‘The future of housing’: California desert to get America’s first 3D-printed neighborhood | 3D printing

The desert landscape of California’s Coachella valley will soon be home to the first US neighborhood comprised entirely of 3D-printed houses. Through a partnership between two California companies – Palari, a sustainable real estate development group, and Mighty Buildings, a construction technology company – a five acre parcel of land Continue Reading

‘I can’t keep doing this’: gig workers say pay has fallen after California’s Prop 22 | US news

Weeks after Proposition 22 went into effect in California and exempted some major tech firms from fully complying with labor laws, workers for rideshare and delivery apps in the state claim poor working conditions have persisted and pay has decreased. Drivers and labor groups opposed Prop 22, saying it would Continue Reading

California man arrested after livestream shows 2 bodies women bodies California livestream livestream- Tempemail

Police in California arrested a man suspected of two killings after someone reported seeing a livestream on social media that showed him with a gun and two women lying motionless on the floor of an apartment. The Vacaville Police Department said officers went to an apartment complex for formerly homeless Continue Reading

Uber bought itself a law. Here’s why that’s dangerous for struggling drivers like me | Cherri Murphy | Opinion

Last week, Uber bought itself a law. Along with Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates, app companies spent more than $200m – the most spent on any ballot campaign in US history – to bankroll Proposition 22 in California. With its passage, the law will now exempt drivers like me from Continue Reading

The racist business model behind Uber and Lyft | Erica Smiley | Opinion

Uber and Lyft want you to know they aren’t racist. It’s why Uber put up billboards all over the west coast saying “If you tolerate racism, delete Uber.” It’s why Lyft is running ads featuring Maya Angelou’s “Lift up your eyes” poem over clips of Black passengers enjoying their service. Continue Reading

She was a farmworker. Her grandson is a Lyft driver. A fight for workers’ rights unites them | California

More than 40 years ago, Maria Cardona laid her livelihood on the line to demand change in the hot central California fields where she picked grapes and other produce for $1.75 per hour. Cardona, now 80 years old, was tired of how farmworkers like her were treated – the low Continue Reading

Why Uber and Lyft are taking a page out of Big Tobacco’s playbook in labor law battle | Veena Dubal | Opinion

Uber and Lyft are waging a scorched-earth regulatory battle to avoid providing basic benefits to their drivers, now considered essential workers, in their largest US market: California. In response to a lawsuit by the California attorney general, Xavier Becerra, a judge found the companies’ drivers to be employees and ordered Continue Reading

‘Rumors spread like wildfire’: false posts claiming activists started Oregon fires flood social media | World news- Tempemail

Misinformation about the source of the wildfires raging across the Pacific north-west is spreading rapidly on social media, prompting public officials to plead with the public to stop sharing rumors. Many of the rumors claim without evidence that the fires were lit by political activists, either by the far-right group Continue Reading

Judge grants Uber and Lyft temporary stay, averting shutdown of California services | Lyft

A California judge has granted Uber and Lyft a temporary stay, heading off a shutdown by the two platforms at the last minute in an ongoing case that would require the ride-hailing giants to classify drivers as employees. Lyft and Uber have been awaiting a landmark decision from a court Continue Reading