Celebrity chef blasts California politician’s $50 minimum wage proposal, calls state ‘the worst run’ in the country. Do you agree?

‘Every single restaurant will close overnight’: Celebrity chef blasts California politician’s $50 minimum wage proposal, calls state ‘the worst run’ in the country. Do you agree? Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., is championing a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $50 per hour as part of her bid for the U.S. Senate. Given the … Read more

Waymo’s robotaxi expansion plans in California put on hold by regulators

Waymo’s plan to expand its robotaxi service in Los Angeles and San Francisco has been put on hold by state regulators. The move follows several incidents involving the Alphabet-owned company’s driverless vehicles, including one in which an autonomous Waymo vehicle struck a cyclist, causing minor injuries. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which voted in … Read more

Kevin O’Leary blasts California as the worst managed, least competitive state in America and calls San Francisco ‘a rat hole.’ Why he’s hating on the Golden State

‘It’s an absolute war zone’: Kevin O’Leary blasts California as the worst managed, least competitive state in America and calls San Francisco ‘a rat hole.’ Why he’s hating on the Golden State Blessed with stunning coastlines and splendid weather, California is renowned for its scenic beauty, dynamic urban centers and diverse cultural fabric. But “Shark … Read more

All That Rain Is Driving Up Cases of a Deadly Fungal Disease in California

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last week, a long, narrow section of the Earth’s atmosphere funneled trillions of gallons of water eastward from the Pacific tropics and unleashed it on California. This weather event, known as an atmospheric river, broke rainfall records, dumped more than a … Read more

A California man was found with 1 million rounds of ammo and 248 illegally owned guns in his house, state authorities say

California authorities found a man illegally owning 248 guns and 1 million rounds of ammo. The state attorney general said he also had 3,000 magazines and several grenades in his home. The guns included 11 machine guns, 133 handguns, and 60 assault rifles, authorities said. A man in Richmond, California, was arrested last month with … Read more

Tech Billionaires’ Plan for a New City in California Doesn’t Include a Local Government

From the moment I heard about tech billionaires’ weird plans to create a bustling new city in the heart of California’s Solano County, I was preoccupied with one basic question: Who is actually going to run this thing? Why Bitcoin won’t reach $1,000,000 Libertarian dreams of creating a new community from scratch are all well … Read more

Knox it down! California boys basketball game ends on dramatic three

A youth basketball game in California had a dramatic game-winner. With eight seconds left in the game, a coast-to-coast drive was capped off with a long-range three-pointer. Celebrations would ensue. Taking place at the Costa Mesa Boys and Girls Club, this gem of a highlight is just screaming for the Disney treatment, with dramatic music … Read more

Dakota Johnson Reacts to Her Earthquake Interview Going Viral: ‘We Live in California’ (Exclusive)

Dakota Johnson had the best reaction to going viral for her hilariously calm demeanor as an earthquake hit during her ET interview on Friday.  Talking with ET’s Ash Crossan from the black carpet of the Madame Web premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, the 34-year-old actress discussed the internet saying she had an irrationally sedated … Read more

Father in gender-reveal that sparked fatal 2020 California wildfire has pleaded guilty

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A man whose family’s gender reveal ceremony sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter in 2020 has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors said Friday. The El Dorado Fire erupted on Sept. 5, 2020, when Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angelina Jimenez and their young children staged a … Read more

California teen vanishes during layover at Denver International Airport on way home from mental health center

A teen heading back to her home in California allegedly never made it back, with authorities saying that the last time she was seen was at a layover at Denver International Airport. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said that 15-year-old Harper Cadman went missing at the Denver International Airport on Jan. 30. … Read more