Brian Melley, Associated Press Updated 8:08 pm CDT, Monday, August 19, 2019 FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif. California fire officials say acreage burned so far in 2019 is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years. less FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif. California fire officials say acreage burned so far in 2019 is down 90% ... more Photo: Noah Berger, AP Photo: Noah Berger, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif. California … [Read more...] about Wildfire acreage way down in California this year — so far
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Diversity and inclusion. Words repeated so often that they're virtually mantra in corporate America. Hardly a day goes by without some CEO extolling the virtues of a more diverse and inclusive workplace. But when it comes to showing their progress for the world to see, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are turning to a novel legal defense: asserting they're trade secrets. More and more, firms including Oracle and Palantir Technologies argue that detailed, government-mandated figures on the number of women and people of color they employ must remain confidential. Making them public, they say, would be tantamount to giving away proprietary technology and hand competitors a "road map" to poach talent. So while tech companies often voluntarily give the public a glimpse of their diversity strategies, the tactic all too often lets them have it both ways, according to Georgetown University's Jamillah Bowman Williams, who explored the trend in the tech industry. And as criticism … [Read more...] about Under fire for hiring imbalances, tech firms claim their job data are trade secrets
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about California’s bullet train is pumping billions into the Valley economy. So why is it so unpopular?
Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. On December 11 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors green-lit the controversial Centennial project, with only Supervisor Sheila Kuehl voting no. The project, nearly two decades in planning, would bring more than 19,000 homes to a private wilderness area on Tejon Ranch, approximately 65 miles north of downtown L.A. The proposed Centennial development, covering mostly grassland and some high brush and woodland, straddles “high” and “very high” fire hazard severity zones as defined by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Cal Fire recorded 31 wildfires larger than 100 acres within five miles of the proposed Centennial acreage between 1964 to 2015, and four within Centennial’s boundaries, according to county planning documents. Critics have said the project will create more sprawl, greenhouse gases and … [Read more...] about After a season of hell, should California still allow development in fire zones?
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s hard not to look back with a surreal sense of time displacement. Was the PyeongChang Olympics really only this year? Or the midterms? Or the shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead? Watershed events tend to blend into each other with kaleidoscopic perplexity when the typical news cycle lasts only a few hours. This is why I love maps–they reorient us. They help us make sense of the world when nothing seems to make sense. And over the last year, maps have helped visualize much of the happiness, heartbreak, terror, and turmoil that 2018 has wrought. To mark the end of this extraordinary year, I compiled a list of some of the most compelling maps we’ve shared on Fast Company over the last 12 months. Most of these came from Esri, a spatial analytics company whose mapping software is used throughout the private and public sectors. The images below are just screen grabs, but you can click the links to find the … [Read more...] about 12 maps that tell the extraordinary story of 2018