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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • Napa quake's 'afterslip' could continue to cause damage

    Napa quake's 'afterslip' could continue to cause damage
    Think the Napa fault stopped moving after producing a 6.0 earthquake in August? Think again. The fault that caused the quake is forecast to move an additional 2 to 6 inches in the next three years in a hard-hit residential area, a top federal...

    California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right

    California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right
    No one likes mass transit more than me, and trains are my favorite form of it. They're good for the environment, they are fun to ride, and you zip right past all the planet-killing motorists sitting in traffic. But urban planners often fall short when...

    Father of Michael Brown to 'stand strong' with Bay Area teens

    Father of Michael Brown to 'stand strong' with Bay Area teens
    The father of slain Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown addressed a group of San Francisco high school students Monday night, promising his solidarity during ongoing protests in the Bay Area. Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of students gathered at Mission...

    California receives U.S. funding for earthquake early-warning system

    California has received congressional funding to begin rolling out an earthquake early-warning system next year, capping nearly a decade of planning, setbacks and technological breakthroughs, officials said Sunday. Scientists have long planned to make...