Tag Archives: California

California town sets up ‘goat fund me’ page to finance four-legged firefighters

The Nevada City council sees goats as a first wave to tackle problematic vegetation, with humans following up to clear away larger foliage before the wildfire season. Photograph: AP A California town threatened by the sort of wildfires that recently wiped out a neighbouring community is appealing for an unusual type of help: a crack team of goats. Nevada City has launched ... Read More »

First glitch in California cannabis sales: Computer tracking system not up yet

LOS ANGELES — California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market. But recreational cannabis sales began this week without the computer system in use for pot businesses. Instead, they ... Read More »

California Uber Driver Lawsuit Gets Class-Action Stamp

A federal judge on Tuesday granted class-action status to a suit filed by Uber drivers who argue they are treated like employees but paid as contractors who receive no benefits. US District Court Judge Edward Chen ruled that the suit filed in Northern California by several Uber drivers also covers UberBlack, UberX and UberSUV drivers dating back to mid-August of ... Read More »