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California ill-prepared to face soaring oil imports risks: Safety Group

California should take additional safety measures to address the potential risks of increased oil transportation by rail as the state is currently ill-prepared for any such risk, the California Interagency Rail Safety Group said.

During a joint hearing of the Senate Natural Resources... read more

Travel Alberta’s ad deal with L.A. Kings attracts more tourists

Travel Alberta Chief Marketing Officer Royce Chwin has claimed that their exclusive tourism advertising agreement with the NHL team L. A. Kings proved very beneficial for Alberta's tourism business.

Chwin said that the advertising deal, which was first signed as the Preferred... read more

Dog poop bag fracas forces San Marino Mayor to resign

Bowing to severe condemnation and threats of a lawsuit over tossing a plastic bag of dog waste into a neighbor's yard, San Marino City Mayor Dennis Kneier stepped down on Tuesday.

Kneier flung dog poop onto the property of his political opponent, Philip Lao, and the act was caught on... read more

Democrat De Leon elected as Senate’s new leader

Democrats-controlled California's Senate on Monday selected Senator Kevin De Leon as its new leader. De Leon, a Democrat representative of part of Los Angeles, will succeed current Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, who will step down on October 15 this year.

De Leon, a former... read more

A quick look at California’s wildfires

Wildfire is a common phenomenon, particularly in dry years, in California. Whether a person lives in Alhambra foothills near Los Angeles or Zinfandel wine countryside close to Napa Valley, he/she must be aware of the reality of wildfires in the state.

A wildfire is usually triggered by a... read more

Los Angeles: Man arrested on suspicion of murdering brother

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his own brother during a family birthday celebration held on last Saturday.

Louis Hill, 40, was arrested on Sunday after being questioned by investigators. He allegedly fatally shot his 48-year-old brother Derrick Hill shortly... read more

Court directs health insurer to cover residential anorexia care

An appeals court in Los Angeles, California, recently pronounced a ruling that would make health insurers to pay for more residential mental health care.

A three-judge panel at the L. A. appeals court ruled in favor of Marissa Rea and other people who are suffering from anorexia nervosa,... read more

Pomscores victory over Coca-Cola in ‘false advertising’ legal dispute

Juice maker Pom Wonderful scored a major victory over cold drinks giant Coca-Cola in a long-running advertising dispute on Thursday, when a jury at the U. S. Supreme Court voted 8-0 in favor of the juice maker.

In 2007, Coca-Cola launched a new product called "pomegranate blueberry" juice... read more

California court’s fix tenure ruling can prompt sweeping change across US’ education system

A California court's recent ruling that teachers' fix tenure and other job protection laws are "unconstitutional" could eventually prompt a sweeping change across the US public education system.

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu agreed students constitutional... read more

L.A. County court’s teacher tenure ruling can change face of education nationally

The striking down of California's public school teachers' tenure and other job protections by a Los Angeles County court judge would likely change the face of education in the Golden State as well as the entire nation, students' attorney Theodore Boutrous Jr. said.

L. A. County Superior... read more

Disney California Adventure enjoys 9.5% increase in visitors

Disney California Adventure enjoyed a significant increase in the number of visitors last year, becoming the tenth most attended theme park in the world and the sixth-most popular park in North America, according to the Themed Entertainment Association's latest report.

As per the newly... read more


Former first lady Nancy Reagan visited her husband Ronald Reagan's grave in California on Thursday, on the tenth anniversary of his death.

Late Reagan, a Republican who beat incumbent Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election and served the United States as President for two terms, died in 2004... read more


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