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More Californians are gaining access to broadband Internet, but Black and Latino households still lag behind their white counterparts, according to an analysis of American Community Survey data.
Humboldt County’s Redwood Coast Airport and the Coast Guard station now have a renewable energy microgrid to sustain operations in case of a power outage. The microgrid is the first of its kind in the state.
“If we left it to the court to remove the convictions from local, state and federal databases, they don’t have the resources,” said District Attorney Jeff Rosen. “That’s where we add the Silicon Valley secret sauce. We’ve written code, so that once a clerk pushes a button, everything is expunged.”
State officials have green-flagged the launch of a fare-based ride-hailing business featuring cars with no human driver at the wheel.
As electric vehicles multiply at an ever-faster rate, a reliable supply of public charging stations will be necessary to reach destinations, as well as maintain and grow tourism and allow public access to outdoor recreation areas.
The Inland Empire’s largest municipality recently greenlighted a project to build a 1,690-mile fiber system that would serve as a backbone for the entire city.
The investigation by the California Department of Motor Vehicles into safety issues is headed into its sixth month with no end in sight.
Jeremy Grant, coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, said some government officials, especially those in law enforcement, would love to use digital licenses for tracking.
A deal for VMware would rank among the biggest-ever acquisitions of a technology company. The industry has been one of the bright spots for bankers in recent months, even as the overall pace of dealmaking slows from 2021’s record pace.
The Novato City Council discussion came after the city received four applications this year from AT&T to build 5G sites. City staff deemed the applications incomplete, though AT&T can resubmit them.
Planes capable of predicting the behavior of wildfires and beaming information directly to crews on the ground in real time have proven invaluable in major disasters across California. Now, they will become a permanent part of firefighters’ arsenals, after attracting millions of dollars in state funding, officials announced Tuesday.
Nearly 23 percent had inoperable screens, payment failures or broken connector cables. On another 5 percent, the cables were too short to reach the vehicles’ charging inlets.
Access to the State Bar Court’s public records has been restored, and the case management portal vulnerability has been corrected.
If the project gains approval from the state, Fountain Valley stands to earn more than $30 million over 30 years in guaranteed revenue, including a one-time payment of $750,000.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has negotiated bulk discounted rates with AT&T and Charter Communications. Between them, the two providers should essentially be able to cover the entire L.A. Unified geography.
The K5 Autonomous Security Robot, produced by Mountain View-headquartered Knightscope, is patrolling a company in Charlotte, N.C. Clients don’t pay for the robots — they pay for management of the terabytes of data collected.
Inmates now wear standard identification wristbands, and their movements are tracked by a paper system that sheriff officials describe as “time-intensive” and “prone to error.”
Police in Pittsburg will be required to have city council approval to buy or acquire “military equipment,” including armored vehicles and chemical devices, according to a new city law that follows state legislation.
After years of hashing out concerns with privacy advocates, the BART board has approved a contract for up to $2.4 million to install license plate readers at parking lots throughout the transit system.
Marysville and Yuba City don’t have to tap federal infrastructure funds in order to get the cities equipped with a fiber-optic network for Internet. When it’s completed, service providers will be able to offer residents faster service.
Despite a request last August from the chancellor’s office that all 116 California community colleges report on enrollment fraud involving fake student bots, nearly 40 percent of campuses failed to submit any information, deepening concerns among the Board of Governors.
That’s what Employment Development Department Director Nancy Farias told an Assembly subcommittee Tuesday, after questions were raised about the use of the technology last week by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.
The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office is urging state lawmakers to carefully weigh the use of artificial intelligence that helped curb unemployment insurance fraud.
Rising costs in California could be the main factor in Elon Musk’s decision to move Tesla headquarters to Austin. It may also be the first sign that Silicon Valley will lose its monopoly on the big tech industry.
“This initiative supports our commitment to student success and represents a desire to bridge the digital divide experienced by our students,” said Chi-Chung Keung, director of News Media Services at Cal State Fullerton. Students return the devices when they graduate or leave the university.
Government Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson is the third high-profile member of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s leadership team to announce within the past week plans to step down.
Marin County supervisors adopted the county’s strategic plan this week, which details the nature and depth of the county’s digital divide. Chief Information Officer Liza Massey noted that Internet affordability is the biggest hurdle for residents.
The suit stems from a public records request to the California Department of Motor Vehicles from an unidentified individual or entity seeking access to Waymo’s driverless-deployment application — the basic filled-out form, attachments of additional material and responses to follow-up questions from the DMV.
“I just think this is a tragically sad, but beautiful, case study of how tech with great promise doesn’t meet its potential to really do lots of good,” said Richard Carpiano, a sociology and public health professor at the University of California, Riverside.
The delay likely will continue to hamper the ability of the State Controller’s Office to complete annual financial reports on time, which could eventually harm California’s credit rating and increase borrowing costs, the audit says.