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Splitting Up California


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

A Path Forward in California!


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

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin


The Bakersfield Californian reports Lightspeed has about 80 employees and most of […] The post Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Lightspeed Systems, which makes education software, announced plans to relocate all of its operations and employees from Bakersfield, Calif. Austin

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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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.

California company putting 150 jobs in Salisbury

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

SALISBURY— A California company is creating a regional headquarters that will create nearly 150 jobs in Rowan County over the next few years

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Inside the Rowdy Trump Protest at the California GOP Convention

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Eggs were thrown. flag was burned. Trump had to jump a barricade. Tech employees attended both to protest and to hear Trump speak

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

Feld Thoughts

Startup Visa

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.

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

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

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?

Can a California company have unpaid interns?

Startup Company Lawyer

On April 7, 2010, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued an opinion letter addressing the requirements employers must meet in order to have unpaid interns in compliance with California law. The DLSE’s new opinion letter concluded that all six criteria also must be satisfied in California.

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.

Is Olive Oil the Future of California Farming?

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A mainstay in American kitchens, olive oil might be destined for bigger things than our pantry shelf

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

Is the Cloud Making California's Drought Problem Worse?

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The cloud requires data centers. Data centers require water

In Unprecedented Move, California Sets Rules for Self-Driving Cars

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Among other safety-related requirements, the cars must have a steering wheel, and a licensed driver must be ready to take over if the machine fails

These Wireless Headphones Can Access 50 Million Songs--No Internet Required

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Meet Aivvy, the California-based startup that wants to change how you listen to music

CasaSiegel: NorCal and SoCal - A Tale of Two States


Given that I am often asked which of the two parts of California I like more, I feel uniquely qualified to answer and comment on both locations.