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A Closer Look at Sundar Pichai: From Middle Class Indian Upbringing to Google's Head Honcho
"Google and its parent company alphabet on the precipice of several major challenges regulators are expected to file antitrust lawsuits as early as this month and other example some faith company isn't as innovative as it used to be. A CEO of alphabet sooner Pechanga will play a key role in how the company navigates the headwinds, and while Pichai, is not nearly as in the spotlight as the other tech leaders. He's already had a long history Google, and by taking a look back, we can try and get some clues about how he might move the company forward a reporter Copeland joins us with an inside look rob. Thanks for joining me. Thank you. So, at the tech hearing before the House antitrust subcommittee earlier, this year Pichai himself as an immigrant sort of the picture of the American dream. And wonder if you could start by telling us more about the Chinese upbringing shore so Definitely outlier in many ways in Silicon Valley perhaps the most famous way that he stands out is that he was born in. India. So he grew up middle-class for India but not necessarily add western standards. He famously talks about growing up and getting in his first. Rotary phone. He is in such an older guy that the technology was just a lot less developed there. So he speaks frequently about the connection that he feels to technology and the knowledge that new technology can really change someone's life. So pettah eventually came to the US for Grad School. How do you find his Google? He worked relatively ordinary corp jobs until he joined Google right after its IPO google was not the Google that it is today it really was just a search engine. Quickly impresses people for his ability to one build consensus, which is true to this day, but also get the job done his first major job at Google. toolbar product. So before there was chrome there actually was an add on on your browser to search google. So his job was to convince companies like Dell when they sold you a laptop to have an automatic google search bar on there. So he's moved through the ranks since then becoming CEO of Google and then last year taking over as alphabet. CEO How did he make his way up the ladder? What's so remarkable is he's been at Google for sixteen years and we even though we're the Wall Street Journal have never done a full profile of him. So a big part of my task for the last few months was really unpacking who he is and how he got to this position and what really emerges is that Google was a place and still is a place with big personalities people who scream at each other people who say we should bet the farm on this or that and what sooner sort of did. was stay in the background, but he was also very careful that whatever he did it worked starting with toolbar but that extends to chrome the browser which he co lead and is now by far the most used web browser one of the big reveals of this reporting for me was that he's a very strategic person. It's not an accident that he stayed in the background for instance, someone who used to report to him. Told me early on in a meeting with with Larry? Page. who was CEO of Google before soon Dr Sooner made sure that they never disagreed in front of Larry. He really didn't want anyone to see any cracks and this also emerges in a lot of the people I spoke to some of whom sooner himself suggested that I speak to. But then when I got on the phone with them, they didn't seem to know him personally well. So he he keeps it very close to the vest. So it sounds like he's pretty deft at navigating the company politics now that he's in the top spot. What's he known for as a leader? So to a man to a woman ever and I spoke to said that sooner has a tendency in the middle of meetings to stand up and begin pacing in the middle of your presentation. He won't say anything necessarily sign that he likes or doesn't like it. It's just signed that he's thinking. So you can imagine people have spent weeks preparing for the CEO and he leaps up in the middle just starts pacing it can be quite disarming frankly this comes back to the criticism. Of Soon Dr to standing up in the middle of meeting and pacing as you think is not necessarily your traditional hey drive the car forward leadership. There's a big knock at Google today it's that and this comes from investors analysts even some executives of the company it's that the company is pretty much operating on autopilot. It makes almost all of its money from online advertising and you don't really have to do much besides sit there and the money comes in adding an extra add to youtube isn't exactly a high level. Decision. So the criticism is that sooner hasn't necessarily made the big move to position Google for the next decade on the other hand. When you have such a head start that Google has just not messing up is a billion dollar proposition. And what about as a coworker? What's he known for that? The best thing that's has going for him is that people genuinely like him in fact, one of his deputies Caesar. Gupta told me he loved sooner Pichai. He said the reason I stayed at Google this long as because of Dr He's someone that I trust. He moved to Jakarta because soon are asked him to. People. Say in this world where everyone is obsessed with Silicon Valley with what is happening in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and San Francisco that soon Dr a truly global outlook that he cares for instance, about Google pay in India where there are many multiples number of people using payment products in there are in the US. But tacitus surly had as much investment and one of the really fun things that is in the story is he's very much a creature of habit. You can imagine your CEO of of Alphabet you're traveling the world whenever he's in Korea he goes to the same burrito place an orders, the same Veggie Burrito. And in this world of he's hard-driving CEOS who appear in TMZ or go through high profile divorces. Everyone says that sooner Chai's legitimately just a kind nice guy.
Growing Weed in the Garden with Johanna Silver
"Joanna. Silver is a gardener. Writer and editor formerly the Gordon Editor at Sunset magazine. She is a regular contributor to Martha Stewart Living. Better homes and gardens and the San Francisco Chronicle the author of the old dry garden on the garden and legacy of famed California plants woman. Ruth Bancroft this week. Joanna joins us to talk about her newest book growing weed in the garden. A no fuss seed to stash guide to outdoor cannabis cultivation out now from Abrahams press cannabis in California has been legal for medical use since nineteen ninety-six and in November of Two Thousand Sixteen California. Voters approved the adults use of Marijuana Act to legalize the recreational use of cannabis the use sale and possession of cannabis over a certain level of THC remains illegal under federal US law that said according to a recent report on NPR thirty three US states currently allow for some form of sale and consumption of marijuana and of those more than twenty states have designated the cannabis industry as essential during the corona virus outbreak from her shelter in place with her young family in Berkeley California. Joanna joins us today to shine a brighter light on the often confusing. Growing we'd as Gardiner's welcome Joanna. Thank you so nice to be here back with you. The last time we spoke we were speaking primarily about your first book the Bold Dry Garden and this new book is something of a An adventurous kind of Tangent. Or like offshoot from your original. Garden writing work. I want to start though with your current relationship to plants and the garden world both personal and Professional Joanna. What do you do everyday tell listeners? More about who you are and what you're up to. It is so nice to be talking to you again even just anticipating the conversation that I would be having with. You got me just like thinking about life and anyway thank you. Just thank you for having me. Thank you for making all the room to talk to people about about exactly this. Their relationship to plants I am home now as you know. All non-essential workers are and I am doing the very essential work of raising my son who turns three in July and In a non pandemic situation spends most of his day in a share So we gardened some But it was more like gardening light and now that we're home together. I am gardening heavy and doing with him I salt. I was already going to have a vegetable garden this year. I was already scaling back on the. We'd I'm only really growing at this year to continue to write about it It's a it's a really fun plant to grow et Cetera et CETERA. But I really have this urge to grow fruits and vegetables with my son and so even though that was already going to happen I dug up to maybe like eight by eight feet by thirty inch. Beds right in the middle of our meadow grass to with him to create more space. So as I talked to you he's asleep. There's dirt all over my hands and I'm feeling really really connected to the hard honest Labor of garden creation and it feels so good so good and you. You touched on a couple of things already right there. One being the fact that many of us are home as quote unquote non essential and yet in this moment so many people have turned back to activities and connections that are so essential like our own attachment and connection to how you survive how we make our out. We make our lives not just livings. And that is in raising our families and cultivating art pieces of land. So okay I'M GONNA I'M GONNA have a go back just a little bit before we dig into the structure of the book in in some of these levels on which you got intrigued. Many listeners will remember the bull dry garden. But just for those who. Don't give us a little background on you. Where where were the people? And the places and the plants that grew into a person who would wanna be a person that wrote about gardens and gardening with her son as a matter of both principle and practicality so I got my start farming in college after traveling so really interested in food and food security. I had a very meandering path and ended up in the editorial Test Garden at Sunset Magazine. Back in the Menlo Park days through to the Oakland and New Test Garden in Sonoma's county days and went from outdoors at the magazine to indoors. Writing and editing and timber press reached out to me looking for a bay area writer to write this book idea that they had about Ruth Bancroft S- Garden cactus in dry garden in Walnut Creek California and I pitched myself because I was young and ambitious and so I wrote a book about. Ruth's life and Roots Gardens. She just passed away actually also twenty early twenty eighteen late twenty seventeen at the age of one hundred nine And so just a couple of years before that. I wrote this book about her life and her garden. I think the fun one of the fun things for me as a gardener and garden communicator journalist person is seeing so many come back to gardening and recognize it as this essential thing that it is and that you and I and kind of die. Hard gardeners have has always known. And we've been advocating for now. You also indicated in this first question this sort of interesting Almost conflicted feeling about growing weed. And I think it's a perfect segue into the conversation for us on this on this program. People have been telling me that I should do an episode on weed for the longest time. Because as you note in your introduction to the book it's one of the largest crops in California and many many people are interested in it and it has this deep historical ritualistic medicinal blige intimate like wait and Gravitas to it but that is so blurred by the the other baggage that comes with it that I have stayed away from it until now because I was so compelled by yearbook and the way that you handled that year and maybe it was a little bit more of researching documenting and writing about this project. You took on as a as an assignment not necessarily a personal passion but an assignment and So we really kind of want to get into that the I just WanNa say by the way that your documentation of life at home with your To almost three-year-old Garden intern as you call him on. Instagram has been in total pleasure to watch in. Its true sort of honesty. Raw dirty fingered honesty. Thank you. It's been. It's been a massive creative outlet for me. Yeah Yeah Okay so. Tell us about this book. Why this book how did it happen? What made you decide to take on writing a book about growing weed in twenty seventeen? I had a baby and I was headed back to work You know six ish months later back to Sunset Magazine Garden editor where I thought I'd have the job for the rest of my life Kathy Brazil before me held the position for forty years and I was all set to go back. It was the week before. Maternity leave was over and the place was bought by private equity in lost my job I felt desperate to keep writing and working and reached out to everyone. I've ever written for asking for assignments Just to keep going to feel some forward momentum and a former editor in chief of the magazine. Kitty Morgan Worked at the Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle and I reached out to her until I wanted to write for her you know. The chronicle does garden design edible gardening whatever and She said you have a new baby. I bet you don't have time to do lunch But I may be called her bluff and I was like I totally have time to do lunch and met her for lunch and she. It was right before recreational use went legal and including recreational growing in California. And she was like I have this whole other idea for you. I want you to grow wheat in your backyard and documented as a gardener. I think at that time everyone like it was coming but it still felt even more taboo than it does now. We were all sort of figuring out how to talk about how he felt about cannabis being something that we can talk about and And so I told her I didn't know where to get seeds. And she said emphatically. That's your opening line and it was supposed to be for this part the separate website run by the Co Chronicle called Green State Which has since been folded into the magazine or into the newspaper and it actually got got lost its funding for a while but kitty was so dedicated to me that they ran the series in the food and wine section on Sundays and I worked through this ten part series for them on growing lead in my backyard as a gardener starting from knowing nothing to having a big crash course in the plant yet everything about the naming and needing to forge new contacts. I had I was starting from zero other than my years of experience being garden writer And a gardener no for sunset.
