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California Farmers Get First Full Water Supply in More than a Decade

Farmers in a vast region of California will receive their fully contracted amount of irrigation water this year for the first time in more than a decade. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced the allocation this week following one of …

Atlas General Insurance Services Expands National Commercial Presence

San Diego, CA, April 6, 2017 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (‘Atlas’), a national multi-line program administrator, announced the expansion of their commercial programs to include coverage for California contractors. Atlas offers this coverage through exclusive partnerships with A.M. …

Welcome, Jon Axel To The Liberty Team

The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers is proud to welcome Jon Axel as Managing Partner of its Los Angeles office. Woodland Hills, CA, April 3, 2017- Jon brings over 29 years of experience to Liberty, with an extensive background in Property, Casualty, …

California Road Plan Calls for Boosting Gas Tax, Vehicle Fees

California Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats who control the state Legislature are proposing to raise $52.4 billion over 10 years by significantly boosting fuel taxes and vehicle fees. The money would go toward fixing a massive backlog in road …

Experts Warn of ‘Significant Risk’ from California Dam

California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the nation’s tallest dam, badly damaged last month by surging storm waters. It’s also racing the clock. Safety experts say there is no time for delay in a state …

California May Exit Federal Flood Program, According to Reports

After learning a lesson from what could have been the largest dam disaster U.S. history, California officials are reported to be considering withdrawing from the National Flood Insurance Program. Capital Public Radio is reporting that a proposal to exit the …

Panel Hands Small Victory to California Utilities in Nuke Plant Suit

An arbitration panel has awarded California utilities $125 million in a lawsuit claiming that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplied faulty steam generators that helped lead to the closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant. But the award announced Monday night was …

Autonomous Bus Without Back-Up Driver Coming to California Road

A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot this week in preparation to move onto a local public road in California’s first pilot program for a self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or …

Suit Filed in California Says Kona Co. Dupes Those Seeking Hawaii-Made Beer

A class-action lawsuit says Kona Brewing Co. leads customers to believe they are buying made-in-Hawaii beer. The lawsuit filed in California is against Craft Brew Alliance, which advertises, markets, distributes and sells the Kona brand. Craft Brew Alliance spokeswoman Jenny …

Billionaire from California Donates $5M to Help San Jose Flood Relief Efforts

A California billionaire has donated $5 million for flood relief efforts in San Jose. Kieu Hoang is a one-time refugee from Vietnam who built a fortune in medical products. He presented a check to city officials this week. The money …