Governor Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton plus other news you might have missed this week
From $4.5 Billion to Nothing: Forbes Revises Estimated Net Worth Of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes, Forbes
Last year, Elizabeth Holmes topped the FORBES list of America's Richest Self-Made Women with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Today, FORBES is lowering our estimate of her net worth to nothing. Theranos had no comment. At such a low valuation, Holmes' stake is essentially worth nothing. Theranos investors own preferred shares, which means they get paid back before Holmes, who owns common stock. Read more.
Governor Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary Clinton Before Primary, ABC 7 News
California Gov. Jerry Brown is endorsing Hillary Clinton just a week before the state's June 7 primary.The governor says that while he's impressed with how well Bernie Sanders has done, he believes a Clinton candidacy is the only path forward for Democrats to win the presidency. Read more.
Which Animal Can Swim Up Your Toilet?, BBC News
A man in Thailand got a shock this week when he went to the toilet and a python sank its teeth into his penis. The python had slithered through the plumbing and up into his toilet. Stories of snakes navigating domestic plumbing are quite common, says Geoff Jacobs at Queensland Wildlife Solutions in Australia, who has run a snake-catching business in Brisbane for 20 years. Read more.
Howard Johnson, 'The Best-Dressed Crossing Guard in Town,' Retires Today, Hoodline
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Today, after 16 years of helping schoolchildren and pedestrians cross the street safely for the San Francisco Unified School District, "the best-dressed crossing guard in town" is set to hang up his stop sign. Johnson has spent the past four years as the crossing guard for McKinley Elementary School, at 14th and Castro. Before that, he worked for 12 years as the crossing guard at Rosa Parks Elementary School in the Western Addition. Read more.
Trump Tells California 'There Is No Drought', SF Gate
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought." Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to sea "to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish." The comments came a day after Trump outlined an energy policy plan that relies heavily on expanding U.S. fossil fuel exploration and reducing environmental regulations. Read more.
A Whole New Emoji World for Facebook Messenger, AdWeek
Messenger users can now choose from a group of skin colors, and a set of emojis for redheads is among the new offerings, as are female emojis representing things like police officers, runners, pedestrians, surfers and swimmers, with more to come. Facebook also announced in a post on the Messenger page that emojis for Messenger are now standardized, so they will display consistently and properly across Android, iOS or other platforms. Read more.