Articles by tag: California

Hotel Revenue in California Rides a Rollercoaster Due to Decreased Travel, Strikes, Other Factors

There’s a myriad of economic activities that contribute to the prosperity, hotels, and tourism in California, which subsequently support the Golden State. Although the state is successful in other industries, its hospitality sector offers a snapshot of how diverse influences, from currency valuation to labor shortages, play out in a microcosm. The pandemic lockdowns […]

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California Commits to Doubling EV Chargers Throughout the State by 2025

By 2025, California will solidify its EV charging lead in the U.S. California commits to doubling EV chargers through a $2.9 billion project aimed at increasing available charging infrastructure in key zones across the state. “The plan will increase access to charging and hydrogen fueling for individuals, businesses and public agencies, while supporting our emerging […]

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Why Might California’s 2023-2024 Education Budget Lack Billions in Funding?

Things are looking bleak for California’s 2023-2024 education budget and school year. As the state gears up for another legislative cycle and major funding decisions, the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office is predicting a hole of $2.6 billion for schools and community colleges beginning in July 2023. Declining state revenues are keeping education funds tight, […]

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Innovation to Lower Cost Base for Higher Education

California higher education is losing money. Their enrollment is decreasing, as inflation has the cost for school attendance, sky high. The state is working on establishing a new and updated solution to solve the high enrollment costs coupled with the low enrollments rates. Michael Horn, Host of The Future of Education, speaks of innovation and […]

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Energy
The Impact of Oil Spills Beyond the Environment

An oil spill doesn’t just have environmental consequences… the ramifications can extend to other entities as well. As Orange County in California is dealing with the aftermath of an oil spill that left 126 thousand gallons of oil in the Pacific Ocean, what sort of impacts does this have on the tourist industry? How […]

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California Oil Spill is a “Tempest in a Teapot,” Oil Economist Says

California is in emergency mode to reign in a 25-mile oil slick, after an estimated 3,000 barrels, or 126,000 gallons, of post-production crude was spilled in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Orange County. Though the situation is still on-going, authorities suspect a ship’s anchor may be to blame, cutting into an off-shore pipeline. […]

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Education & EdTech
Retooling Testing Strategies for Today’s Modern Learning Environment

School districts from California, to Colorado, to Texas all continue to distance themselves from legacy standardized testing, both for the K-12 education journey and for college admissions. With low standardized testing performance, how should schools retool their testing strategies to address both learning loss and year-over-year aptitude in an individualized way? Here’s Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr, […]

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Risk management and employee well-being
Merging Risk Management with Employee Well-Being is the Secret to Unlocking Workplace Potential
February 27, 2024

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the convergence of risk management, business insurance, and employee benefits has emerged as a critical focal point for organizations aiming to foster a resilient and thriving workforce. This intersection of risk management and employee well-being addresses not just the physical assets of a company but extends to the […]

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Residential
Draper At Home Announces Residential Sales Director
February 27, 2024

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper At Home has announced the appointment of a Director of Sales — Residential. Chris Sitarov will be responsible for Draper At Home Regional Residential Sales Managers throughout the United States. Sitarov joined Draper in 2019 as the Architectural Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic states and was most recently Director of […]

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AI
Proactively Protecting Schools with Intelligent AI
February 27, 2024

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Matias Klein, Founder & CEO of Kognition AI. During the conversation, they discussed leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance security in educational settings. Matias shares his journey from aspiring healthcare professional to tech entrepreneur, emphasizing the role of AI […]

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Embedded Payment Processing
How Embedded Payment Processing Is Shaking Up the Travel Experience
February 27, 2024

Through embedded systems, hoteliers can ensure guest data stays within their purview while providing a more comprehensive guest experience from beginning to end. By Warren Dehan The hotel payment processing experience is ready for a shakeup. Improving payment processing in hotels has been a major barrier for independent operators, and yet the closer payment processes […]

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California’s Record Heat Waves Drive Droughts to Match
August 10, 2021

Extreme temperatures have impacted the nation’s power grid from both ends of the spectrum, with states like Texas experiencing both severe outages during an unprecedented freeze and drastic sags during the hot summer months. In California, though, things have taken an even more disruptive turn. The state recently shut down a major hydroelectric plant at […]

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Demand Response and the Power Grid: How to End Rolling Blackouts
June 22, 2021

Rolling blackouts are a big topic of conversation right now, with Texas and California facing potential summer blackouts due to heat waves. But most people don’t understand why they’re necessary and what they achieve. One crucial question surrounding blackouts is whether or not power grids can get to a place where they’re not needed. On […]

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Will Better Supply Chain Visibility Solve California’s Dock Problems?
April 12, 2021

There is a bevy of ships vying for the same docks on the West Coast. From Los Angeles to San Francisco, ships park off the coast for long periods. At times, around 40 ships have been stopped for nearly a week with almost 14,000 containers. What are these bottlenecks doing to the supply chain? How […]

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek on Park Reopening Precautions and Future Plans
March 22, 2021

As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the United States, Disney plans to open its flagship Disneyland theme park on April 30th. The company’s CEO Bob Chapek spoke to Bloomberg about the much anticipated reopening and his optimistic outlook for the future.   Chapek: We’re thrilled with the response that we’re seeing from our guest in terms […]

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Safari Energy Reaches 500th Commercial Solar Project
March 17, 2021

NEW YORK, March 11, 2021 – Leading solar developer Safari Energy announced that the company has developed or acquired its 500th commercial scale solar project. Spanning 24 states and Washington, D.C., Safari Energy’s projects have generated more than 618,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, or the equivalent of avoiding more than 437,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions. […]

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Los Angeles Film & TV Production Hits Rock Bottom During Pandemic
February 4, 2021

More data has been released regarding how the Los Angeles film market has adjusted to the pandemic, and, though, there are some signs of life and reasons for hope, the numbers are not good. Reporting out of Hollywood Reporter said that non-profit benefit and research organization for the greater LA media economy, FilmLA, recently […]

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Disney Parks Cut Labor Force by 28,000 Amid Difficult Recovery
October 6, 2020

Disney theme parks are becoming a small world after all as the company announces a massive round of layoffs to its part-time employees. According to the BBC, Disney lost 4.7 billion dollars in revenue in just three months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs apply to Disney’s US based parks in […]

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Why Uber & Lyft Threatened to Leave California For Good: Business Casual
August 26, 2020

Uber & Lyft are experiencing serious deja-vu as California cracks down on their business model, similar to when an Austin, TX ballot proposition pushed the ride share companies out in 2016. California, in a well-intentioned effort to get gig-workers better benefits, demanded the Big Tech companies make their freelancers employees, not contractors. In retaliation […]

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California to Begin Reopening Non-Essential Businesses
May 12, 2020

. California Governor Gavin Newsom detailed the state’s plan to begin executing a phased exit from social distancing-enacted policies. The state’s nearly 40 million residents have been on lockdown since March 19. According to Newsom’s plan, some “lower risk” non-essential businesses will be able to start reopening for curbside pickup services as early as Friday. […]

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