Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), known professionally as M.C. Hammer (and later simply Hammer), is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the late 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, HammerContinue Reading

Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock, the logical half-Vulcan, half-human in the original Star Trek series and several movies, has died at his home in Los Angeles, his granddaughter, Madeleine, told NPR. Nimoy was 83. The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she said.Continue Reading

Federal water managers in California say the initial allocation of water from the Central Valley Project (CVP) to agricultural customers will be zero. Among those affected: the Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District and Stockton East Water District. With most of winter over, the Sierra snowpack water content measures one-fifthContinue Reading

Two former senior Justice Department officials are calling on their colleagues to investigate a secretive warehouse used for interrogations by Chicago police and likened to a CIA “black site” facility.                                                    Sam Bagenstos, who during Barack Obama’s first term was the Justice Department’s No 2 civil rights official, said that theContinue Reading

Today was an important day for the Internet. After more than a decade of debate, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules establishing net neutrality and opening the door to more municipal broadband services. Yet in spite of their elation, net neutrality supporters, those who favor giving the FCCContinue Reading

As long as you can pay for it it is ok to spill all the pollutants in the air you want Companies spent more than $1 billion in California’s latest sale of carbon emissions credits, making it the largest auction since the controversial cap-and-trade program began in late 2012, stateContinue Reading

A new day is dawning in Washington’s battle over the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to issue regulations designed to guarantee equal access to the Internet, despite staunch opposition from Republicans and under the threat of lawsuits from major companies. For supporters, the new net neutrality rulesContinue Reading

“Take On Me” is a song by the Norwegian synthpop band A-ha. Written by the band members, the song was produced by Alan Tarney for the group’s debut studio album Hunting High and Low (1985). The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums.Continue Reading