- Tesla is moving its headquarters. CEO Elon Musk said at the company's annual shareholder meeting they will be moving from Palo Alto, California to Austin, Texas.move is in response to the rising cost of living in the Bay Area, as Musk said it is "tough" for people to afford houses and that there is a "limit" to how big you can scale there. Musk said it would take some time even after completion before full production can be reached at the Austin plant.
- The president of San Jose State University will resign at the end of the fall semester. Mary Papazian announced her intention to resign yesterday amid criticism over the handling of a sexual abuse scandal that resulted in a recent $1.6 million settlement. It is unclear who will replace her when she resigns on December 21st but school officials will meet with campus stakeholders to name an interim president.
- Sacramento County's mask mandate is still in effect to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Last month, the County's Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye said mask mandates could be dropped if the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases fell below five per 100,000. The Sacramento area is currently averaging 15 per 100,000. That means indoor masking requirements remain in effect, regardless of vaccination status. Public health officials also recommend masking up in some outdoor settings where crowds gather.
- As the Caldor Fire nears full containment, the nearly two-month-old wildfire is starting to affect the clarity of Lake Tahoe. Experts explain that tons of ash and fire debris have fallen into the lake and will remain there for a long period of time. The powdery residue will end up blocking more sunlight from shining down onto the water, causing algae to grow and cloud up the lake. Officials are trying to come up with a clean-up plan.
- These garments are made from pixels rather than textiles, so you’ll never wear an item of digital clothing in real life.
- Last year, Governor Newsom told CNBC he was not worried about Telsa leaving California any time soon.