Feds Announce Indictments In San Francisco Mission District Spree Of MS-13 Gang Violence
"U. S. attorney general's office in San Francisco today announced charges against seventeen defendants alleged members of the MS thirteen gang KCBS Tim Ryan joins us live with details that can only be described as extremely violent crimes Tim well Rebecca this investigation took years involved thousands of hours of San Francisco police work at a news conference that wrapped up just minutes ago U. S. attorney David Anderson said arrests went down Thursday in San Francisco south San Francisco San Matteo Mountain View Daly city in Menlo Park members of the twentieth street click are alleged to have used extreme violence in their drug peddling and extortion trade in one attack at a bus stop at twenty fourth in patro pack was fifteen stab wounds the victim lost two liters of blood San Francisco police chief bill Scott says San Francisco and should feel a sense of comfort and relief with these arrests it's in the federal indictments are accused of various crimes including racketeering use of firearms and furtherance of a crime of violence assault with a dangerous weapon in the eight a racketeering and attempted murder these men are facing sentences ranging from ten years to life in prison most of the crimes came in the mission but also in the tenderloin neighborhood as well
Why Do People Have Dreams and Nightmares?
"When you're asleep. Sometimes strange things happen. You fly through the air like a bird but you don't have wings but then all of a sudden you do have wings and you go all the way to Antarctica and float over the ice watching Penguins Waddell over the edge into the water and seals swim up just below. Sometimes after you've gone to sleep you travel to a magical place. Sometimes scary things happen. After I stay down the hill I went into a cave near the bottom of the hill and I was super scared Saw The bay on his hind. Why and then after that. I put up my covers over my head and that helped me stop making that. Lean Jameson from Walpole Massachusetts. Sent us that dream that scared him but as he points out. Then you wake up and you're actually still in your bed. Everyone Dreams and dreams play an important role in the way our brains function. But we don't always remember our dreams today on but why we're GONNA listen back to an episode. We made about dreams. Here are some of the questions you have sent us recently about. How AND WHY WE DREAM? Hi My name is Nikki. And I'm six years old. I live with faceted California and my question is how do we get dreams? And why Hello? My name is seven years old. I'm from Turkey stumble. My question is why do we dream an have two mayors my name is listed and I will live and hair. Some Burke Virginia and I'm seven years old. Why DO WE DREAM? And can you control your dreams? My name is Anne. I'm from California and I'm seven years old. My question is why do you? Sometimes I feared trips mining this connor. I am in nine years old and I'm from Menlo Park California. My question is why. Did you sometimes have dreams? That have nothing to do with your day. My name is penny. Sure I'm ten years old. Eleven thinks burden Maryland. And my question is why when you watch things or scary things get bad. Dreams about. Halloween was real anna from Passer California and three years old and my question is at what age do keister having dreams harmonies my name is Liam. I'm eight years old. I live in New Jersey and my question is how do we wake up this? We have a nightmare today. We're going to get answers from Dr David Kahn. I'm on the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. A psychiatrist is a doctor who studies the way our brains make us feel and think and behave and a psychiatrist helps make sure your brain is keeping your mood stable and your emotions healthy. That's often called mental health. Dr Kahn got interested in medicine. Partly because like so many of you. He was really interested in dreams. I dream and I said Oh my God I dream a lot. And what is that all about? Why am I dream so different than when I think during the day? Let's see if I can learn something about it. I'm a physicist by training and so I decided that's a really good new area to investigate. And it's very personal. Sometimes physics can be impersonal. Dreaming is very personal so I decided to learn more about it. Here are a few more of your questions for Dr Com. Hi My name is Colin. I'm seven years old. I live in Phoenix Arizona. And my question is why do people have dreams and nightmares? Any is luke got MS seven year. Old Girl. And I live in New York City. My question is why do you have daas nightmares? And why do you have good thoughts? Good Dreams dreaming is thinking when we're asleep when we're awake up. Rain is actively able to think but when we go to sleep. The brain doesn't stop being active. It's just as active in sometimes more active than when we are awake. So dreaming is the way the brain thinks so if dreaming is the way the brain thinks when we're asleep why does it seem so different from the way we think when we're awake? I mean I don't know about you but even when I play pretend it's not quite the same as the magical worlds. I live in when I'm dreaming. James can be very strange because parts of the brain change compared to the way the brain is when we are thinking and awake what happens. The emotional parts of the brain are very active when we are asleep and dreaming often our dreams therefore who be scary or joyful or affectionate or even nightmarish because the emotional areas of the brain become highly active when we go to sleep and start to dream however. Why don't we say okay? This is a nightmare. I don't want to happen nightmare. I'm going to stop it. We can't because another part of the brain when we go to sleep and trim the logical part stops working. It's off line so in other words. I can't tell my brain to stop having dream whether it's bad or good because that part of my brain is shut down while I'm sleeping the part of the brain. That's logical and rational and tells you you should do this. I should do that checks out when you go to sleep. And you're dreaming so right now you're listening and you can decide. I'M GONNA listen or I'm not gonNA listen to Dr Kahn or I'm going to go and get an apple from the refrigerator or a cookie. You decide but when you go to sleep and you dream you don't decide vitrine just goes on as if you weren't there of course you are there but the part of the brain that lets you decide to do this or not to do. This is offline checks out is not working. That might sound a little frightening. A part of your brain isn't working but think back to our last episode. All about sleep sleep is an important time for your brain and body to recover from all the hard work you do. All Day while you're awake and it's also a time for your brain to reorganize itself so some parts of your brain need a little time to go offline as Dr Khan calls it to get a chance to recover and clean up but those other parts of your brain. The emotional parts are still very active. And so your dream continues and Dr Khan points out. That's actually pretty cool. Anything could happen. Which is not bad because you get experiences that you wouldn't have if you're a weight because your logical mind would say or this can't be. I can't fly sometimes. People fly in their dream costs. They don't know they can't fly when you're awake. No you can't fly so essentially when I'm dreaming if I'm flying in my dream or if I am a lion in my dream my brain actually thinks that I am that thing or can do that thing. Because there's no part of my brain that's telling me it's wrong when you're dreaming the part of the brain that knows you're not a lion or you're not a tiger or you can't fly fat part of the brain coast to sleep so to speak meaning. It's not working the way it works when you're awake when you're awake if you imagine you're a lion you can imagine that but you know that you're not a lion you can imagine you're flying like Superman but you know that you're not when you go to sleep and dreaming that part of the brain isn't working the same way and so you believe you're flying you you're superman or tiger. It's great to have all these interesting experiences when your dreams are good but if you've ever had a bad dream you know that they're not always fun. Hi Lendings Friday. I'm five years of Dover Massachusetts it island. Now why are they have scary deums? I'm Mac I four years old. I live in Michigan. I question why people have bad dreams. Wait was waiting for us. Owed I was an pence. Oh Bay Neha and I'm Wendy. While he getting night why do we have bad dreams that make us feel terrible and sometimes wake us up scared or crying? Dr Com when we were asleep and dreaming the emotional areas areas of the brain. That make us feel feel good feel bad. They're highly active. And since we can't control what the dream is going to be like. Sometimes it's very joyful and we're very happy. Sometimes it's scary. Sometimes a monster might be there or a bad person is chasing us. But we don't have the brain that tells us no. There is no bad person like we do. When we're
