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California News: AG Xavier Becerra Issues Consumer Alert on Price Gouging Following State of Emergency in Orange, Riverside Counties

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert following the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency in Orange County and Riverside County due to the effects of the Holy Fire.  Attorney General Becerra reminds all Californians that price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal under Penal Code Section … Continue reading California News: AG Xavier Becerra Issues Consumer Alert on Price Gouging Following State of Emergency in Orange, Riverside Counties

California Attorney General Becerra Joins Multistate Amicus Brief Opposing President Trump’s Travel Ban

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra along with a coalition of 17 Attorneys General today joined a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Hawaii in Trump v. Hawaii.  The case challenges the unlawful provisions of President Trump’s revised travel ban.  President Trump’s travel ban will have a direct impact on California, which is home … Continue reading California Attorney General Becerra Joins Multistate Amicus Brief Opposing President Trump’s Travel Ban

Remarks by President Trump After Review of Border Wall Prototypes in San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO, CA (STL.News) The White House released the following comments made by President Trump today during his visit THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Secretary Nielsen; Acting Commissioner McAleenan; and the incredible Border Patrol agents, CBP officers who are doing an amazing job; ICE agents and officers, who I know so many of … Continue reading Remarks by President Trump After Review of Border Wall Prototypes in San Diego, CA

California Attorney General Becerra Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Require Out-Of-State & Online Retailers to Pay State Sales & Use Taxes

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a bipartisan coalition of 44 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to reject its “physical presence” rule, which restricts states’ ability to collect certain taxes from out-of-state retailers.  In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in National Bellas Hess … Continue reading California Attorney General Becerra Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Require Out-Of-State & Online Retailers to Pay State Sales & Use Taxes

LA’s Getty Center built to protect its treasures from flames

LOS ANGELES, CA/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Getty Center art complex in Los Angeles made sure it could protect its priceless artwork and antiquities from flames like those just across a freeway Wednesday, from its landscaping to a space for helicopters to land. Officials say fire protection was designed into the facility by architect … Continue reading LA’s Getty Center built to protect its treasures from flames

New blaze erupts in wildfire-plagued Southern California

VENTURA, CA/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California. Flames exploded before dawn on the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass, which carries heavily traveled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica Mountains where ridge tops are covered with expensive … Continue reading New blaze erupts in wildfire-plagued Southern California

The Latest: Nearly 8,000 homes evacuated due to wildfire

SANTA PAULA, CA/December 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on a wildfire in Southern California (all times local): 2 a.m. Nearly 8,000 homes have been evacuated after a wind-whipped wildfire exploded overnight in Southern California. Fire officials say the blaze broke out Monday evening east of Santa Paula, which is about 60 miles northwest of … Continue reading The Latest: Nearly 8,000 homes evacuated due to wildfire

California’s legal pot countdown: What’s coming by Jan. 1

LOS ANGELES, CA/November 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future. But there are important steps before legal recreational sales kick off on Jan. 1, and even more uncertainties about how the marketplace will function. Warning: … Continue reading California’s legal pot countdown: What’s coming by Jan. 1