By Ronald D. White & Bettina Boxall, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Tesoro won U.S. and state clearance to buy BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion. Consumer advocates object.
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's...
By Matier & Ross, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Drug testing for California doctors?
They’re calling it the “Pee in the Cup’’ initiative — a proposed state ballot measure that would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing, the same way bus drivers are.
It’s being pushed by a tech mogul who’s on a very personal crusade...
By Wire Reports, ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A proposed state ballot measure in California would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/10PKfJP ) the "Pee in the Cup" initiative is being pushed by Bob Pack, a technology mogul and former executive at AOL Inc. and NetZero...
By Erika Morphy, TECHNEWSWORLD
Google Glass isn't officially available to all consumers yet, and it's already drawing concerns from Congress. They've sent a letter to Google asking about privacy issues for those wearing the glasses, and those who will be on the receiving end of a Glass-wearer's gaze. Google may answer the questions -- or it could wait until a...
By Diane Bartz and Erwin Seba, REUTERS
WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Refiner Tesoro Corp. (TSO.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has received formal approval from antitrust regulators in Washington and Sacramento on Friday to buy BP Plc's (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) refinery and other assets in southern California for more than $2 billion.
Tesoro will not...
By Staff Reporters, WIRELESS NEWS
Consumer Watchdog praised Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) for introducing a bi-partisan bill that would increase consumer privacy protection on mobile devices.
According to a release, the bill, H.R. 1913, is known as the Application Privacy, Protection and Security (APPS) Act of 2013. Among its co-sponsors is Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH). The bill would...
By David Zahniser, LOS ANGELES TIMES
The 9th Council District, among the poorest in the city, has become a hot spot for campaign contributions, with special interests spending big in the race to replace termed-out Councilwoman Jan Perry.
L.A.'s 9th City Council District is among the poorest in the city, taking in a stretch of South Los Angeles where the median household income is...
By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner & Felipe Escamilla, KNTV NBC BAY AREA
The state toxic department’s chief deputy director relinquishes role weeks after NBC Bay Area investigation
A key leader at the Department of Toxic Substances Control has stepped down from her post just weeks after the Investigative Unit uncovered a stock portfolio full of investments into companies her department oversees.
By Jon Ortiz, SACRAMENTO BEE
Odette Madriago, the chief deputy director of the Department of Toxic Subtances Control has resigned from her post to take a lower-level job at the agency before she retires at end of the year.
Madriago's decision to leave came after the non-profit Consumer Watchdog filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission that she had a...
By Alexei Alexis, BLOOMBERG BNA
A World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working group that has struggled to reach agreement on industry do not track rules has decided to press on with the effort, after making progress in some areas and issuing a consensus document during a May 6-8 meeting in Sunnyvale, Calif.
W3C is an international organization that develops internet standards. The...