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California And 23 Other States Sue Trump Administration As Emissions Fight Escalates

For decades, California’s been able to set its own emissions standards, but the Trump Administration moved this week to end that ability as it seeks to create one national standard for (very debatably) cheaper, safer cars. But California’s not going down without a fight, and nearly two dozen other states are getting…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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California And 23 Other States Sue Trump Administration As Emissions Fight Escalates

For decades, California’s been able to set its own emissions standards, but the Trump Administration moved this week to end that ability as it seeks to create one national standard for (very debatably) cheaper, safer cars. But California’s not going down without a fight, and nearly two dozen other states are getting…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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AB5, Landmark Bill Protecting Gig Workers in California, Becomes Law

The hard-fought bill that may one day give full employee status to workers engaged in the gig economy spearheaded by companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash has finally been signed into law by the office of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford’s Electrifying Its More Popular Vehicles Because We’re Too Accustomed To High Gas Prices

Ford’s electrification plans, still-slumping car sales in India and China, talks of Nissan’s next CEO, and bills that could give franchise dealers in California more freedom and better automaker reimbursement from warranty work. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lyft Still Desperately Wants Its Own Drivers to Oppose AB5

A contentious bill that puts a stake into the heart of the worker misclassification schemes buoying Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and other overvalued gig work platforms, has passed the California Senate. As predicted, this hasn’t stopped these companies from continuing to undermine this threatening legislation in any way…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Gig Workers Win in California

After the better part of year, California’s Senate today passed AB5, legislation that is expected to unravel the contractor business model of companies like Uber, Lyft, and Doordash. In a historic victory, workers for those companies and others like them are now likely to be considered employees, entitled to the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Are Recruiting Their Own Drivers to Lobby Against Drivers’ Rights

“Gig economy” tech companies that rely on armies of “independent contractors” are panicked at a bill being considered in California that could force them to classify their workers as actual employees. Now, they’re busily enlisting their own workers to lobby against… improving the lives of their own workers. Read the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Are Recruiting Their Own Drivers to Lobby Against Drivers’ Rights

“Gig economy” tech companies that rely on armies of “independent contractors” are panicked at a bill being considered in California that could force them to classify their workers as actual employees. Now, they’re busily enlisting their own workers to lobby against… improving the lives of their own workers. Read the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Contract Negotiations Between the UAW and Detroit’s Big Three Are Probably Going to Get Ugly

Negotiations between the UAW and Detroit’s Big Three are already tense, autonomous systems are re-shaping how we produce car parts and trends seen from car inventories. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, July 15, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Gary Richards on starting over, keeping it fresh, and changing the game, premieres ‘No Retreat’ with Loge21 [Interview]

Electronic music consumers over the last two decades would be hard-pressed to pinpoint an individual who’s impacted the dance music event space harder than Gary Richards. Since the 1990s, Richards (also known musically as Destructo) has taken his talents miles above their subterranean roots, largely helping shape the Southern Californian rave scene, relentlessly seeking new […]

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Herpes reports show considerable spike in close proximity to Coachella

Some people brought home overpriced Yeezy merch to commemorate Coachella 2019 and others brought home herpes. According to data released by HerpAlert, a website that allows users to upload images of affected areas of the body for clinical evaluation and then be prescribed treatment for the sexually transmitted disease, cases of herpes seemingly skyrocketed near […]

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HARD Summer drops 2019 roster, featuring Alison Wonderland, Tchami, Kid Cudi, RL Grime, and more

HARD Events’ hallmark, HARD Summer will return to Fontana Speedway this August for its 12th year of multifarious musical mayhem. The SoCal staple’s 2019 lineup is colorful and cold-blooded as ever, bringing major players primarily from electronic and bolstered by hip-hop. From the former of these realms comes Alison Wonderland, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, and […]

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Porter Robinson announces Multiverse Music Festival

Porter Robinson‘s creativity knows no bounds. The Worlds producer announced on March 4 that he’ll be expanding his creative reach with the debut of Multiverse Music Festival, an event he’s curating in Oakland, California on June 15 with presenter Goldenvoice. The one-day festival will take place at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and will boast a lineup […]

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A Truck in California Spilled Crushed Cars Onto the Highway and Created a Terrifying Crash Scene

Thursday was an interesting day for the Solano County California Highway Patrol, as a tractor trailer rolled onto its side and spilled a load of crushed cars—including that poor Ford Ranger you see above—creating what appeared to be a horrifying crash scene. Here’s a closer look at more of the poor twice-crushed…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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A California Bill Aims to Create the Unlimited-Speed American Autobahn of Your Dreams

Many car enthusiasts consider Germany’s Autobahn the holy grail of high-speed highway systems, but it may someday get competition from California, as a senator there has just introduced a bill which proposes adding lanes without speed limits to two major highways.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Diplo announces new six-cut EP, ‘Europa,’ due Feb. 22

March 2018 saw Diplo deliver California, a seven-track effort that emanated the warmth of the EP’s namesake state. Diplo’s first solo production since 2013’s Revolution, the collaboratively diverse EP coalesced the likes of Lil Yachty, Goldlink, MØ, and more for an effervescent showing that continues to fizz with sonic personality, even as Diplo announces the imminent […]

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