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st. paul city council vows to ist if residents detained at msp airport


st. paul staff will ist residents if they are detained at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport due to president trump’s executive order on immigration.the resolution is proactive, said city council member dai thao, who proposed the measure. he said he does not know of any st. paul residents currently detained at the airport.the president’s order prohibits people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states for 90 days and blocks refugees from all nations for 120 days.the city attorney’s office will start regularly requesting the names of people who live in st. paul who have been detained at the airport, according to a resolution city council members approved wednesday. if anyone is detained, the attorney’s office and the city’s human rights and equal






st. paul city council vows to ist if residents detained at msp airport


st. paul staff will ist residents if they are detained at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport due to president trump's executive order on immigration.the resolution is proactive, said city council member dai thao, who proposed the measure. he said he does not know of any st. paul residents currently detained at the airport.the president's order prohibits people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states for 90 days and blocks refugees from all nations for 120 days.the city attorney's office will start regularly requesting the names of people who live in st. paul who have been detained at the airport, according to a resolution city council members approved wednesday. if anyone is detained, the attorney's office and the city's human rights and equal






st. paul city council vows to ist if residents detained at msp airport


st. paul staff will ist residents if they are detained at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport due to president donald trump’s executive order on immigration.the resolution is proactive, said city council member dai thao, who proposed the measure. he said he does not know of any st. paul residents now detained at the airport.the president’s order prohibits people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s. for 90 days and blocks refugees from all nations for 120 days.the city attorney’s office will start regularly requesting the names of people who live in st. paul who have been detained at the airport, according to a resolution council members approved wednesday. if anyone is detained, the attorney’s office and the city’s human rights and equal economic oppo






st. paul city council vows to ist if residents detained at msp airport


st. paul staff will ist residents if they are detained at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport because of president donald trump’s executive order on immigration.the resolution is proactive, said city council member dai thao, who proposed the measure. he said he does not know of any st. paul residents now detained at the airport.the president’s order prohibits people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s. for 90 days and blocks refugees from all nations for 120 days.the city attorney’s office will start regularly requesting the names of people who live in st. paul who have been detained at the airport, according to a resolution council members approved wednesday. if anyone is detained, the attorney’s office and the city’s human rights and equal economic






ex-sheffield city council boss roger dodds jailed for abuse


a news investigation has revealed how sheffield city council failed to stop an employee, a predatory offender, from abusing his victims in council offices over two decades. roger dodds has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. the council was first told about the allegations against dodds back in 1981 - but didn't inform the police. years later, following further allegations, they allowed him to take early retirement with an enhanced pension. michael buchanan reports.ex-sheffield city council boss roger dodds jailed for abuse






st. paul city council vows to ist if residents detained at msp airport


st. paul staff will ist residents if they are detained at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport because of president donald trump's executive order on immigration.the resolution is proactive, said city council member dai thao, who proposed the measure. he said he does not know of any st. paul residents now detained at the airport.the president's order prohibits people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s. for 90 days and blocks refugees from all nations for 120 days.the city attorney's office will start regularly requesting the names of people who live in st. paul who have been detained at the airport, according to a resolution council members approved wednesday. if anyone is detained, the attorney's office and the city's human rights and equal economic






st. paul city council vows to ist if residents detained at msp airport


st. paul staff will ist residents if they are detained at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport due to president donald trump's executive order on immigration.the resolution is proactive, said city council member dai thao, who proposed the measure. he said he does not know of any st. paul residents now detained at the airport.the president's order prohibits people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s. for 90 days and blocks refugees from all nations for 120 days.the city attorney's office will start regularly requesting the names of people who live in st. paul who have been detained at the airport, according to a resolution council members approved wednesday. if anyone is detained, the attorney's office and the city's human rights and equal economic oppo






nancy pelosi calls steve bannon a white supremacist


house democratic leader nancy pelosi called president donald trump's chief strategist a white supremacist thursday, saying he has no business serving on the national security council. at her weekly press conference, pelosi didn't mention steve bannon by name. but she was clearly referring to the former head of breitbart news, a conservative website. "what's making america less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the national security council as a permanent member, while the chairman of the joint chiefs and the director of national intelligence are told, 'don't call us, we'll call you,'" pelosi said. "it's a stunning thing," she added.the white house did not respond to a request for comment. trump made bannon a regular member of the council's powerful principals committee, which en






