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Coffee Sold in California Will Require Cancer Warning, Judge Rules

Coffee sellers will have to post ominous warnings in California because each cup contains a chemical linked to cancer, a judge ruled. The culprit is a byproduct of the bean roasting process that is a known carcinogen and has been …

Internet Advertising by Unlicensed Marijuana Businesses Upset California Market

Online ads from unlicensed marijuana shops are creating turmoil in California’s emerging legal pot market. State regulators have warned the popular website Weedmaps to take down ads from illegal sellers or face possible penalties. But the company says it’s not …

California Marijuana Resort is Asking People to Light up Privately

Plans to turn the old California ghost town of Nipton into a marijuana paradise are on the back burner for now, although visitors to the area an hour outside Las Vegas are still encouraged to toke up privately. David Gwyther, …

California Teacher Injures Students with Accidental Gun Discharge

Police say a teacher in California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students. It happened Tuesday at Seaside High School as Dennis Alexander was teaching a gun safety lesson for his administration of justice class. Police say …

California OKs Workplace Rule to Protect Hotel Housekeepers

California has adopted a new workplace safety and health regulation designed to reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry. This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers, according to …

Californians Bash Trump for Bid to End Emissions-Slashing Climate Change Plan

California stands in “complete opposition” to a Trump administration plan to scrap a policy slashing climate-changing emissions from power plants, its top air official said Wednesday at a U.S. hearing in a state helping lead the fight against global warming. …

Autonomous Car Testing Without Backup Drivers Approved in California

Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles …

California Marijuana Growers Lagging in Getting Licenses, New Report Shows

Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released by a pot industry group. The 38-page report from the California Growers Association …

Atlas General Insurance Services Expands Property Capabilities with Increased Limits and Capacity

San Diego, CA, February 21, 2018 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (‘Atlas’), a national multi-line program administrator, announced today the continued expansion of their Property capabilities with increased limits and additional market capacity following a successful 2017 underwriting year. …

California Construction Workers Injured in Elevator Shaft Fall

Authorities say four construction workers were hurt, three critically, after plunging 30 feet down an elevator shaft at an unfinished Los Angeles building. The Fire Department says the men were working on a five-story building in North Hollywood when they …