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Individuals targeted as San Francisco tech money protests intensify

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Demonstrations against the grip on San Francisco held by wealthy technology workers took a personal turn on Friday with protesters taking aim at a Google lawyer they say personifies the tensions being stirred by abundant tech money. Jack Halprin, a landlord in the city's gentrifying Mission district, became the focus of the latest blockade of a tech company commuter bus, with protesters demanding Google ask Halprin to rescind eviction notices he has sent his tenants.

California ex-city official gets more than 11 years in corruption case

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - A former top official for the California city of Bell was sentenced to 11 years and 8 months in prison on Thursday for her role in a public corruption scandal that drew national attention and led to upheaval in the working-class community. Angela Spaccia, who served as the city's assistant chief administrative officer, was convicted of 11 felony counts in December, including misappropriation of public funds and conflict of interest for allegedly writing her own contracts with the city.

San Francisco startup launches push to poach Silicon Valley talent at commuter shuttle stops

SAN FRANCISCO - Where some see a queue of engineers awaiting private commuter shuttles, one San Francisco startup sees an opportunity to lure talent from top Silicon Valley tech firms. Software company Bigcommerce has spent the last two weeks trying to recruit talent from San Francisco's numerous techie shuttle stops and says it's since seen more traffic to its career website. Bigcommerce executives say they want to poach employees from Google, Facebook and other tech giants, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1lHElt6 ).

Executives at San Onofre nuke plant owner Edison sell $17.7M in stock after rate settlement

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Two top executives at Edison International pocketed $17.7 million by selling company stock when it climbed to its highest price since 2007, after Edison reached a major settlement involving the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, regulatory filings show. On March 31, Chairman Ted Craver exercised stock options held since 2005 and made nearly $9.7 million after selling 172,644 shares for an average of $56 each, according to federal regulatory filings Wednesday.

Retrospective of late artist Mike Kelley comes home to Los Angeles

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With sullied stuffed animals, models of a sci-fi city and a statue of astronaut John Glenn covered in broken ceramic, a retrospective on influential contemporary artist Mike Kelley opens on Monday in Los Angeles, two years after the artist took his own life.

Utilities propose settlement with customers over shuttered California nuclear plant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Utility customers would see an estimated $1.4 billion in savings, including $600 million in refunds, in a proposed settlement over costs tied to the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, officials said Thursday. If approved by state utility regulators, the agreement could end a long-running dispute over who gets the bill for the defunct seaside plant, which was closed permanently in June after a bitter, costly fight over whether it was safe to restart. Operator Southern California Edison and minority owner San Diego Gas

Six arrested in crackdown on luggage thefts at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A crackdown on theft by luggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport has netted six arrests along with jewelry, electronics and clothing stolen from passengers' baggage, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. The arrests came after airport police and the Los Angeles Police Department served 25 search warrants late on Wednesday as part of an investigation focused on current and former employees of companies hired by airlines to handle luggage, police said.

Six arrested in crackdown on luggage thefts at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A crackdown on theft by luggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport has netted six arrests along with jewelry, electronics and clothing stolen from passengers' baggage, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. The arrests came after airport police and the Los Angeles Police Department served 25 search warrants late on Wednesday as part of an investigation focused on current and former employees of companies hired by airlines to handle luggage, police said.

'Unsafe speed' caused car crash that killed Paul Walker: sheriff

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fiery car accident last year that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker was caused by excessive speed and not a mechanical failure, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said on Tuesday, concluding its almost four-month investigation.

Settlement talks disclosed on huge bill tied to shuttered California nuke plant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Talks are underway to resolve a costly question at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California — who pays a bill that could top $3 billion, officials disclosed Friday. Edison International — the parent company of plant operator Southern California Edison — said in a government filing that a meeting would be held next week to discuss details of a possible deal. SCE and minority owner San Diego Gas
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