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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Kill-Switch Bill

Governor Jerry Brown signed the kill-switch bill despite protests from smartphone makers and wireless industry trade group CTIA. Under the new law, all the smartphones sold in California from July 2015 onwards, will have mandatory kill-switch. The CTIA had expressed its views against the bill,... read more

Four people indicted in California bad beef case

Four people from Northern California have been indicted in bad beef case - for selling and distributing adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.

The U. S. Attorney's office in San Francisco accused Jesse Amaral and Robert Singleton, co-owners of Rancho Feeding Corp., of directing... read more

Lawmakers kill the medical marijuana bill again

California's historic bill that would have legalized and regulated medical marijuana in the state landed in the dustbin again as the Assembly Appropriations Committee failed to pass the measure within the stipulated time period.

The Senate Bill 1262 (SB 1262) had until yesterday to obtain... read more

California Assembly approves smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill

California Assembly on Thursday cleared a new measure that would require all smartphones sold in the state to come equipped with so-called "kill switch," an anti-theft technology that renders the phone useless in case it is lost or stolen.

The state Assembly approved the Senate Bill 962,... read more

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California Launch Online Medical Records

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California will launch online medical records for California. The comprehensive database termed as Cal Index will give quick access to medical history of nine million patients to doctors and emergency staff.

The authorities have been pushing for... read more

California plans to move forward on bullet train project without more federal aid

California will move forward on its ambitious high-speed bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco without seeking any additional aid from federal government, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown said.

Gov. Brown, who has already won billions in state funding for the bullet train project,... read more

California lawmakers will have a number of debatable bills before them when they will return to work on Monday following their summer break.

One of the measures would require all smartphones sold in the state to come equipped with anti-theft technology, while other measure would require... read more

California Senator Yee Faces Charges for Bribery and Racketeering

On Thursday, California Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, pleaded not to be held guilty for previous charge of bribery and also to a new count of racketeering.

It has been said that Yee demanded money in exchange of providing help for passing legislation, creating a hurdle for... read more

Google, Facebook Begin Paying to Make Stops at San Francisco Bus Stations

Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies have started paying to make stops at San Francisco bus stations. The decision might have come after protests were lodged whereby these companies were blamed for gentrification.

For past many years, private buses take tech workers from... read more

Sales of California homes worth at least $1 million hits 7-year high

Sales of homes worth $1 million or more in California jumped to their highest level in at least seven years in the second quarter of this year, real estate firm CoreLogic DataQuick said in its latest report.

The real estate firm also pointed out that sales of houses worth more than $2... read more

Velella recently seen at Many Beaches

A small sea creature of blue color which is the distant relative of the jellyfish known as the velella was recently seen at many beaches along the Northern California coast. It lives on the surface of the open ocean and is commonly known as sea raft, by-the-wind sailor, purple sail, little sail... read more

$7 Billion Added to Market Value of Twitter

Micro-blogging website Twitter’s shares rose to 35% on Tuesday which added $7 billion to its total market value. The company has managed to improve its revenue during the past few quarters. Twitter CEO is confident that the company will improve its user base and will generate more revenue in... read more


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