Body recovered from San Mateo County beach

A little over a week after a man went missing and was presumed to have drowned in coastal waters, authorities recovered a male body from a nearby beach Friday. Around 11:55 a.m., a state parks employee found a clothed male body that had washed up on the shore of San Gregorio State Beach, a sheriff’s […]

WPTavern: Castos Picks Up $756K in Funding from Automattic and Joost de Valk to Expand Services in the Private Podcasting Market

Castos, a WordPress-powered podcast hosting provider, announced a $756K pre-seed fundraising round today from Automattic, Joost de Valk, founder of Yoast SEO, and other individuals. The company raised money from all the investors in this round via a SAFE note, which founder and CEO Craig Hewitt said is a fairly standard investment vehicle for companies […]

Oakland unveils its terms for Howard Terminal ballpark project

OAKLAND — In a report issued Friday, Oakland administrators laid out sticking points in the term sheet being negotiated by the A’s and city, namely over proposed tax districts to fund infrastructure costs, arguing that without financial help from Alameda County the $12 billion development could be in jeopardy. The city is also asking the […]

Report: Hundreds of US companies hit by ransomware attack

By Frank Bajak, Eric Tucker and Matt O’Brien | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. The REvil gang, a major Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate, appears to be behind the attack, said John […]