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California Bill Bars Insurers From Declining Fire Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid mounting cries of California homeowners being denied wildfire insurance in high-risk areas, lawmakers want to require insurance companies to cover all existing homes, as long as they meet new safety standards. The measure, coming after years of deadly fires causing insurers to turn down more customers, would also require insurance companies to give homeowners financial incentives for fire safety upgrades. Existing homes that meet a new state standard for “fire-hard...
Tags: News, California, Local, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nevada County, Southern California, Assembly, Riverside, Sonoma County, Sacramento Calif, Ricardo Lara, Lara, Lorena Gonzalez, California wildfires


Analyst Urges California To Reject Switch To Short Probation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to sharply reduce the time a convict is under supervised release could wind up sending more criminals to jail or prison, the reverse of what he intends, the nonpartisan legislative analyst said Tuesday. It recommended that California lawmakers reject the idea. Newsom wants to set a maximum two-year limit on probation terms, down from five for felons and three for those convicted of misdemeanors. But in practice, misdemeanor probation would b...
Tags: News, California, California News, Probation, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif, Ron Lawrence, Newsom, Vicky Waters, California Police Chiefs Association, Governor Gavin Newsom


Capitol Construction Puts Historic Trees At Risk Of Being Cut Down

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento has long been known as the City of Trees, especially around Capitol Park, which houses hundreds of different kinds. As construction around the Capitol picks up, so do talks of losing dozens of nearby trees. “The trees are so beautiful and they’ve been here for so long,” said Danielle Borland, who took in the sights of the Capitol and its surrounding park on Tuesday with her family. They were visiting from Merced. “It’s breathtaking, really,” she said. The park is ...
Tags: News, California, China, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Capitol, Merced, Jacques, Department of General Services, Capitol Park, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Capitol Annex, Downtown Sacramento News, Roman Lopez


White House domestic policy chief calls California 'occupied territory'

A White House aide called California "occupied territory" in a tweet touting President Donald Trump's visit to the state on Tuesday.
Tags: California, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump


Lawyers in Suit Seeking Trump’s DNA Accuse Him of Trying ‘to Stop the Truth From Ever Coming Out’

(NEW YORK) — Lawyers for a woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s told a court Tuesday he’s trying “to stop the truth from ever coming out” by attempting to delay her defamation lawsuit and her effort to get his DNA. Trump’s attorneys have asked a court to put writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case on hold until New York’s highest court rules — in a different suit — on whether the incumbent president can be sued in state courts. Trump denies Carroll’s alle...
Tags: New York, News, California, Uncategorized, Manhattan, Courts, Donald Trump, Elle, Carroll, Trump, Court of Appeals, Roberta Kaplan, Overnight, Onetime, Summer Zervos, Zervos


Meet Bronny James' 7-foot-3 teammate Harold Yu

It's hard to miss Harold Yu when he walks into the gym. At 7-foot-3, Yu is the tallest player on the basketball court each and every game. Yu is from Hangzhou, China, and has lived in California for two years now as an exchange student.
Tags: News, California, Basketball, Yu, HANGZHOU China, Harold Yu, Meet Bronny James


6-year-old girl saved from California mountain lion attack after adult fights back

Adults scared the cat off after it grabbed the girl, according to authorities. One adult pushed the mountain lion into nearby bushes.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Driver stranded after connected rental car can’t call home (ars technica)

Enlarge / One of GIG Car Share's Toyota Priuses on a street in Berkley, California. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Over the weekend, a trip to the Californian boonies by Guardian journalist Kari Paul turned into a cautionary tale about the perils of the connected car and the Internet of Things. Paul had rented a car through a local car-sharing service called GIG Car Share, which offers a fleet of hybrid Toyota Priuses and electric Chevrolet Bolt EVs in the Bay Area and Sacramento...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Washington Dc, Oakland, Seattle, Daimler, Bay Area, PAUL, Berkley California, Jonathan M Gitlin, Kari Paul, Smith Collection Gado Getty


