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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 …

500K-Plus Californians Lose Power; Large Wildfire Rages

More than half a million people have lost power across California as part of a deliberate blackout designed to keep power lines from igniting wildfires. Meanwhile, a major blaze has already erupted. PG&E Corp. and other utilities have cut service …

PG&E’s Latest Planned Power Cutoffs Could Impact Thousands of Californians

People in more than 180,000 homes and businesses in California could find themselves in the dark as Pacific Gas & Electric again plans to shut off power in parts of 17 counties for up to two days, as a preventive …

Pep Boys Settles California Environmental Suit for $3.7M

The Pep Boys auto parts chain will pay $3.7 million to settle allegations that it illegally disposed of used motor oil and other hazardous waste at its California stores. The settlement announced Monday resolves a lawsuit filed by district attorneys …

Tornado, Hail, Snow Sweep Through California

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in a California field as thunderstorms swept through the central part of the state. Cellphone video posted online shows the towering vortex spinning Saturday near Davis. NWS forecaster Emily Heller …

California Now Looking for Ways to Preserve Environmental Clout

The Trump administration’s decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks would undermine the state’s ability to convince the world’s largest automakers that they should make more environmentally friendly vehicles. “We will not let …

California Spending $20M on Campaign to Warn Public of Vaping Dangers

California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom …

California Highway Barrier Wasn’t Repaired Prior to Fatal Tesla Crash

California state transportation officials failed to repair a highway safety device seriously damaged in a high-speed crash 11 days before a fatal collision in March 2018 involving a Tesla in Autopilot mode, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. In …