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Average Rise on Insurance Seen at 4% in California

The increase is lower than in states that do not actively negotiate prices, where insurers are seeking increases of 10 to 40 percent.

A Series Of Quakes Rattle Alaska Over The Weekend

California isn’t the only state to experience an earthquake in the last week; a series of quakes reportedly rattled Alaska over the weekend as well. The first one hit on Saturday evening at approximately 11:57 p.m. According to the U.S. Show More Summary

Are Kill Switches Really Enough to Deter Smartphone Thieves?  

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When California became the first state this month to require new smartphones to have a built-in kill switch—a way to disable and brick a device when it goes missing—it seemed like the days of rampant smartphone theft were finally over. After all, who would sell a completely bricked iPhone to some sucker person, amirite? Read more...

McCubbins & Seljan: The Effect Pf Proposition 13 On Municipal Revenue Sources

Colin H. McCubbins (Stanford) & Ellen Seljan (Lewis & Clark), Staying at Home: The Effect of Proposition 13 on Municipal Revenue Sources: The effects of California's Proposition 13 are far reaching in both California state and municipal government finance. For local governments, who relied most heavily on property taxes to...

Lori Koster to be honored at Center for Community Advocacy banquet

The Center for Community Advocacy’s 20th annual Dia de Los Muertos afternoon party is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the California State University, Monterey Bay, according to a news release.

Essential California: South L.A.'s violent weekend

Good morning. It is Monday, July 27. Here's what's happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Wage ordinance Should a new minimum wage law in Los Angeles include an opt-out provision for organized labor? The consequences of such an exemption are complicated. "A wage...

In Calexico, former LAPD official finds a police department in turmoil

Sitting hard up against a towering rusted fence that separates the United States from Mexico, this city is for most a dreary gantlet of fast-food restaurants and gas stations on the way to one of California's two official border crossings.

IPA Lovers Beware: Beer Prices Could Skyrocket Next Year Thanks to Drought

Washington State's parched hop farms could take a hit this year. As a devastating drought rages on in California, hitting both restaurants and breweries hard, Washington State is facing its own water challenges. In May, Washington'sShow More Summary

Important People Don’t Drive, They Get Driven

In America, we love to drive our cars. This is especially true in a car crazy state like California. However, things are a little different in Asia. Here, important people don’t drive, they get driven. And the ultimate executive VIP vehicle to get driven around in is a minivan! While the minivan brings up images of the soccer mom in […]

A win for activists in University of California’s anti-Semitism debate

Adopting the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism has been tabled in favor of discussion of "tolerance"

Mt. Soledad Cross Will Remain at San Diego Veterans' Memorial as Group Pay US Gov't $1.4 Million for Property

A California memorial embroiled in a years-long legal battle due to its inclusion of a large cross has been sold to a private organization by the United States Defense Department.

Legalize It: Gavin Newsom Commission Releases Marijuana Recomendation Report

California could soon become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana use and former Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has 58 opinions about that. That’s according to a report from a Blue Ribbon Commission chaired by Newsom that investigated what would happen if California legalized recreational marijuana use for adults. Show More Summary

Barcelona vs. Manchester United 2015: Time, TV schedule and how to watch International Champions Cup online

There's a clash of footballing titans in California on Saturday, as Barcelona take on Manchester United. Having pretty comfortably seen off a couple of North American clubs in the shape of Mexico's Club América and the United States'...Show More Summary

California Right-to-Die Lawsuit Likely to be Dismissed

A San Diego judge indicated that he intends to dismiss a lawsuit against the state brought by three terminally ill patients seeking to strike down a California law that forbids a physician from prescribing lethal doses of “aid-in-dying” drugs to speed up their deaths.

Drought Shamed By The Government, California Cities Out Top Water Users

Drought shaming is the newest social craze in California where the state’s historic four-year mega-drought has dried up reservoirs and left a million farming acres unplanted. New apps are targeting water wasters, a Facebook page has sprung up with photos and addresses of water offenders and now California city governments are playing the game too. Show More Summary

California ports call for support

California ports need state investments in infrastructure to maintain an upper hand in competing for the state’s containerized cargo volume.

Edison seeks proposals for solar, other renewable forms of energy

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Southern California Edison announced a proposal Friday to purchase almost 105 megawatts of renewable power as part of the utility's effort to meet state requirements for broader use of energy sources such as solar.

Music, state and venture capital: A tech guide to Austin

Texas and California — even by U.S standards — are states situated virtually worlds apart, both in distance and culture. It may come as a shock that even well-established companies like Websense and Toyota (along with Google’s Americas Operation Center) have made the move to Texas. Show More Summary

Recall Issued After 62 Salmonella Cases Are Linked With Raw Tuna

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The California-based seafood company Osamu Corporation has issued a recall after 62 salmonella cases were linked with raw tuna consumption. Most of these cases have been in California (34), followed by Arizona (11). Other states affected...Show More Summary

Can Desalination Counter the Drought?

The waves of the Pacific seem to taunt the thirsty landscape of California. The state has eight hundred and forty miles of coastline adjoining the world’s largest ocean—an oversupply of brine at a time when drought has left fallow more than half a million acres of farmland, claimed some twenty thousand jobs, and cost the economy billions of dollars. Show More Summary

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