Sam Harnett

Sam Harnett appears in the following:

Monterey County Helps Former Flower Growers Switch To Marijuana

Friday, June 23, 2017

Former flower growers in California have been devastated by cheap imported flowers from South America, so local officials in Monterey County passed an ordinance to help them grow marijuana instead.


Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

Monday, June 19, 2017

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, farming communities are hoping that warehouse jobs tied to the e-commerce surge will boost the local economy. But automation is expected to take over many such jobs.


Restaurants With Low Yelp Ratings Suffer Under Higher Minimum Wages

Monday, May 08, 2017

Minimum wage increases in the San Francisco Bay Area have had an impact on the local restaurant industry, according to a study released by Harvard Business School. Restaurants with low or middling Yelp reviews have become more likely to go out of business. Places with high reviews have been unaffected. The study doesn't attempt to determine whether the wage increases have been good for employees or the local economy overall.


Using H-1B Visas To Help Outsource IT Work Draws Criticism, Scrutiny

Monday, February 13, 2017

A number of companies and universities are cutting IT jobs and shipping them off to India. The practice has drawn scrutiny amid the debate over how H1-B visas for high-skilled workers are used.


Using Algorithms To Catch The Sounds Of Endangered Frogs

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Scientists are turning to big data to try to save California's state amphibian. They're using software to comb through hours of recordings to find the red-legged frogs that remain.


San Francisco's Last Gun Shop Calls It Quits

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

High Bridge Arms is shutting down at the end of the month. Gun enthusiasts say proposed city firearms regulations are forcing the store to close, but advocates of the new measures say that's not true.


Dredging South Carolina's Rivers For Long-Forgotten Timber

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

On the Ashley River, a few miles south of Charleston, S.C., the water is murky and the marsh grass high. A three-man logging crew is cruising on a 24-foot pontoon boat. It's low tide and logs are poking out everywhere.

Hewitt Emerson, owner of the Charleston-based reclaimed wood company Heartwood ...