civilian oversight part of seattle police-accountability reforms proposed by may


the proposed legislation represents an important step in the city’s effort to comply with a 2012 federal consent decree requiring the seattle police department to curb excessive force and biased policing.in a long-awaited move, seattle mayor ed murray is sending legislation to the city council to enact a broad range of police-accountability reforms, he announced wednesday. it’s an important step in the city’s effort to comply with and get out from under a 2012 federal consent decree requiring the seattle police department to curb excessive force and biased policing.murray’s proposed legislation calls for the creation of a powerful, civilian-led office of inspector general to provide department oversight and serve as a permanent monitor to make sure it carries out constitutional policing.th






san diego legalizes recreational pot dispensaries


san diego legalized recreational pot dispensaries on tuesday and the city also opened up the possibility it will allow pot farms, manufacturing facilities and testing labs.san diego is the first local city to approve recreational marijuana sales since state voters approved proposition 64 in november, and no other local cities have indicated they intend to follow suit.the san diego city council unanimously agreed on tuesday to allow the sale of recreational marijuana at 15 dispensaries approved by the city to sell medical marijuana, and any additional dispensaries the city approves in the future.sales of recreational pot will begin when statewide regulations being crafted in sacramento are completed sometime before next january. dispensaries along the coast may have to wait for coastal comm






pelosi calls trump’s chief strategist a ‘white supremacist’


washington (ap) — house democratic leader nancy pelosi called president donald trump’s chief strategist a white supremacist thursday, saying he has no business serving on the national security council.at her weekly press conference, pelosi didn’t mention steve bannon by name. but she was clearly referring to the former head of breitbart news, a conservative website.“what’s making america less safe is to have a white supremacist named to the national security council as a permanent member, while the chairman of the joint chiefs and the director of national intelligence are told, ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you,'” pelosi said.“it’s a stunning thing,” she added.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the white house did not respond to a request for comment.trump made bannon a






centennial petition seeks to reinstate ban on new car dealerships, gas stations


a petition seeking to reverse recent changes to the centennial land development code that clear the way for new car dealerships, drive–thru restaurants and gas stations along a busy stretch of a ahoe road has been certified by the city clerk.on monday night, the city council will discuss whether to repeal those changes or put the issue in the hands of voters via a special election. the petition was filed with the clerk dec. 19, according to the city website. in january, the clerk certified petitioners collected enough valid signatures from centennial residents – the minimum necessary was 4,083 or 5 percent of all local voters — to put the referendum in front of the city council.“council will discuss their options whether to repeal the ordinance, have a special election, etc. at the feb. 6






democrats and republicans can’t believe trump put ‘nazi’ steve bannon on nationa


on urday, pres. donald trump announced that the chairman of the joint chiefs and the national director of intelligence will no longer be included in all meetings of the national security council (nsc)’s principals committee. however, the president’s order said, former breitbart.com ceo stephen k. bannon will be attending every meeting alongside the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and some of the highest ranking officers in the nation’s security and intelligence services. “chairman of joint chiefs and dni treated as afterthoughts in cabinet level principals meetings. and where is cia?? cut out of everything?” wrote former united nations amb ador susan rice on sunday, according to the new york daily news.“this is stone cold crazy,” rice continued. “after a week of crazy. who nee






term limits cause strife on lakewood city council – the denver post


lakewood city council faces a decision on a complicated issue that could spur a lawsuit from a sitting member of the council.ramey johnsonthe issue at hand is whether ward 1 councilwoman ramey johnson should be allowed to run for another term starting in 2017 after serving a two-year term when councilwoman vicki stack vacated her seat in 2011. johnson won a four-year term in 2013.lakewood councilors are limited to two four-year terms, and the city’s charter considers serving “at least one-half a term” as a full tenure. anyone who sits on the council less than two years would be allowed to run for another term. johnson and her attorney are arguing that her “two-year” term was actually three days short so she should be able to run again.the council discussed the matter at a contentious jan.






