California News

Earthquake Strikes off Coast of Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 5.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern California. The USGS says the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean, about 70 miles west of Ferndale, California, and struck about 4:16 a.m. PST …

Immigrants Get Warning On California Driver’s Licenses

While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice. Immigrant advocates say the vast majority should …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in California Amid Listeria Outbreak

The family of a California woman whose death was linked to prepackaged caramel apples sued the Safeway grocery chain for selling her the product. The lawsuit filed on Monday in Santa Cruz County Superior Court alleges that Shirlee Jean Frey, …

Paralyzed California Teen’s Pop Warner Suit Can Continue, Judge Says

A Los Angeles judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit by a teenager who was paralyzed while making a tackle during a Pop Warner football game. City News Service says the judge on Wednesday rejected a motion to dismiss …

Vehicle Theft in California Down 48 Percent From Peak, Report Shows

The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released a historic look at vehicle theft in California that shows thefts dropped from a peak year in 1992 more than a 48 percent to 2013. California has the distinction of being the only …

Suit Over California Patient’s Death Ends in $3M Settlement

The family of a California patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for $3 million. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that …

Uber Latest Legal Woe is California Lawsuit

California prosecutors sued Uber over the ride-booking company’s driver background checks and other allegations, adding to the popular startup’s legal woes in the U.S. and around the world. The lawsuits filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court are the latest …

INSURICA Acquired Oklahoma, California Agencies in Q3 2014

Oklahoma City-based INSURICA Insurance Management Network announced it acquired an agency in Oklahoma and one in California during the third quarter of 2014. In Oklahoma, INSURICA added James & Associates, located in Tulsa. James & Associates has been in business for …

Downtown Los Angeles Development Consumed by Early Morning Blaze

An apartment tower that was under construction in downtown Los Angeles along with two other buildings were being consumed by large blaze that closed freeways and roads in the early morning hours of Monday while commuters were starting to make their …

Rain in Drought-Dry California Brings Hopes, Fears

A Pacific storm moved into drought-dry California on Tuesday, bringing hopes for much-needed moisture but fears of mudflows on wildfire-scarred hillsides. Light rain began falling before sunrise, but the heaviest downpours were expected later in the day. Storm watches were …