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There Are Two Very Different Reasons Why People Are Spending More On New Cars

Don’t expect many deals on new cars even though it’s Labor Day weekend, Ferrari is trying to get its shit together in Formula One, and Elon Musk. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 4, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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California Firefighters Take A Drive Through Hell

It’s one of the most depressing times of year again, that season when we gather around the social media to watch as someone streams their drive through the unimaginable wildfires currently devastating what’s possibly the most beautiful (not to mention, most expensive) places in the country.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lyft Really Did It

Lyft announced Thursday its ceasing operations in California, yanking the rug out from under its riders and drivers in the region.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Climate Danger of Kamala Harris’ Prison Labor Legacy

We finally have a woman of color on a major party ticket. Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice president is historic and something to celebrate, but she still deserves scrutiny. This coupling makes some important climate battles especially hard if Biden wins the White House. But Harris’ past…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Uber and Lyft Lose Bid to Keep Exploiting Their Drivers for Just a Little Bit Longer

On Thursday, a California judge denied motions by Uber and Lyft to delay a previous injunction ordering the ridesharing companies to reclassify their contractors as full-time employees. That ruling goes into effect on August 20, to which the companies had requested a 10-day extension in order to attempt an appeal. Read more…

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Watch ZHU’s Coral.PINK Lolla2020 performance in full

When the performative reigns rest in ZHU‘s hands, transfixion is sure to ensure. The storied producer, never one to disappoint when it comes to live mystique, was one of the main attractions of Lollapalooza‘s recent virtual replacement, Lolla2020. Those who tuned in wouldn’t find ZHU throwing down from his living room or another space in […]

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Watch ZHU’s Coral.PINK Lolla2020 performance in full

When the performative reigns rest in ZHU‘s hands, transfixion is sure to ensure. The storied producer, never one to disappoint when it comes to live mystique, was one of the main attractions of Lollapalooza‘s recent virtual replacement, Lolla2020. Those who tuned in wouldn’t find ZHU throwing down from his living room or another space in […]

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Watch ZHU’s Coral.PINK Lolla2020 performance in full

When the performative reigns rest in ZHU‘s hands, transfixion is sure to ensure. The storied producer, never one to disappoint when it comes to live mystique, was one of the main attractions of Lollapalooza‘s recent virtual replacement, Lolla2020. Those who tuned in wouldn’t find ZHU throwing down from his living room or another space in […]

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City of Oakland reaches settlement in Ghost Ship case

The City of Oakland has agreed to pay a total of $32.7 million dollars to those impacted by the tragic 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire. Of the settlement money, $23.5 million will be paid to the families of the 32 victims who lost their lives, and the remaining $9.2 million will go to Sam Maxwell, […]

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Berkeley Might Become One of the First Cities to Remove Police From Traffic Stops

Fundamentally, I’m a begrudging optimist. Pessimism just seems counterproductive so, no matter how awful things look, I always hold out hope that perhaps they can be better. As protests for police accountability have consistently occurred for well over a month across the county, I’ve hoped that the result would be…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Berkeley Might Become One of the First Cities to Remove Police From Traffic Stops

Fundamentally, I’m a begrudging optimist. Pessimism just seems counterproductive so, no matter how awful things look, I always hold out hope that perhaps they can be better. As protests for police accountability have consistently occurred for well over a month across the county, I’ve hoped that the result would be…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Watch A Firefighting Airtanker Rain Red Death On A Ford Expedition

Forest fires are getting bigger, thanks to climate change, and when it comes to fighting forest fires, bigger fires require bigger planes. This training video was released during the height of the destructive 2019 fire season by folks who know a thing or two about big fires and fighting them: the California Department…Read more… Continue […]

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West Coast States Are Teaming Up to Build an Electric Highway

The West Coast is preparing for a future where giant diesel transport trucks go electric. Utilities and state agencies in California, Oregon, and Washington announced a plan to transform highway infrastructure that would speed the transition.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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West Coast States Are Teaming Up to Build an Electric Highway

The West Coast is preparing for a future where giant diesel transport trucks go electric. Utilities and state agencies in California, Oregon, and Washington announced a plan to transform highway infrastructure that would speed the transition.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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