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Judge Considering Requiring PG&E in California to Turn off Power More Often

A federal judge overseeing Pacific Gas & Electric’s criminal probation said Tuesday that he is considering requiring the utility to be more aggressive about turning off its electricity lines near tall trees, a plan that could double the number of …

California Attorney General Challenges Housing Plans in Wildfire Areas

California’s attorney general is challenging some of the state’s largest suburban development projects as local officials weigh the risk of increasingly devastating wildfires against the state’s dire need for more housing. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday backed lawsuits opposing …

Oakland Spent $13.4 Million on Ghost Ship Legal Defense

The city of Oakland spent $13.4 million in legal fees to defend itself against the Ghost Ship warehouse fire civil lawsuit, newly released documents show. The legal fees, contained in billings obtained by the East Bay Times through a Public …

California Suing Major Nursing Home Operator

California’s attorney general and local officials sued the nation’s largest senior living home operator Monday, alleging the company misled consumers on quality ratings and broke laws intended to protect patients when they are discharged from a facility. The suit centers …

Transgender Man Can Sue Catholic Hospital Over Hysterectomy

A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco overturns a lower court …

Southern California Spill Spewing Gases of a Half-Million Cars

Call it the invisible spill. You can’t see it, but it’s there – a steady stream of natural gas seeping out of the pipe casing in a well in Southern California that may spew as much greenhouse gas into the …

Nevada Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Nevada lawmakers want to give medical marijuana users a legal way to obtain the drug 13 years after voters legalized medicinal pot in the state constitution. The Assembly voted 28-14 Monday to pass a bill establishing marijuana dispensaries. The measure …

Willis Marine Market Review Forecasts ‘Another Difficult Year’

After an inauspicious start, 2012 could well be “another difficult and uncertain year for the maritime industry faced with the aftermath of the Costa Concordia, further problems in the euro zone, pirate attacks and increased sanctions,” according to Willis Global …