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Steve Garvey has barely campaigned for Senate in California. He’s surging anyway

Former Dodgers All-Star Steve Garvey’s quixotic campaign for the U.S. Senate seat once held by the late Dianne Feinstein appears likely to pay off in Tuesday’s California primary. Despite his barely-there strategy — Garvey held few public events and did not pay for a single television ad — polls show the Republican is on the cusp of winning one of the top two spots in the nonpartisan primary and advancing to the general election.Political experts say Garvey was buoyed by two forces: fame from his nearly two decades…

Powerful California blizzard shuts Tahoe, Mammoth roads; 190 mph winds reported

The most powerful California blizzard of the winter sent gusts of up to 190 mph to the Sierra Nevada, and heavy snow and strong winds forced officials to shut some roads in the Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain areas.Roads that were forced to shut overnight into Saturday morning included a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Drum Forebay and the Nevada state line and a 50-mile stretch of Highway 395 north of Mammoth Lakes to Bridgeport. Highway 395 between Mammoth Lakes and Southern California remained open as of…

Katie Porter Runs for Climate and Against Adam Schiff In California

Katie Porter — the California representative famous for skewering corporate CEOs in congressional hearings — is sick of the “glacial” pace of the U.S. Senate and is brimming with plans to shake up the “stale” institution. If she can get elected. The Golden State’s primary election wraps up Tuesday, March 5. And Porter stands out in the crowded field by making combating climate change a key component of her closing argument. Her plan calls for new investment in climate resilience and clean technology, as well an end…

Republican Steve Garvey’s remarkable rise to top of California poll

The latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll co-sponsored by The Times shows Republican Steve Garvey with a slight lead with days to go in the primary election for U.S. Senator.The poll shows a remarkable surge in support for the former Dodger in a race in which three well-known Democrats — Reps. Adam B. Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee — are battling. It’s the latest indication that Garvey could win one of two slots in the general election, which still heavily favors the Democratic candidate.How…

California approves Waymo robotaxi services in LA, SF neighboring cities, ET Auto

"Waymo may begin fared driverless passenger service operations in the specified areas of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Peninsula, effective today," the CPUC said on a notice posted to its website on Friday.A California regulator has approved a proposal from Alphabet's Waymo to expand its fared, completely driverless robotaxi services to Los Angeles and some cities near San Francisco, effective on Friday.Waymo, which already operates in San Francisco and Phoenix,

Apple SuperDrive review: A CD/DVD drive “Designed by Apple in California”

In 2024, the thought of using a CD or DVD on your Mac feels like living in the past. Yet, there are times when you need to pop one into an optical drive, and that’s where the Apple SuperDrive comes in. With so many options available on Amazon, does Apple’s gorgeous design do enough to warrant its $79 price tag?Apple SuperDrive: Price and availability(Image credit: Future)The Apple SuperDrive is available directly from your local Apple Store or the Apple Store Online. The CD/DVD drive costs $79 and comes in silver…

Invictus cybersecurity firm expanding operations in Colorado Springs

A veteran-owned cybersecurity and technology company is going to expand its operations in Colorado Springs and expects to add 130 new jobs. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade said Thursday that Invictus International Consulting said the company chose Colorado Springs over Reston, Va.,and San Antonio. Invictus is based in Alexandria, Va., and has 300 employees, 65 of whom are in Colorado. State officials said Invictus is a market leader in full-spectrum cyber technology, infrastructure and…

Forget California exodus. New Jersey residents lead an influx back into the Golden State

After a half decade of Californians moving to places like Texas and Florida, an unlikely state has been supplying California with new residents.New Jersey, a similarly expensive and densely populated state, saw more residents move to California than the other way around in 2022 — a rarity amid the state’s population exodus. It was one of only eight states to be part of a reverse exodus phenomenon, and the state with the largest net number of transplants to California. Among those moving from the Garden State to the…

Eagles’ Don Henley tells court he never gave away Hotel California lyrics | Eagles

The lyrics to Hotel California and other classic Eagles songs should never have ended up at auction, Don Henley told a court on Wednesday.“I always knew those lyrics were my property. I never gifted them or gave them to anybody to keep or sell,” the Eagles co-founder said on the last of three days of testimony at the trial of three collectibles experts charged with a scheme to peddle roughly 100 handwritten pages of the lyrics.On trial are the rare-book dealer Glenn Horowitz and rock memorabilia connoisseurs Craig…