2014-11-01 11:36:54

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Inc. has donated $6.8 million to let kids ride the Muni bus for free for two years. The company’s generosity aims to help the city with its affordability crisis and to improve its image. The generous donation is the largest endowment the San Francisco …Google offers $ 6.8 mn gift for San Francisco kidsThe Utah People’s...

Colorado Senate approves new paint recycling taxDenver PostUpdated: 02/28/2014 11:39:40 AM MST. DENVER—Household paint sold in Colorado would be subject to a new tax to fund a statewide paint recycling program under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate. The Senate voted 18-15 to make Colorado the … and more …read more Source: Denver News...

San Francisco Chronicle(02-27) 11:17 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Google has agreed to donate $6.8 million to San Francisco to fund free Muni passes for low- and middle-income youth, under a deal brokered by Mayor Ed Lee, city officials said Thursday. The donation is …Google to pay for free bus passes for San Francisco kidsLos Angeles TimesGoogle donates...

ReutersThe family does not want to relinquish control, a characteristic which has kept other Italian fashion brands like Giorgio Armani and Missoni in the hands of their founders, but which some analysts say has hampered their expansion. “The vision is to …Does Wall Street Know Fashion? Versace May Find Out In $1B Deal With …ForbesBlackstone-Versace...

ForbesThe FT notes that the Versace deal would be Blackstone’s first investment in luxury fashion. So, can Blackstone do with high-fashion what it’s been able to do with investments like Hilton? Maybe. Lately, Wall Street firms have had the hots for luxury …Fashion house Versace sells stake to Blackstone to fund growthChicago TribuneBlackstone-Versace...

CNBC.comInvestment firm London Central Portfolio is set to launch a London residential property fund in Singapore next month, focusing on the central districts of the city, and in direct response to growing Singapore demand for London property. (Read more … …read more Source: London News From Google ...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Oakland’s school board is considering putting a parcel tax on the November ballot to fund improvement in its high schools. Although it’s made progress lowering the high school drop out rate and adding more rigor to its curriculum, Oakland Unified …Oakland School District considering new parcel taxOakland Local all 2 news...

Fox NewsMay 19, 2002: From left, Adam Sandler, director Paul Thomas Anderson, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose for photographers during a photocall for their film “Punch Drunk Love” in Cannes. The late Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman …Philip Seymour Hoffman Did Not Want His Children To Grow Up In Los AngelesCinema BlendHoffman...

ReutersDUBAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) said on Monday it intended to sell shares on the London Stock Exchange to fund its growth plans, with the oil and gas services firm targeting a market valuation of $1 billion once listed.Gulf Marine Services plans to raise $100m through London IPOFinancial TimesLondon IPO for Gulf Marine...

New York Daily NewsKickstarter, the online fund-raising sight used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said it has repaired a security breach that had let hackers gain access to some of its customers’ data. Kickstarter co-founder Yancey …Crowdfunding site Kickstarter hackedTimes of IndiaKickstarter hacked, usernames,...

Wall Street JournalCrowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers accessed some of its customers’ data in a computer attack earlier this week. The company, which has set up an exchange where people can contribute often small amounts of money to fund projects like the film “Ai …Kickstarter urges users to change passwords after website hackedTribune-ReviewKickstarter...

Houston couple wants your vote for ‘Big Gay Illegal Wedding’Houston ChronicleA Houston couple is making a final pitch for votes that could net them a $5,000 prize to help fund their “Big Gay Illegal Wedding.” The competition, run by the American Civil Liberties Union, will grant five $5,000 prizes to couples who come up with … and more ...

NJ. Sen. Steve Sweeney: I’ll shut down government if Chris Christie reneges on …NJ.comSenate President Stephen Sweeney today said he is willing to shut down state government if Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t support a budget that contains the payment into the public employee pension fund they both promised to make when they approved a …If Christie...

BBC NewsBuckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee criticised the Royal Household for mismanaging its finances.Bad Financial Advice? How the Royal Family Spent Its MoneyABC NewsGeorge Osborne: Queen’s advisers have been ‘unfairly’...

BBC NewsBuckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee, told BBC Radio 4’s Today …UK lawmakers tell queen to cut costs, boost incomeWashington PostBritain’s Queen Elizabeth down to her last...

Bryan Parker, the Port of Oakland Commissioner and tech executive who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, met with me on Wednesday morning at The Lakeshore Cafe (3257 Lakeshore Ave.) for a wide-ranging, 24-minute interview where he gave an update of where his campaign to become Oakland’s next government head is as of now. The big news is that Parker has raised...

San Francisco ChronicleIn response to new bombshell allegations from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D) aired on MSNBC Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office blasted the network as overtly “partisan.” Zimmer alleged in an interview with MSNBC’s Steve …Chris Christie aide slams MSNBC’s hurricane-fund ‘assault’PoliticoHoboken,...

