Tag: San Francisco Bay Area (Calif)

Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism

Capitalism, I acknowledge, has been good to me. Over the past 20 years, the company that I co-founded, Salesforce, has generated billions in profits and made me a very wealthy person. I have been fortunate to live a life beyond the wildest imaginations of my great-grandfather, who immigrated to San Francisco from Kiev in the […]

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PG&E Power Outage: Live Updates as Californians Confront Blackout

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA stop sign sat at an intersection in a darkened neighborhood in Marin City, Calif., after Pacific Gas and Electric cut power to many Northern California communities Wednesday.CreditJason Henry for The New York Times The second phase of the shutdown cut power to about 250,000 more customers. SAN FRANCISCO […]

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PG&E Power Outage Expands in California: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePacific Gas and Electric cut power to many Northern California communities ahead of winds matched with dry conditions in Sausalito on Wednesday.CreditJason Henry for The New York Times The second phase of the shutdown cut power to about 250,000 more customers. SAN FRANCISCO — About 800,000 electricity customers in […]

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Earthquake in Bay Area Shakes San Francisco

The Bay Area was jolted Saturday morning when a minor earthquake struck about 10 miles from San Francisco. The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 3.5, hit at 8:41 a.m. local time. It originated about five miles deep in the earth, and occurred about three and a half miles southwest of Colma, Calif., according […]

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A Police Tesla Nearly Ran Out of Power During a Chase. It Wasn’t the Car’s Fault.

A California police officer driving a Tesla Model S during a high-speed chase on a Bay Area freeway radioed to his colleagues that he was running low on battery. He needed someone else to take over. “I am down to six miles of battery on the Tesla, so I may lose it here in a […]

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How a Tuxedoed Sommelier Wound Up Homeless in California

California Today OAKLAND, Calif. — Opus One, Château Lynch-Bages or Petrus. The crimson ribbons of fine wine trickled delicately into his customers’ bulbous crystal glasses. Mark-Steven Holys had a knack for recommending the right bottle, for expertly carving the chateaubriand steaks and pheasant and for remembering the dietary quirks of a clientele that included many […]

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Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

Martin Gerstell treasures his Thursday morning volunteer stint at the National Gallery of Art, where he fields questions at the main information desk. He patiently responds when visitors ask about the current exhibits, whether the paintings are real, where the bathrooms are. Usually, fellow volunteers give him a ride from his assisted living residence in […]

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Overlooked No More: William Byron Rumford, Pioneering Black Politician in California

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Conor Dougherty When William Byron Rumford Sr. arrived at his hotel in Sacramento the night before starting his first term in the California state legislature, a clerk told him there were no rooms available. But […]

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Subway Got Too Big. Franchisees Paid a Price.

Manoj Tripathi couldn’t shake the feeling that someone had a vendetta against his Subway sandwich shop. A franchisee for nearly two decades, he had done everything he could to keep his restaurant, in a strip mall in Northern California, in perfect condition. But lately it seemed like someone was out to get him. It was […]

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A Reality Check for Sea Ranch

SEA RANCH, Calif. — It was an era of now unimaginable optimism, when one believed that architecture and planning could save the world — or at least save the environment. In 1964, a group of architecture faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, some only in their 20s, were entrusted by developer Al Boeke with […]

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‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Review: Lost in a Dream City

The astonishing “Last Black Man in San Francisco” is about having little in a grab-what-you-can world. It’s the haunting, elegiac story of Jimmie Fails — playing a version of himself — a young man trying to hold onto a sense of home in San Francisco. His parents are missing in action and someone else lives […]

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Can Californians Still Find a Path to Mobility at the State’s Universities?

BERKELEY, Calif. — Joan Didion described her alma mater, the University of California, as “California’s highest, most articulate idea of itself, the most coherent — perhaps the only coherent — expression of the California possibility.” That ethos has endured. The University of California has prevailed as both symbol and engine of opportunity, true to the […]

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