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Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters

(AP) — Facebook is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during and after natural disasters.

8 organizations to get $1.4M from tech billionaire

(AP) — California Coastal Commission says eight education and conservation projects in the Big Sur area will get $1.4 million from a settlement with former Facebook president Sean Parker.

Netflix price increase curbs subscriber growth

(AP) — Netflix's subscriber growth in the latest quarter lagged management's forecast as the Internet video service's recent price increases turned off potential new viewers.

Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade

(AP) — San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.

Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

(AP) — Google has unveiled its latest tablet in an apparent effort to upstage Apple's anticipated update of its trend-setting iPad.

Los Angeles extends deal to snag NFL team

(AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has given developer AEG another six months to bring pro football back to the nation's second-largest city.

Anaheim cuts power, water to shut down pot shops

(AP) — The city of Anaheim is literally pulling the plug on pot shops.

Supreme Court won't touch foie gras ban

(AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras.

California coast town's government could disband

(AP) — Officials in a town on California's scenic central coast are warning the government may have to disband if residents don't approve tax and fee hikes.

Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola 


(AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic.