The robots are coming for your job, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of your happy existence.

These days, there’s a lot of talk about what robots will do to the workforce. Most people are convinced that a robot will eventually takeover their job. It’s only a matter of time before you exclaim to your friend as your sip your sad, warm beer, “That robot stole my job!” Well, I have bad…

Artificial Intelligence: it’s dumb and dumber.

Artificial intelligence (AI for short) is hot thanks to recent advancements in game playing algorithms. Google’s Alpha Go’s success sent the media into a tizzy, leading to debates on the future of AI and the role it will play in the lives of humans as it becomes more ubiquitous. A lot of these debates revolve…

Public Outcry Falls On Deaf Ears: Water District Board Approves Rate Increase, Pay Raises and Bonus

LA HABRA HEIGHTS, CA – Despite last week’s La Habra Heights County Water District’s rate hearing, where a meeting room full of ratepayers voiced strong opposition to a series of rate hikes and 580 submitted written protests, the board voted unanimously this week to pass a budget that would implement the first set of rate…

Water District Continues to Target Local Journalist On Rate Hike Protest

LA HABRA HEIGHTS, CA – Despite receiving no objections from Los Angeles County election officials to have a table at the County’s polling place earlier this week, Stephen Blagden, a local journalist spearheading the protest of an upcoming La Habra Heights County Water District water rate increase, was questioned by a city official and targeted…

Elected Officials Blame Local Journalists For Water Rate Increase

La Habra Heights, despite being a small city of just over 5,300, has a history of city officials embroiling themselves in big time controversy. This time, two elected officials have blamed two local journalists for obstructing and delaying a controversial water wheeling agreement. An agreement that the officials say would have offset the upcoming water…

The Ongoing Question Of Cybersecurity

Over the past few years, governments throughout the developed world have proposed legislation to combat threats to cybersecurity. While protecting cybersecurity is certainly a worthy goal,  the majority of the legislation brought forth also threatens to invade the privacy of internet users. Two such bills, the Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Protection Act (CISPA) and the Cybersecurity Act of 2012,…

Loyalty Oaths In The 21st Century: The Cold War Is Dead. Long Live The Cold War.

You are walking in the hallway of your job, the sun’s rays shine bright through the windows of the offices that line the walls and you adjust your tie as you make your way to your desk. Just then a co-worker calls your name and you find yourself behind a closed-door and a paper is…

How To Be A DIY Journalist Part 3 – Show Me Your Press Pass, Ma’am

So we took a bit of an unexpected hiatus in our plan to publish a weekly installment. Short story, I had to make some money and that means running around Los Angeles with a microphone and recording device of some sort, asking lots of questions and wishing I were taking the bus instead of driving…