San Mateo County

First atmospheric river of the season soaks Bay Area, bringing nearly 5 inches rain to one spot

It was a soaker.<p>A moisture-packed storm fueled by an atmospheric river coming from Hawaii drenched the Bay Area Wednesday though Thursday.<p>The Santa Cruz Mountains received the most rainfall with a gauge in Ben Lomond recording 4.88 inches.<p>Mount Diablo Peak received 3.89 inches, the Oakland Airport …

Weather

TechShop’s Shutdown Sends Makers Scrambling For DIY Alternatives

The makerspace chain’s failure leaves members looking for new places to complete projects and even house their small businesses, with the holiday season fast approaching<p>The 10-store makerspace chain TechShop closed its doors Wednesday and plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, leaving some of its …

Bill de Blasio

The first Dungeness crabs are in, and they’re meaty

Between rainstorms, commercial Bay Area fishermen are heading out with crab pots to snag the 2017-18 season’s first Dungeness crabs — a coveted dish …

San Francisco Bay Area

Muir Woods to become first in national park system to require year-round vehicle reservations

In an attempt to reduce traffic jams and overcrowding, Muir Woods National Monument will become the first national park unit in the United States to …

National Parks

Walmart is expanding its same-day grocery delivery business

• <b>Walmart is partnering with Deliv to scale its same-day grocery delivery business.</b>• <b><br>Online grocery services are helping Walmart draw in more urban, higher-income customers.</b><p>Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery business through a new partnership with the logistics company Deliv.<p>Deliv will start …

Business

Silicon Valley confronts an 'epidemic' — what to do about housing? - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By J. Jennings Moss <br>– Editor-in-Chief, Silicon Valley Business Journal<p>Nov 16, 2017, 1:13pm PST<p>Almost a year ago, as I was visiting Silicon Valley and …

Silicon Valley

Stanford students support East Palo Alto homeless amid city crackdown

Dozens of Stanford students spoke out in support of residents living in RVs in East Palo Alto at a meeting of the East Palo Alto Public Works and …

Palo Alto

Toyota and Suzuki in tie-up to sell electric vehicles in India

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp have agreed to cooperate in selling electric vehicles in India from around 2020, they said on Friday, aiming to give each other a leg up in emerging markets and low-emission technology.<p>The announcement comes after the Japanese companies …

San Francisco Bay Area

10 Books That Teachers Read to Their Own Kids

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media<p>Teachers have a knack for knowing how to connect with kids, and they're skilled at drawing out kids to talk about …

Arianna Huffington

Kevin Durant implies he had out-of-body experience when he sent Thunder tweets

To his credit, Kevin Durant never tried to use the “I was hacked” excuse back in September when he sent some controversial tweets about his former …

Sports

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Dismay Over Merrill Lynch's Pay Plan, House's Tax Bill

​Merrill Lynch's pay changes for the year ahead have dismayed some seasoned advisers who say the new plan disadvantages top producers and may spur defections rather than encourage the desired growth.<p>Some veterans have expressed particular confusion over the elimination of the "penalty box" from …

Business

USGA Invites 12 Players to Curtis Cup Practice Session

The USGA’s International Team Selection Committee has invited 12 players to participate in a practice session in advance of the 2018 Curtis Cup …

Golf

More Bay Area housing weirdness: Sales increase in some counties despite shrinking supply of homes

The number of homes for sale statewide — and particularly in the Bay Area — remains stubbornly low, according to a new report from the California …

Real Estate

Families look to guard against another Highway 35 tragedy

SAN MATEO COUNTY — Roughly two miles north of Alice’s Restaurant, a trio of white crosses mark the spot where three young men lost their lives …

San Francisco Bay Area

PG&E customers face jump in gas bills for storage and transmission costs

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E customers face a $1 increase in monthly gas bills because the company is seeking to upgrade its vast network of natural gas …

Energy

Trump's environmental rollbacks hit California hard, despite Sacramento's resistance

When 50,000 acre-feet of water went gushing out of the Sacramento River last month, it fast became a test of California’s ability to protect its environmental policies from an increasingly hostile Trump administration.<p>The episode proved humbling.<p>Heeding the calls of big agriculture interests and …

Politics

Homeless people living in RVs were evicted near the future site of a school funded by Mark Zuckerberg

• <b>City officials in East Palo Alto evicted about 50 residents, including some school-aged children, from parked vehicles on a residential block.</b>• <b><br>The area is located near the future site of a school funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The Primary School serves low-income families in the</b> …

Palo Alto

TechShop Goes Bankrupt

A little over a decade ago, Jim Newton, who once served as an advisor to the TV show <i>Mythbusters</i>, and his partner Ridge McGhee launched a company …

Makerspaces

Toyota to consider selling locally developed EVs in China

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor (7203.T) said it would consider selling locally designed and manufactured all-electric vehicle models in China, as it looks to expand its EV lineup and comply with Beijing’s upcoming new-energy vehicle (NEV) production and sales quotas.<p>FILE PHOTO: Toyota …

China

Homeless evictions near future site of Zuckerberg-funded school spark protest

Foundation launched by Facebook founder and his wife says it had nothing to do with evictions near planned private school for low-income students<p>Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter<p>Residents of a Silicon Valley city protested on Wednesday as officials evicted homeless families and …

News (U.S.)

Hotshot Tech Founders Face a Dilemma: Lie Low or Live Large?

Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko, founders of online home renovation and design platform Houzz, launched their company after running into difficulties remodeling their Palo Alto home in 2009.<p>Eight years later, though their company is valued at around $4 billion, the couple is still living in the same …

Real Estate

Lastline Reveals Predictions and Trends For the 2018 Cyberthreat LandscapeCompany predicts continued rise in cybercrime will be met with advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning as...

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today released predictions and trends for the 2018 cyberthreat landscape. As in recent years, 2017 saw an increasing number of cyberattacks, and indications point to …

Cybersecurity

Morpheus Data Optimizes Multi-Cloud Deployments and Unifies Ops Teams

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Morpheus Data announced a major software release which brings predictive analytics to cloud management and …

Virtualization

As the housing supply shrinks, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland are the nation’s three most competitive markets

The supply of homes for sale fell nationally for the 25th consecutive month in October, down 12.2 percent from a year earlier. But it’s the San Jose …

Real Estate

Facebook launches video app for content creators that could challenge YouTube for talent

Facebook has launched a new video app called Creators aimed at building a community of closely-followed producers like YouTubers, the company announced Thursday.<p>The app, which was announced in June, comes as the social network is investing heavily in original programming, livestreaming and video …

Facebook

TechShop shuts down nationwide, plans bankruptcy filing

TechShop announced they have closed all 10 of their locations, including its Bay Area locations in San Jose, San Francisco and Redwood City.<p>In a …

San Jose

PubMatic Announces Fraud-Free Program to Further Clean up the Online Advertising Ecosystem

<i>The program has been created to increase supply chain transparency and address demand-side ad fraud woes</i><p>REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – PubMatic, the …

Advertising

New GRC tools include analytics, AI to keep businesses safe

Many products in the GRC -- governance, risk and compliance -- market are offered as full-blown suites that can be "integrated into a single platform …

SEO

Roadshow: A quick way to beat traffic at SFO

<b>Q:</b> What is going on with traffic leaving the SFO long-term parking garage? It took us an hour and 15 minutes to make the right turn to lead us to …

Uber

Protesters in East Palo Alto Fight the Evictions of Working Families Forced to Live in RVs

The city of East Palo Alto, California, sent a tow truck on Wednesday morning to haul away a dozen RVs in which homeless families have been living. …

Silicon Valley