Dozens Arrested In $300M Phone Scam Targeting California Seniors, OthersSixty people have been charged in a widespread magazine telemarketing scam that authorities say netted $300 million from more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable people nationwide, the U.S. attorney's office in Minnesota announced Wednesday.
Audit Pans California's Lead Cleanup At Exide Battery Plant In Southern CaliforniaCalifornia will need to spend $650 million to clean up a heavily contaminated battery recycling plant in Southern California, but has less than half the money in hand and is behind its estimated schedule for removing dangerous lead dust affecting 100,000 nearby residents, the state auditor said Tuesday.
California Warns Of Coronavirus Uptick, Names Vaccine Ethics PanelCalifornia has seen an uptick in coronavirus-related hospitalizations and intensive care admissions in the last two weeks.
NorCal Man Given 1 Year Sentence For Online Threats Against Ohio State GameA Northern California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of control,” something that can't be ignored in the age of mass shootings, a federal judge said Tuesday as he handed down a sentence of one year and a day over the 2018 threats.
California Braces For More Fire Danger From Fierce Winds; PG&E Restores Power To 156k CustomersIn Northern California, the easing of winds allowed Pacific Gas & Electric to begin restoring power after the largest of five safety shutoffs this year.
California Inspector Says Lax Prison Enforcement Increased Coronavirus RiskCalifornia prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and even “perplexingly loosened” their policy just as cases were spiking, the state's inspector general said Monday.
California Theme Parks Fight Back Against Shutdown OrderTheme park operators threaten to sue the state of California over guidelines they say could keep them closed at least until next summer.
Gov. Gavin Newsom: Death Penalty Is 'Infected By Racism'California's process for imposing the death penalty “is now, and always has been, infected by racism,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court.
California Restaurants Closed By COVID Want Refunds On Liquor Licenses, Health PermitsCalifornia's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders.
Power Shut Off In Parts Of California As Winds, Fire Danger IncreaseLarge swaths of California were without power Monday as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires while the fire-weary state was buffeted by powerful winds and dangerously dry weather conditions.
Cal OES Activates Strike Teams Amid Dangerous Fire Weather ConditionsThe Governor's Office of Emergency Services said it has activated strike teams as they are forecasting Sunday night's fire weather conditions as the most dangerous they've seen since 2017.
EDD Fraud Concerns Forces Action In CaliforniaAt least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said, revealing how prevalent the problem has become now that the state has paid more than $105 billion in benefits since March.
PG&E Power Shutoffs: Power Restored To Nearly 74% Of Impacted Customers Thursday EveningAs predicted, gusty winds moved into parts of Northern California as another power shutoff was rolled out to prevent sparking wires from igniting new wildfires.
Poll: Voters Split Over Prop. 15 Property Tax Measure, Affirmative Action Prop. 16 Trailing Less than two weeks before Election Day, a new poll finds California voters split over a measure that would change how commercial and industrial properties are taxed.
California Theme Park Closures Impacting Jobs, Shops, Neighboring CommunitiesCalifornia's amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to shut down.