News Briefs: Roku get 15 million, tea bar opens and election analysis online

News Briefs: Roku get 15 million, tea bar opens and election analysis online

Roku hits 15 million mark

Los Gatos-based Roku, which pioneered the streaming television field, now has 15 million active users, the company said in a July 12 news release. That’s a 43 percent increase over a year ago.

Roku currently offers 5,000 streaming channels, with access to 500,000 movies and TV shows in the U.S. Roku does that through its streaming players and TV models.


Mom and daughter tea team

Linda and Kristine Reiners received unanimous planning commission approval July 12 to open Casablanca Teas at 155 N. Santa Cruz Ave. The tea shop replaces a retail storefront that’s been empty for nine months.

The mother-daughter team plan to import teas from around the world and offer a tea-tasting bar, as well as small sandwiches and pastries to complement their tea service.

Presidential election report is online

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters has released its analysis of the 2016 presidential election, showing that more than 724,000 county residents voted, 534,000 of them by mail.

County-wide, Hillary Clinton received more than 511,000 votes compared to Donald Trump’s 145,000-plus figure.

“This presidential election broke many records, including the most ever ballots cast by Santa Clara County voters,” registrar of voters Shannon Bushey said. “It is my hope that this report ensures transparency in in the voting process and provides voters with a deeper understanding of how their votes are tallied and how national discussions of voting patterns and election security have played out in Santa Clara County.”

The report is at Click on the resources page and then “statistics.”

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Published at Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:38:30 +0000