Coronavirus: Self-quarantined family shunned as neighbour calls 911 on them

A California family in self-quarantine over the coronavirus after a visit to China have found themselves shunned, and even had the police called on them.Amy Deng and her eight-year-old daughter, Daisy, have no symptoms, but following a trip to visit family in Guangzhou over Chinese New Year, they are in self-quarantine monitored by local officials in Santa Rosa, The East Bay Times reports.
Tags: News, California, China, Guangzhou, Daisy, Amy Deng, Santa Rosa The East Bay Times


A twist in the story of California's first Asian American sheriff: meet Timothy Saxon

The first Asian American sheriff in California history long was thought to be from San Francisco, but USA TODAY discovered otherwise         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, San Francisco, Usa Today, Timothy Saxon


Battle For California Heats Up Ahead Of March 3 Democratic Primary

Nearly 1 million Californians have already voted, according to a primary vote tracker.
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PG&E Banking On Big Profits After Utility Leaves Bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Pacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy and pays off more than $25 billion in losses sustained in catastrophic wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment. The nation’s largest utility shared its rosy outlook on Tuesday, along with its sobering results for 2019. PG&E wound up losing $7.6 billion last year, widening from its previous record loss of $6.8 billion in 2018. Last year’s loss included a $3.6 billion...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, PG E, AP Pacific Gas and Electric


Sacramento Considering Ban On Leaf Blowers During Bad Air Days

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – City of Sacramento leaders will be considering a ban on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers when the air quality index exceeds moderate levels. On average, officials say that happens about 34 times a year. Several regulations on leaf blowers have already been passed in recent years. Sacramento residents can’t use gas-powered leaf blowers before 10 a.m. on Sunday. Loud leaf blowers need to be used at least 50-feet away from homes, too. However, city officials will now be look...
Tags: News, California, Local, Sacramento, Air Quality, Sacramento News


Melissa Leo to Lead Fox Drama Pilot ‘Blood Relative’

Academy Award winner Melissa Leo has been cast in the lead role of Fox’s drama pilot “Blood Relative.” The series is based on James Renner’s article “Beyond the Jungle of Bad: The True Story of Two Women from California Who Are Solving All the Mysteries.” Leo will star as Louise Kelly, an expert in genetic […]
Tags: News, California, Fox, Leo, Melissa Leo, James Renner, Louise Kelly


Davis DMV Office To Focus On REAL ID Applications On Saturday, No Appointment Needed

DAVIS (CBS13) – The Davis DMV office will be holding a special “REAL ID Saturday” this weekend for people who have yet to get their new license. Starting October 1, 2020, people will not be allowed to use their old driver’s license or state-issued identification to either fly domestically or enter secure federal facilities. People who want to continue to use their license have to get a REAL ID-compliant card. To make it easier for people to apply for a California REAL ID, several DMV offices acr...
Tags: News, California, Local, Social Security, DMV, Davis, Real Id, DMV Office To Focus On REAL, Davis DMV


U.S. Coronavirus Cases Nearly Double With No End in Sight

Confirmed cases of the new, deadly coronavirus in the United States almost doubled over the holiday weekend thanks to the messy evacuation of Americans from a cruise ship in Japan, while fresh numbers from China suggested the disease might be deadlier than first believed.The U.S. government evacuated 328 American passengers from Tokyo early Monday on two chartered cargo jets, leaving dozens others behind who preferred to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise ship—despite a strong disembarkation re...
Tags: Japan, Texas, News, California, Cdc, China, United States, San Diego, Tokyo, National Institutes of Health, The New York Times, State Department, Times, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Feb


California's Obamacare signups rise after state requires coverage, enhances subsidies

California has reversed several years of slipping sign ups on its Affordable Care Act exchange.
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Covered California Signups Rise After State Requires Coverage, Enhances Subsidies

(CNN) — California has reversed several years of slipping sign-ups on its Affordable Care Act exchange. The key was restoring the penalty for remaining uninsured and boosting financial help to pay for coverage — two state provisions that are new this year, said officials at the Covered California exchange. This led to a 1.6% increase in sign-ups, to 1.54 million people, on the state-run exchange for 2020. The boost was driven by a 41% jump in new customers, which offset an 8% decline in renewals...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Congress, California, California News, New Jersey, Covered California, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Golden State, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Peter Lee, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


