Lyft Driver Killed In Hawthorne

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According to the Hawthorne Police Department, 21-year old Thor Anderson, a driver for Lyft, was killed after his black Ford Fusion was broadsided by a 21 year old male driving a red Infiniti coup. Arturo Martinez Conchas of Hawthorne was arrested for vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and posession of illegal drugs and booked into jail. lyft hawthorne drunk driver death crime ridesharing

Surf Air Expands To Hawthorne, Palm Springs

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Los Angeles-based Surf Air , the membership-based, all-you-can fly airline headed by Wade Eyerly, has extended out its footprint today, saying that it has added another aircraft and expanded service to Hawthorne and Palm Springs. Surf Air said new flights in Hawthorne will start on December 9th, and Palm Springs will start on December 12th. surf hawthorn palm springs airline surfair startup airplane travel commuter

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Silicon Beach Report May 12: Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Begins Horizontal Digging in Hawthorne with Tunneling Machine.

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begins horizontal digging in Hawthorne with tunneling machine, military could have low-cost launch market in five years with increased investment, and Social Reality rebrands as SRAX Elon Musk’s Boring Co.

Elon Musk Opens Prototype Transportation Tunnel Under LA

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elon musk boring company tunnel transportation hawthorneElon Musk and The Boring Company have finally opened up their first, demonstration tunnel underneath the streets of Los Angeles, showing off a system which transports Tesla vehicles on guided rails under the city. The prototype system takes a Tesla vehicle down an elevator, sends it jetting through the tunnel at high speed, and back onto another elevator.

SpaceX Plans Space Station Mission In August

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a mission to the International Space Station on Aug.

SpaceX Plans Space Station Mission in August

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning a mission to the International Space Station on Aug.

Tesla Unveils Upgraded Model S In Los Angeles

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The car was rolled out at the Hawthorne Airport, just a few blocks away from rocket company SpaceX, which is also led by Musk. tesla motors hawthorne spacex models automobile electric radar autopilot

Mixed Results for SpaceX

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The latest effort by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to increase its international broadband internet service produced mixed results

SpaceX Lands $149 Million Defense Contract

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, last week secured a substantial new government contract and made progress on multiple fronts with its Starlink satellite project Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

NASA Awards SpaceX $50 Million Launch Contract

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NASA awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX a $50.3 million contract to launch three space telescopes in 2021

SpaceX Hits Another Milestone With Launches

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conducted two launches last week using its Falcon 9 rockets, including one mission that marked another milestone for the Hawthorne-based aerospace company Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

SpaceX Ramps Up Constellation Efforts

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Since Hawthorne-based SpaceX began its ambitious Starlink project in late 2018, the company has launched roughly 300 small satellites into low Earth orbit

Triumph Aerospace to Close L.A. Facilities, Lay Off 250

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Triumph Aerospace will close two factories in Hawthorne and Torrance and lay off 250 employees beginning in December

SpaceX Wins $135 Million Contract

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, was awarded a $135 million contract by NASA as part of a nearly $1 billion effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

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SpaceX Plans 10 Percent Workforce Reduction

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Approximately 10 percent of Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s s estimated 6,000 employees will be laid off

SpaceX Launches 60 More Satellites

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Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. sent 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit using the company’s Falcon 9 rocket during an Oct. 18 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

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SpaceX, Dish Scuffle Over Frequency Usage

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX and satellite television operator DISH are in scuffle over 5G frequency usage at the FCC, with SpaceX saying that Dish's play for 5G expansion would "severely impact" Starlink. According to SpaceX, its customers "will experience harmful interference more than 77 percent of the time and total outage of service 74 percent of the time, rendering Starlink unusable for most Americans" if Dish is allowed to use the 12Ghz signals it is requesting for use.

