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Would you pay $700 for a digital license plate?

Even license plates are digital now. California is testing them in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Bee. The license plates have e-ink displays, like Kindles, and they're not cheap. SEE ALSO: People are losing faith in self-driving cars
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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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Appeals Court Says Prior Salary Doesn’t Justify Pay Differences

Just in time for Equal Pay Day, a federal appeals court today ruled today that an employee’s salary history alone is insufficient to justify pay differences between male and female employees. “Reliance on past wages simply perpetuates
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Shooting suspect slammed YouTube for 'discriminating' against her

The suspected shooter at YouTube's California headquarters on Tuesday has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, San Bruno Police confirmed. A San Diego resident, Aghdam died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting three people, one of
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Tech execs call for gun control after YouTube shooting

Major tech executives from the likes of Twitter and Uber have called for gun control following a shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters.   Three people were shot, one killed, after a shooter opened fire at YouTube's