NBCNews.com (blog)Hoboken, N.J., Mayor Dawn Zimmer says that top officials in Chris Christie’s administration have told her that her city will only receive critical Sandy relief funds if she expedites a redevelopment project in north Hoboken. By NBC News staff. Two …DNC chair blasts Chris Christie after Hoboken mayor says Sandy recovery funds …The...

IndependentA Sudanese man carries a bed past South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) national army soldiers patrolling the town of Bentiu, on Jan.12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA. IGAD tight-fisted as parliament sends Museveni to war without a budget.Uganda fights in South Sudan as UN decries atrocitiesThe News InternationalThe drowning of 200 people is a...

Drakes Bay Oyster Company lost its request for an en banc rehearing on Tuesday. In October, lawyers for Kevin Lunny, the owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, filed a petition for what’s called an en banc rehearing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In September, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Drakes Bay Oyster Company in its fight...

We are so pleased that so many folks have come out and supported our crowd fund effort to open a 7 day a week LGBT focused bar in Oakland’s hot nightlife district. Derived from focus groups and surveys, The Port Bar will reflect Oakland’s industrial history with elegance, an exciting happy hour program, fun night time events and a designated spot for charitable...

Access Industries Leads $112M Round In Rocket Internet Asia-Pacific Fashion …TechCrunchToday, one of the big backers of that fund, Access Industries, is leading a $112 million investment into two of Rocket’s big e-commerce plays in the Asia-Pacific region, Zalora in Asia and The Iconic in Australia. Rocket Internet says that this is the …Asian fashion...

HootSuite Media Inc, the Vancouver-based tech startup known for its killer Twitter management app that this blogger uses, has just gained $165 million in funding for its third round of fund-raising. It got the money from a list of partners most notably Accel Partners and Insight Venture Partners. What’s interesting about HootSuite is that it would not exist, let...

DraftKings.com fantasy sports startup might have a cheezy website design, but that’s not stopping it from attracting venture revenue. According to Crunchbase, the organization that pays you money for successfully playing fantasy sports raised $24 million. The Series B fund-raising for the Boston-based startup was led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from...

San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane today said, nearing the third anniversary of one of the worst natural gas pipeline disaster in U.S. history, that as his community continues to heal and rebuild, San Bruno, California continues to demand stricter pipeline safety regulations and reforms at the California Public Utilities Commission to ensure what happened in San Bruno on Sept....

Tony Earley, the PG&E Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who’s name could be the start of a hip-hop song that goes “Tony Earley. Tony Earley. Tony Earley” is totally wrong when he says that the San Bruno CPUC Penalty for the damage caused by the San Bruno Fire would require PG&E shareholders to sell billions in additional stock and, if shares...

The City of San Bruno called a new legal filing by the California Public Utilities Commission’s safety division “a step in the right direction to punish PG&E” in determining a proposed penalty against the utility company for its gross negligence that caused the Sept. 9, 2010 San Bruno explosion and fire. The CPUC’s safety division on Monday, July 8 asked...

Bryan Parker’s campaign for Mayor Of Oakland is off to a rousing start. Already, the effort called “Movement 50″ has gained $52,000 in campaign donations, and Mr. Parker’s Saturday fund-raiser drew a great mix of Oaklanders young and up, and involved. In the audience was San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Chip Johnson, long-time Oakland politico...

Oakland News: Bryan Parker, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake Theater, Police Substation At Adams Point. Bryan Parker For Mayor Of Oakland Reaches Successful Campaign Milestone Bryan Parker, the Oakland digital company exec who’s running for Mayor Of Oakland, held a campaign fund raiser last night at Liege in Old Oakland that was so successful, Oakland Mayor Jean...

In a media event today, The City Of San Bruno announced it wants Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to pay $2.25 billion for damages and home destruction that stemmed from the disaster that was the San Bruno Fire. The City of San Bruno today recommended fines and penalties of $2.25 billion saying PG&E shareholders should foot the bill for the utility company’s...

Kanye West, in his song “Clique” says, “I rather buy 80 gold chains and go ign’ant (sic), I know Spike Lee gone kill me but let me finish.” Though the song continues with references to God and living it up, West’s desire to own several pieces of gold jewelry is a financially sound idea—especially with news he and Kim Kardashian are...

Shelf Life successfully raised $35,000 (well, $34,579 here: http://www.indiegogo.com/ShelfLife) and totally from clicks provided by fans of the show. Ok, so what’s the show? Shelf Life, produced by Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt, features the talents of Travis Willingham, Bryan Enk, Dee Bradley Baker, Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, and Phil Morris. The description...

Just got an email from LA StartupDigest that reads as follows: Beachers, Our friendly little startup community continues to blow up like Chernobyl. As such, many of the bright-eyed & bushy-tailed newcomers (and/or investors for that matter) have a seriously hard time getting a handle on all its happenings and goings-on. In order to give everyone the luxury of a...

President Obama came to Oakland yesterday, and for several events, from a fund-raiser at The Scotcish Rite Temple, to another in Piedmont at someone’s...

On Sunday, Yahoo!, what was at first a search giant, but now doesn’t seem to know what it is, other than good at covering sports and bringing more...

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