If you didn’t catch the 2017 film “The Lost City of Z,” you’re not alone: The movie grossed just over $8 million at the US box office. But the Muisca tribal city of El Dorado itself — which is said to contain mountains of gold — is the stuff of legend. Explorers have been seeking the mythical land since at least the 1500s. After first searching in Honduras and Colombia, archeologists hit pay dirt in 2010 when satellite imagery located promising remnants deep in an impenetrable jungle in the Mato Grosso state of Brazil. According to the Guardian: … [Read more...] about The most powerful — and mysterious — abandoned cities the world forgot
On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would look into a petition filed by Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, and decide whether to open a formal investigation. Sparks' allegations cover about 500,000 Teslas, including Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicles in model years 2013 through 2019. … [Read more...] about Tesla says claims its cars exhibit unintended acceleration are ‘completely false’
The Vermont senator’s call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage? California’s already moving there, with every worker slated to hit that mark by 2023. Legal status for Dreamers, undocumented young people brought into the U.S. as children? The state has moved to block all proposed deportation efforts. Banning for-profit prisons and ending cash bail? California already is working to do just that. … [Read more...] about President Bernie Sanders: Here’s what it would mean for California
The band, which focuses on 18th and 19th century folk songs of the British Isles, rides into the Chapel in San Francisco on Wednesday as part of an inaugural tour. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Are Facebook and Twitter helping or hurting justice?
Families who were hurt by the change in the “kiddie tax” that took effect after 2017 can undo the damage it caused in 2018 and 2019 and avoid it going forward, thanks to a provision buried in the big retirement bill known as the Secure Act enacted at the end of last year. … [Read more...] about Congress reversed kiddie-tax change that accidentally hurt some families