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Swoop Platform Targets Small Transportation Operators

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Hawthorne-based Swoop Inc. wants to bring digital order and ease of use to the group transportation industry, a fragmented market populated with small operators who keep their books manually

Swoop Platform Targets Small Transportation Operators

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Hawthorne-based Swoop Inc. wants to bring digital order and ease of use to the group transportation industry, a fragmented market populated with small operators who keep their books manually

SpaceX Adds Satellite Client for Latest Launch

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, launched 58 Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket on June 13, then successfully landed the rocket on a waiting SpaceX ship at sea Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

SpaceX Wins $135 Million Contract

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the Hawthorne-based aerospace company, was awarded a $135 million contract by NASA as part of a nearly $1 billion effort to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,

SpaceX Fires Employees Who Critized Elon Musk In Open Letter

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has fired a number of employees involved in putting out an open letter on Wednesday criticizing Musk's behavior and tweeting. According to the New York Times, a number of employees who signed the letter were fired. In an email quoted by the New York Times, Gwynne Shotwell said the letter made other employees "feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied.". spacex elon musk firing employees employment space aerospace

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Report: Delta Testing Starlink For In-flight Internet

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Delta Air Lines is testing out Starlink, the satellite-based Internet service run by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX, according to the WSJ. According to the report, Delta CEO Ed Bastian says that Delta has held talks with SpaceX, and has been conducting exploratory testing of Starlink for its planes. delta starlink satellite internet elon musk airlines aviation

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Silicon Beach Report June 5: ICO Watchdog Looks to Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Fraud

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East Coast accelerator brings program to Los Angeles; cryptocurrency company aims to reduce ICO fraud; Elon Musk’s tunnels approved in Hawthorne

Elon Musk Buys 9.2 Percent Of Twitter

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX, has just acquired 9.2 percent of Twitter, according to a regulatory filing. The Schedule 13G filing by Musk indicates he now owns 73,486,938 shares of Twitter's common stock, which might make him the largest outside individual shareholder of Twitter. elon musk twitter stock twit social media

Elon Musk Threatens To Kill Twitter Deal

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Elon Musk, the billionaire behind Hawthorne-based SpaceX, Tesla, and other companies, is threatening to pull out of a deal with Twitter, claiming in an SEC filing that Twitter has refused his data requests to quantify how many of its users are "spam bots".

Elon Musk Tells Tesla Employees To Work In The Texas Office, Or Quit

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Elon Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla in addition to his post at Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX, has ordered Tesla employees to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week, or quit. Musk has not yet moved SpaceX out of Hawthorne. According to emails leaked from Tesla, Musk said that if employees do not show up at its offices for at least 40 hours a week, "we will assume you have resigned."

SpaceX Launches Starlink For RVs

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In a move which will make many a nomadic tech worker happy, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has launched a new Starlink product specifically aimed at RVs and those on the go. The new service includes features that let users pause and unpause service--so they are not billed all the time--but also is deprioritized in areas with heavy congestion. The new service is immediately available, with the service costing $135 a month. spacex starlink internet access satellite

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Elon Musk Faces Sexual Misconduct Accusations

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, is facing sexual misconduct accusations, according to a report from the Business Insider. According to the report, a flight attendant working for SpaceX was paid $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against Musk in 2018, involving a claim of exposure and offers to buy a horse for sexual favors after a massage on board the corporate jet. spacex elon musk sexual harassment

SpaceX Rolls Out Starlink Internet To 32 Countries

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has expanded availability of its Starlink satellite-based internet service to a total of 32 countries, the company said on Thursday. According to the company, it is now providing its service to Australia, Chile, US, Canada, Europe, Brazil, and elsewhere, an expansion from 25 countries supported in February. SpaceX started rolling out international support last September. spacex starlink internet international expansion satellite

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Amazon Employees At 6 Southern California Warehouses Now Positive For Virus

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Employees at six, Amazon Fulfillment Centers across Southern California have now tested positive for COVID-19, with centers in San Bernardino, Rialto, Hawthorne, and Glassell Park, including four all tested in the last 24 hours. According to a number of reports , the four latest cases were at Amazon's ONT2 fulfillment center in San Bernardino; LGB8 in Rialto; DLA8 in Hawthorne, and also an Amazon Prime warehouse in Glassell Park.

