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A second Northern California In-N-Out is forced to close for violating COVID-19 rules

An In-N-Out Burger in Pleasant Hill was ordered to close Tuesday by Contra Costa County public health officials after refusing to comply with rules requiring restaurants to check indoor dining patrons for proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test.

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  • October 26 @ 10:52 pm

Sheriff Villanueva must testify to his ‘first-hand’ knowledge of Kobe Bryant crash photo-sharing

A federal judge ordered L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to testify in a lawsuit brought by Vanessa Bryant alleging deputies shared photos of the crash scene where her husband, daughter and seven others died.

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  • October 26 @ 9:17 pm

Compton pastor would be first to forgive his killer, family says

The 67-year-old was shot in the chest outside the church where he had just led a Bible study on Sunday. He was holding a cane, a Bible and his car keys when he was found lying in the street.

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  • October 26 @ 8:51 pm

New Mexico governor suggests state may push stricter safety protocols for filming

The investigation into the fatal shooting on the “Rust” set remains ongoing.

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  • October 26 @ 8:01 pm

Assaults on police in L.A., U.S. up in 2020 amid civil unrest

LAPD officials reported the most attacks on officers in the line of duty in the past decade, but Chief Michel Moore called the numbers an anomaly linked to unrest.

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  • October 26 @ 7:46 pm

Elizabeth Holmes hid a key fact about Theranos to win a $100M investment from the DeVos family, its adviser said

When courting an investment from former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Holmes never revealed that Theranos was relying on other companies to do its blood tests, DeVos’ investment manager said.

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  • October 26 @ 7:28 pm

Boutique grocer, Austin-based ice cream shop among new tenants for East River mixed-use development

Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries, Lick Honest Ice Creams and URBN Dental have signed on to lease space in the first phase of the 150-acre mixed-use development in the historic Fifth Ward.

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  • October 26 @ 6:52 pm

Nov. 2 election will determine whether The Woodlands will become a city

Since 2010, The Woodlands has had a unique status among Texas communities. It’s the state’s only township, a local governmental unit — or special purpose district — without the full authority and structure of a city. That could change after the Nov. 2 election.

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  • October 26 @ 6:31 pm

10-day application period for L.A.’s guaranteed income program begins Wednesday

The Los Angeles City Council moved forward a plan to provide families with cash assistance across the city. The application period opens Wednesday.

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  • October 26 @ 6:22 pm

10-day application period for L.A.’s guaranteed income program begins Friday

The Los Angeles City Council moved forward a plan to provide families with cash assistance across the city. The application period opens Friday.

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  • October 26 @ 6:22 pm

Santa Clara Mayor Gillmor plus top execs with 49ers, Related Companies talk future development

Who you can expect to hear from during a special “Future of Santa Clara” set to take place Friday.

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  • October 26 @ 5:10 pm

Developers vow Orange Station will connect St. Pete’s history with evolving future of the Edge district

The demolition of the former St. Pete Police Department headquarters makes way for Orange Station, which will include condos, office space and storefronts.

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  • October 26 @ 5:06 pm

Tech job postings slipped nationally in 3Q. Here’s how they fared in Portland

Tech job postings continue to rise in major metros across the nation – although the frantic pace has abated slightly. Here’s how things are trending locally.

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  • October 26 @ 5:01 pm

Hamilton High students allegedly assault girl and circulate video of attack

A female student was allegedly assaulted in a bathroom by at least one male student. One person present filmed part of the incident.

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  • October 26 @ 3:43 pm

Warriors coach recruited to join sports, entertainment and media ‘blank check’ company

Warriors players, executives and co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber have been active investors, but Brown is a newer player.

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  • October 26 @ 3:41 pm

Silicon Valley tech openings fell by 15% in Q3, much worse than the rest of the nation

The number of tech job posting in Silicon Valley in the third quarter fell much more sharply than in San Francisco or the rest of the nation.

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  • October 26 @ 3:34 pm

Third-party cookies are becoming a privacy faux pas. This S.F. startup is trying to engage consumers without mining

S.F. startup Crossing Minds is bringing personalized recommendations that don’t invade user privacy.

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  • October 26 @ 3:29 pm

Newly renovated Amazon warehouse in Simi Valley sells for $128M

The e-commerce giant transformed former corporate offices for Bank of America to serve its warehousing and product delivery needs.

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  • October 26 @ 3:02 pm

La Mirada industrial property sells for $55 million

Brookfield Properties bought the 255,000-square-foot site, which is currently occupied by Dunkel Bros. Machinery Moving Inc.

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  • October 26 @ 2:59 pm

Unvaccinated L.A. city workers will have more time to get COVID-19 shots

L.A. police officers, firefighters and other city workers will get more time to get their COVID-19 shots under a plan approved by the City Council.

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  • October 26 @ 2:03 pm

Alexandria Real Estate scoops up JCPenney shopping center in San Bruno

The SoCal developer said it has big plans for the center, which features close to 700,000 square feet of redevelopment potential.

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  • October 26 @ 2:00 pm

Tampa developer makes $70 million land buy in Pasco County

The land will become a master-planned community with thousands of homes and millions of square feet of commercial space.

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  • October 26 @ 1:37 pm

Renovated, renamed Farmer’s Daughter hotel now taking reservations (PHOTOS)

Now called Short Stories Hotel, the new 66-room boutique hotel and restaurant is slated to reopen in early winter 2022.

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  • October 26 @ 1:27 pm

Former Farmer’s Daughter hotel renovated, renamed and now taking reservations (PHOTOS)

Now called Short Stories Hotel, the new 66-room boutique hotel and restaurant is slated to reopen in early winter 2022.

