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Menlo Park may join Berkeley at front of movement to snuff natural gas out of buildings

One month after Berkeley became the first city in America to ban natural gas in new buildings, a second Bay Area city is poised to take a similarly ambitious plunge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by requiring cleaner, electric alternatives. Menlo Park on Tuesday will consider phasing out natural gas through a multi-pronged attack: mandating […]

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Opinion: The CPUC doesn’t move fast enough to regulate the internet

The internet was always intended to be democratic. It’s a dynamic platform that allows everyone and anyone to be seen or heard. In 2012, California established that the state’s internet oversight would stay in progressive hands. We gave our elected representatives in Sacramento the power to intervene rather than hand that authority to state regulators […]

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Border Patrol seizes 52,000-plus gun parts from China violating embargo at California ports

More than 52,000 imported gun parts that violate a federal embargo at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The items, including firearm sights, stocks, muzzles, kits and grips, were seized in three shipments from China that violate the Chinese Arms Embargo, the Border Patrol […]

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Google doesn’t want employees debating politics at work

Alphabet’s Google posted new internal rules that discourage employees from debating politics, a shift away from the internet giant’s famously open culture. The new “community guidelines” tell employees not to have “disruptive” conversations and warn workers that they’ll be held responsible for whatever they say at the office. The company is also building a tool […]