Facebook's surprise hit Oculus Quest is sold out
"Offer just for talking tech listeners. So today we are at facebook in Menlo Park One hathaway and Sean and make with me they are Vr and our folks here that they oversee the oculus platform which turned out to be a big surprise smash hit at the holidays so popular. You can't get it. It's sold out for weeks but sean working hard. What MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR FOLKS? Who are itching to get that headset on their head while we are making them as fast as possible also. Please stay tuned. Thanks all community for being really excited about this. We have been really a thrilled and really grateful for all the response Believe that it's about a four week. Will YOU'RE SAYING MARCH? That's right that's right. We are aiming for right now in March but We're still trying to work as fast as possible and trying to see actually how the Asia side with the current virus might or might not impact things. Let's talk about why it hits such a chord. Because you've got a a headset that did not have to be connected to anything. It sold for four hundred dollars and something happened to people that made them. I've got to get this thing. What happened yeah? It was really this coming together of a lot of things. So we've taken a lot of learnings from our previous. Headsets really tried to focus on this amazing sense of immersion content. And bring that to a new form factor. The second thing was really trying out all in one and we did this with actually our previous headset. Oculus go which is more focused on media but this was bringing a lot of the gaming side of rift combining that with the standalone form factor of Oculus go and then really trying to nail a great price point for consumers and I think all that came together in a really magical product oculus quest. We're proud of okay and games too. Because they going overseas the Games. Was there something new about the? Games in two thousand nineteen that that struck a chord or was it just the fact that you've got more well. It's both that we have more fantastic games coming to the platform but as you pointed out this is an untethered experience where you really can use that full range of motion to take advantage of these immersive games. And so you look at one of our top games on the platform beat sabre where you are effectively dancing and moving through the space to score points as these music blocks run towards you if you can turn three sixty degrees and you don't have to worry about a cord that becomes truly immersive and delightful experience. Megan your your vision is to start with games but really move into other categories. So explain how. Vr works in other media. There are so many use cases for VR. And we're so glad that the game category is strong and we can start with that but people who play games want to experience other things as well. So we're also investing in a lot of areas around media and around productivity and enterprise and one of the really exciting APPs that came out last year was National Geographic. Brought a new experience to go explore Macho Peach you and that's the type of content. Where someone who comes in for? Games is still gonNA love that and someone who wants to find those new use cases around travel or exploration. They're going to find something as well so explain how. How does it work? What are they seeing How do we explore Machu Pichu On a headset well once you put that headset on. You really do feel like you're transported to that location but you get the added layer of having information about what you're seeing you can learn in real time as you explore that space you can move through it but also see notes from famous scientists and explorers that help you understand that experience there so if you WanNa go travel there in real life which many people want to go do you have that. Added Layer of understanding. And if you can't make it there you still get a taste of what being in a place like that. Feels like. It's also talk about music. Because you're you're exploring concerts and make an jeff can go attend billy. Bush or some other concert together in the front row inexperienced together. Tell everybody about that. That's right. We have a product called oculus venues. That shows concerts sports comedy events from all around the world. People can represent themselves as avatars put on the headset. And then see each other in real time and jump in and watch those events so as you said we had billy eyelashes a performer in venues last year and it was really a special experience for people who hadn't seen her live to feel like they were there for the show with their friends but from the comfort of their own home five each other and do a letter. Well you can. You can wave. You can engage in. It is really special to feel like you're sharing that with other people in the space and back to Sean. Your vision is to wear a headset today. Where is it five years now? Yeah we ultimately want to get to a pair of glasses that lightweight. That's small form factor. You can wear your head
"menlo park" Discussed on KGO 810
"Calling from Menlo Park Wendy welcome to KGO hi it is a tragedy and I have been advocating magnetometer is all over the place I know you have to pick your battles and it's really difficult to try to figure out how to get all the guns off the street and out of the hands as people that shouldn't have them for that one saying I can go on coterminous CJ getting this explain what what what is what is my number but it's like when you go to court or you go to the airport the picture back pass through and it would prevent any type of weapons Fran and entering that campus so they would obviously require having consolidated entrances but I've written a sad I think it would be great for the sales as nine nominators answer this survey thing as those devices and for and he said and as machines now I I think that's a great idea you've written up would you send me a copy of what you written sure yeah I wrote it I sent it into our governor that you senators and to the White House I want you to send to me and we're gonna talk about that you have my email all right again good then I will expected and make sure you include your phone number on the email it'll just between you and me okay okay when the thank you so much what a great idea this just came in from Tim John I'm a special education teacher in a hundred and ten year old elementary school our building is locked if the front doors are open to you there are inner doors I think of these as Vicki soda doors we can lock our classroom doors from the inside a benefit from the rentals I a high school shooting we have a lockdown drills we know how to barricade our doors my assistant knows she needs to cover in a closet with our kids in a shooting while I deal with him or her he's not gonna get to my kids what can we do if you're a gun owner and someone tells you about their son and says I'm thinking about buying a gun I think about shooting with him you say no and explain why if it's so sad he says Sabit Kip Kinkel Statham Adam Lanza's mom did not receive advice I appreciate the sentiment stem what what bothers me is there's nothing for proof but doing nothing I tell you the previous caller twenty I like her idea I don't sectors maybe that is a start but you know what's sad every time a kid walks into school you have to think just maybe just maybe it might happen to me and that was the point of the teacher from seven thirty to you never expected to happen to you I listened on another network to a young woman from Santa Cruz said I appreciate the second amendment but I also appreciate my right to life interesting juxtaposition four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten John Rothman right here on KGO.
