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HAWTHORNE, Calif | Elon Musk says his transit test tunnel close to completion

HAWTHORNE, Calif — Elon Musk says he’s planning to offer the public free rides through a tunnel he bored under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system. In a series of tweets Sunday, Musk said the tunnel is almost complete and there will be an opening event on the night … Continue reading HAWTHORNE, Calif | Elon Musk says his transit test tunnel close to completion

OAKLAND, Calif | Police applicants asked to disclose if sex assault victims

OAKLAND, Calif  — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state’s 10 most populous cities and could not find another instance of screening for … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Police applicants asked to disclose if sex assault victims

LANCASTER, Calif | California man pleads not guilty to threatening Feinstein

LANCASTER, Calif. — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to sending an email threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. City News Service says 47-year-old Craig Shaver of Lancaster entered the plea Friday to felony charges of attempted criminal threats and being a felon in illegal possession of a revolver. He could face … Continue reading LANCASTER, Calif | California man pleads not guilty to threatening Feinstein

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif | Portman calls for action at Hollywood women’s luncheon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif  — Natalie Portman took a flamethrower to the patriarchy. George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration’s culture of fear. Emma Gonzalez implored people to vote. And host Jenifer Lewis spared no one, from Melania Trump and Kanye West to Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh. Nothing was off … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif | Portman calls for action at Hollywood women’s luncheon

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. | California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs’ lives. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent complaints this week … Continue reading GARDEN GROVE, Calif. | California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Officials: Power lines ignited fatal blaze in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif  — Two sagging Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power lines made contact and ignited a blaze last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter in Northern California, fire officials said Tuesday about the latest wildfire to be blamed on power lines. Strong winds caused the lines to touch, creating an electrical … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Officials: Power lines ignited fatal blaze in California

FULLERTON, Calif | Initiative seeks to repeal California’s gasoline tax hike

FULLERTON, Calif — California voters will soon decide whether to drive out a gasoline tax increase passed to fund transportation projects across the state. Proposition 6 seeks to repeal last year’s decision by the Democratic-led Legislature to raise fuel taxes and vehicle fees to pay for roughly $5 billion a year in highway and road … Continue reading FULLERTON, Calif | Initiative seeks to repeal California’s gasoline tax hike