricia Vidmar because of his religion. The motion stated that parental complaints prompted the actions.
  • Community Stung by Publicity in Teacher's Case

    12/12/2004 10:04:55 AM PST · by SteveH · 19 replies · 944+ views
    The San Jose Merciry News ^ | 12/12/2004 | Luis Zaragosa and Connie Skipitares
    Stephen J. Williams wasn't looking for celebrity when he sued to bring Jesus Christ into his Cupertino classroom The fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary School made that clear after a national TV appearance: "I don't enjoy being at the center of attention." Buil Williams' story has been on TV and radio morning and night. He alleges Cupertino Union School District officials violated his civil rights by restricting his use of handouts with references to God and Jesus Christ. ...
  • Declaration Of Independence & The Cupertino Union School District (VANTITY)

    11/30/2004 11:12:51 AM PST · by capebuffalo · 10 replies · 806+ views
    Fox, Hannity
    Cupertino teacher, Steven Williams is suing the "excellent and diverse" (45 language) Cupertino Union School District for barring him from using excerpts from historical documents in his class room, because they contain a reference to God. You're witnessing a rewriting of American History. School administrators, the NEA, and the ACLU have decided that any reference to religion must be purged from school materials - including historical documents. The results of the recent election presents us with a window of opportunity to take on these gutless, revisionist, PC, and "elitist intellectuals" now. The Board e-mail address is board@cupertino.k12.ca.us The Supertindent of...
  • Lawsuit over Banning of Declaration of Independence

    11/27/2004 7:58:06 AM PST · by freespirited · 28 replies · 1,421+ views
    Click on the link for the first eight pages of the lawsuit filed by Stephen Williams, the teacher who has been banned from handing out the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents that contain "religious content" in his fifth grade class. According to the suit, Williams is the only teacher who must restrict his handouts to a list authorized by the principal. He alleges that she requires him to do this because she knows that he is an orthodox Christian.
  • Cupertino teacher sues district for barring religious references

    11/25/2004 6:41:21 PM PST · by LouAvul · 44 replies · 1,288+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-25-04
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - A public school teacher is suing his district and principal for barring him from using excerpts from historical documents in his classroom because they contain references to God and Christianity. Steven Williams, who teaches fifth grade at Stevens Creek Elementary School in the Cupertino Union School District, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Jose on Monday. In the suit, Williams argues that he had a First Amendment right to teach the history of the country and its founding fathers, which includes religious references. The lawsuit alleges the school's principal prevented Williams from using...
  • California teacher censored [for giving students Declaration of Independence to read]

    11/25/2004 8:32:07 AM PST · by XBob · 34 replies · 1,710+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund website ^ | 041123 | Alliance Defense Fund
    http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/story/?id=549 California teacher censored -------------------------------------------------------- Release Date: 2004-11-23 Primary Category: Religious Freedom ADF Media Relations 480-444-0020 California teacher censored School district forbids teacher from providing handouts that reference significant documents in U.S. history because they mention God CUPERTINO, Calif.—Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit yesterday against the Cupertino Union School District for prohibiting a teacher from providing supplemental handouts to students about American history because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion. “Throwing aside all common sense, the district has chosen to censor men such as George Washington and documents like the Declaration of Independence....
  • Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School

    11/24/2004 10:20:07 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 43 replies · 3,435+ views
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | 11/24/04 | Dan Whitcomb
    Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School Wed Nov 24, 2004 04:12 PM ET By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God -- including the Declaration of Independence. Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination on Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian. "It's a fact of American history that our founders were religious men, and...
  • Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School

    11/24/2004 8:01:22 PM PST · by ChildofReagan · 79 replies · 3,439+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 24, 2004 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God -- including the Declaration of Independence. Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination on Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian.
  • Declaration of Independence Banned

    11/24/2004 6:01:26 PM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 12,009+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 24, 2004
    Declaration of Independence Banned In the city of Cupertino, California, a fifth grade public school teacher at Stevens Creek School, Stephen Williams, has been prohibited by the principal from distributing the Declaration of Independence among other documents from the American Founding. Why? Because they mention God. Like the recent challenge to the Pledge of Allegiance, many Americans will view this as an outrage. It is. But it would be a mistake to think that striking down the Pledge or banning the Declaration or any other historical document from our public schools is a new development. The sad fact is...
  • Is Declaration of Independence unconstitutional?

    11/24/2004 9:23:53 AM PST · by RepCath · 71 replies · 2,238+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-23-2004 | World Net Daily
    In a season typified by lawsuits against manger scenes, crosses and even the words "Merry Christmas," a California case is taking the "separation of church and state" one step further – dealing with whether it's unconstitutional to read the Declaration of Independence in public school. Attorneys for the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit Monday against the Cupertino Union School District for prohibiting a teacher from providing supplemental handouts to students about American history because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion. "Throwing aside all common sense, the district has chosen to censor men such as George Washington...
  • Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School!

    11/24/2004 1:23:51 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 309 replies · 9,254+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 24, 2004 | Dan Whitcomb
    A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God -- including the Declaration of Independence. Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination on Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian. "It's a fact of American history that our founders were religious men, and to hide this fact from young fifth-graders in the name of political correctness is outrageous and shameful," said Williams' attorney, Terry...
  • Bomb plot figure dies in prison (Al Joseph DeGuzman, Ex-DeAnza College Student found hanged)

    08/07/2004 5:28:36 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 29 replies · 1,157+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7 August 2004 | Patrick May
    Bomb plot figure dies in prison EX-DE ANZA COLLEGE STUDENT FOUND HANGED IN CELL, AN APPARENT SUICIDE By Patrick May Mercury News Former De Anza College student Al Joseph DeGuzman, serving an 80-year sentence for trying to hatch a Columbine-style assault on the Cupertino community college campus, has hanged himself, prison officials said Friday. DeGuzman, 22, was discovered hanged by a sheet in his Folsom State Prison cell at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, said prison spokesman Lt. Robert Trujillo. An attempt to resuscitate the inmate was unsuccessful. Prison officials sounded an alarm and called an ambulance. Emergency medical personnel pronounced DeGuzman...
  • A CITY DIVIDED BY CHANGE (long)

    06/23/2003 2:46:57 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 4 replies · 214+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Jun. 22, 2003 | By Katherine Corcoran
    <p>A new power structure is taking shape in Cupertino.</p> <p>You can see it when the city council, led by a Chinese-American mayor, votes to name the new community center after a Chinese-American donor. Or the city adds a unity festival -- during the Lunar New Year. Or when town leaders look to Asian stores and consumers to save Vallco Fashion Park, Cupertino's regional mall.</p>