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SpaceX's latest rocket launch dazzles in California's night sky

Watching a rocket blast into space is always quite the sight, but it was particularly mesmerising for people living on California's coast on Sunday. SpaceX launched (and landed!) its Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, which sits just north of
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SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

SpaceX has just successfully landed its first rocket on the U.S. West Coast. After launching a satellite from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday evening with the Falcon 9 rocket, the spaceflight company brought its first stage booster
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ZipRecruiter Raises $156 Million, Now Valued at $1.5 Billion

Santa Monica, California-based ZipRecruiter has raised $156 million in Series B funding this week, giving it a valuation of $1.5 billion. Wellington Management Company and IVP led the round, with participation by other existing investors. If
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Here's the aspect of self-driving car testing that's not dominated by Apple or Google

Last week, Apple's secretive, self-driving car project got some attention for adding more cars approved for testing in California. But despite the company's big name and the heightened curiosity over the iPhone-maker's foray into autonomous vehicles
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California says new homes must have solar panels, in push to go all-renewable

California just became the first state to require that all new homes be installed with solar panels, a continuation of its ambitious plans to completely wean itself off fossil fuels within two decades.  All five members of the California Energy
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California Court’s Worker Classification Ruling Has Broad Implications for Gig Workers

A three-part test announced Monday by the California Supreme Court has far-reaching implications for who in the state can be classified as an independent contractor. The 7-0 decision in a case brought by drivers working for a delivery company
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California faces steep increase in 'precipitation whiplash,' threatening infrastructure

From late 1861 through early 1862, a megaflood of historic proportions put large parts of the state of California underwater. The state's Central Valley, which is now one of the most productive agricultural ares in the country, became a vast inland
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Woman is awarded $6.4 million in one of the largest revenge porn cases ever

$6.4 million. That's the latest bill for sharing revenge porn.  In a landmark case in California, one of the largest ever judgements in a revenge porn case has seen the United States District Court awarding $6.4 million to a Los Angeles County
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In-N-Out is suing an Australian tribute to the burger chain

Californian burger chain In-N-Out has no presence in Australia. Or anywhere much further than the U.S. west coast and Texas, really.  That hasn't stopped In-N-Out from suing Sydney-based restaurant Down N' Out, which opened in 2016 and served

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