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California Trial in Kaiser Plastic Surgery Coverage Starts

A trial in a class action lawsuit over Kaiser Permanente refusal to cover the removal of excess skin for nearly 10,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery began this week in a California Superior Court in Alameda County. The Courtroom View …

Increased Chance of Big One in Long-Term Quake Forecast for California

Chances that California will experience a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has increased from 4.7 to 7.0 percent, according to an earthquake forecast by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners. The Third Uniform California Earthquake …

FDA: No Clearance for Maker of ‘Superbug’ Outbreak Device

Federal health officials say that the manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell the device. The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that Olympus …

Settlement Reached in Deadly California Lexus Crash

Parents of a family that died when their Lexus sped up and crashed on a San Diego County, Calif. freeway have settled a lawsuit against the former car dealer. California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, brother-in-law and 13-year-old …

Google Compare for Car Insurance Has Arrived

Google Compare for car insurance was introduced on Thursday in California, “with more states to follow,” the tech giant said. “Google Compare for car insurance provides a seamless, intuitive experience for connecting with your customers online,” the company said in …

California Sues Glass Company Over Hazardous Waste in Wine Bottles

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control says it is suing a glass company for violating recycling laws after it added hazardous waste dust to wine bottles made at its Modesto plant. The department said Monday Gallo Glass Co. failed to …

Small Fire Erupts by Disneyland Attraction in California

Officials say a small fire erupted over the weekend near a Disneyland attraction, but it was put out by park firefighters and no one was hurt. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the fire broke out about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday in …

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 …