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...

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...

ReutersThe family does not want to relinquish control, a characteristic which has kept other Italian fashion brands like Giorgio Armani and Missoni...

ForbesThe FT notes that the Versace deal would be Blackstone’s first investment in luxury fashion. So, can Blackstone do with high-fashion what...

CNBC.comInvestment firm London Central Portfolio is set to launch a London residential property fund in Singapore next month, focusing on the central...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Oakland’s school board is considering putting a parcel tax on the November ballot to fund improvement in its high...

Fox NewsMay 19, 2002: From left, Adam Sandler, director Paul Thomas Anderson, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose for photographers during...

ReutersDUBAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) said on Monday it intended to sell shares on the London Stock Exchange...

New York Daily NewsKickstarter, the online fund-raising sight used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said...

Wall Street JournalCrowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers accessed some of its customers’ data in a computer attack earlier this week. The...

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...

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...

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...

IndependentA Sudanese man carries a bed past South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) national army soldiers patrolling the town of Bentiu,...

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,...

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...

DraftKings.com fantasy sports startup might have a cheezy website design, but that’s not stopping it from attracting venture revenue. According...

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...

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...

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...

Oakland News: Bryan Parker, Fruitvale Station At Grand Lake Theater, Police Substation At Adams Point. Bryan Parker For Mayor Of Oakland Reaches Successful...

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...

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....

Just got an email from LA StartupDigest that reads as follows: Beachers, Our friendly little startup community continues to blow up like Chernobyl. As...

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...

One positive aspect of Bobby Petrino’s tenure as Arkansas Football Head Coach that will be lost after his termination due to covering up an affair...

At a press conference, The City of San Bruno and Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today an agreement for PG&E to pay San Bruno $70 million in restitution to support the City and community’s efforts to recover after the Sept. 9, 2010 PG&E pipeline fire. “I am pleased to announce that San Bruno has reached a settlement with PG&E for restitution...

There was a brief period of three days where it was unclear whether or not the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation would continue to fund Planned Parenthood, they pulled the funding, but now have apologized. It is well known that the breast cancer screenings that Planned Parenthood has provided for women has saved so many lives. Today CBS News reports the founder and...

No more 4-4 behind closed doors. The last time we discussed our two year Oakland City budget, meaning about six months ago, we heard nothing from our city council members for several weeks after the mayor put her proposal forward. Then 4 came up with one plan, and another 4 came up with another plan. Mayor Quan cast the tie breaking vote. She chose the Reid plan, supposedly...

More at Zennie62.com I created this video “way back” in 2007 and during a Democratic fund raiser at the Sheraton Palace in San Francisco, where the guest of honor was then-DNC Chairman Howard Dean. The question is a simple one: why are you a Democrat. But as simple as the question may be, it’s an important one today. And perhaps even more so...

The Oakland News is dominated by the Oakland Raiders trade for now-former Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Carson Palmer. In case you missed it, here’s the first seven minutes of today’s press conference at Raiders Headquarters: What cracked me up about the start of the press conference was that Coach Jackson said “There’s a report out there that...

The news is all over that TechCrunch Founder and Editor Michael Arrington may step down from running the blog not just to operate a new venture capital fund, but because the rumor is he was fired from AOL. What’s so weird is to read blog posts and articles that are dancing all over his grave, but forgetting that, as much as Michael may rub a lot of people the wrong...

Just call Texas Governor and new Republican presidential candidate ‘Pay To Play Perry.” As I write this, Mark Halperin’s back on MSNBC (after getting too big for his pants in talking about President Obama) talking about Rick Perry in sloppily glowing terms that only a conservative like Halperin can. It’s not surprising Rick Perry’s problems...

In a video on CNN Donald Trump is referring to Mitt Romney as a small business man: It may not be a direct insult on Mitt Romney, because everyone seems small and insignificant in net worth when compared to Donald Trump, but Trump should probably stop thinking that he is so much better than everyone else – didn’t he learn anything from Comedy Central’s...

CFO.com has reported that the Senate has passed the 1099 repeal of the requirement of health-care reform law. This is going to President Barack Obama for his signature to make this official. There was an 87 to 12 vote for the Senate passing the House version of a bill to repeal the provision. It contains an alternate way to raise tax revenue that the requirement was...

Is our Liberty in jeopardy here in America? You decide for yourselves, or perhaps you have already decided with your vote. A government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich is far more likely to continue with Republicans back in power. We should know for sure very shortly. But what you may not know, is that the Democrats are not much better. How can the rich (and...

Attorney Burton Odelson, a veteran at helping political candidates get their paperwork in order, said it’s significant that Republican Joe Walsh failed to file the required personal financial disclosure report with the FEC before the Illinois primary.  Traditionally it’s filed almost immediately, but candidates can file up to 30 days after the first...

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