NASA Funding Powerful Space Rocket Project With Goal Of Reaching Mars In 2030sOfficials say initial phase of the heavy-lift rocket project, known as the Space Launch System Program, will now move from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has done since the creation of the space shuttle. The first generation rocket will be the most powerful ever built, with 130 metric tons of lift, enough to carry an Orion spacecraft beyond low earth orbit.
Cash-Strapped Doctors Medical Center Ends Its Emergency Ambulance ServiceAfter 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Thursday morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room.
Appellate Court Overturns Bond Ruling, Moving California’s High-Speed Rail Forward A state appellate court has handed a big win to California's high-speed rail project, overturning two lower court rulings that stalled funding for the $68 billion train.
California’s High-Speed Rail Project Piques Private-Investor Interest California's high-speed rail project could be getting a financial shot in the arm from the private sector.
Congress To Vote On Funding Earthquake Early Warning System For West CoastCongress is expected to approve $5 million to expand an early earthquake warning system to the entire West Coast.
Facebook Stirs Concern Over Funding Police Officer's Salary In Menlo Park After Facebook funded a cop's salary and police substation in Menlo Park, questions are being raised over the role of private corporations funding public services like police departments.
SF High School Senior Creates Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay For Summer SchoolA San Francisco high school senior set-up a crowdfunding campaign after he was denied financial aid to attend a prestigious summer school program.
'Rocket Skates' Funding Campaign Soaring On KickstarterUnlike the jet-fueled Wile E. Coyote footwear of your childhood, the lithium-ion powered “Rocket Skates” will strap on right over your shoes. The skates are foot rather than remote controlled, and can reach speeds of up to 12 MPH. The inventors say you can even track your routes and skate performance through your smartphone. Here’s a demo:
California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.
Bay Area Start-Up Using Crowd Sourcing To Fund HIV/AIDS VaccineA Bay Area start-up trying to develop a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS is using crowd sourcing to fund the project.
California Earthquake Warning System May Hinge On Private FundingDepending on how close to the epicenter of an earthquake you are, you could get more than a minute warning if California can find the funding for a new early warnings system.
Oakland School Serving African-American Males Set To Close100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School closes on Friday, citing financial issues.
High-Speed Rail Funding In Jeopardy After Judge Blocks Sale Of BondsA judge on Monday tore up California’s funding plans for what would be the nation’s first bullet train, issuing separate orders that could force the state to spend months or years redrawing its plans for the $68 billion rail line.
Oakland Youth Center Sits Empty After $8 Million RenovationOakland Mayor Jean Quan has said repeatedly that the kids of Oakland need things to do that keep them off the street, so why is a brand-new youth center is sitting empty?
Phil Matier: Is Oakland Being Overrun With Charter Schools?An Oakland Unified School District board member has vowed to vote against any new charter schools despite the fact that, technically, she’s unable to.