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  • October 26 @ 1:27 pm

NAACP acquires ownership stake in Hello Alice small-business platform

Carolyn Rodz, co-founder and CEO of Hello Alice, said that Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest-growing groups seeking its services, accounting for 44% of the business owners on the platform.

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  • October 26 @ 1:16 pm

Early Money: A startup seeking to ensure that AI acts ethically was among 7 Bay Area companies that just raised see

Among the other companies that won seed funding in the past week are one that operates a marketplace for small business bonds and one that brings farmer’s market produce to customers’ homes. Here are the details.

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  • October 26 @ 1:08 pm

Storm shatters rainfall records in Southern California. Who got the most?

Rainfall records were smashed from Los Angeles to Long Beach as the first significant storm of the season dumped moisture across the parched region.

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  • October 26 @ 12:36 pm

SoCal’s Pacific Sands Funds buys third Kansas City multifamily property, fourth on the way

Pacific Sands Funds has added a third property to its Kansas City-area portfolio. It also has a fourth deal in the works for a 50-unit apartment complex in Eastern Jackson County.

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  • October 26 @ 12:31 pm

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Local app helps you find food and drink deals in Tampa Bay

AppyHour showcases where live music, food and drink deals are happening locally.

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  • October 26 @ 12:19 pm

Houston restaurant software co. gobbles up Kansas City startup

A Houston-based company focused on restaurant technology acquired a Leawood company with a similar concentration.

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  • October 26 @ 12:18 pm

L.A. developer breaks ground on West Palm, Florida, apartments

This building will rise eight stories.

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  • October 26 @ 12:17 pm

Leaving Los Angeles: Why this company picked the Dallas area as CEO looks to next chapter

Hall Technologies is heading for North Texas as Dallas is becoming a “tech hub,” CEO said.

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  • October 26 @ 12:07 pm

Which COVID-19 vaccine booster shot should I get? Here’s how to choose

Federal health officials aren’t giving any specific recommendations, but there are options for COVID-19 boosters, and it’s OK if you mix vaccines.

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  • October 26 @ 11:54 am

SFBT Tuesday Digest: Sequoia shakes up VC world; Tesla hits a trillion

Meanwhile, a San Francisco fund started by Jay-Z has raised $325 million for its second fund.

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  • October 26 @ 10:19 am

Palo Alto clinical trial software startup Medable joins unicorns with $304M funding

The nine-year old Palo Alto startup has now raised about $475 million in four fundings in the past 18 months.

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  • October 26 @ 9:33 am

Being trans at Netflix: Program manager fired in Dave Chappelle controversy speaks out

In part two of their interview with the SVBJ, B. Pagels-Minor their role as a Black and trans leader inside Netflix.

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  • October 26 @ 9:11 am

Here’s why this CEO says his $26M IPO was more than enough for his self-driving tech startup

Cyngn, which sprang from the ashes of failed smartphone operating system developer Cyanogen, is developing autonomous technology for industrial vehicles. Its CEO says he’s plenty happy with its recent IPO.

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  • October 26 @ 8:30 am

Boston cybersecurity firm expands to Tampa, will open in Water Street

The CEO told the Business Journal that he could see the company’s Tampa head count growing to as many as 500 in three years.

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  • October 26 @ 8:05 am

Huizar seeks to gut corruption case, says alleged $1.5 million in gifts were not bribes

Lawyers for former L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar say prosecutors have not met the strict standard set by the Supreme Court for proving bribery.

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  • October 26 @ 7:00 am

Podcast: Stuck for days in L.A.’s biggest traffic jam

Sailors on cargo ships spend months at sea. Now, a shipping bottleneck and lack of access to COVID vaccines have them stuck on their vessels.

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  • October 26 @ 7:00 am

In L.A., at least our corrupt officials don’t have much power

Los Angeles’ reputation for civic corruption pales in comparison with Chicago or San Francisco. But the City of Angels has a long history of sinners in public office.

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  • October 26 @ 7:00 am

Record rains transform a parched California, but ending drought remains elusive

While the massive plume of moisture helped, experts said it will take much more than one storm to make a dent in the drought.

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  • October 26 @ 7:00 am

Salvation Army has sold some of its Tampa Heights real estate

The buyer has a vision for the historic building that will further revitalize Tampa Heights.

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  • October 26 @ 6:18 am

Greenbrier Cos. says Lorie Tekorius will become CEO in March

Already the company president, she’ll take over for founder Bill Furman, the only CEO the Lake Oswego-based company has known.

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  • October 26 @ 5:01 am

Protests continue against USC Sigma Nu chapter following drugging, sexual assault allegations

Students protested in front of the Sigma Nu fraternity house at USC days after the fraternity chapter was placed on interim suspension following allegations of druggings and sexual assaults.

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  • October 25 @ 9:11 pm

After a series of stormy superlatives, California settles back into a more seasonable pattern

California will return to dry weather after a series of record storms

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  • October 25 @ 8:50 pm

Tesla strikes huge deal with Hertz, joins the trillion-dollar club

Tesla Inc. scored a major contract to supply Hertz Global Holdings Inc. with 100,000 electric vehicles for its rental fleet. And with that news, Tesla reached a valuation of more than $1 trillion for the first time.

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  • October 25 @ 8:42 pm

Not even record-breaking rainstorm will end California’s drought, experts say

After the storm passes, the drought plaguing much of the state will remain, potentially improving in some areas but worsening in others.

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  • October 25 @ 6:06 pm