uber ceo travis kalanick leaves trump council


san francisco — uber ceo travis kalanick will resign from president donald trump’s business advisory council, the company confirmed thursday, after the executive faced intense public pressure to sever his ties to the administration.“earlier today i spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” kalanick wrote in a letter to uber employees, a copy of which was obtained by this newspaper. “i also let him know that i would not be able to participate on his economic council. joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.”the move comes the day before kalanick and other tech executives were set to meet with trump, and it follows a storm






san jose city council approves critical change to rent control policy – the merc


san jose — spurred by a critical city audit that raised the ire of mayor sam liccardo and some veteran council members, city leaders tuesday approved a major change to the city’s rent control policy — before it even went into effect.san jose’s rent control law, which applies to 45,820 units built before 1979, caps rent increases to a maximum of 5 percent a year. under the initial policy, if a landlord decided not to raise the rent any given year, they could “bank” the unused rent hikes and apply them at a later time. but a council majority tuesday agreed to eliminate the banking option on a 7-4 vote. that policy would have allowed rent increases up to 8 percent a year.liccardo and council members chappie jones, dev davis and johnny khamis were opposed. the debate tuesday landed city audito






san jose city council approves critical change to rent control policy – the merc


san jose — spurred by a critical city audit that raised the ire of mayor sam liccardo and some veteran council members, city leaders tuesday approved a major change to the city’s rent control policy — before it even went into effect.san jose’s rent control law, which applies to 45,820 units built before 1979, caps rent increases to a maximum of 5 percent a year. under the initial policy, if a landlord decided not to raise the rent any given year, they could “bank” the unused rent hikes and apply them at a later time. but a council majority tuesday agreed to eliminate the banking option on a 7-4 vote. that policy would have allowed rent increases up to 8 percent a year.liccardo and council members chappie jones, dev davis and johnny khamis were opposed. the debate tuesday landed city audito






potential accord reached in feud over atv trails on crow wing land


a potential compromise has been reached in a bitter land-use dispute that pitted all-terrain vehicle riders and crow wing county officials against the lessard-sams outdoor heritage council.lessard-sams chairman bob anderson said last week in an interview that he is hopeful a majority of council members will approve a tentative deal over abbreviated trails in the 2,000-acre mississippi river northwoods habitat complex at their next meeting, in april.moving the needle will require the outdoor heritage council to abandon its strong opposition of motorized traills on the property. the council funded the county's purchase of the land from potlach corp. for $11 million in a deal approved by the 2012 legislature.later, when the county embraced an atv trail plan for the woods, council members obje






potential accord reached in feud over atv trails on crow wing land


a potential compromise has been reached in a bitter land-use dispute that pitted all-terrain vehicle riders and crow wing county officials against the lessard-sams outdoor heritage council.lessard-sams chairman bob anderson said this week in an interview that he is hopeful a majority of council members will approve a tentative deal over abbreviated trails in the 2,000-acre mississippi river northwoods habitat complex at their next meeting, in april.moving the needle will require the outdoor heritage council to abandon its strong opposition of motorized traills on the property. the council funded the county’s purchase of the land from potlach corp. for $11 million in a deal approved by the 2012 legislature.later, when the county embraced an atv trail plan for the woods, council members obje






council priorities include national search for next police chief


 conducting a nationwide search for a new police chief, analyzing traffic stops to discourage racial profiling and enforcing san diego’s minimum wage law are among the city council’s spending priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.other priorities included in council budget memos are hiring more police officers, expanding several programs that combat homelessness, boosting a summer internship program for young people and funding implementation of the city’s ambitious climate action plan.the memos, which mayor kevin faulconer and his staff will use to craft a proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins july 1, also include many infrastructure projects such as new parks and fire stations.because san diego is facing a projected deficit for the first time in several years, primarily becau






council priorities include national search for next police chief


conducting a nationwide search for a new police chief, analyzing traffic stops to discourage racial profiling and enforcing san diego’s minimum wage law are among the city council’s spending priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.other priorities included in council budget memos are hiring more police officers, expanding several programs that combat homelessness, boosting a summer internship program for young people and funding implementation of the city’s ambitious climate action plan.the memos, which mayor kevin faulconer and his staff will use to craft a proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins july 1, also include many infrastructure projects such as new parks and fire stations.because san diego is facing a projected deficit for the first time in several years, primarily becaus






trump adding cia back to national security council: white house


president donald trump will amend his recent national security council reorganization to add the cia to the group, the white house said on monday.white house spokesman sean spicer said the cia had not been part of the national security forum since 2005, but he said trump was making the change out of respect for director mike pompeo and others at the agency.susan rice, president barack obama’s national security adviser, on sunday tweeted to ask why the cia was not part of the group. trump was also criticized for adding chief strategist steve bannon, a political adviser, to the national security council.(reporting by emily stephenson; editing by chris reese)






