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Driverless cars coming to CA public roads

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The DMV has issued its first permit authorizing Audi of America to test driverless vehicles in California. Senator Alex Padilla authored the law that required regulations governing the testing and use of driverless vehicles on public roads. The standards and regulations became effective Tuesday.

(Source: inlandnewstoday.com)


UPS hiring 95,000 seasonal workers

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UPS is planning to do some massive hiring for the holidays. They're looking at hiring up to 95,000 seasonal workers, that's double the amount of seasonal workers UPS usually hires. The starting pay is $10 an hour and some of these jobs could lead to full-time work after the holidays. Applications are being accepted at www.UPSjobs.com

Find a cooling center near you

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It is ridiculously hot this week. Because of that, cooling centers have opened across So Cal. Here's the link to find a cooling center near you.

Source: calema.ca.gov

It's Child passenger safety week

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When is it ok to move your kid out of the booster seat mom and dad, is it 8 years old or 80 pounds? This group Safe Kids Worldwide just came out with some new recommendations.

Source: safekids.org 

3,000 troops to help fight Ebola in Africa

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3,000 of our military will be heading off to West Africa to fight Ebola. 2,200 people in West African countries have died from Ebola, several people have been flown to the US for treatment.  The President is now sending the support to help build medical treatment facilities there, in West Africa.  The US support will also train 500 health care workers a week.

Source: reuters.com

Your morning cup of joe free at Mickey D's

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Mickey D's is trying to get you to drive thru the golden arches for your morning cup of joe; enticing you with a free cup of coffee every day for 2 weeks. It's McDonald's  second National Free Coffee Event. It kicks off today and ends on International Coffee Day, Sept. 29.

Source: time.com

Homelessness; a growing problem for CA kids

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It's heartbreaking to think that any kid would have to endure the pain of homelessness. In the IE, San Bernardino specifically, 8.1% of students are homeless.  That's the 5th highest rate for any county in our state.  In Riverside County, more than 5% of students are homeless.

Source: cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov

Strong El Nino saving us from drought unlikely

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It was supposed to save us from this awful drought, but now, hope is fading that we'll see El Nino this winter. El Nino is a strong weather pattern that brings us lots of rain and wet weather.  Forecasters were saying that we could see El Nino as early as this fall, but they're backing away from that now. They say we will get some rain but the El Nino system will be moderate to weak. 

Source: www.nytimes.com