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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 […]

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California Could Lose Most Populous Status in 20 Years, Caltrans Predicts Population Decline Through 2050

By Travis Gillmore Estimates released by the California Department of Transportation show the exodus out of the state continuing, with the population expected to decline from about 39 million today to approximately 35.7 million by 2050. The transportation department began analyzing populations to guide road and highway planning and development in 2000. Orange County’s population is expected […]

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Growing Division Among California Democrats Stalls Fentanyl Bill Again Amid Fiery Protests by Victims’ Families

By Travis Gillmore SACRAMENTO—A series of outbursts echoed in the chambers of a Senate Public Safety Committee hearing on April 25 following comments indicating a bill—designed to warn fentanyl dealers of potential murder charges—would not proceed, with one victim’s family member yelling at the representatives on his way out the door, as Democratic lawmakers fought […]

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California City Caught in National Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

By Brad Jones Heightened tensions among opposing sides regarding the teaching of critical race theory—or its underlying tenets—in K–12 schools erupted into chaos at a local school board meeting in Temecula, California, last week, creating deeper rifts in the community. The otherwise sleepy city tucked away in southwest Riverside County known best for its wineries […]

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Judge Blocks 1999 California Law Requiring Specific Safety Features for Handguns

By Katabella Roberts A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against key parts of California’s Unsafe Handgun Act that would require new semiautomatic handguns to be fitted with certain safety features, finding it violates the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney on March 20 ruled […]

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Evacuations Ordered as Federal Agency Warns California at ‘High’ Risk of ‘Catastrophic’ Flooding

By Jack Phillips Portions of Southern California were evacuated on Tuesday after yet another winter storm hit California, coming days after thousands of people were evacuated hundreds of miles to the north. Officials in Santa Barbara County, located along the central-southern coast, said in an alert that residents who live near several burn scars should evacuate and […]