Gig economy drivers in California sue to overturn Prop 22

  • January 12, 2021
Despite passing with a wide 58 to 42 percent margin in November, California’s Proposition 22, which sought to keep gig-economy workers in the state classified as independent contractors, hasn’t become any less controversial. In a filing with the stat…

Hitting the Books: What really goes into your artisanal cheese

  • November 7, 2020
Keep your white picket fences and 2.5 suburban-raised children, there is nothing more American that tearing into an individually-wrapped slice of hyper-processed, luminescently orange milk-derived consumption commodity. But American is not the only v…

California Uber drivers sue company over Prop 22 app notifications

  • October 22, 2020
It’s no secret Uber has been aggressively supporting Proposition 22, a California ballot initiative that would allow the company to skirt a state law requiring them to classify drivers as employees. Now, a group of the app’s drivers say the company’s…

GM will test fully driverless cars in SF later this year

  • October 15, 2020
General Motors and its self-driving car unit Cruise say they’ll start testing unmanned autonomous vehicles in San Francisco by the end of 2020 (via NBC News). On Thursday, the subsidiary said it received a permit from California’s Department of Motor…

After Math: Tesla goes budget and California has gas car ban plans

  • September 27, 2020
This week we saw Amazon roll out a bunch of next-generation Big Brother gear, including dash cams and an indoor camera-copter, in an ongoing effort to normalize its all-encompassing, inescapable surveillance schemes. That’s the bad news, but there wa…