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Water Wasters in California Could Be Fined $500 A Day

In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. The rules would …

USDA Extends California Salmonella Chicken Recall to Bases

Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California-based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on …

Home Emergency Insurance Solutions Relaunches Home Protection Plans in California

HomeServe USA’s subsidiary Home Emergency Insurance Solutions (HEIS), is relaunching its optional Water Service Line Insurance plans as home protection plans to more than 425,000 households across the state of California. A mailing outlining the new benefits of the Plans …

Northern California Fire At 4,300 Acres, Forced Evacuations

A wildfire in rural Northern California’s Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation of 200 others, although the blaze has yet to threaten the area’s famed vineyards. The fire in Pope Valley grew to 4,300 acres, according to …

Rite Aid Settles California Lawsuit For Nearly $500,000

Rite Aid will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle California claims that it didn’t follow consumer protection rules. The settlement, approved Friday in San Diego, also calls for the drugstore chain to comply with state standards. District attorneys in …

AmWINS Acquires Cabrillo and Tidewater in California

AmWINS Group Inc. has acquired Cabrillo Pacific Insurance Services, a non-standard auto insurance managing general agent, and Tidewater Pacific Adjusters, the administrator that manages claims and appraisal functions for Cabrillo and other clients. The acquisition of Cabrillo and Tidewater, both …

All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter

Danielle Julien has been hired by wholesaler All Risks Ltd. as a workers’ compensation brokerage underwriter located in San Diego, Calif. Julien will write workers’ compensation business with retail agents in California, Arizona and Nevada. Julien has eight years of …

Ridesharing Insurance Legislation Advances In California

A bill that would impose insurance requirements on ridesharing companies in California passed a state Senate committee 9-1 on Wednesday, although with somewhat lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill. Companies such as Lyft, Sidecar and …

California Sweep Leads to Citations for Underground Operators

A multi-agency task force consisting of more than 100 detectives and investigators focused on curbing California’s underground economy conducted a sweep across major metropolitan areas statewide issuing more than 60 citations for various violations and six work stop-orders, according to …

Settlement Reached In California Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district. Wendy Walsh, whose 13-year-old son, Seth, hanged himself in 2010, accused the Tehachapi Unified School …