Supported by Technology By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHIMARCH 27, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SAN FRANCISCO — Uber says it is not renewing its permit to test self-driving vehicles in California until the police and regulators wrap up an investigation into how one of its autonomous vehicles struck and killed a woman in Arizona last week.The company decided to withdraw its renewal application late last week. The move came to light in a letter that California’s Department of Motor Vehicles sent to Uber on Tuesday.The letter informed Uber that its testing permit will expire on Saturday and that it will have to address “any follow-up analysis or investigations from the recent crash in Arizona” if it applies for a new permit in the future.The loss of the permit, reported earlier by The San Francisco Chronicle, is the latest roadblock for Uber as the company weighs the future of its self-driving car program. … [Read more...] about Uber Won’t Renew Permit for Self-Driving Cars in California
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By Jeff Horseman | [email protected], Jordan Graham | [email protected] and Kevin Modesti | [email protected] | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: March 13, 2018 at 11:39 am | UPDATED: March 13, 2018 at 11:40 am The last time it took a sitting president this long to visit California, the presidential airplane had propellers and pre-dated World War II. Instead of traveling by train, as Franklin Roosevelt did 83 years ago, President Donald Trump is taking jet-powered Air Force One to San Diego on Tuesday, March 13. He is scheduled to spend the day addressing members of the military and inspecting border wall prototypes. By early evening, however, Trump will be on a different mission — fundraising. It’s unclear how that might go. On the one hand, numbers suggest Trump could hit turbulence. He lost California by four million votes and his approval rating in the state is abysmal. But California is a huge state and one of Trump’s key themes — immigration — … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is unpopular in California. But what about GOP donors?
With help from Ian Kullgren TRUMP TO CALIFORNIA: President Donald Trump heads to the Golden State today to view border wall prototypes in the San Diego area, to speak at a nearby military base, and to attend a Republican Party fundraiser in Beverly Hills. The trip comes one week after the Trump administration filed a lawsuit against the state over its sanctuary policies, which limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. “This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said last week. “It’s not wise, it’s not right, and it will not stand.” Story Continued Below The Trump v. California immigration policy battle isn’t likely to abate soon. In a letter to the president released Monday, Brown stressed California’s economic might (the state’s gross domestic product outstripped those of France, India and Brazil in 2015) and the role that newcomers play … [Read more...] about Trump to California
TASTE TEST: A sample of Serbia served up at R-Bar HIGHLAND — R-Bar and Grill is a trendy, happening establishment well-suited for finding a filling lunch or dinner or getting your next fix at the watering hole.The establishment, located at 9521 Indianapolis Blvd., is nestled in the King James Court strip mall. With bountiful seating, multiple TVs and walls decked out with Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks paraphernalia, the bar could make for a perfect sports hangout with friends the next time a big game is on. The bar has a consistent lineup of musicians booked throughout the week and also entertains with usual trivia, bingo and karaoke nights.Like any bar with "happy hour" morsels, R-Bar features staples like burgers and tacos. However, a significant portion of the menu includes items from the "Euro Grill." If you're craving Balkan delicacies and flavors, R-Bar has the hookup. For something small, consider the cevap sliders. An order comes with three of these delicious sausages … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: A sample of Serbia served up at R-Bar
By Carla Marinucci ([email protected]) and David Siders ([email protected]) and with Candice Norwood ([email protected]) THE BUZZ: After a very rough weekend and an embarrassing snub from her own party in San Diego last weekend, Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wednesday seized a moment in the national spotlight that perfectly illustrated why she may just coast to a sixth term in November.Story Continued Below -- Sitting next to President Donald Trump at the White House, California’s senior senator dramatized exactly the point she’d argued to Democrats while unsuccessfully seeking their endorsement at the state party convention: She’s the nation’s foremost advocate on the issue of gun safety and an assault weapons ban. -- That White House photo op underscored DiFi’s unique strength on that issue: a history rooted in tragedy of San Francisco City Hall murders of Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, and the 101 California massacre in San Francisco, one … [Read more...] about FEINSTEIN has TRUMP’s ear on assault weapons — STEYER’s town hall strategy — JERRY to NYC — Report: RUSSIA compromised CALIFORNIA elections — ICE slams Oakland’s SCHAAF