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New California Laws in 2019

The New Year is here and with it a slew of new laws affecting Californians. Minimum Wage: Many Californians can count on a pay bump this year as minimum wage rises to $12 for workers whose companies employ 26 employees or more and to $11 an hour for employees of other small businesses. This is in...
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Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night's drawing increases to the fourth-largest in U.S. history , the odds of matching all six...
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12 Companies That Are Hiring For the Holidays Now

While it's only October, a few companies are getting their seasonal hiring done early! Below is a list of companies already in the process of filling seasonal spaces. Amazon isn't wasting any time finding extra help for the holidays. California warehouses are hiring delivery associates and shopper...
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Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as...
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Lance Bass tried to buy home featured in 'Brady Bunch'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance Bass thought he had bought the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch." He even invited Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia in the sitcom, over for dinner. But the 'N Sync singer posted Saturday on Instagram that the deal fell through. Bass...
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Former MTV VJ, Jesse from 'Wanna Be a VJ' is Missing

If you are a 90's kid, you probably remember Jesse from the age when MTV VJs reigned supreme. Jesse was the lispy, wild-haired kid who won the notorious "So You Wanna Be a VJ" contest. His quirkiness catapulted him to instant MTV fame. Monday, his family reported him missing in California's...
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California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures as it burns largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the...
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Warning: Precut Watermelon Flagged as Salmonella Risk in California

California was added to a list of 23 states flagged by federal health officials as at risk for salmonella poisoning from precut melons. The melon varieties include watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe. The list of retailers that carried the fruit includes Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart and Sprouts...
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California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020.
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California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings

By BRIAN MELLEY , Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court ruling that gave coffee drinkers a jolt earlier this year was finalized Monday when a Los Angeles judge said coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Starbucks Corp. and other roasters...
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