A New Biography on the Life of Thomas Edison
"So it's interesting that Edmund Morris is considered such a famous biographer because really he was the biographer slowly what were his work have it's like his work habits were unusual L. Trilogy and fourteen years to do Ronald Reagan so he does is to sort of scoop up massive amounts of information and he often therefore Pamela he's a wonderful writer I mean his his pros just sings Edison left five million pages in his archive and it took wrote the book backwards it's like Benjamin Button in other words he starts with the IT complicated I found that we would you know suddenly getting people I find it inventive I as a reader and as a biographer found we don't each chapter stands on its own the problem through the index and where was this person did this person fit into Edison's earlier into traditional and that he was going to break new ground on this research he obviously had unparalleled access but in terms of did it the one thing I will say that I do know the people at the Edison Archives head to learn mechanical engineering metallurgy all kinds of stuff order you would think that telling backwards might be easier if you had someone who had conventions and also I would imagine a challenge now a hundred engines are now so out moded and there are certain things about Edison amazing I for other talent he realized that he could not do this himself and nations in the country I in Menlo Park and then in West orange where he not only kind of like you know like bell labs do afterwards and that is a remarkable shen did he make a lot of money inventions he did he did could really is sort of going. After competitor like George Westinghouse he would do anything bulb whether it was the phonograph whether it was motion Pictures Edison and that included members of his own family he was distant and he could really northern or one or two of them came to work for him he would and he did not suffer fools lightly he was a very difficult allow initially baggy clothing because he believed that tight clothing would from the age of twelve right that is correct he was completely deaf in one ear he was basically self schooled his mother took over his basement of this rural home and have all kinds of chemistry experiments that kind of inventive mind and he didn't mind putting the time and marketable so yes I would say at quite an early age whether it was at a very young age really inventing the phonograph he was enormously
Parent sentenced to three weeks in college admissions scandal
"The owner of a northern California jury business is the latest person to be sentenced in the college admissions bribery scandal Marjorie clapper of Menlo Park was sentenced in Boston's federal court to three weeks in prison after pleading guilty to fraud and conspiracy she admitted in court that she paid fifteen thousand dollars to have a test proctor corrector sends a C. T. answers in two thousand seventeen she was also accused of falsely listing her son is African American and Hispanic on college applications to increase his chances of getting admitted copper said that was done by the schemes organizer's without her
Virtual Reality Goes To Work, Helping Train Employees
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Washington, Silicon Valley Struggle to Unify on Protecting Elections
"National security officials and Silicon Valley executives are struggling with how to best combat for an election interference the Journal says at a recent meeting organized by facebook at its headquarters in Menlo Park California Shelby Pearson who was named over the summer to lead the US intelligence communities. He's new election. Threats group threatened a blunt message to the assembled executives and is simply this. You need to share more data with us about your users publicly. The companies in attendance facebook Google twitter and Microsoft said the day-long meeting was constructive. However questions remain about whether these platforms have done enough to prepare for the twenty twenty? US election or for that matter if the trump administration has focused enough on the problem the Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release a report in the coming weeks reviewing doing Russia's disinformation campaign in two thousand sixteen and recommending ways to improve responses for future
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Launched
"On the show at the pleasure in having my friend Mr Marc toll he's from Panasonic. He's joining the show to set the record straight about full frame Panasonic micro four thirds as Panasonic leaving microphone thirds behind are they adding full frame to the lineup. What is this new world? Look like the Panasonic Sonic is building. Marc toll look to the show man. Thank thank you very much you haven't you haven't given me too much to cover here. No no responsibility at all. It's nice to see you and it's great to be on on this week in photography. Thanks so much for inviting me likewise. I've been WANNA have you on for Awhile I wanNA. Let's let's discuss since since we had lunch in up in Sacramento Day. Remember Yeah Oh yeah yeah. Let's let's let's start with just what your major function is over at Panasonic. What do you do for the company? I am what's now known as retail services manager which means I am in charge of all the tech reps so I used to be for the past twelve years. I've I been a technical supposedly expert will say today on this interview but so I'm I'm basically Olympic technical expert and now I'm a manager richer of that team nice so you know what thing or two about Luma cameras and an INS and outs so if there's any person on the planet to ask a question about lunatics you should know it now putting the last there frazier yeah he he members your lives in the Matrix so it's been here but I've been here since the G. One what ten years ago and I was an icon shooter then so I've gone gone the whole route and I am a photographer also so I'm not a professional photographer anymore I used to be but so I approached approach these from both sides obviously you stand bias towards Panasonic but I also look at these cameras. At what can they do for me artistic. Well let let's switch gears in dive into it right. Let's let's let's start with the with the biggest elephant in the room and that's you know when when Panasonic introduced S. One series cameras it was oh panasonic is leaving microphone thirds after all others hubbub about microphone thirds and how it's it's okay to use it. You don't need a full frame sensor them Panasonic releases camera that s one series with it full frame arguably superior to some other full frames and I'll say that because I'm I'm I'm a fan of obviously but you know and I have s when here on loan on and I can say that it is a fantastic system so why what's what what set the record straight here what is the landscape of Panasonic look like with regard to full frame in microphone thirds well. They are feeling as they reside together that actually four thirds is is the bigger part of our business but but in still photography especially everybody wants full frame. It's it's hot at the moment but four thirds is still appeals to a a lot of customers who want a smaller camera. A lot of people are putting things online now. It works great for video the five I think you're using a four two record your side of this interview you know so we see both residing together. There's new models of the series on the horizon. New Lens just got released this week. The ten to twenty eighty five millimeter f one point seven so no we fully plan to support both platforms but again we see the anybody who's looked at the number sees that the full frame market is growing quite a bit you know and that again is is primarily still photographers but we're we're does where where does Panasonic put people in buckets. You just mentioned so primarily still photographers right so are you is Panasonic hoping that you know sort of the high end pros. This will be the ones that that migrate over to the S. Ones and everyone else we'll stay on micro four thirds or is sort of a path of ascension wall since well before third you move up to insulin. What do you think I think they should vote by them? Both small camera two camera. What's it's your credit card number again? So you know the way I look at it is that the s series but full frame is aimed more towards towards the professional or the serious landscape person they don't even the professional making money at the businesses they could just be like the which is forty seven mega pixels they could just be a high end still photographer. Maybe like shooter but we also want to appeal to that that professional portrait photographer like you said the camera hips every button and and arguably it's got features that other full frame cameras don't have but but the g series appeals to well. I'm probably more of a g each series customer. I'm a good example of it. I'm more of a street photographer. I want something small to carry with me all the time. It's a lot of times it's it's an older customer or a customer who travels a lot who who doesn't want to carry any big full frame camera in these big lenses. They want to carry a series so there's not a clear distinction and for video it works both ways a lot of people prefer the smaller sensor in the G. H. series for video because it's more forgiving of depth of field and things like that but now there's a lot of people who want more artistic videos with shallower depth the field and things like that so yeah. I guess if you really had a draw distinction. The S.'s is aimed more at the professional more advanced amateur market in the G. is aimed more towards the traveler the person who wants a camera just lighten easy to use news yeah yeah you know the interesting thing that I found after I got the loner in the S. One is obviously the menu system is the same across all of the cameras which is what I enjoy remember getting a little tight what was the little one the little tiny loomis camera the world's smallest microphone the GM one and five yeah yeah. I remember get one of those things and sort of looking at it was like this is the exact same menu system as my larger cameras. You know these missing some things obviously but it's the same I'd love that that sort of feel feel of being able to move from like say four that I'm shooting on right now to an S. one to the five that I use. It's behind me back there. Then you know used as for video so those I love that that flow of being able to move between the two so if someone is considering an s one or s when are right now in and they're on a previous g series camera. What's the flow for them from your perspective can they keep both in like you're like you're doing street photography but like someone like me? Is it feasible to keep both all things being equal monetary monetary. Are you worked for the company like I do and they just send them to you up on your desk. Hey check this out right but I I wondered about that because we change the menu system a little bit in the s series each but we know that that's one of the things that we really high marks for Panasonic has always gotten good reviews for having a very clean easy to use system so we didn't want to touch it so I I feel that like when I teach teach classes on how to use Panasonic cameras that I can have people from an es- series or point and shoot in the class the point point and shoot might have more things in the menu whereas the series going to have them as buttons bud or if you move up from a g series Jeanine to an S. series like now I'm just looking at it here next to me almost identical in the SEC put a few more chapter indentations in the menu things he's like that just to clean it up a little bit but no I feel somebody could go from the GM one to this and adapt to it very easily. I'll tell you the flow that I'm kind of looking got right now. I'm trying to convince the powers that be over there. So if you know put in a good word I want to hang onto this as a little longer is back there behind me is you know back there. There's the G H five which I don't know if you can see it but at the top of it there's a video. There's a there's a road video Mike on top of it so so that's sort of a running gun vlogger camera next to it is Jeanine sitting on top of the the what do you call it the tripod from designing nine you know the new the new tripod yet so that's sitting on there and then for what I call I don't know I don't know what you call proper photography or high resolution photography geography or whatever there's the s series you know so those I feel like I'm covered on all right now except aerial until Panasonic comes out with an aerial campaign or a drone grown right yeah yeah yeah but I feel like I'm covered on all basis from from the sort of running gun video to to non-professional Studio Non Studio photography which is the Jeanine and then studio level models shoots and that sort of thing with the with the bigger with a bigger camera with more or less depth of field right exactly exactly and I approach it the same way I was recently in your area in the bay area and for most of the time I'm working with Panasonic on teaching on going to you know going going to stores and I'm looking for here around me here. I'm carrying the little. LX One hundred two all tricked out with these accessories and might be designed strap. My Love you find her a hipster. You gotta you gotTa keep up when you get older. You're exactly a leather jacket that matches the leather jacket you put on the camera. That's not too far so I'm either carrying the elect hundred two or I'm carrying the Jeanine with with the fifteen millimeter millimeter lens but then I had a chance to photographs abuse. I used to live in the area. Somebody hired me who used to be a client to photographs and portrait's it. I I went when we first announced the S I I'm I'm always like getting dragged and tech technology and I felt like I'm not going to give up the g series you know I I love full frame. I love the look of it. I loved the show in the shallow depth of field but the big size wasn't for me but now I'm finding balance. Now I'm finding I probably use the the G series seventy percent of the time because I m mostly a street photographer but to be able to pull out this full frame and just be able to like you said switch from one to the other because the menu systems the same all the controls are the same you know yeah yeah that's interesting. I was thinking about I was talking to someone the other day about you know the the the the size differences between the g cameras in the s cameras and I remember when I first saw the camera. I was like Jesus this thing. Is You know. This is a camera you know he he has yeah it was Kinda like back to the old night count as when I had my by F. Four and all those like hey. This is quite that big but you know it felt like that but when you when you have this this is the this is the swan right here when I picked this camera up you know what it reminded me of. It reminds me of those Nikon days when you were unapologetically a photographer gopher right yeah not that you're apologizing by using any of the G series cameras but they're smaller. They're you know part of the like you mentioned before part of the allure of using those cameras is they're smaller. They're less obtrusive you know you. Could you know people don't know that you're shooting half the time you could put it on silent. Go into stealth mode the s series I would. I go out with that thing. I feel like I'm a photographer here. Who knows yes? I am a photographer a because I got a big cameras so obviously taking photos that's right yeah yeah and then and then be because you know it's a big cameras expensive so I've invested in this camera so you think you're right so yeah I I was wondering from your standpoint. Is that feel like when when people go out with these series cameras it's unapologetic that they are a photographer and they mean business or why would they go through the effort to bring this all this glass technology out with them. Exactly you know I mean example. I used a few years ago. I used to photograph a Country Club in Menlo Park and this was when there was just the g series and I showed up with one of the small G. Three cameras and the person hire me look at me and they go real camera exactly and I and I I had to back out by welcome. You know look at my website. I guarantee the pictures will be good you know and and they were they were happy with them but yes it does so this goes back to those rose feeling like you've got everything under control too. You can do more better low light. You can control the the atmosphere more work situation and you know it's funny like you said when you pick up the camera it it it I you look at it and if it gets big and the thing I noticed with customers because I was curious to see their responses when they pick it up their first responsive how good the grip feels yeah and their second responses how amazing finder it yeah you find her is five point seven eight million dots is just incredible incredible and and then the third thing that that I absolutely love about it.
