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How to sell a house in SoCal: Make a movie

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Shooting a music video to showcase, then sell, a home in West Hollywood, Calif. Production budgets for these films can range from $3,500 to $70,000. / Credit Ariana Drehsler / The New York Times By Debra Kamin | The New York Times Raj Qsar is eyeing the sky nervously. It’s early afternoon in Corona Del Mar, Calif., […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Swarm of 10 quakes shakes Imperial Valley town in California, USGS reports

Posted by   /  November 12, 2019  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

 Aftermath of the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California./David Butow/Corbis via Getty Image By Don Sweeney  | The Sacramento Bee A swarm of at least 10 earthquakes reaching up to 4.0 magnitude shook the California desert near the Mexican border on Monday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The other quakes in the swarm ranged from […]

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[OPINION] It’s the end of California as we know it

Posted by   /  October 30, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Battling a grass fire in Knightsen, Calif., on Sunday.Credit Jose Carlos Fajardo/San Jose Mercury News The fires and the blackouts are connected to a larger problem in this state: a failure to live sustainably By Farhad Manjoo | The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) I have lived nearly […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] New poll: Three-quarters of California conservatives considering leaving state due to taxes, political culture

Posted by   /  October 3, 2019  /  Economy, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Joshua Nelson | Fox News A new poll show 74 percent of conservatives in California are considering moving out of the state; former California State Assemblyman Chuck Devore weighs in. Former California State Assemblyman Chuck Devore reacted Thursday to a poll that showed half of California’s registered voters – including 74 percent of conservatives […]

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The future of privacy starts in California

Posted by   /  October 1, 2019  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Jennifer A. Kingson, Kia Kokalitcheva | Axios A landmark privacy law in California, which kicks in Jan. 1, will give Golden State residents the right to find out what a company knows about them and get it deleted — and to stop the company from selling it. Why it matters: It […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California Sues the Trump Administration in Its Escalating War Over Auto Emissions

Posted by   /  September 21, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Coral Davenport | The New York Times California and nearly two dozen other states on Friday filed suit against the Trump administration’s unprecedented legal reversal of the state’s authority to set its own rules on climate-warming tailpipe emissions. The lawsuit represents the starting gun in a sweeping legal battle over states’ rights and climate […]

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California law could force Arizona to compensate college athletes

Posted by   /  September 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

Joe Robbins/Getty Images By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he’s open to some form of compensation for college athletes – but nothing like the bill approved by California lawmakers. But he conceded that Arizona may be forced to look at the issue to ensure that […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Uber, Lyft couldn’t beat California employment rules, but these industries did

Posted by   /  September 9, 2019  /  Employment Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

 Uber driver and organizer Jeff Perry of Sacramento speaks in supporter of Assembly Bill 5 at the California state Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The bill would force “gig economy” employers to treat independent contractors as employees. / JPIERCE@SACBEE.COM By Sophia Bollag | The Sacramento Bee After millions of dollars in lobbying and countless […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Governor, top Democrats strike deal to cap rent hikes in California

Posted by   /  August 31, 2019  /  Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

Six out of the seven least affordable metropolitan areas across the U.S. are in California. They are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Riverside and Sacramento./ Angela Hart photo By Bryan Anderson | Sacramento Bee Housing advocate: ‘It’s ridiculous to ask these families to pay this much.’ California Gov. Gavin Newsom and top […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California could shut down those popular car subscription services

Posted by   /  August 27, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Dealers objected to signs at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show that declared, “Don’t Buy Our Cars,” and “Subscribe, Don’t Buy.” By Paul A. Eisenstein | NBC California regulators have launched an investigation of a pioneering Volvo program that many industry observers have forecast could usher in major changes in the way Americans acquire new […]

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