fearing trump paign promise, spokane city council votes against religious regist


opponents of the ordinance called the vote “fake council business” and an effort to demonize the president.spokane — an imp ioned crowd that spilled out of the city council chambers monday night mostly implored council members to p an ordinance that would prohibit spokane employees from isting in the creation of a registry based on religious preference.and the spokane city council did just that – unanimously. to the sound of cheers and applause, the council voted 7-0 to approve an ordinance that outlaws any city employee from participating in the development of “a program that requires, or has the effect of requiring, persons to register on the basis of religious affiliation, belief, or conduct.”“we have many refugees, and people of different faiths, who live in our community, and they are






st. paul city council looks to banks to help reduce racial disparities


st. paul city leaders want to partner with banks to combat racial disparities, and started accepting proposals wednesday from companies who want to handle the city’s banking needs for the next several years.city council members want to select a company that is committed to racial equity and gives everyone an opportunity to get affordable housing and financial services. they voted wednesday to create a “responsible banking committee” that will evaluate proposals and recommend a bank to the city’s chief financial officer.u.s. bank currently handles the city’s general banking needs and wants to continue to do so. their contract with the city expires this year.“u.s. bank will participate in the [request for proposals] and we are proud to have been the city of st. paul’s bank since 1985,” spoke






loneliness tips from 90-year-old published


tips to combat loneliness written by a 90-year-old man have been published by a council.derek taylor felt isolated and alone after the deaths of his partner and sister."the older you get, the less people seem to contact you... and i thought what can i do to stop being lonely," he said.his tips, which include having local coffee clubs and being in more contact with neighbours, have been distributed by manchester city council.






more than $200,000 has already poured into st. paul mayor's race


candidates vying to replace chris coleman as mayor of st. paul reported a wide range of paign fundraising totals at the end of 2016.according to paign finance reports submitted tuesday, melvin carter iii has raised $152,370 — the most so far — and council member dai thao has raised the least — $1,755.carter began fundraising in 2015 and has significantly more money than the other three candidates, who started their paign work at the end of 2016.about 800 people have donated to carter, a former st. paul city council member and executive director of the minnesota children’s cabinet, according to a news release from his paign.pat harris, another former council member and senior vice president at bmo harris bank, has raised $54,540 since dec. 6, according to his report.the ramsey county electi






st. paul city council looks to banks to help reduce racial disparities


st. paul city leaders want to partner with banks to combat racial disparities and started accepting proposals wednesday from companies who want to handle the city's banking needs for the next several years.city council members want to select a company that is committed to racial equity and gives everyone an opportunity to obtain affordable housing and financial services. they voted wednesday to create a responsible banking committee that will evaluate proposals and recommend a bank to the city's chief financial officer.u.s. bank now handles the city's general banking needs and wants to continue to do so. their contract with the city expires this year."u.s. bank will participate in the [request for proposals] and we are proud to have been the city of st. paul's bank since 1985," spokesman d






st. paul city council looks to banks to help reduce racial disparities


st. paul city leaders want to partner with banks to combat racial disparities and started accepting proposals wednesday from companies who want to handle the city’s banking needs for the next several years.city council members want to select a company that is committed to racial equity and gives everyone an opportunity to obtain affordable housing and financial services. they voted wednesday to create a responsible banking committee that will evaluate proposals and recommend a bank to the city’s chief financial officer.u.s. bank now handles the city’s general banking needs and wants to continue to do so. their contract with the city expires this year.“u.s. bank will participate in the [request for proposals] and we are proud to have been the city of st. paul’s bank since 1985,” spokesman d






st. paul city council looks to banks to help reduce racial disparities


st. paul city leaders want to partner with banks to combat racial disparities and started accepting proposals wednesday from companies who want to handle the city's banking needs for the next several years.city council members want to select a company that is committed to racial equity and gives everyone an opportunity to obtain affordable housing and financial services. they voted wednesday to create a responsible banking committee that will evaluate proposals and recommend a bank to the city's chief financial officer.u.s. bank now handles the city's general banking needs and wants to continue to do so. their contract with the city expires this year."u.s. bank will participate in the [request for proposals] and we are proud to have been the city of st. paul's bank since 1985," spokesman d






