Excellent article about a “unicorn” startup: “Zenefits Was the Perfect Startup. Then It Self-Disrupted: What happened when an HR firm had some epic HR problems” (http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-zenefits/) in Bloomberg, by Claire Suddath and Eric Newcomer.
Like some other “unicorns” in recent years, Zenefits decided that the rules didn’t apply to its company: in this case, state-by-state licensing requirements when selling insurance, and the training and compliance requirements for such sales. Read more »
I was surprised at several things about voting this morning. First, since I’ve moved, I have a new polling place, at an elementary school. There was very little signage Read more »
I just had a fascinating conversation with Tara Flanagan, who is a candidate for Superior Court Judge in Alameda County. After I informed her that her campaign signs were posted illegally on public property, she demurred and dissembled.
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Count me among the Democrats in U.S. Representative Pete Stark’s district who believe he should retire, and that if he doesn’t, we should vote him out of office to avoid further embarrassment. Unfortunately, his current challengers don’t appear very attractive.
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Today, I was astonished to read a blog post in which a parent, angry about her local school’s budget battle, wrote of her desire to smash teachers’ “expensive sedans” in a school parking lot on “back to school night.”
Marsia Mason, please note: if I find your car in a parking lot . . . Read more »
Today, I took a long walk in Hayward, and I was outraged to see how many campaign signs are illegally posted on public property, and on vacant private lots. Starting today, when I have time, I’m going to start pulling down signs that are obviously posted illegally. Most of these will be signs for Nadia Lockyer, who is the most prolific campaign-sign lawbreaker I’ve noticed. Read more »
I’m annoyed by “recycling poachers” who leave a mess when they raid our trash and recycling bins. But these poachers leave economic damage, too, as their profits represent losses for our communities. Read more »
What are the options for “low-cost surveillance camera” setups? Read more »
When I discovered that the City of Hayward simply couldn’t keep up with the hundreds of graffiti reports I have submitted, I decided to try another strategy during my daily walks: I’m trying to clean some graffiti myself. Here’s my initial report of the products I used, and my results. Read more »
Updated March 20, 2010: Alas, my submission of hundreds of Hayward graffiti reports has far exceeded the city staff time allocated for graffiti cleanup. The original goal of two-day response has stretched to weeks and now to six months. Read more »