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California District Settles Suit over Boy Killed While Walking to School in Fog

A California school district has settled a lawsuit from the family of a 9-year-old boy who was killed by a vehicle while walking to school in fog in 2015. The Fresno Bee reported the Parlier Unified School District will pay …

Chicken Dish Recalled by California Company over Listeria Fears

A California-based Indian food company has recalled pre-packaged chicken tikka masala products over possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said this week that the recalled dishes by Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods have a …

California Officials Want Overall Safety Review at Oroville Dam

California officials say they’re ordering a comprehensive safety review at the tallest dam in the U.S. to pinpoint needed upgrades after a dramatic spillway collapse earlier this year. State Department of Water Resources Deputy Director Joel Ledesma said this week …

Cars Without a Human Behind the Wheel Coming to California Soon

California has taken another step toward permitting testing of self-driving vehicles without a human driver, continuing a shift away from previous policies that companies criticized as being overly restrictive. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles this week released revisions to …

Drought-Ending Rain Built up Fuel to Feed Deadly California Fires

There’s a dark side to the torrent of precipitation that ended California’s long drought earlier this year: Rain and snow pumped life back into bushes, shrubs and grasses and created ideal fuel for infernos. They’ve been raging since Sunday in …

California Fires Pose Grave Risk to Marijuana Growers

For many businesses in northern California, it will take years to rebuild from the wildfires that have decimated the region. For many legal cannabis growers, the destruction could be insurmountable. At least six marijuana farms have been destroyed, said Hezekiah …

California’s $58B Wine Industry Hit by Wildfires

The fires ravaging Northern California stand to leave the area’s renowned wine industry with damage that will be felt long after the final flames burn out. At least four Napa Valley vineyards have been destroyed or significantly damaged, and the …

California Wildfires Are a ‘Larger Scale Disaster’

Active wildfires in California have burned an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial structures, scorched more than 115,000 acres and reportedly killed 15 people. Insurers and others who access damage are only beginning to get “boots on the ground,” as the …

Travelers Institute Hosts Cybersecurity Event in Santa Monica for Businesses

Santa Monica, CA, October 4, 2017- WHAT: The Travelers Institute will bring its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore℠ educational series to Santa Monica, joined by public and private sector professionals who will share insights into the current cybersecurity landscape and …

California Worker’s Family Gets $1.8M Settlement

The family of a California man who was killed when a bridge he was working on collapsed has received a $1.8 million settlement. The Press-Enterprise reported an investigation by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health found fault with …