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Unlawful immigrants rush for CA drivers licenses

Emerging statistics have revealed that California’s extension of drivers licenses to unlawful immigrants aroused unexpected demand — with no end in sight. “While state officials expected 1.4 million undocumented immigrants to apply for licenses in the first three years, in the first

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DMV issues 400,000 licenses to unauthorized immigrants

The California Department of Motor Vehicles issued nearly 400,000 driver licenses to unauthorized immigrants from January through June, following the start of a contested new law that green-lighted such action. The Safe and Responsible Drivers Act was passed by the

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CA tech doubles down on driverless cars

Despite a spate of media attention surrounding a narrowly missed collision between two self-driving prototype vehicles, California companies fielding driverless cars forged ahead, insisting that the developing technology was safe and getting safer. An unexpected trial Both cars in the incident “were equipped with similar

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Sacramento eyes new Uber regulations

As the world’s leading driver service faced continued litigation, California lawmakers set out to constrain Uber further. Whereas some previous regulatory efforts were interpreted as attacks on consumer choice, however, one bill now under consideration in Sacramento has promised to increase consumer privacy. Determining data control

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CA’s automated cars ready to roll

With remarkable speed, California’s top technologists have reached a breakthrough point in their development of automated cars. Automated vehicles from seven companies have hit Golden State freeways, with more to come. Dramatizing the developments, one firm’s team of engineers and scientists

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Undocumented immigrants hit the road with CA driver’s licenses

After two months of granting driver’s licenses to once-undocumented immigrants, California officials reported big numbers. The Golden State program has supplied licenses to almost 150,000 immigrants. Supporters of the move have been quick to tout its perceived advantages — and to boost participation

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Thieves rip $800,000 in computers from San Jose State

Can’t blame this one on Kim Jong Un of North Korea. Thieves ripped off $800,000 of computer equipment from San Jose State. The Contra Costa Times reported: Without a central warehouse or reliable system for keeping track of the valuables

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LAUSD does not compute

What’s it with governments and computers? The latest cyber-snafu strikes the LAUSD, reported the Times: “the Los Angeles Unified School District’s student information system, which has cost more than $130 million, has become a technological disaster. The system made its

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LAUSD system does not compute

You’d think a state that’s still by far the center of the global computer industry could produce government computer systems that work right. They don’t. From the Daily News: Ditching Los Angeles Unified’s new computer system, school counselors in the

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Bill would stamp ‘Veteran’ on CA vet licenses

AB 1637 would stamp a “Veteran” designation on the drivers licenses of Californians who served. It’s by Assembly members Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, and Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica. According to the Chronicle: “The hope, Frazier said, is that the license designation under

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