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Man fatally shot in East Oakland

OAKLAND — An 18-year-old man was fatally shot Friday afternoon in East Oakland, authorities said. His name has not yet been released.  Authorities said he was an Oakland resident but have not said if he lived in the area of the shooting. The shooting was reported about 12:05 p.m.  Friday in the 3600 block of […]

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Fremont school board chops $9 million from budget, keeps funding for police on campuses

FREMONT — With the threat of a financial takeover from Alameda County education officials looming and community debate intensifying over whether to keep paying for police on campuses, Fremont’s school board has shaved nearly $9 million from the upcoming school year’s budget by eliminating vacant positions, dipping into its reserves and delaying the opening of a Warms […]

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Open source developers are using GitHub’s ‘sponsors’ program to get paid for work they used to do for free — and some are making 6 figures

Summary List Placement Although open source software powers some of the world’s most well-known technologies, even the most popular projects are often maintained by developers who volunteer their time and effort. Microsoft-owned GitHub is trying to change that through a program that helps those open source developers get paid for their work.  GitHub Sponsors has […]

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How one company is turning used chopsticks into furniture, shelves, and countertops

Summary List Placement People around the world use an estimated 80 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year. ChopValue is a Canadian company that collects used chopsticks and turns them into a variety of products like furniture and countertops. We visited ChopValue’s “micro-factory” to see how workers pulverize chopsticks and turn them into something new. […]

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I’m a 45-year-old landscape designer for Florida billionaires and celebrities who charges up to $5 million per project. Hordes are moving to Palm Beach and Miami, so I’m busier than ever.

Summary List Placement As a landscape designer, my job is to create the most beautiful setting for whatever outdoor space I’m working with. It could be a huge garden, the area around a pool, a back patio or gazebo, or even just a walkway.  At any given time, I’m working on 30 or so projects, […]

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The bond market is in rebellion over Biden’s stimulus — but not because it would be bad for the economy

Summary List Placement The Treasury market has made it clear: the Federal Reserve is a downer. Optimism toward the US economic recovery flourished over the past week. Daily COVID-19 case counts fell further from their January peak. Vaccinations continued across the country, hinting the pandemic could fade in just a few months. Economic data beat […]