Newsom Appoints Special Counsel To Investigate Multi-Billion Dollar EDD Debit Card FraudGov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state.
Couple Sues eBay Over Harassment By Ex-EmployeesAfter being subjected to threats and other forms of harassment from former eBay Inc. employees, a Massachusetts couple filed a civil lawsuit against the Silicon Valley giant on Wednesday.
Allleged TikTok, Twitter Hacker Joseph O’Connor Arrested In SpainSpanish police arrested a suspect Wednesday in connection with the July 2020 Twitter hack that compromised over 130 accounts including those belonging to politicians, celebrities, and companies.
COVID: Case Surge From Delta Variant Forces Delay in Returning to OfficeA surge in COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant is throwing a wrench into plans by Silicon Valley companies to bring workers back into offices.
Bay Area Space Lovers Watch With Awe Jeff Bezos's Voyage To Outer SpaceOn the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the Bay Area space community watched in amazement Jeff Bezos’ trip to the edge of space aboard a Blue Origin rocket, Tuesday morning.
History Made In Texas As Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin 'New Shepard' Crew Takes SpaceflightJeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, his brother and the oldest and youngest travelers into space all relished the less than 10 minute out-of-this-world adventure.
Twitter Temporarily Suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Account Over COVID MisinformationTwitter temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's account on Monday, after she allegedly shared posts with misinformation about COVID-19.
Menlo Park-Based Robinhood Sees Valuation Of Up To $35 Billion As Public CompanyRobinhood, the Silicon Valley-based online brokerage that found itself embroiled in this year's meme stock phenomenon, will go public seeking a market valuation of up to $35 billion.
Uber Fined $59 Million, May Pay Just $150,000 Over Sexual Assault DataUber has struck a deal with a California regulator that would drastically reduce a substantial fine against the company for failing to hand over data on sexual assault incidents on its platform.

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Vacaville Police: Elderly Man Out $40,000, Forced To Sell Car In Social Security ScamPolice in Vacaville issued a warning to seniors after they said an elderly man lost tens of thousands of dollars from scammers claiming to be from Social Security.
Organic Farming Battle Pits Aquaponics, Hydroponics Against Traditional Soil FarmsAs more U.S. farmers turn to high-tech indoor techniques, some are raising questions about the true meaning of organic farming.
Uber Fined $59 Million, May Pay Just $150,000 Over Sexual Assault DataUber has struck a deal with a California regulator that would drastically reduce a substantial fine against the company for failing to hand over data on sexual assault incidents on its platform.
Update: Match.com Owner Settles Lawsuit With Santa Clara DA Over Subscription RenewalsThe parent company of Match.com and other major online dating services has reached a $2 million settlement with several district attorney's offices in a consumer protection lawsuit.
Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert for Monday as Oregon Wildfire Threatens Transmission LinesThe California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. Officials said the alert is needed due to the impact of the Bootleg Fire in Oregon on electric transmission lines.
New Newsom Order Allows Emergency Use of Ship Engines to Boost Power During Heat WaveGov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Saturday that will allow emergency use of auxiliary ship engines to relieve pressure on California's electric grid.

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Napa Valley Tourism Bounces Back Despite COVID SpikeWhile the Delta variant is leading to a spike in coronavirus cases, Napa Valley hasn’t seen it have much impact on tourism.
San Francisco Bars Consider Requiring Proof of VaccinationYou could be showing more than ID at some bars in San Francisco soon. They could be asking to see proof that you're not just 21 but vaccinated against COVID-19 as well.
Lawmakers Mount Last Ditch Effort To Stop Walgreens Closure In East OaklandCity leaders in Oakland are trying to keep a Walgreens at 81st and International from closing, saying if it does, residents in the area will be left in a pharmacy desert while in the middle of a pandemic.
Drought Emergency: California Could Cut Off Water To Thousands Of Farmers In AugustCalifornia regulators are planning to stop thousands of farmers from taking water out of the state's major rivers and streams because of a worsening drought.
California Announces Change to Pay Unemployment Benefits FasterGov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Thursday announced a major change in how California pays unemployment benefits, potentially unlocking payments for up to 100,000 people who have gone weeks or months without assistance.
Child Tax Credit: Why Are Some Parents Having Problems?The first round of advance Child Tax Credit payments went out to parents on July 15, but some payments have been delayed or were inaccurate.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Makes Comeback After 2 Difficult Years; Returns As Drive-Thru EventAfter two challenging years, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is making a comeback, but things will look a bit different this time.
Fourth Stimulus Check: Will There Be Another Relief Payment?With the COVID pandemic waning and the economy improving, Americans are wondering if there will be another stimulus check.