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  • Elon Musk's Tesla says new state rule punishes it for doing business in California

    06/11/2018 6:15:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 11, 2018 | Adam Ashton
    The only large-scale car manufacturer in California argues that doing business in the state is hard enough without a fast-developing labor regulation backed by organizations that want to unionize its Fremont plant. Elon Musk's Tesla is fighting a rule under development by two state agencies that would require it be certified as a "fair and responsible workplace" for its customers to be eligible for taxpayer-backed state electric vehicle rebates.
  • Tesla to layoff 9% of its workforce

    06/12/2018 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 16 replies
    Tesla Inc. will let go of about 9% of its workforce in what Chief Executive Elon Musk on Twitter Tuesday called a “difficult but necessary reorg.” The layoffs will “almost entirely” affect salaried employees and no production employees are included as the Silicon Valley car maker focuses on increasing Model 3 production, the email said. Tesla is providing “significant salary and stock vesting” to the employees affected. Tesla has also decided not to renew a deal with Home Depot Inc. HD, +0.45% to showcase Tesla’s solar products in Home Depot stores in order to focus on in-house sales, it said....
  • Tesla to cut 9% of workforce

    06/12/2018 12:15:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FOX Business ^ | June 12, 2018 | Brittany De Lea
    Electric automaker Tesla is cutting 9% of its employees across the company ... Throughout its nearly 15 years of existence, the company has never made a profit, ... Tesla will also not be renewing its residential sales agreement with Home Depot, Musk said, opting instead to focus on selling its solar products in its stores and on its website.
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/03/2018 8:43:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2018 | RONG-GONG LIN II and SARAH PARVINI
    When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed. But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave whole neighborhoods torched by fires uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without a home. Officials are grappling with where all these quake refugees would go. In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for...
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/04/2018 11:36:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jun 03, 2018 | 6:00 AM | Rong-Gong Lin II and Sarah Parvini
    In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for risk reduction. And it’s possible that more than 250,000 people in Southern California could be forced out of their homes after a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, Hudnut said. Not everyone will need to stay in public shelters — many will stay with relatives, friends and hotels. Still, more than 175,000 people may have no other...
  • Long Lost 1906 Earthquake Footage Screened for First Time Since Its Original Recording [in]

    04/17/2018 6:19:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    KSRO ^ | April 16, 2018 | unattributed
    Some movie goers may still be reeling after seeing some very rare footage of San Francisco around the time of the 1906 earthquake. A small crowd of people turned up at the Edison Theater in Fremont Saturday to view the premiere of a nine-minute film of the devastation. The footage from the San Francisco-based Miles Brothers film studio was discovered at the Alemany Flea Market last summer after being missing for more than a century. Anniversary of the quake, which destroyed much of Santa Rosa too, is Wednesday.
  • Small group gathers at Fremont's Lenin statue, calls for its removal (Seattle)

    08/17/2017 5:31:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    SeattlePi ^ | 8/16/2017 | Kirsten O’Brien and Stephen Cohen
    Fremont's statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin has once again come under fire. On Wednesday afternoon, a small group had gathered in front of the monument in Fremont calling for its removal. The group was seemingly led by Jack Posobiec, a pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theorist and self-described online "alt-right" activist. Posobiec Periscoped part of the gathering on Twitter. The statue's origin story is well documented.(snip)The statue was toppled in 1989 after the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in Czechoslovakia, and that's when Lewis Carpenter found it in a scrapyard. The English teacher from Issaquah then mortgaged his house to purchase and...
  • 'Meet a Muslim' events hope to dispel misconceptions [Fremont CA]

    08/13/2017 8:54:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2017 10:31 AM EDT | Kristin J. Bender (and Noreen Nasir)
    When Moina Shaiq realized even her own friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: “Questions and answers about being Muslim.” […] With an uptick in anti-Muslim crimes in the U.S., Shaiq said she started the “Meet a Muslim” talks to educate people about her faith and culture while addressing people’s misconceptions and stereotypes. …
  • At least 2 officers injured in Fremont officer-involved shooting (California)

    06/01/2016 3:04:31 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    KTVU ^ | June 1 | Staff
    FREMONT, Calif. (KTVU) - At least two officers were injured in a "major incident" involving shots fired in Fremont Wednesday afternoon. According to Fremont police, the officers were taken to trauma centers.
  • Calif. man said he felt 'good’ after shooting mom, slicing out her heart: documents

    10/14/2015 9:58:23 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    New York Daily News copied by Clash Daily ^ | Updated: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:55 PM | BY Nina Golgowski NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    This is absolutely disturbing and disgusting. Chances are that you won’t even hear about it from the mainstream media. A California man accused of murdering his mother told police that he sliced open her chest, removed her heart and then masturbated as “a release,” extremely disturbing court documents claim. An unapologetic Omar Mark Pettigen, 31, said that the horrific act felt “good” upon his arrest just north of Oakland five days after the slaying, according to charging documents obtained by The Daily News. His capture came after his father asking police to perform a welfare check at his ex-wife’s Fremont...
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 2:59:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7-21-2015 | CBS San Francisco
    (CBS SF) — The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard. The quake caused some BART delays early today while work crews checked the tracks, but appears to have caused no major...
  • Magnitude-4.0 Earthquake in Bay Area is Followed by a Dozen Smaller Quakes

