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Tesla Probed by California Agency on Occupational Safety

Tesla Inc. is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, …

Quake Scenario: More than 1M Bay Area Homes Could Suffer Extensive Damage

More than a million San Francisco Bay Area residents would face extensive damage to their homes after a major earthquake on the Hayward fault, according to a new earthquake scenario developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS findings, which …

Downfall Eases, Improving Rescue Efforts After Massive Hawaii Storm

Heavy rains on Kauai let up this week, which helped emergency workers better rescue people stranded by flooding on the Hawaiian island. By Monday afternoon, emergency crews evacuated 152 people by helicopter, 121 people by bus and others by water, …

Train in Southern California Kills Woman on Tracks

A Southern California commuter train struck and killed a woman who fell from a platform onto tracks. Police Lt. Paul McLaughlin says the woman slipped and fell backward from the platform. McLaughlin says a man jumped onto the tracks and …

Colorado Exxon Suit Proves Climate Change Concerns Not Unique to Coasts

Most cities suing oil companies over the impact of climate change want help paying for walls to protect against rising sea levels. And then there’s Boulder, Colo. The politically liberal town known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and …

AssuredPartners Names Kammerer Western Region CFO

AssuredPartners Inc. has named Lisa Kammerer chief financial officer over its Western region. Kammerer will report to Randy Larsen, the newly appointed Western region president. Kammerer was originally hired as an accounting manager with Lockton, and received several promotions during …

LP Insurance in Nevada Names Cantlon to Lead Surety Efforts

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Andrea Cantlon surety sales executive. Cantlon now leads the surety efforts of LP Insurance throughout the company. The LP Insurance surety team services bonds including contract, subdivision, license and permit, court and …

More Than 100 Airlifted After Storm Strikes Kauai

More than 100 people were airlifted from Kauai’s north shore and taken to a shelter after a weekend storm. Emergency officials are advising people who want to evacuate that it’s unknown when they’ll be able to return because of landslides …

California Governor Suspends Mobile Home Regulations to Help Fire Victims

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an executive order removing barriers to mobile home construction and placement in an effort to help residents displaced by the recent Southern California mudslides and wildfires. The order suspends for three months all regulations included …

Nevada Trial Begins in Case Focused on David Copperfield Show

The tricks behind a disappearing act that magician David Copperfield performed for years in Las Vegas were revealed in court last week, the start of trial in a civil case brought by a British tourist who claims he slipped, fell …

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