Facebook campus given all-clear after sarin scare
"Here's been given to Facebook's Menlo Park campus in Silicon Valley after a sarin scare on Monday good morning six thirty at KGO eight ten I'm Brad Burkhart several buildings were evacuated after mail delivered to one of the company's mail rooms was deemed suspicious social media company uses automatic detectors despite dangerous chemicals and substances and these flood the mail bag as containing traces of the nerve agent sarin authorities though confirm test results were negative for any potentially dangerous
Suspicious package sent to Facebook may contain deadly poison sarin
"Happening authorities have cleared the scene of a Facebook mail facility in Menlo Park just a few hours ago after nearly day long investigation into what was then the suspicious package that arrived there KCBS is Tim Ryan is live this morning at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park where the fear it was over a deadly sarin good morning Tim good morning to you yes this ended about as well as it could this massive emergency response lasted more than fourteen hours in the end it was a huge distraction maybe a learning experience but no one was injured and what ever it was mailed to Facebook on Monday it was not sarin and incredibly deadly substance developed in World War two era Germany the package was detected at a mail sorting facility here on Hamilton court about eleven AM on Monday it sounded like a piece of Facebook equipment sounded the alarm that Sarant was present for buildings were quickly evacuated several employees who handled that package were evaluated within hours there was a gigantic response Menlo fire state yes the FBI federal postal inspectors even nerve agent experts with the National Guard work here it was about one AM that the all clear was sounded mellow fire says no one was ever in any danger on site or offsite adding that the true identity of the substance should be known little later
Facebook, California And Menlo Park California discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"People were forced to evacuate part of Facebook's campus in northern California earlier today there was a scare over a deadly chemical agent at its mail processing warehouse news correspondent Matt paper reports of the nerve agent sarin and facebooks mail facility in Menlo Park California prompted the evacuation of several buildings Menlo Park fire district fire marshal John Johnson says at least two people were evaluated but their conditions appear
Sarin Threat Detected at Facebook Facility
"Some very scary moments as firefighters called to the scene of a possible sarin gas situation and a Facebook mail facility in Menlo Park California a suspicious package delivered to one of the buildings mail rooms turns out the all clear given USA radios Tim Burke with the story no one was exposed to a chemical warfare agent at a Facebook mailing facility in northern California the fire department in Menlo Park located just south of San Francisco says an alarm notify the workers a package may contain the nerve agent sarin initially was feared that two workers were exposed I hazmat crew is at the scene and the building has been evacuated
California, Menlo Park And Facebook discussed on Sean Hannity
"Fire officials now say no one was exposed to a chemical warfare agent and a Facebook mailing facility in northern California the fire department in Menlo Park located just south of San Francisco assay alarm notify the employees a package may have contained the nerve agent sarin and actually it was feared to workers were
"menlo park" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Oh six nine and A. M. seven forty KCBS case CBS news time twelve twenty one to recap our breaking news this hour we are getting word into the case CBS news room that there have been evacuations at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park a Facebook spokesperson told us their valuations of several of their buildings at the willow campus this is in Menlo Park this is because of suspicious packages that were delivered to Facebook earlier today a spokesperson couldn't tell us how many people were affected but we are continuing to follow the story and gather more information we will bring you more information as soon as we get it so stay with KCBS in other news protesters in Hong Kong occupied the city's legislative building today spray painting slogans and hanging signs on the walls of the chambers this is part of a major ongoing demonstrations in the city as hundreds of thousands of taken to the streets demanding democracy for more on this we're joined on the KCBS ring central news line by Josh Walker lance sick senior fellow for the council on foreign relations thank you so much for taking a couple of moments to talk to us these protesters around the anniversary of the British returning control of Hong Kong back to China Hong Kong's independence from China has been a source of tension for a long time why are the tensions currently boiling over well actually the the unrest and anger swelled around a bill to actually allow people from Hong Kong to be ex or some people from Hong Kong people as in Hong Kong and passing it be extradited potentially the mainland China for crimes if they the anger started with that and now let's build into that sort of demonstration today related said handover anniversary and but that in the initial park was the extradition bell and these protests have been going on for several weeks we understand are they having any impact they definitely have an impact it rattled the government signed and they got the Hong Kong government you back down now on exhibition belt you seem to have rattled the mayor of the shipping back there I'm calling I don't know that they're going to you I'm I'm there's sort of a generalized pressure for more sort of freedom as well in Hong Kong and concern about China's role that I'm not sure what else they're going to get that man had impact all right do we expect these protests to abate anytime soon or to continue in the either we just in occurrence or maybe even increase in size or intensity well they actually were enormous protest related yes there's not much larger than what's going on now with millions of people walking the streets of Hong Kong this is got a lot of tension and violence the most other process the non violent I don't think you're gonna see an ops well up to the side that was a few weeks ago where millions of people were marching but I think that the police response the general I anger could be to counter response this is going to go on Broadway all right well we thank you so much for taking a few moments to talk to us that it's Josh Walker lentic senior fellow for the council on foreign relations if money watch time now in KCBS Joan Doniger joins us reason for Jason today at KCBS super micro Intel money desk Melissa trade both gives and pulls back at the same time the Dow is now up ninety eight points again the nasdaq seventy six the S. and P. nineteen investors had said chip shares and textures higher after president trump's decision to allow U. S. firms to sell high tech products to China's Wally technologies after all and said the US would hold off on imposing more terrorists but U. S. manufacturing slowed to a near three year low in June the institute for supply management says its index of national factory activity dropped to its lowest reading since October of twenty sixteen the gauges third straight monthly drop the I. S. M. said it had to do with a trade war in China it hurt business sentiment and the games turned to me make for a time but investors are now moving higher in this final hour of trading so a hotel where you really won't have to go out for Taco Bell the Taco Bell hotel and resort in palm springs says reservations went live June twenty seventh at ten in the morning.
"menlo park" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Avenue. Southbound Menlo Park slow traffic on the Bayshore northbound with a new Pat new accident just past Marsh road. Next update. Eleven fifty eight on the traffic leader KCBS forecast. KPI x five meteorologists mayor really lower starting off the day with low clouds and areas of fog once again, it's all thanks to onshore flow as we head through the afternoon clearing with afternoon. Sunshine and daytime highs will be above average for this time of year with light offshore winds, especially inland. We're going to warm up to the low to mid eighties inland for the bay mid to upper sixties to about seventy and cool and breezy along the coast upper fifties with southwesterly winds ten to twenty miles per hour. High pressure builds in for us, and that means plenty of sunshine as we go through Saturday and. Especially on Sunday for mother's day. Does look great all across the bay area. We'll continue with sun is we had through Monday and for Tuesday cooler on Wednesday with showers back in the forecast next Thursday and next Friday right now in San Francisco is sixty seven degrees, sixty two and Oakland and Hayward sixty five and San Jose in Mountain View, seventy five in Santa Rosa, sixty three in Redwood City, seventy concord, traffic and weather together on the eight on all these one of six nine and AM seven forty KCBS. KCBS news time eleven fifty. We're going to pause for a moment to test to our emergency alert system. This is only a test. It's eleven fifty s we get back to the news this weekend marks the eightieth anniversary of the top of the Mark the iconic lounge with one of the best sunset viewing spots in San Francisco. That'd be a big celebration tomorrow with cake champagne in special nodded largest role as military hang out during World War. Two CBS is making goals be has a preview top of the Mark server glorious Sullivan, and I are in we first quarter section of the lounge with the view Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. It got its name during World War Two. She explains people would said meet you at the top of the Mark either going out or coming in. And sometimes, you know, I mean, tears were shed both ways. Sometimes people didn't come back in the ship came back. She's worked here for just under forty five years. Well, you know, I think it keeps you young actually every time we come to the city we come to the top of Martin Karen lives in the south west. It's occasions or it's no occasion. But it becomes the Cajun because.
