Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District veteran Jim Shetler has been appointed general manager of the Balancing Authority of Northern California. BANC is is a Joint Powers Authority consisting of SMUD, the Modesto Irrigation District, Roseville Electric and Redding Electric Utility. BANC is responsible for operational resource plans, continuously matching load and generation, monitoring power line loads and coordinating with neighboring balancing authorities, including the Bonneville Power Administration, the California Independent System Operator and the Turlock Irrigation District.
The average statewide price of regular unleaded gasoline fell 2 cents over the past month to $3.59 a gallon, according to the latest monthly gas price survey released by AAA. In Northern California, the average price of $3.54 was down 5 cents from the Nov. 12 AAA survey. Sacramento came in at $3.47, down 2 cents from last month.
Stock prices are lower on Wall Street as the market takes a pause after hitting its latest record high.