California

  • Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth In Jobs, Wealth

    Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth In Jobs, Wealth

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Silicon Valley is creating jobs and wealth for highly skilled workers but may be leaving some residents behind as employment closes in on pre-Great Recession levels, according to a report released Tuesday. Continue Reading

  • Police Officers' Photos With Scantily Clad Women Trigger Investigation

    Police Officers' Photos With Scantily Clad Women Trigger Investigation

    Images of police officers posed with scantily clad women have triggered an investigation in Modesto, Calif., after the racy photos were sent to its police department, City Hall and news media earlier this week. The photos show two uniformed Modesto police officers along with several woman wearing revealing... Continue Reading

  • California Car Wash Workers To Get $1 Million In Settlement

    California Car Wash Workers To Get $1 Million In Settlement

    Working at a car wash may not be the most glamorous job, but for workers at several of them in California it's gotten a little more rewarding. Owners of eight car washes across the state have agreed to pay more than $1 million in back wages and penalties for underpaying the workers and denying them rest and... Continue Reading

  • Nurses' Strike Over Health Care Could Affect Yours

    Nurses' Strike Over Health Care Could Affect Yours

    Hospitals have become the latest enemy of the common man. A few months after 23,000 registered nurses in California staged a one-day strike, they're planning to do it again. And in the coming weeks, 6,000 New York nurses are poised to follow suit. There are rumblings of the same thing in New Jersey and... Continue Reading

  • Calif. Startup Sees Entrepreneur-Ship As Visa Solution

    Calif. Startup Sees Entrepreneur-Ship As Visa Solution

    By Brooke Donald SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) -- You've heard of tech companies starting in a Silicon Valley garage. What about on a ship? That's the idea being floated by a California startup that wants to dock a vessel off the coast to house foreign entrepreneurs who have dreams of creating the next Google... Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Drops In Three-Quarters Of U.S. States

    Unemployment Drops In Three-Quarters Of U.S. States

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in three-quarters of U.S. states last month, a sign that many parts of the country are experiencing modest job gains. Unemployment rates fell in 36 states in October and rose in only 5, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Rates were... Continue Reading

  • Workers, Students Join Occupy Rally In Oakland

    Workers, Students Join Occupy Rally In Oakland

    By Terence Chea and Lisa Leff OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of anti-Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland on Wednesday as they geared up with labor unions to picket banks, take over foreclosed homes and vacant buildings and disrupt operations at the nation's fifth-busiest... Continue Reading

  • Obama Heads West To Talk Jobs

    Obama Heads West To Talk Jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading west Monday morning to pitch his American Jobs Act in Las Vegas and speak at campaign events there and in California. Continue Reading

  • Cities With The Highest, Lowest Unemployment Rates

    Cities With The Highest, Lowest Unemployment Rates

    Unemployment rates fell in roughly two-thirds of large U.S. cities in August, despite zero job growth nationwide. Here are the cities with the highest and lowest rates: 10 Cities With The Highest Unemployment Rates -- August 2011 El Centro, Calif. 32.4 Yuma, Ariz. 29.4 Merced, Calif.... Continue Reading

  • 23,000 California Nurses On Strike

    23,000 California Nurses On Strike

    Nurses in California are willing to play the ultimate card -- the countless services they provide to the state's ailing and ill. Continue Reading

  • 5 States With The Highest Unemployment Rates

    5 States With The Highest Unemployment Rates

    Fresh statistics last week showed that more than half of U.S. states saw the number of jobless workers rise in August compared to July -- yet more evidence that the nation's stagnant employment picture remains stuck in neutral. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases,... Continue Reading

  • DA: Yogurt Store Owner Put Naked Employee In Box

    DA: Yogurt Store Owner Put Naked Employee In Box

    ALHAMBRA, Calif. -- The owner of a Southern California yogurt shop has been charged with attacking an employee, removing her clothes, binding her with tape and locking her in a box. Continue Reading

  • Timeline Of A Revolutionary: The Rise of Steve Jobs

    Timeline Of A Revolutionary: The Rise of Steve Jobs

    On Oct. 6, news spread that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had died. Of course, many people probably heard about his demise on products he invented, from the iPhone to the iPad. The news of his death comes just 42 days after Jobs formally announced his plans to step down as the chief executive of Apple. "I have... Continue Reading

  • Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: New Manufacturing Plants in California

    Now Hiring: New Manufacturing Plants in California

    While the manufacturing sector has taken a huge hit across the country and in California in particular, there is a bit of sunshine on the horizon for the Golden State. Several plants that will likely employ thousands are hiring, either now or within the next six months or so, in both the northern and southern... Continue Reading

  • It's Raining Jobs -- In California?

    It's Raining Jobs -- In California?

    In January, only 700 jobs were created in the entire state of California. But in February, believe it or not, reports show that a whopping 100,000 new jobs were created, according to the California Employment Development Department. What's responsible for the state's latest employment gold rush? Continue Reading

  • Is Your City More or Less Jobless?

    Is Your City More or Less Jobless?

    It's no surprise that recently released numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 31 of the 32 metropolitan divisions in the US reported overall employment losses in 2009. What might come as a mildly pleasant surprise to some, however, is that one city area actually showed an employment increase... Continue Reading

  • California DMV Drives Workers Mad With Furlough Fridays

    California DMV Drives Workers Mad With Furlough Fridays

    Channel 10 news in California reported that the California headquarters for the Department of Motor Vehicles is driving its employees mad with its new edict that requires employees to work on Fridays for free. For the past year, employees at the DMV have had Fridays off so that California could save some money... Continue Reading

  • Only in California: Crazy New Laws Passed for 2010

    Only in California: Crazy New Laws Passed for 2010

    If you sat watching the Rose Parade snuggled up in your jammies with a cup of hot cocoa thinking, "I could use some of that sunshine and blue sky right now -- I don't care if unemployment and living expenses are high, at least I wouldn't have to deal with snow--I'm moving!" you might want to think twice. We're... Continue Reading