"menlo park" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
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"menlo park" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
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"menlo park" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
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Meeker invests in Plaid, Delta tightens animal rules, Salesforce keeps growing
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Beaker invest in clad. Delta titans animal rules Salesforce, keeps growing by chronicle staff and new services from business a plaid farewell famed venture investor. Mary meeker has made her final deal on behalf of Kleiner Perkins. Two hundred fifty million dollars to plaid which reportedly puts the value of the San Francisco company at two point six five billion dollars. Plaid makes developer tools that help power financial apps and services, including VIN mo- coin base and acorns grow meeker cut ties with Menlo park's Kleiner Perkins in September. And we'll begin raising funds next year for a new firm. She will become a member of Plaid's board and keep her board seats at lending club square and docu sign. Delta titans animal rules, if you're planning a flight longer than eight hours. Delta Airlines says you can't bring an emotional support animal with you as. Of December eighteenth, neither support animals nor service animals will be allowed on any delta flights. If they are under four months old, the airline says exceptions will be made until February first for customers who already bought a ticket and asked to bring support animal airlines are tightening rules on animals saying some have bitten other animals and in one case a delta passenger number of the day fifty billion dollars. That's how much market value Salesforce tower. Right has added since the start of twenty seventeen and its stock has roughly doubled it rose. Almost two point five percent Wednesday to one hundred forty dollars nine cents despite rising competition. Analysts still recommend buying shares.
U.S. Womens Soccer Team to play at Levis in advance of World Cup
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. U S women's soccer team to play at Levi's and advance of World Cup till Alice. The head coach of the US women's national soccer team has made no secret of how much she enjoys her teams appearances in the bay area. So it's no surprise that. The US team will make a local stop on its countdown to the Cup tour in advance of the two thousand nineteen women's World Cup in France. As the team sets it sight on a fourth World Cup championship. Would is a surprise. However is the choice of venue rather than play at via stadium. As in recent years. The women will take on the vast expanses of Levi's stadium. Arguably the most popular national team in the country. The US women will play South Africa on may twelve at one thirty pm at Levi's which holds sixty eight thousand five hundred the matches part of a ten game series to prepare and promote the team in advance of the women's World Cup which begins on June. Seventh in France the team will begin their journey and LA opera France playing the talented World Cup hose. France in January and then play Spain Alicante Spain before returning to the United States. The countdown to the Cup will continue in variety of NU's a few soccer specific stadiums some NFL stadiums. And even a baseball stadium Busch stadium in St Louis. The last time the US team played in an NFL venue Qualcomm in San Diego in July two thousand seventeen they drew twenty one thousand ninety six in the past four year cycle since their championship in the last World Cup the largest crowd. They drew was forty four thousand twenty eight at Heinz field just a month after winning their third World Cup title the US women famously turned conventional wisdom on its head in the nineteen ninety nine World Cup. When their games were played at NFL stadiums, though, many doubters scoffed beforehand that the event could fill such a large building the events were sold out and changed perceptions of the popularity of women's sports when the United States took on Chile in a friendly at via stadium last September Ellis professed her love for the venue. We do. Of coming here. She said, obviously, the stadium and the surface and the fans, but also where we stay. We talk about the holistic feeling of playing we love coming here. And obviously, we've got a few local players this stadium and the surface will be different, but the rest will be the same Levi's among the players with local ties who will be part of the pool. Vying to make the final roster are Alex Morgan Cal Juliet's Santa Clara abbey doll Kemper, Menlo Park, Meghan Rappeneau reading Kelley O'Hara Stanford, Kristen press Stanford. Andy Sullivan, Stanford and Tiernan Davidson Stanford the team will learn what awaits in France this Saturday when the World Cup draw is held in Paris tickets for the countdown to the Cup will go on sale to the general public on December thirteenth at ten AM.
"menlo park" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Let me respond to our callers or many who wanted to have a voice here. Let me go. He did all that. We're going to go to calls here. Hold your fire for a moment. Let me get a call around here. Hayward joins us from Menlo Park, actually, former mayor Menlo Park. Welcome. Good morning. Thank you. Yeah. I wanted to give a little reasonable context. This. Menlo Park is home a Facebook. Facebook is put tremendous pressure on the city and surrounding areas for development. The city council has largely approved that but his not approved the corresponding infrastructure to accommodate that development and particularly in transportation area. So our roads are getting more crowded. We all see that everybody gets it. And yet the transportation infrastructure, particularly public transit is not keeping up and it generally big dollar projects. Cal train. It's great. But full. Oh, it's very limited in where it goes. We've really got to think about the transportation side of this. And we approve the project fi. Well said I thank you for that. Let me go back to Utah Mosey on the seminar. No cost incentives like an Amazon cities here, right? That's right. As part of this partnership with Google. The mayor says that Google is paying the full freight and taxes and fees. Unlike Amazon and the New York City deal and also a New Jersey so that is a difference there. And also Google has said that really one of the number one motivations for not only just the proximity of where San Jose sets to Mountain View. But also because of the transit improvements that we're going to see with Bart Cal train light and light rail at the station. It's one of the main reasons why Google has chosen that particular area. So it will be interesting with the former mayor of Menlo Park talking about some of the pains in that area. What we? We might not see. San jose. Moore college. We let me get a response from your tiny to tweet that just came in. Greg says went out a ninety nine year. Lease. That's a really interesting, and that's not a question. I. I asked the mayor mayor Sam the Carter always city council, FOX or Google. Well, maybe I'll ask him if we can connect with them, which would planning and hoping to do, but let me get to the caller and San Jose joins us, Scott. Thanks for waiting. You're on the air. Hi, michael. It's great day in San Jose, twelve thirty AM this morning. The city council voted unanimously to get this done. If if you look at the west side of downtown. About two hundred and fifty acres. It's just tremendous opportunity to do a new level of city building. And it's mostly a collection of industrial buildings and parking lots the largest building on the west side by far is the arenas the SAP center. And the vision for this area is is to have a mix of uses including forcible housing, the job centers that are going to be created by Google along with places for people with ground level. So we're very excited about this this move and really think that all of the fears and the exiled he's that were expressed last night. We're going to have a chance to be realized in the building in the land uses that are to come. Thank you for that. Call let me I know you wanted to say something here, sandy Perry. Let me go back to you. Because there is a lot of optimism here. A lot of people like that last caller who are intensely excited. You know, I was reading a former. Restaurant owner who's covering the Mercury News talking about, you know, how he remembers San Jose downtown when there were only eight or nine people, no theater, no cultural arts would ever had to go to San Francisco or Oakland for all that people who are really hyped up about what would you say to those people? Well, there's two questions the previous caller, I happen to know is the president of the downtown business association, the people that are hyped up about this are the chamber of commerce Silicon Valley leadership group downtown business association, and primarily the businesses which stand to benefit from the most you don't hear working people ordinary people coming up and supporting this. I was pretty council last night. And there were three types of people that supported it the business associations that I mentioned carpenters one union which came out and support the other union it not beaten in support of the of the project and finally. The nonprofits. And I'm glad Theresa doesn't get funding. She was one of the few nonprofits that supported them that was not funded by Google, but hold on. Let me let me ask a tiny mostly just from clarity here. As I understand that. There was outreach to people in the community. Wasn't there tire? Yes. Well, there have been several advisory meetings and community meetings over the last year and a half. And I know this is only anecdotal. But when this was announced last year, I started a project where I went to the neighborhood behind the sap center, which is right in the area where this will all take place and actually went door to door through a three block radius, and the majority of folks that I spoke with were intrigued an enthusiastic, but also concerned about affordability. So there wasn't I I didn't talk to anyone who said we don't want this to happen. They basically the the number one thing is we just don't wanna be pushed out and several homeowners actually told me we're waiting. For an offer that perhaps we will sell our property if Google comes to us or the city comes to us because this might be an opportunity for us to to cash in in some way. Let me read a comment from Jamaica who right San Jose needs to address the jobs housing imbalance and news Google project will help Google is taking housing as part of the project. Unlike apple and Cupertino, which added zero housing, this is smart urban planning. We'll get some more opinions and some more questions comments from you, our listeners, another San Jose caller, Jerry, you're on the air. Good morning. Hi. I just wondered how many housing units are being planned for this development area and for the greater downtown. Resell Verona helpless her from spur. Yeah. That that hasn't been defined yet. But it certainly is at the top of the list of things that will be addressed it could be anywhere from three to nine thousand housing units. And just to clarify the Google portion is a forty forty five acre portion of a larger two hundred and forty acre deer it on station area. So the it on station area also can accommodate a lot of plant grows