palestinians demand un action over israeli settlement homes


united nations — the palestinian u.n. amb ador is accusing israel of an "extreme barrage of illegal behavior" over the last 10 days and demanding that the u.n. security council take action.riyad mansour says israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu's approval to build 6,000 new homes for settlers is "unprecedented," saying it exceeds the number for all of 2016.he says netanyahu is "destroying the two-state solution by the continuation of this illegal behavior."mansour and the head of the arab group at the u.n. spoke to reporters wednesday after meeting with ukraine's u.n. amb ador, volodymyr yelchenko, the current council president, to protest the action on new settler homes and call for the council to implement the resolution it adopted in december condemning israeli settlements and dema






coal war returns to oakland; activists fight phil tagami’s lawsuit – the mercury


oakland — anti-coal activists stood in support of the city of oakland on monday, holding an afternoon protest outside the offices of developer phil tagami, who filed a lawsuit last month seeking to overturn the city council’s vote to ban coal transports in the city.members of no coal in oakland and labor and faith leaders began the rally at 1 p.m. outside the rotunda building, tagami’s headquarters. the protest was a show of support for the city and city attorney barbara parker. attorneys for the city are expected to file a response to tagami’s federal lawsuit on monday.the council’s ban essentially derailed tagami’s plans to import and export coal through a new terminal he is building adjacent to the port of oakland. but oakland is up against tagami’s high profile lawyers, quinn emanuel u






u.n. lifts sanctions on afghan warlord


kabul—the united nations security council has removed one of afghanistan’s most notorious warlords from its sanctions list, after russia stopped blocking the move, paving the way for the implementation of a u.s.-backed peace deal with a group under his command.the security council on friday delisted gulbuddin hekmatyar, founder of hezb-e-islami, an islamist political and military group, from its sanction register following a request...






city has questions about willow/101 project


a neighboring official has prompted menlo park to take another look at a $70 million project to rebuild the willow road/highway 101 interchange.the caltrans-led project, which is being paid for through county measure a funds, will replace the existing interchange with a new, wider bridge, and the current “full cloverleaf” will be replaced by a “partial cloverleaf.”sidewalks and bicycle lanes separated from vehicular traffic will be added to both sides of willow. the project is already under way, with utility work causing periodic roadway closures, and is expected to last two years. actual construction of a new bridge isn’t expected to begin until the summer.gary lauder, a member of atherton’s transportation commission, wants the project to be shelved, saying it won’t make the roadway any s






white house defends putting bannon on national security council


white house officials defended president donald trump’s move to give top political strategist stephen bannon a permanent spot on the national security council while limiting the role of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.“we are instilling reforms to make sure that we streamline the process for the president to make decisions on key, important intelligence matters,” white house press secretary sean spicer said sunday.in a presidential memorandum issued urday, bannon, 63, a former executive at breitbart news, was given a permanent spot on the nsc’s principals committee, the senior-level interagency group that considers major national security policy issues. others with permanent seats on the white house policy council include the secretary of






tesla ceo elon musk says he won’t be leaving trump’s advisory council


tesla and spacex ceo elon musk clarified thursday he is staying on president donald trump’s business advisory council. his decision comes after backlash from tesla fans over musk’s ociation to trump. the company has more than 400,000 model 3 reservation holders who paid a $1,000 deposit to get a place on the wait line for the…






protesters call for seattle’s billions to be pulled from wells fargo over dakota


a seattle city council will hear a proposal to pull $3 billion in money from wells fargo bank.hundreds of anti-pipeline demonstrators gathered wednesday morning at seattle city hall to encourage the city council to pull $3 billion from wells fargo for its role as a dakota access pipeline lender.the rally was planned before the council’s 9 a.m. committee hearing, where a proposal to pull the funds was to be considered. the ordinance is co-sponsored by council members kshama sawant and tim burgess.about 8:30 a.m., protesters lined up outside city hall chambers to for a chance to speak to members of the affordable housing, neighborhoods and finance committee.anti-pipeline demonstrators gathered at seattle city hall wednesday morning to protest the city’s relationship with wells fargo, which i






palo alto political divide reflected in land use policies


the divide between palo alto’s pro-development and slow-growth council members manifested itself monday at a meeting about shaping future land use.pro-development council members who gained a simple majority on the nine-member council after november’s election exercised their power during a discussion on what to include in the land use element of the city’s new comprehensive plan.for at least two years now, the city has actively worked to update the land-use bible, last adopted in 1998. city leaders will use the new document, expected to be completed by the end of the year, to guide their decisions through 2035.council members sparred over a longstanding 50-foot height limit for new buildings, a cap on downtown growth and a list of development standards for new projects.councilwoman karen






