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California Tour Bus Crash Leaves 1 Killed, 26 Injured

A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 26 others in the Southern California high desert, according to the California Highway Patrol. It’s unclear why the tour bus crossed into the …

San Jose Flooding Resulted in $73M in Damages, City Official Says

A San Jose, Calif. official says an initial estimate puts damage costs from last week’s flooding of several residential neighborhoods at $73 million. Assistant City Manager David Sykes said flood damage to private property is estimated at $50 million. He …

California Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Allow Later Last Call Times

Closing times at bars in California could go later if proposed legislation there gets passed. The bill proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents San Francisco, would let municipalities set their own last call times. The Los …

Flood Concerns Dismissed by Dam Managers California 12 Years Ago

Environmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California dam – the very scenario that threatened to unfold over the weekend, prompting evacuation orders for nearly …

Transgender Veteran Settles California Suit over Being Denied A Haircut

A Riverside County, Calif. transgender Army veteran has settled a lawsuit against a Rancho Cucamonga barbershop that refused to cut women’s hair. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The Press-Enterprise reported that as part of the settlement The …

California Utility Ordered to Run Thousands of Ads over Deadly Blast Conviction

California’s largest utility must pay a $3 million fine and run thousands of TV commercials publicizing its pipeline safety violations as punishment for its criminal convictions in a deadly natural gas explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. U.S. District …

California Surplus Lines Are Now A Bigger Chunk of the Commercial Market

The phrase “new normal” might be a cliché, but it was too hard for Ben McKay, executive director of the Surplus Lines Association of California, to avoid using when describing the state’s excess and surplus market in 2016 and going forward. …

California Homeowner Registration Starts for 2017 Brace + Bolt Program

The 2017 Earthquake Brace + Bolt program opened registration this week for $6 million in grants for seismic retrofits. This represents a 25 percent increase in funding over last year to help California homeowners protect their families and secure their …

New CA Workers’ Compensation Laws 2017 Workshop

Santa Ana, CA, January 23, 2017- Registration for the Insurance Educational Association’s annual 3-hour seminar on the new workers’ compensation laws of California is now available on its website with seminars scheduled statewide in January and February of 2017.  Popular instructor …

Looking Forward to BIG’s 2017 Convention!

Indian Wells, CA, January 23, 2017- Be sure to mark May 4th – 7th on your new 2017 calendars and start making plans to head out to Indian Wells, CA for the 2017 BIG Convention! Along with sultry desert nights, …