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Californians Favor Mandatory Rationing to Battle Drought, Poll Shows

Nearly every Californian sees the drought as a big problem and more now say they favor mandatory rationing, according to a survey released Thursday. The Field Poll found 94 percent of registered California voters consider the shortage serious, and 68 …

Lawsuit Filed in California Against Scope Maker in Superbug Infection

A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Attorney Pete Kaufman filed suit this week on behalf of 18-year-old Aaron Young, who remains hospitalized after …

Suit Filed in California Against Purina Claims Food Sickens, Kills Dogs

A dog owner has filed a lawsuit in California against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating the company’s dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit in federal …

Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops $237B

In the Western U.S. there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion considered at “very high” or “high” risk from wildfires, a report issued today shows. CoreLogic’s Wildfire Risk analysis is the latest of …

California District Sees 152 Students Leave after Asbestos Problems

Records show an Orange County school district in California that closed three campuses because of asbestos problems has lost 152 students in the first half of the school year – and the loss could impact its funding. The Orange County …

California “Superbug” Outbreak Prompts FDA Alert on Device

The complex design of endoscopes that have been linked to a “superbug” outbreak at the UCLA Health System in California may hinder proper cleaning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday. The hospital system said seven patients were …

New Drought Rules at Restaurants, Hotels Considered in California

Officials are considering new water restrictions as California’s drought drags on, possibly forcing residents to ask for water at restaurants and for fresh towels and sheets at hotels. The State Water Resources Control Board floated the ideas at an informational …

Arson Suspected in California School Fire With $1M in Damage

Authorities say they suspect an arsonist set a Northern California middle school’s cafeteria on fire. KCBS-Radio reported that Oakland fire fighters found an opened door when they arrived to put out the early morning blaze at Claremont Middle School, leading …

Confie Seguros Acquires Texas-Based Baja Auto Insurance

Confie Seguros, a national provider of personal lines insurance based in Huntington Beach, Calif., announced it has acquired Baja Auto Insurance, which provides auto insurance throughout Texas. Founded in 2006 with one store in Dallas, Baja has since grown organically …

California Lawmaker Proposes Annual $52 Fee For Road Repairs

Most California drivers would pay an extra $52 a year under a proposal to raise $2 billion a year to fix the state’s crumbling roads, bridges and highways. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins’ proposal released Wednesday didn’t spell out how the …