From satirical news songs, to smartphone apps, to videos mocking Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Auto-Tune audio editing software has left its mark on pop culture. And, experts say, Auto-Tune videos are revolutionary tools in more ways than one.
There was a 25-percent increase in shark attacks worldwide in 2010, but California’s stats remained steady at five. The state is tied with Hawaii and South Carolina for the third most attacks in the nation.
Big Gigantic opened for Umphrey’s McGee Saturday night at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. Both bands are back tonight at 8 p.m.
Getting accepted to Stanford isn’t getting any easier. In 2000, the university received about 18,300 applications. In 2010, that figure had increased 75 percent to more than 32,000 applications.
Stanford seniors perform Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s award-winning 2003 drama “The Pillowman,” a dark play where nothing is simple, and even the most horrific tragedies come to an uneasy truce through comedy.
San Jose may build a 400,000-square-foot shopping center on an empty lot just northeast of where Route 85 and the Almaden Expressway intersect. Nearby neighborhoods fear increased noise and traffic.
Milpitas residents say sewage fumes from the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant are wafting into their city. The San Jose City Council will vote whether to pay for renovations.
On Election Day, voters approved a number of local marijuana taxes, which may bring simmering tensions between California and federal drug laws to a boil.
Compared to Prop. 19, the state attorney general’s race and city taxes on pot will have a much more lasting impact on marijuana policy in California.