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Ramaswamy Assails ‘Woke Capital’ in California’s Corporate Sphere

By Nathan Worcester Days after a relatively subdued performance at the second GOP presidential debate, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy pitched to California Republicans about the dangers of cronyistic “woke capital” from leftist corporations at their autumn convention on Sept. 30. “I’ll take you back to the 2008 financial crisis,” the 2024 presidential candidate said. Mr. Ramaswamy […]

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Trump’s Message Resonates With Californian Republicans: Leftist Policies Tarnished the Golden State

By Janice Hisle ANAHEIM, Calif.—After hearing former President Donald Trump describe their state’s Leftist-induced woes—and his resolve to reverse them—California Republicans said they feel new optimism in this Democrat stronghold. If circumstances worsen, more Democrats and voters with “no party preference” might consider casting ballots for the Republican former president to ease their pain, several […]

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‘Utter Madness:’ Elon Musk Reacts to California’s Proposed Gender Affirming Law

By Dorothy Li Tech entrepreneur and California resident Elon Musk criticized an assembly bill in the state, calling the proposed law to require that parents affirm their child’s transgender identify for custody rights “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Mr. Musk’s comment came as the Democratic-majority State Assembly approved the legislation on Sept. 8, sending it to Gov. Gavin […]

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Employees Foil Attempted Smash-and-Grab at California Jewelry Store

By City News Service EL MONTE, Calif.—Nothing was taken during an attempted smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store in Los Angeles County, where a heavy-set assailant sprayed bear repellant at employees and shattered display cases in an attempt to take merchandise, authorities said Sept. 3. The incident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday at Meza’s […]

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Warnings in Effect for California as Tropical Storm Hilary Makes Landfall in Mexico

By Jack Phillips Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula Sunday as forecasters said “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding is likely across a broad region of the southwestern United States. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that as of Sunday afternoon, the storm made landfall over the northern Baja California peninsula. Tropical storm warnings […]

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Surging Crime in California City Impacting Residents, Reaching ‘State of Emergency’

By Travis Gillmore Rising incidents of crime in Oakland, California, are affecting quality of life, causing some to flee, and leading to calls by some community associations for more law enforcement amid a wave of violence. While down slightly year-over-year, homicides have jumped 40 percent since 2019, with Oakland police reporting that every other category […]

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Exploding E-Bikes: Lithium Battery Fires Spread in New York and California

By Naveen Athrappully Lithium-ion batteries have sparked hundreds of fires across New York and San Francisco this year, injuring dozens and resulting in the death of a few individuals, triggering worries about ongoing public safety. In New York, “fires caused by Lithium-ion batteries have grown exponentially every year since 2021,” Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said […]

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California Homes Evacuated as Ground Shifts

By Elizabeth Dowell California homes in Rolling Hills Estates were evacuated on Saturday night after the ground shifted, leaving major cracks and some structures “visibly leaning,” officials said. The homes in the Los Angeles County area were evacuated by firefighters when cracks began appearing in their support structures and the ground. Walls and roofs began […]

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State Farm Halts Issuing New Home Insurance Policies in California

By Naveen Athrappully Insurance company State Farm is halting new property insurance policies in the state of California as the firm battles inflationary pressures and increasing exposure to wildfire risks. In California, State Farm will “cease accepting new applications including all business and personal lines property and casualty insurance, effective May 27, 2023,” the firm […]