divine council goes from ballin’ to broke in the “dirtbags in distress” video


in case you needed a song to give a voice to your money troubles, newcomers divine council most definitely has you covered. one listen to their rugged s over icytwat’s smoked out production on “dirtbags in distress” will cheer you up no matter the amount of zeros in your bank account. read: divine council on the vibetribe podcastthe spaced out track finds divine council ping about all the things that they have been experiencing while rising through the ranks of hip-hop — including ballin’out on fresh designer clothes and good marijuana. however, the gang ends up broke (again) in the process — typical.each member of d.c. spits so eloquently that one cannot help but to appreciate their honesty. especially with the catchy hook: “i spent my whole damn a nce on some f***in weed/bought me some t






divine council goes from ballin’ to broke in “dirtbags in distress” video


in case you needed a song to give a voice to your money troubles, newcomers divine council most definitely has you covered. one listen to their rugged s over icytwat’s smoked out production on “dirtbags in distress” will cheer you up no matter the amount of zeros in your bank account. read: divine council on the vibetribe podcastthe spaced out track finds divine council ping about all the things that they have been experiencing while rising through the ranks of hip-hop — including ballin’out on fresh designer clothes and good marijuana. however, the gang ends up broke (again) in the process — typical.each member of d.c. spits so eloquently that one cannot help but to appreciate their honesty. especially with the catchy hook: “i spent my whole damn a nce on some f***in weed/bought me some t






council priorities include national search for next police chief


conducting a nationwide search for a new police chief, analyzing traffic stops to discourage racial profiling and enforcing san diego’s minimum wage law are among the city council’s spending priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.other priorities included in council budget memos are hiring more police officers, expanding several programs that combat homelessness, boosting a summer internship program for young people and funding implementation of the city’s ambitious climate action plan.the memos, which mayor kevin faulconer and his staff will use to craft a proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins july 1, also include many infrastructure projects such as new parks and fire stations.because san diego is facing a projected deficit for the first time in several years, primarily becaus






uber ceo backs out of joining trump's business council


washington — uber ceo travis kalanick has quit president donald trump's council of business leaders, according to an internal memo obtained by the ociated press.kalanick wrote to his employees that he'd spoken with trump on thursday to "let him know that i would not be able to participate on his economic council. joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that."his departure e on the eve of the first meeting of the group at the white house, planned for friday.disney ceo bob iger won't attend either; instead he will be at a company board meeting in california, according to a person close to iger who requested anonymity to discuss the ceo's schedule.white house officials did not respond to req






elon musk says he’ll present objections to trump’s immigration order at friday a


tesla ceo elon musk issued a statement about his participation in donald trump’s economic advisory council, and a scheduled meeting of the group tomorrow. musk said that he and others on the council will take the opportunity to voice their opposition to the president’s executive order on immigration and suggest how it might be changed.musk took the opportunity to specifically note that his being a member of the advisory group is not meant as an endorsement of the council or the administration. it’s likely musk is feeling pressure from both within and outside tesla regarding his participation in the council, especially now that former council member and uber ceo travis kalanick has withdrawn.musk’s full statement is provided below:in december, i agreed to join the presidential advisory foru






uber technologies ceo travis kalanick leaves president’s business council


uber technologies inc.’s chief executive, travis kalanick, said he is stepping down from president donald trump’s economic advisory council, saying that his participation has been misunderstood as an endorsement of the new administration’s policies.the announcement, in a memo to uber staff thursday, follows criticism of the ride-hailing firm over perceptions that it supports the trump administration, with some celebrities and others...






california avenue neighborhoods get permit parking


a new palo alto permit parking program coming to neighborhoods around the california avenue business district has some residents smiling and some dental workers wincing.residents of evergreen park and mayfield successfully lobbied the city council this year to establish a residential preferential parking district in the area north and south of the city’s “second downtown.”starting april 1, the city plans to enforce a two-hour free parking rule between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. during these hours, only vehicles with valid permits could park longer in the district, which is bounded by park boulevard, the caltrain rail corridor, oregon expressway, page mill road and el ino real.residents, such as tommy derrick, petitioned the city for a program similar to the one established downtown. the city counci