for housing. And I want to get another caller on with a question. I believe for you Theresa. This is James James also from San Jose good morning. Hey, good morning. My concern is that these jobs that are they're coming in. I'm the big fan of Google. But these jobs that are going to be created are they going to be just Indian nationals getting visas or I read a higher local because when they say jobs, that's a very misleading word, we don't really know do any of your your panel. Now, there are some wide bursts. Also there I mean, the estimates are around Theresa wanna go to you on this. But the estimates. We heard Tanya mostly talk about twenty thousand jobs. I've also read fifteen thousand twenty five thousand let's see if we can get this on embedded Theresa. This was a pointedly asked of the Google Representative at the council meeting late last night actually this morning, and the response was that because they didn't know yet if they were getting the land, they don't have a defined project, and they don't know which groups they're moving to downtown, San Jose. So I will say every council member, however, reinforced we want this to be locally supporting but that is still yet to be. Proof is in the pudding. I'm I'm gonna tell you mostly again and Tanya, this is Valerie who says I realized the horse has left the barn. But why didn't Google pick a location where they could create a new tech center. Like, Atlanta, Minneapolis Cincinnati. These replaces a need jobs for their young people and have plenty of lower cost housing. Why does all tech development has to happen in the San Francisco Bay area? You know, it's such an interesting question. It's one that people who live in the Silicon Valley are asking all the time. Why tech companies decide to build out within what is already a tight housing area of buses went to Detroit to look for the possibilities. I know, but part of the issue overall if we're talking about tech overall is that you've got the brain trust here and the connectedness here of technology. And so if you're talking about going to Detroit and building Detroit, there's just so much more that you have to think about as far as your employees ease, and as far as connectivity with the base that is here, but I will say that we are what what many people feel is at a tipping point, how how much more can you build in the Silicon Valley when we are already bursting at the seams, and it is already hugely unaffordable in many tech workers who want to work in tech, really asking themselves. If they want to move to the Silicon Valley because of the unaffordable here again tiny Moseley is Silicon Valley bureau chief for news, and we'll go another San Jose caller. I'm sorry. Theresa you want an in here just very very quickly. So I we have world class educational institutions here. That's part of the reasons why that these tech companies want to be here, San Jose State produces a majority of the engine. That apple hires? And so we want these this local talent to have great jobs and great jobs. We'll go to other San Jose caller Julian to join us. Hi, hi. I was wondering I I get the Google has been attending all these meetings and listening respectfully, did they actually make any changes to their plans, or or if you could point to any changes that they made showing that they're listening to feedback from the community, and and integrating feedback new you want to answer that question. You know, this is why last night was such a pivotal an important decision because the argument is is that we don't have specifics. And until this vote came through we really hadn't had very specifics on what the plans are except for projections overall projections, and so over the next few weeks and months, we hope to to get that you wanted to say something here, please got about about three points that have piled up here. Some of the points made by Tanya where she says that there were people that were supporting Google, it's true. There are people especially people that are homeowners support Google because obviously they benefit financially from the property values increasing, but the problem is the tenants are being going to be crushed. And that's why it's kind of a division in San Jose between people who will benefit from it and people who will just find nothing, but misery as a result of this a long commute higher, rents addictions. And that's I think what the allot of the focal point of the debate. Can I just say something to that? Because the longer commutes are obviously also going to affect climate change and affect the environment. Exactly. And I also wanted to respond something Theresa said about all the measures that city has taken for affordable housing..
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"It's expanded far beyond its bookseller beginnings. The company's blowout success made his founder and CEO. Jeff Bezos, number one on the Forbes billionaires list this year. And out of Facebook where it is investing in more real estate in the bay area as the Menlo Park company plans to double its workforce over the next decade. KCBS is Carrie Hodousek tells us Facebook has signed a number of new lease agreements social media giant Facebook plans to lease office spaces, and San Francisco Sunnyvale and Fremont to make room for thousands of workers in the coming years. It's much different than what the corporate culture was like years ago says university of Washington professor, Margaret O'Meara who studies the history of the Silicon Valley when the first high tech companies were growing there on the fifties and sixties it was mostly orchards. There was lots and lots of room to grow. But now the bay area entirely is more crowded and the valley is a lot more crowded. And there are a lot of high tech employees that wants to live in urban areas like San Francisco, and Oakland, she says the rapidly growing companies simply doesn't have the room for more employees at its corporate headquarters in Menlo Park. There now have not only. One product anymore. They're thinking about multiple things they're doing that. No way makes it more feasible to have different office locations. Facebook says they're not worried about filling its additional office space. Their concern is outgrowing the space that has Carrie Hodousek KCBS San Francisco board of supervisors has established a Dula program for low income women dulas provide non medical assistance and support to women before during and after childbirth board, president Malia Cohen said the research shows, low income black women and Pacific islanders in particular offer often feel disrespected stereotyped and even co worst by their doctors during the he care dulas would be there to be an advocate for these mothers, the El cerrito public library was decked out in rainbows last night. KCBS is making goals be reports on contra Costa county's first LGBT section at the public library. This is a library is growing up in L serita. Now, give Quinto is the city's first openly gay mayor to see the first LGBTQ collection, and from in the nineteenth cities of contra Costa county. This is just the I am very very proud to have this in our city there around sixty bucks in the collection. And they're for all ages says Jonathan cook with the rainbow community center, which co hosted the event he says LGBT children's books are much easier to find now than they used to be like Marlin bundle, which recently, a very popular even books about children who are either gay lesbian, transgender that's much more common and accepted now, which is really heartening to see want that to be something that is a normal everyday thing for him just like any other type of family or any type of person and just sat in the front row with her five-year-old Elliott during the opening parties drag Queen story hour, and we both said we will get married at hop together. Forever. Smiles back your wedding. Megan gold speed ES. A lending library for paintings instead of books. It is a concept that one art gallery in San Francisco is bringing to the tenderloin and we hear about that from KCBS gentle lane, the coordinator of the tenderloin art lending library. Rick Darnell says it aims to serve low income residents of the neighborhood.
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"And out of Facebook where it is investing in more real estate in the bay area as the Menlo Park company plans to double its workforce over the next decade. KCBS is Carrie Hodousek tells us Facebook has signed a number of new lease agreements social media giant Facebook plans to lease office spaces, and San Francisco Sunnyvale and Fremont to make room for thousands of workers in the coming years. It's much different than what the corporate culture was like years ago says university of Washington professor, Margaret O'Meara who studies the history of the Silicon Valley when the first high tech companies were growing there on the fifties and sixties it was mostly orchards. There was lots and lots of room to grow. But now the bay area entirely is more crowded and the valley is a lot more crowded. And there are a lot of high tech employees that wants to live in urban areas like San Francisco, and Oakland, she says the rapidly growing companies simply doesn't have the room for more employees at its corporate headquarters in Menlo Park. There now have not only. One product anymore. They're thinking about multiple things they're doing that. No way makes it more feasible to have different office locations. Facebook says they're not worried about filling its additional office space. Their concern is outgrowing the space that
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"Subsidies KGAN news time is nine. Thirty good. Morning I'm Kim McAllister in for Brett burkhart. Today the Menlo Park fire department is working with the county sheriff's department to send drones to fire zones and Shasta. County the move is an effort to take a closer look at the. Destruction the public safety drones will be buzzing over the city of reading through the weekend to officially document parts of the one hundred twenty five thousand burned acres there at eleven this. Morning a public memorial will be held for NIA. Wilson the eighteen year old woman who was killed outside the MacArthur Bart station in Oakland in what appears to be a random. Attack according to police mourners will gather at Oakland's act full gospel, church and a search is underway for a twelve. Year old girl who was allegedly abducted from the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport in, Arlington, Virginia while visiting the US from, China airports, authority police, chief David huckler saying the situation is being classified as critical on the initial startup in the investigation We had a. Twelve year old girl that was missing by unknown means by unknown people and in my says many my staff's assessments. That's critical missing and a very dangerous situation as investigation furthers along we may change, that, assessment but again I want to, reiterate this, is still, a critical missing juvenile and we're gonna track down every lead until we find that she's safe In San Francisco the FBI is. Interviewing that girls. To our group who left. Virginia and headed to, the bay area after she went, missing day four of the, tax evasion and money laundering, trial of Paul Manafort who was four-time. Donald Trump's campaign chairman the events. Involved in, the, charges however predate that work, that's made, for, speedier trials, since the judge, has insisted, President Trump not, be mentioned except in..
