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California Cannabis Banking Bill Clears Senate, Heads to Assembly

A California bill to establish a state charter bank for cannabis businesses has passed the Senate Floor. Senate Bill 930, authored by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, would enable banks to issue checks to cannabis business accountholders to be …

Family of Woman Who Died at California Music Festival Sues Promoter

The family of a 20-year-old woman who died after attending a California music festival last year is suing the event promoter. City News Service is reporting the lawsuit alleges Baylee Gatlin didn’t receive proper medical attention for hours after she …

Big Independent Group Awards 2018 “Biggies” at Convention

Agents association honors best and brightest insurance industry stars Indian Wells, CA, May 11, 2018- The BIG Independent Group, a leading association of independent agent and brokers, was pleased to bestow its BIGGIE Awards for the 9th year in a …

Insurance Journal Blog Seeks Input to Feature ‘Flipsides’ of Insurance Industry

Insurance Journal has launched a blog titled “Insurance Flipsides” to highlight stories that don’t often get told about the insurance industry. The editors would like this to be a collaborative effort and are asking for help from readers with suggestions …

California Bills Inspired by 2017 Mudslides and Fires Clear Committee

Two bills inspired by the 2017 mudslides and fires in California that are designed to help prevent homeowners from being underinsured when disaster strikes passed the Assembly Insurance Committee on Wednesday. The bills, sponsored by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, …

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 …