The Historical Origins of Today’s Campaign Proposals for ‘Free College’

This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below was originally published at HNN. “Free college” is a visible and volatile issue in the Democrat candidates’ presidential campaign platforms. Bernie Sanders has showcased this proposal since 2016. Others, notably Elizabeth Warren, have since echoed the chorus. No Democratic candidate today can afford to ignore the issue, even if it means takin...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, California, Opinion, Kentucky, Virginia, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Harvard, West, United States, Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman, East Coast, University Of California


California Plans to Apologize to Japanese-Americans

Nearly 80 years after Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps, the State Assembly plans to formally apologize for its role in the detention.
Tags: Japan, News, California, Reagan, State Assembly, Roosevelt, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Ronald Wilson, Japanese-Americans, World War II (1939-45, Civil Rights and Liberties, Franklin Delano


PG&E Bankruptcy Update: The Debate Over Restructuring

Tuesday: An update on efforts to wrest the state’s largest utility from investors’ hands. Also: Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
Tags: News, California, Kobe Bryant


Department of Homeland Security Waives Contracting Laws to Speed Border Wall Construction

(SAN DIEGO) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement regulations will allow 177 miles (283 kilometers) of wall to be built more quickly in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The 10 waived laws include requirements for having open competition, justifying selections and receiving all bonding from a contractor before any work...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, Iraq, Immigration, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, House, Arizona, San Diego


United States: Round 2: California AG Revises Proposed CCPA Regulations - Cooley LLP

On February 7 and 10, 2020, the California Attorney General released modifications to the proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Tags: News, California, United States, California AG, CCPA Regulations Cooley LLP


Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils

Like the vast majority of Americans, I have been effectively disenfranchised in the last few presidential elections. In 2011, I moved to Washington, D.C., which is so heavily Democratic that any vote for president is totally meaningless — in 2016, Hillary Clinton won with 93 percent of the vote. But last year, I moved to famously swingy Pennsylvania, and suddenly I'm a full citizen again. (I'm already lording it over my friends from California and New York.)As I have written on many occa...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Obama, California, Washington, France, Senate, Iraq, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Iran, Atlantic, Pennsylvania


United States: California Proposes Revised CCPA Regulations - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

The California Attorney General's (AG) office has released revisions to the proposed draft California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations, some of which signal significant shifts in the ...
Tags: News, California, United States, AG


United States: Federal Court Strikes Down California's "Request Arbitration, Go To Jail" Law - Proskauer Rose LLP

On January 31, 2020, Chief United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller enjoined California from enforcing AB 51.
Tags: News, California, United States, Proskauer Rose LLP, Kimberly J Mueller


United States: California Attorney General Revises California Consumer Privacy Act Proposed Regulations - Jones Day

The modified regulations propose a number of key changes that impact companies' compliance efforts.
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Retiree Saves California’s Oldest Newspaper From Shutting Down

DOWNIEVILLE (CBS) — In the gold rush town of Downieville, population about 300, The Mountain Messenger has been rolling off the presses for 166 years, making it California’s oldest weekly newspaper. Even Mark Twain once wrote for the Messenger. For the past 30 years, its owner and editor has been Don Russell, a man who was ready to sell, but couldn’t find a buyer until Carl Butz showed up. “I’m just delighted that I find someone stupid enough to take it over,” Russell said. Butz, a former compu...
Tags: News, California, Local, Cbs, Mark Twain, Russell, Butz, Sierra County, Don Russell, Downieville, CBS Interactive Inc, Mountain Messenger, Carl Butz, Downieville News, CBS Sacramento the Messenger


Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy Following Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen. Scores of lawyers are seeking settlements on behalf of several thousand men who say ...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, America, Courts, Catholic Church, Michigan, Associated Press, New Mexico, Houston, Seattle, Jesus Christ, Penn State, Wilmington Delaware, Spokane Washington, Eagle Scout


UK: California Issues CCPA Proposed Modified Regulations 2.0 - DLA Piper

On February 7, the Office of the Attorney General of California issued a second draft of its California Consumer Privacy Act regulations, quickly fixed an omission from that draft Feb. 10, and set a Feb. 25 deadline for written comments.
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