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Will California outmaneuver a new federal cap on tax deductions?

Will California outmaneuver a new federal cap on tax deductions?

SACRAMENTO — California Democrats are toying with a brash scheme to skirt a new federal cap on state and local tax deductions: Instead of paying taxes to the Golden State, Californians would …

Apple unveils iPhone X; 10th-anniversary model starts at $999

Apple unveils iPhone X; 10th-anniversary model starts at $999

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Ten years ago, Steve Jobs stepped onto the stage at the Moscone convention center in San Francisco to unveil the iPhone, not fully knowing the transformational power it would have on Apple, Silicon Valley, the internet and the entire world. On Tuesday, his successor, Tim Cook, unveiled the company’s latest model, the […]

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales

Under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Amazon.com has admitted to selling consumer goods to at least one person on the government’s list of people and entities associated with terrorism. In its quarterly financial report filed this past week, Amazon revealed that it sold about $300 worth of consumer goods to someone […]

Red states rip California’s new travel ban, and California

Red states rip California’s new travel ban, and California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The eight states targeted by California’s new travel ban barring official travel are not suffering the slight quietly. The ban — punishing states that have recently passed laws that California’s attorney general has determined infringe on LGBT rights — has been ruthlessly mocked by its red-state critics since last week’s announcement that […]

Odds of La Nina increase for next winter, bringing concerns the drought may drag on

Odds of La Nina increase for next winter, bringing concerns the drought may drag on

In what may be an ominous sign for the end of the drought, hospital the El Nino that brought Northern California its wettest winter in five years is continuing to weaken and appears to be giving way to its atmospheric sibling — La Nina. The shift in Pacific Ocean temperatures could mean a drier-than-normal winter […]

California moving toward more extreme weather, study concludes

California moving toward more extreme weather, study concludes

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford University researchers who studied trends in the atmospheric circulation patterns that affect California’s rainfall have found that conditions linked to the hot, dry weather during the state’s latest drought have become more frequent in recent years. While this year’s El Nino-driven storms may have brought temporary relief to the state’s parched […]

California would scrap Daylight Saving Time under San Jose lawmaker Kansen Chu’s proposal

California would scrap Daylight Saving Time under San Jose lawmaker Kansen Chu’s proposal

By Eric Kurhi [email protected] There are those who enjoy falling back into an extra hour of sleep in November and those who will gleefully spring forward come March 13, but a local lawmaker isn’t one of those people and aims to end the twice-yearly time shifts in California. Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose, has introduced […]