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Lessons in cyber security available for local businesses

in business/News/technology

Top FBI and law enforcement experts from across California will be coming to the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock this Thursday to co-host a free cyber security seminar.

Tabbed as the “Cybersecurity Seminar,” the event is a collaboration between the City of Turlock, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce and the Stanislaus Latino Chamber of Commerce. Speakers include Alexander Schmidt from the FBI Sacramento Cyber Task Force, Marc Coopwood, Vice President Public Sector for Apex Technology Management, and George Passidakis, Director of Sales and Marketing for Apex Technology Management.

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wins gold, silver medals at first jujitsu tournament

in News/People/technology

If you’re a part of the Bay Area’s thriving jujitsu scene, there’s a chance the founder of Facebook will pin you to the floor.

Mark Zuckerberg competed in his first jujitsu tournament Saturday in Woodside, walking away with gold and silver medals for the local Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu team, with which he trains. He shared news of the win with his 11.3 million Instagram followers, posting photos of him posing with his coaches, grappling with opponents and pensively strolling onto a mat.

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The world of renewables this week

in Environment/News/technology

US EV maker Mullen Automotive issued Q1 figures completing its purchase of Electric Last Mile Solutions for $105 million in cash, announced in November, on the back of buying Bollinger Motors in September. Mullen still has $100 million in cash and $90 million in investment monies on its way before April. It’s secretive deal to import the $12,000 I-GO from China to Europe is still on the cards.

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Calif. police computer network hobbled by ransomware attack

in crime/News/technology

The Modesto police department has been hacked in recent days by ransomware, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the incident told The Bee late Wednesday.

While the extent of the damage is not fully known, the cybersecurity breach has disabled patrol vehicle laptops, causing officers to resort to "old school policing." Since the attack, officers must write down the details of the calls they receive from dispatch rather than receiving them through electronic communication.

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Turlock, Calif., Installs License Plate Cameras to Curb Crime

in Government/News/technology

(TNS) — Since well before back-to-back fatal shootings in downtown Turlock, plans have been in motion to employ technology to help solve crime in the city.

Chief Jason Hedden said the city by March will install license plate reader cameras (LPRs) at six intersections. The cameras not only record activity at the intersections but scan license plates to identify stolen or wanted vehicles that travel through them and instantaneously send alerts to officers.

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SSJID canals could be used to generate hydro & solar power

in Environment/News/technology

Water and power.

It is what drives economic prosperity.

That is why South San Joaquin Irrigation District that has spent the last  113 years securing, developing and protecting water supplies for Manteca Ripon, and Escalon is pursuing a three-prong strategy in a bid to harness the same water to generate lower cost “green” electricity.

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California family creates drinking water out of thin air. Should more households try this tech?

in technology

The drinking water for a family near Keyes comes from an unusual source: It’s extracted from air.

Such systems could help parts of the Central Valley with polluted wells, and parts of the world where water is always in short supply.

The idea is being tested by the Valley Water Collaborative, which has delivered free bottled supplies since last year in parts of Stanislaus and Merced counties.

The new system yields just 10 gallons a day, but that’s enough for the drinking and cooking needs of a typical household.

The test unit was installed in May outside the Esmar Road home of Martha Lorenzo and her extended family. Their tap water had come from a well tainted by nitrate before the collaborative stepped in.

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Aarna Networks Joins CNCF, Commits to Cloud Native Future

in technology

SAN JOSE – Aarna Networks, which offers a zero touch management software solution for edge computing and 5G applications to enterprise customers and communications services providers, has officially joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), positioning the company and its products for a cloud native future on the digital edge.

Aarna is strategically aligned with the CNCF ecosystem and believes that cloud native principles and technologies are critical to moving to next generation cloud and edge infrastructure. Aarna leverages projects such as Fluentd, Istio, Jaeger, Keycloak, Open Policy Agent, Operator Framework, Kubernetes, and Prometheus in its products, including AMCOP – an open source, cloud native application for orchestration, lifecycle management, and real-time policy driven closed loop automation.

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Uber Will Now Deliver Orders From Over 70 Grocery Outlet Stores

in Food/Food & Drinks/technology

Uber continues its push into on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery. Starting Thursday, West Coast customers can use Uber and Uber Eats to order sundries from more than 70 Grocery Outlet locations in California, Oregon and Washington state.

The goal of the pilot partnership "is to provide a reliable and affordable grocery delivery option that works for everyone, no matter your budget," said Oskar Hjertonsson, Uber's head of grocery, in a statement.

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California’s vehicle-to-grid experiments offer a glimpse of the future

in technology

The tech already exists for an EV battery to power your house. Now carmakers, utilities, and regulators are working out how that energy-storage tech could help bolster bigger things—namely, the power grid, as both the demand for electricity and reliance on renewables grow.

California has been the US leader in policies that support electrifying transportation, and is crafting regulations that would ban the sale of any new gas-powered cars in 2035. In October 2019, the state passed a bill that requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to maximize the use of “feasible and cost-effective” vehicle-grid integration by 2030—one of only a few of its kind in the country.

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