    07/21/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | Updated at 09:06am, July 21, 2015 | Tracy Bloom,
    The temblor, which was centered one mile north of Fremont, hit about 2:41 a.m., USGS reported. ... The initial quake was followed by at least a dozen smaller ones and triggered a 15-to 20-minute delay on the area’s rail system before the morning commute, the Los Angeles Times reported. The largest of the smaller temblors was a magnitude 2.7.
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • FBI seeks vandals who cut Bay Area fiber-optic cables

    06/17/2015 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SFGate ^ | 6/16/15 | Henry K. Lee
    The FBI asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying people who have severed underground fiber-optic cables throughout the Bay Area. Over the past year, vandals have used tools to intentionally cut the cables in Berkeley, Fremont, Alamo, Walnut Creek and San Jose in 10 separate incidents, most of which happened in the middle of the night, said FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich. The cost of the damage was not discosed. The FBI is coordinating the investigation, which involves several local law enforcement agencies, Wuthrich said. The cases are not related to a mysterious rifle attack on a Pacific Gas...
  • Tesla leases former Solyndra building in Fremont

    06/11/2015 7:02:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/11/15 | David R. Baker
    Fast-growing Tesla Motors has leased a Fremont building once occupied by Solyndra before the solar company’s high-profile implosion, the Silicon Valley Business Times reported Thursday. The 500,000-square-foot facility, at 901 Page Ave., was the last of Solyndra’s former buildings to remain empty. Seagate Technologies snapped up Solyndra’s main factory — built with $528 million in federal loans — in 2012. And earlier this year, SolarCity leased a two-building Solyndra complex at 47700 Kato Rd. Tesla CEO Elon Musk chairs SolarCity’s corporate board.
  • Vandals destroy dam, release 49 million gallons of water into Bay

    05/24/2015 3:07:47 PM PDT · by infool7 · 78 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | 5/23/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    Fremont (KRON) — Fremont police say vandals attacked an inflatable dam on Alameda Creek that resulted in the loss of nearly 50 million gallons of water. Police believe that those responsible entered a restricted area sometime on Thursday morning and intentionally damaged the dam. “The dam, which is instrumental to the Alameda County Water District’s water supply operations, suffered irreversible damage,” police said. According to police, more than 150 acre-feet of water – or 49 million gallons – washed past the destroyed dam and into the San Francisco Bay. With California enduring a crippling four-year drought and no signs of...
  • Searching for Clues to Mystery of Ancient Americans

    05/08/2015 7:35:15 AM PDT · by Theoria · 31 replies
    National Geograhic ^ | 06 May 2015 | Simon Worrall
    Among the things they left behind are beautiful ruins, a gorgeously woven basket and a nearly impossible to get to granary on a cliff. David Roberts is a well-known mountaineer who made the first ascents of some of Alaska’s most challenging peaks. For his new book, The Lost World Of The Old Ones: Discoveries in The Ancient Southwest, he set off with a backpack to explore some of the remotest corners of the American Southwest. Rappelling down cliffs to reach ancient granaries, or stumbling across artifacts that have not been touched for 1,000 years, he follows the trail of long...
  • California Sex Ed Gone Mad

    08/22/2014 6:52:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 21, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    What’s the difference between a Playboy magazine and Fremont Unified School District’s sex-ed curriculum? The curriculum is free! The 9th grade textbook, which teachers unanimously approved, has been the center of a nationwide debate over the schools’ role in parenting kids on sensitive topics like this. In this particular California District, thousands of parents are protesting the jaw-dropping topics in the “Your Health Today” curriculum — including everything from bondage, sex toys, and various fantasies. “It’s a bit much for me,” said mom Latonya Stevenson. “I’m not comfortable with my child — I mean, wow, that’s the graphics are extreme...
  • Elon Musk Announced Another Huge Bet Today, And The Fate Of The Solar Industry Is Riding On It

    06/17/2014 11:58:19 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 17 2014 | Rob Wile
    We recently explained how Tesla needs to build what it is calling a "gigafactory" for batteries in order to survive. The rest of the world is not building enough lithium ion storage to meet what Tesla thinks will be surging demand, so it has decided it must do it itself by making a very costly factory. Tuesday, SolarCity (Elon Musk's other company) announced it will have to do the same for solar panels. The firm unveiled plans to build one of the world's largest high-efficiency solar panel plants, using technology from Fremont-based Silevo, which they also said they'd acquired. "We...
  • Ben Sasse's Conservative Credentials Questioned, Backed Measure to Help Illegal Aliens

    05/08/2014 10:29:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Alexandra Ward
    Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican gunning for a U.S. Senate seat, may have a bit of a liberal streak when it comes to issues such as immigration, according to a new Inquisitr op-ed, which accuses the candidate of creating a "facade to cover up glaring shortcomings." As of last week, polls showed the 42-year-old president of Midland University leading in the race for the Senate seat left vacant by Republican incumbent Mike Johanns. But with the primary less than a week away, some feel that Sasse may be secretly harboring liberal stances.