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. —— Alison and I both grew up on the East Coast but we’ve been fortunate to live in California for 30 years.

Splitting Up California


I am a partial hater of California. The truth is Christmas in San Diego would seem about as standard as a nightmare, and I have traveled far too much to consider Southern California anything special. From the activist site - "California needs a refresh.

A Path Forward in California!


A Path Forward in California! I’m even more thrilled today to announce the launch of a Path Forward program in California with six top tech companies — Go Daddy , Demandbase , CloudFlare , Coursera , Instacart and Zendesk.

Southern California Tech Central


I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

Software Development Companies in Southern California


In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Even still, this barely touches all the different companies in Southern California where software development is happening.

Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound?


This is purely anecdotal, but it seems like a lot of companies are hiring technology talent here in Southern California. I’ve recently seen several tweets from software development companies looking for talent. And I’ve heard from several people looking for Startup Software Developers. And we have been looking to hire several positions (but are being really picky as is normally the case). I’ll be curious to see if that bears up at our Los Angeles CTO Forum meeting tomorrow.

USC Village is the largest development in the history of the University of Southern California

YFS Magazine

million-sf expansion to the University of Southern California campus and marks the largest development project in the university’s history. The recently completed USC Village brings a 15-acre, 1.25

Legal Cannabis Entrepreneurs in California Get a Rude Awakening: A Thriving Black Market

Inc Startups

Recreational marijuana in California became legal on January 1, but entrepreneurs could be thwarted by its many illegal players.

Want to Start a Business? Don't Go to California

Inc Startups

A new report identifies the prime spots for small-business owners.

Google Offers to Build 10,000 Homes in California (But There's a Catch)

Inc Startups

The company wants to build its new campus in Mountain View, California. Technology

Why California Represents the Future of US Growth Potential

Inc Startups

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

California Closer to Approving Driverless Cars

Inc Startups

The new set of rules unveiled today could let companies test out autonomous vehicles without the need for a human driver, steering wheel, or pedals. The Future

LeakLink Raises $10 Million to Expand Wholesale Marijuana Platform to California

Inc Startups

LeafLink, a software platform that hosts marijuana sales, is expanding to California's regulated marijuana market as the state gears up for adult-use January 1, 2018.

Tesla Opens World's Largest Battery Plant in California

Inc Startups

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

California Über Alles by Dead Kennedys - The Dead Kennedys were.

Mark Birch

California Über Alles by Dead Kennedys - The Dead Kennedys were one of the earliest and most notable of hardcore punk bands to come out of California. California Über Alles was the first single and the song that launched the Dead Kennedys. I can relate to the song having lived in California and experienced its very screwed up politics and screwball politicians.

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. This guest post is from Kaspars Upmanis, the founder of CAKE HR.

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. to Austin.

California Backs First Insurer to Cover Marijuana Businesses

Inc Startups

Golden Bear Insurance will start writing policies for marijuana cultivators, dispensaries, and marijuana product manufacturers to cover general liability, property, injury, and robbery. Business Insurance

Inside the California Tax Incentive That Could Save Both You (And Kevin Durant) Money

Inc Startups

Two California tech companies, in which Kevin Durant invests, are missing out on tax credits and incentives.

California Marijuana Legalization Would Cause 'Sea Change' in Capital for Cannabis Startups

Inc Startups

Should California legalize recreational marijuana use this election, it will cause a flood of capital to enter the market for cannabis startups

5 Things You Need To Know About Flipping Homes In California


Flipping homes can be a profitable business if you are strategic and are familiar with the current real estate market in your area. Whether you are new to house flipping or have flipped many homes up to this point, here are five things you need to know about the process. Inspections are Crucial.

California Court Stuns Coffee Industry with New Cancer Warning Label Requirement (Starbucks and Others Worried)

Inc Startups

Carcinogenic chemical acrylamide in coffee triggers warning labels that has the industry Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Tim Hortons, Caribou in uproar. Marketing

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. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

Some California Cannabis Farmers Think It's Too Soon For Recreational Legalization

Inc Startups

Small farmers in Northern California, where the majority of the country's marijuana is grown, want their crop to be legal but they believe the ballot initiative is not the right one for small business

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

Inc Startups

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

California Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Opening Door to Commercial Sales

Inc Startups

Proposition 64 takes effect immediately, and is seen by the industry as a tipping point for other states

Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

How to Change the World

The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki. Cool Stuff Life Photos

Google Self-Driving Car Crashes Into Bus on California Street

Inc Startups

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

World's Best LinkedIn Profile? This 'Hungarian' Olympic Skier From California (Who Can't Really Ski Very Well)

Inc Startups

True, she gamed her way into the Olympics. But she'll never have to answer an awkward "tell me about yourself" interview question again.

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

Inc Startups

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

How Marijuana Might Save California's Most Iconic Music Store

Inc Startups

Amoebais still one of the most iconic music store chainsin America, but its Berkeley location has hit hard times. After securing a license to sell marijuana, co-founder David Prinz says he's found a way to save the shop

California by Shawn Mullins - see you soon…

Mark Birch

California by Shawn Mullins - see you soon

California's New Privacy Law Will Give Customers More Control Over Their Personal Data

Inc Startups

Mark your calendars for January 1st, 2020. Security

Splitting Up California is The Right Thing To Do


Splitting Up California is The Right Thing To Do. A proposal to split California into 3 states will be on November’s ballot and I support this. While I do not work or live in California I do know the economic problems at hand.

The Coolest California Board Company SUP For 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The 10 six Classic is the most popular California Board Company SUP on the market. California Board Company SUP reviews show that users of the 10 six Classic are very satisfied with the price, performance, and enjoyment of this paddle board. Since California Board Company is one of several product lines by Keeper Sports Products , there is a large user community of fans. There is nothing like a great stand up paddle board (SUP) to get out on the water and enjoy the weather.

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

Why the Southern California Wildfires Came at the Worst Time for Small Businesses

Inc Startups

Widespread fires forced many Main Street business owners to evacuate or close their stores, just as shops geared up for the last three weeks of holiday sales. Main Street

Going to California by Led Zeppelin - I have California on my.

Mark Birch

Going to California by Led Zeppelin - I have California on my mind this week. music

Alcohol By Volume II. 5 California Wines You Can Drink Again and Again. And Again.

Inc Startups

I have searched high and low for wines that last the pace. The Inc.

The Advantages of Slow Growth for StartUps

The Startup Magazine

Research from the Universities of California, Berkley and Stanford University found that a big problem for many failed tech start-ups was premature scaling, essentially businesses growing too fast.