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Splitting Up California


I am a partial hater of California. From the activist site - "California needs a refresh. I support Draper''s plan.

A Path Forward in California!


A Path Forward in California! They are all accepting applications now for October start dates. No visits yet.

Tesla Opens World's Largest Battery Plant in California

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Tesla's Powerpack project is partnering with the Southern California electricity utility to bring renewable energy into the home

In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters.

California Police Ramp Up Asset Seizures of Cannabis Companies in Advance of Legalization Vote

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It's one of a number of cannabis companies targeted for asset seizure - but with no attendant criminal charges being filed - by California authoritie

California Fines Uber $7.3 Million

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A judge ruled Wednesday that the ride-hailing company must pay for refusing to disclose certain information about its business practices

Google Fiber May Expand to Southern California and Kentucky Next

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The Internet service is 100 times faster than existing web speeds

3 Electric Skateboard Startups Set to Cruise in California

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Here are three companies hell-bent on revolutionizing personal transportation

Startup Founders React to California's Proposed Drone Law

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The law could have serious implications for drone operators and other startups hoping to use the unmanned vehicles for delivery purposes

Steve Jobs Was From California. Bill Gates Is From Washington. Here's how You Can Tell

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Each is a perfect reflection of his home state

Paid Sick Leave in California: Understanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

Early Growth Financial Services

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 was passed to allow most types of employees in California to be eligible for paid sick leave. With this passage, California becomes the first state in the Union to require all employers, regardless of size, to offer sick leave to its employees.

California's Millionaire Tax Helps Those in Need, But For How Long?

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It may be in California's best interest build an ironclad case to keep its Mental Health Services Act

Everyone Loves Tesla. Except California Car Dealers

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A California trade association complains, saying Tesla''s ads understate the price of the new Model S. before deadline.

Google Self-Driving Car Crashes Into Bus on California Street

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No one was injured, according to an accident report the tech company wrote and submitted to the California Department of Motor Vehicles

California Could Have Driverless Cars by the End of the Year

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The new set of rules allows companies to put their road-ready cars on the market

What California Firefighters Can Teach About Thwarting Crises

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You can learn a lot about preventing complex situations from spinning out of control by watching how teams of firefighters handle wildfires

High Times Moves Cannabis Cup to California After Troubles in Denver

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The largest annual event of the marijuana industry drew local backlash from elected officials in Colorado and is moving to California

Why California Represents the Future of US Growth Potential

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California's real economic performance over the last two years shows what is possible in modern America

7 Ways to Thrive as a Startup Outside of California and New York

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You don''t have to live on the coasts to make it as an entrepreneur

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Spearheads Pot Legalization Bid in California

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The tech entrepreneur and investor is backing ballot language to make the sale of recreational marijuana legal in the state

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California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011.

The California Software Company Powering Your Neighborhood Yoga Studio

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Mindbody is finding success by tapping the booming market of boutique fitness

Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

Steve Blank

Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. Background.

California's Medical Marijuana Industry Will Be Tax-Free Until 2018

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Thanks to a missing date in the amendment's proposed law, medical marijuana will not be taxed until 2018

California Dreamin'


In late February, I’m going to be moving to San Francisco to work in Bessemer’s Menlo Park office. On the bitter (read: sad) side, my life is in NYC.

Walgreens Tells Theranos to Stop Using California Lab That's Under Scrutiny for Testing

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Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha

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The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home.

Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine

Hunter Walker

Like Douglas McGray , the CEO and EIC of California Sunday Magazine , a newly launched multiplatform magazine. Hunter Walk: So a few months back this amazing magazine called California Sunday started showing up monthly. How do you describe California Sunday to people and why does it exist? Would New York Sunday work?

Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2

Steve Blank

For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. Filed under: California Coastal Commission.

Google Makes Employees Sign Away Right to Sue Over Pornography (and Lots of Other Rights, Too)

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Suit alleges Google's confidentiality agreements and waivers are illegal in California

Looking For Several Startup Visa Supporters in Texas, California, and Virginia

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California Protects User Names and Passwords

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Two California bills prohibit employers and universities from retrieving social media user names and passwords.

New Rankings Reveal the Most Innovative States

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Sorry, California: You just missed the top spot

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. And here's where you can find more events: SoCalTech Calendar – A great aggregation of events around Southern California that has been pulled together for years by Ben Kuo. Great post by John Shiple.

Is California Next for the Legal Weed Industry?

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An advocacy group has begun efforts to bring legal marijuana to the Golden State by 2016

A Win for California's Chef Entrepreneurs

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California's new Homemade Food Act went into effect this month, making it legal for entrepreneurs to sell food made at home.

Is California Losing Start-ups to Other States?

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But a recent report suggests that California might be losing its edge. Start-ups file a Form D when they raise money from private investors.

Tim Draper Wants to Break California Into Six States

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Think you could wrap your head around six different Californias? If Tim Draper has his way you might have to. Senate.

[Video] TED Talk: Startups Aren’t Just For California


Without going too much into details of the talk – you should really just watch the video for yourself – Edwards share on the following: 1.

Survey Shocker: 1 in 4 California Corporations Have No Women Executives

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An annual study of California's 400 largest public companies shows little progress in gender parity