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California Sues for Sex Misconduct on ‘Criminal Minds’ Set

The state of California filed a lawsuit against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series “Criminal Minds,” alleging that the show’s cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years. The suit filed in Los Angeles Superior …

California Restaurants Have Plan for Reopening with Safeguards

California restaurants have drafted a plan to allow the industry to reopen for sit-down dining with an array of safeguards while avoiding possible requirements that customers have their temperature taken and the number of tables be dramatically limited. The recommendations, …

California Details Nursing Homes with COVID-19 Outbreaks

California has for the first time released details about nursing homes facing coronavirus outbreaks, with three facilities in Los Angeles among the hardest-hit, as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths across the state continued to rise. The Department of …

What if California Faces a Disaster During The Pandemic?

California has evacuation plans for earthquakes, floods, mudslides and, of course, wildfires, but what if one of those disasters occurs as the state is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak when everyone is being urged to stay home? State and local …

California Father And Son Charged With Auto Insurance Fraud

A father and son from California have been charged with felony counts of auto insurance fraud after allegedly falsifying an insurance claim in order to receive an undeserved payout from an insurance company. The charges were filed this week against …

Factors that Contribute to Prolonged Recovery after California Wildfires

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. As strong winds further exasperate the prime weather conditions for wildfires in California, efforts to save lives and property are a foremost priority of emergency responders and state officials. To …

Report on California Workers’ Comp Shows Steady Independent Medical Review Activity

More than 15,400 independent medical reviews a month are issued in California’s worker’s compensation system, according to a new report from the Department of Industrial Relations. The DIR this week issued a progress report on the its independent medical review …

California Cannabis Group Asking for Tighter Vaping-Safety Rules

An alliance of major legal marijuana businesses in California urged the state Monday to adopt tougher safety rules for ingredients and devices used in vaping and get tougher with illegal shops, amid an outbreak of a mysterious illness apparently linked …

Flood Risk Heightened for Southern California Dam

A California dam could fail during an extreme storm and send water flooding into Mojave Desert communities that are home to about 300,000 people, authorities said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has changed its risk characterization …

Wawanesa Opening San Diego Headquarters in 2020

Wawanesa General Insurance has secured an eight-year lease on a new San Diego home office at 7650 Mission Valley Road. The 73,970-square-foot building is one-and-a-half miles from the company’s current location on Friars Road, which Wawanesa has been in the …