Monthly Archives: April 2017

ECCFPD – Where do we go now?

Providing fire services is not a function of the city of Oakley or Brentwood and, for that matter, almost all of cities in Contra Costa. Richmond, El Cerrito and Pinole are the only cities providing that service. There are seven … Continue reading

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Jimmy Wales, the co-founder if Wikimedia, and the Wikimedia Foundation are launching an interesting new kind of news site, Wikitribune: From the website – A new kind of news platform. Wikitribune is a news platform that brings journalists and a community … Continue reading

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Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?

By Alex Mayyasi · Priceonomics When Lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?” Hearing his question, you might assume that Lt. … Continue reading

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EasyMile – The First, Last, and Toughest Mile in Transportation

EasyMile Shuttles are poised to become the first publicly-accessible shared autonomous vehicle technology for Mobility-on-Demand (MOD) operating in the United States. The EasyMile electric shuttles will solve first-and-last mile commuting challenges by connecting residents to transit at a low cost … Continue reading

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Should You Get the Guacamole on Your Burrito? A Price Analysis of Your Favorite Foods

The restaurant business is notoriously tough, and owners have a myriad of costs ranging from health permits to commercial rent. On average, 30% of a restaurants revenues go to labor costs, 30% goes to general overhead, and 30-33% is spent … Continue reading

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