California’s highways are experiencing record traffic as the economy improves and gas prices plummet, reversing the declines of the recession, new state figures show. Drivers traveled about 185 billion miles on state highways between November 2013 and November 2014, up almost 5 billion miles, or 2.6 percent, from the prior year, according to estimates from the California Department of Transportation. That’s the largest traffic jump since 2003.
Volcano Corp. was founded in Rancho Cordova but has been moving jobs away since relocating headquarters to San Diego. Under pressure from shareholders, it accepts buyout from Dutch conglomerate Philips.
William F. “Bill” Schreck, an educator and World War II veteran who dropped the last bomb on Japan several days after the United States had attacked the enemy with nuclear weapons, died Dec. 15 of congestive heart failure, his family said. He was 90.
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