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"Chance I wondered into, a bookstore in Menlo Park California and I found a book by a nuclear engineer actually named His name was James, mechanical, and he was head of the nuclear society of northern California Eventually he became a friend of my father's but at that time he wasn't and there was some information in that. Book that was the critical, link informing his idea of how to make the technology work He was probably, about ninety percent of the way there at the time But that was the last step took him over the? Line and did your father use the term anti gravity around the house Oh yes. The term anti gravity it was used all. The time and there was a lot of talk about UFO's over the dinner table and eventually when I was thirteen we will we were on a family outing, and we, actually saw one and that was stunning. Because until you actually see when you imagine them to be. Some part of you know, an urban legend or a rural legend mostly you can't believe that such. A thing could actually exist but when I was thirteen. We actually saw one while we were camping by river in northern California and so anti gravity was everyday part of the vocabulary and it was an ironic choice of words. Because it became so commonplace that, he wouldn't have dreamed the. Amount of prejudice against the word in the scientific community and he Published his first, paper on, the technology in nineteen. Eighty one and it was very, difficult thereafter to even get any academic scientist or even aerospace scientists to. Talk to him about it because of that. Word the word anti gravity was like poison so he immediately switched to gravity control and had little more success with that but the difficulty was getting anybody to, talk to, him for more than five minutes but. Anybody, who did talk to him for more than five minutes. Was immediately blown away by, what he had to say and so later on in Silicon Valley I. Spent a lot of time trying to get people to. Talk to them for that first five minutes and the word gravity control or anti gravity actually gotten away of my accomplishing that goal I did with a few. People and But, the experiment was the result of a lucky coincidence that happened as far as I was concerned off stage with some friends. Of his up in, the Seattle area and I actually do. Not know their names because one of the legacies of my childhood was secrecy. He he was continuously under a top secret clearance throughout his working life the experiment. Have happened long after he left industry retired I should say and it was never classified ever well before we get into. The experiment the actual experiment David was, your father under great pressure from the military the Pentagon to to reveal the the the anti gravity science to them did they want to militarize it was he being pressured what is he being. Pressured at one point he was pressured It was in nineteen sixty he had just written his paper on gravitation and coincidentally the. Air force was conducting a survey of gravitation research worldwide because of some boasting by a Soviet scientists named Correal stand Yuka vich not exactly household name but at the. Time the air force was worried because STAN Yuka vich was saying we have an anti gravity device, and we can fly out into outer, space as you would with a. Jet plane and we can maneuver around out there will, and the ten, gone was bit worried about that. Because, remember in nineteen sixty we refresh, from the embarrassment, of Sputnik and so here in this report the the, writer of the port named Dr MAURICE, carbel said that there was one. Theory that he had looked at? Only one that have? The potential for an engineering? Application and that was my father's So on, the strength of that and and because he was already working at Lockheed just to an had worked at Ames research he contacted the head of the foreign technology division at Ames research and went in for a discussion and that was a, very weird discussion that left him shaken. Because he went in there hoping, that they would develop this technology from a. Research and development program but at the time he had no idea how to implement it in the very first question the air force Colonel asked him was Can you make..
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"Good evening i was doing a event like this one in silicon valley two weeks ago in menlo park at a an old bookstore called kepler's books which has been around since i think the late fifties and actually predates the concept even silicon valley and one of the questions that i got from someone in the audience was where which part of the country is your book selling you know the best in and i'd actually as it happened i had looked at this future that amazon dot com has that you can access at that morning and had been surprised to see that bad blood was the bestselling nonfiction book in washington dc and so i told this to this silicon valley audience and i also told him that i was surprised because i expected you know either palo alto or menlo park or san francisco to show up as as the region where it sold the most but it was washington and i guess i've thought about that a little bit and i it didn't really make sense but come to think of it i think well first of all you know washington is is a place of big egos and power and intrigue and i think that there are no story has all of those ingredients but also for those of you who have read the book or who will discover it in coming days and weeks there there was a washington dimension to this elizabeth was trying to elizabeth lome's at one point was trying to get her device this blood testing device the lasted ration of it of which was actually called the mini lab the edison was the second last it rations technology shoes trying to get the army to use it in the battlefield in afghanistan and she had networked with jim mattis was our our secretary of defense and another the part of the fairness stories that she really exploited a loophole in the laboratory industry and was able to dodge close scrutiny by both the fda which regulates diagnostic equipment that labs by and used to do their testing.
"menlo park" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"What last week the u reported in the guardian that facebook is quietly moving data for one and a half billion global users away from its irish terms of service into us terms of service what's going on there so it's not day to them okay it's important to be clear that all that doing is that changing the terms of service that uses outside of europe and the us and canada agreed to it used to be that us and canada agreed to come to service you know a binding legal contract with facebook's menlo pokes had menlo park headquarters and everywhere else in the world agreed to tons of savage breakthrough all and which is facebook's international hq now if you're outside of europe that document is officially in agreement with facebook incorporates with the with the us brody facebook okay so i'm just gonna say it doesn't mean that that if they're a user wanted to take legal action they would have to do it in a us court versus an irish one almost certainly exactly that it's one of those things one of the interesting things about your little really across the board and gdp ours no exception is it's it's created and enforced somewhat differently from us and uk law i it tends to be sort of deliberately vague until after it gets worked out through national level enforcement through national level case law and through the way it's written into national governments which is to say that i have not been able to get a clear off even from experts in this area about what effect this change actually is facebook's given it's clear on facebook says the reason why did is just to make it easier to do things like notifying vigils outside of the eu of data breaches because gdp.
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"And from zouk menlo park company that's hired former national highway traffic safety administrator and ntsb member mark rose kind as its chief safety officer rose kind admits self driving cars are not yet ready for prime time but human beings kill one hundred people a day on the roadways and these confident autonomous vehicles can do better this new technology is the i knew real tool in one hundred years that could actually allow us to get zero in san francisco doug sovereign kcbs a driver breach the main security gated travis air force base wednesday night and then crashed and died when his vehicle explode added into a massive fireball investigators are treating the incident as an act of terrorism law enforcement sources say the vehicle carried propane tanks which the driver deliberately ignited after crashing through the security gate the car drove off the road into a ditch and the driver died in the fire cbs news reports the driver has been identified by law enforcement but has not been named no shots were fired the fbi is joining the air force in the investigation of the security breach that happened at about seven pm coming up on kcbs gentlemen v ta gets closer to deciding how bart trains will pull in to downtown san jose get it funded get it built and give people writing time for the sportsline at one fifteen here's bruce mcgowan on kcbs well unlike last year when they struggled down the stretch of the regular season the sharks are playing their best hockey as they head towards the playoffs six straight wins nine of their last eleven and beat one of the best teams in hockey two to one and a thriller in overtime at the tank in san jose over the las vegas golden knights logan couture with this game winning goal just thirty nine seconds into the extra period check inside pets the familiar voice of radio with.
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"The dumbarton auto bridge between menlo park in fremont the fire twenty years ago was on the old thumb burton rail bridge roughly parallel to it it was built in nineteen tan this bridge was the first bridge across the bay herald schapelhouman is the chief of the menlo park fire department and back in 1998 he was on duty when the rail bridge caught fire both the part on land and the part over the bay the bridge hadn't been used in years it was hard for a fire truck to get out on the spongy coastline crews laid hose across the marsh and called for a fire both to help but by the time it got their ricard went out on it so the boat was right boats showa waterboarded from across the mud but that doesn't help you with something's burning and you can't get that third of the mile out in the water then the tide came back in well the old railroad ties were still burning so they floated out into the bay like faking funeral schapelhouman says it took almost a day to get the fire out no cause was ever determined but like a phoenix the bridge could spring from the ashes if proposals for a new transit crossing at the site come to pass herald chapel home hohmann isn't worried about that he says a new dumbarton rail bridge would be made of steel i'm nina thorson kqed in his later today at kqed dot org will have photos from that 1998 bridge fire i'm brian watt coming up in a few minutes we will have headlines from npr will also have a perspective then support.
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"Thomas brooke this is a we're talking about how to be ensured health insurance in a time when soulages flux president says obamacare is dead and gone it's not to you have to act to get it and we're taking questions in hearing stories about what's out there within the affordable care act and outside it this hour they're eleven is with us from menlo park california these with a special initiatives senior vp there for the kaiser family foundation advisor to the president of the foundation sabrina colle let is with us from washington research professor at the central on health insurance reforms georgetown university's health policy institute you can join this sarah what's your question on the affordable care act on health insurance outside that is a sign of time through your employer or you confused do you know what to ask what to look for what are you finding sabrina canoe pick up we had mirrored of the milan just before the break you're talking about her situation in georgia she said cancer she's finding you know all almost nobody rose zero options is what she says that she's got one but it sounds pretty tough there were local hospital won't won't take that she's giving soon as far away as jacksonville what do you make of her situation it sounds incredibly incredibly frustrating and and and scary and i i can't even imagine what she's she's going through i think it's important to you we've been talking a lot during this hour about some of the actions of the trump administration to undermine the law and why premiums are getting higher as a result thousand think it's important to acknowledge that you know even though since four the trump administration came in.