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Flying Buses in California Skies

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has awarded a team of researchers from the University of California campuses at Merced, Berkeley and Davis a two-year grant to simulate urban air mobility in the San Francisco area, and to draft regulations for this highly complex form of travel.…

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Flying Buses in California Skies

4 mins read

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has awarded a team of researchers from the University of California campuses at Merced, Berkeley and Davis a two-year grant to simulate urban air mobility in the San Francisco area, and to draft regulations for this highly complex form of travel.…

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Foreign Service Officer and Former Spouse Sentenced for Obtaining U.S. Citizenship by Fraud

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The FINANCIAL — A California woman and Russian-born man were sentenced last week to a term of prison of 15 and 6 months, respectively, for their involvement in a conspiracy and obtaining citizenship by fraud. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Laura Gallagher, 32, a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department…

Apple Deploys $1 Billion in Affordable Housing Support Across California

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The FINANCIAL —  Apple is accelerating its support for affordable housing initiatives and over the past 18 months has deployed more than $1 billion for projects across California.  Apple’s financial commitment has already helped thousands of people in the state become homeowners for the first time.…

‘5th & Sky’ Rooftop Gardens & Lounge Delights Atop Downtown San Diego

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Often when I’m out-and-about in downtown San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter, I’m indelibly drawn to Theatre Box—a 73,000-square-foot luxury theatre, dining and entertainment complex encompassing one full city block. This collab between TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, and the Sugar Factory (with locations nationwide) has been epic.…

Iwatani and Toyota partner to expand hydrogen refueling stations by 25% in California

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he FINANCIAL — Iwatani Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 8088) and Toyota Motor North America (NYSE: TM) jointly announced today that Toyota will support Iwatani’s plans to significantly expand the number of open retail hydrogen fueling stations by nearly 25 percent in Southern California and represents an…

Alaska Airlines and Microsoft collaborate to cut carbon emissions

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The FINANCIAL — Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. The SAF, supplied by SkyNRG and produced from waste oil, is an important option for the aviation…

Disney is closing its theme parks around the world

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The FINANCIAL – Disney is closing its theme parks worldwide over coronavirus fears. The Walt Disney company will pay its cast members during that period. Disney Cruise Line will also suspend new departures. Meanwhile, worker at Disneyland Paris has tested positive for the coronavirus, but did not have contact with guests.  Every Disney theme park worldwide…

America’s richest town has more than $500k below average income in a year

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The FINANCIAL — According to Richest Places annual index Atherton, California tops the list for the fourth year in a row with an annual household income of $525,324. In Atherton live roughly 7,000 people and it is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, just miles away from the headquarters of Facebook and Google. A…