Musk Makes $43 Billion Offer To Take Twitter Private

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Musk is also CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX. Elon Musk has made a bid to take Twitter private in a deal worth approximately $43 billion, according to a SEC filing from Musk this morning. In the filing, Musk offered to pay $54.20 per share for 100 percent ownership of Twitter. Musk announced the move on Twitter, saying "I made an offer." twitter elon musk twit merger acquisition

Report: US Funding Starlink Shipments To Ukraine

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Shipments of Starlink terminals to Ukraine by Hawthorne-based SpaceX were quietly funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), according to a report from the Washington Post. The report said USAID paid $1500 each for 1,333 terminals to be sent to Ukraine, to help the company stay connected to the Internet, even as it has been attacked by Russian troops. ukraine starlink terminal internet connect elon musk

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 22: Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

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Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A.

OSI Systems Wins Federal Contract of Up to $450 Million to Monitor Patients

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an electronic security company based in Hawthorne, has been awarded a federal contract worth up to $450 million to monitor health care patients for the U.S. OSI Systems Inc., military

SpaceX to Launch Ninth Space Station Resupply Mission

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of Hawthorne is scheduled to launch one of its rockets on a resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to the International Space Station on Monday, July 18 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Hadrian Finds $36M for Aerospace Manufacturing

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Hawthorne, California-based Hadrian, which is working on aerospace manufacturing technology, disclosed in a recent regulatory filing that it has raised $36.3M in an ongoing funding. Details of the funding have not yet been announced by the company. The filing says that so far, the firm has 28 investors in the round, with a target of $38.1M. Hadrian says on its website that it is building "the most advanced Space & Defense factories on the Planet.".

Elon Musk Gets Cold Feet, Puts Twitter Deal On Hold

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According to a post by Musk, who is CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, he is putting the "Twitter deal temporarily on hold", after seeing details on how many users on the service are actually spam or fake accounts. Elon Musk appears to have gotten cold feet--or perhaps, is angling to lower the price--on his deal to acquire popular social media app Twitter.

Rocket Lab Trying Again For Rocket Recovery

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Hawthorne, California-based Rocket Lab will attempt its first rocket recovery via helicopter today, after a shift in the company's launch window for its "There And Back Again" launch from Friday. The company says its next launch window is today, May 2nd, between 22:35 and 00:40 UTC. The launch will be in New Zealand. Rocket Lab plans to livestream its first try at a rocket recovery from the air.

Rocket Lab Planning Launch, Helicopter Recovery Today

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Hawthorne, California-based Rocket Lab is planning a launch and its first attempt at recovering a rocket via helicopter today, in its "There And Back Again" launch. According to the company, it expects to have a launch window opening at 3:05PM PT, with plans to livestream its first try at a rocket recovery from the air.

Rocket Lab Shows Off Test Recovery Via Helicopter

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Hawthorne, California-based Rocket Lab showed off a test recovery of a rocket yesterday, in a brief video, as it plans to attempt a live capture of a returned rocket from one of its launches. The company is attempting to move towards reusable rockets, by snagging a rocket descending towards the ocean using a parachute. The ability to re-use rocket hardware has been a key part of reducing the cost of sending payloads to space, and has been mastered by another space launch firm, SpaceX.

Elon Musk Sued Over Twitter Investment

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, has been sued over the timing of his announcement of his major investment in Twitter. Musk--who officially now lives in Texas but still spends much of his time in Los Angeles at SpaceX--recently became Twitter's largest individual shareholder.

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SpaceX Expansion Effort In Texas Sees Hiccup

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An effort by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX to expand its Starbase operations has seen a major hiccup, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers withdrew the company's application to expand. The withdrawal apparently was a result of a failure by SpaceX to provide environmental information requested by the agency.

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