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6.5 quake strikes Gulf of California near Mexico

Published time: 19 Jan, 2018 16:31 Edited time: 19 Jan, 2018 16:50 A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the east coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, the United States Geological Survey has reported. The quake picked up by the USGS was 69 kilometers north-east of the seaside town of Loreto, known for its colonial-era architecture. According to the ...

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California AG threatens bosses who rat out immigrant workers with $10k fine

Amid “rumors” of imminent large-scale immigration raids, California’s attorney-general is warning employers they will be fined up to $ 10,000 if they provide federal immigration officers with information on employees. At a press conference Thursday, the Golden State Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) told employers that they are expected to abide by laws taking effect from 2018, furthering California’s “sanctuary state” image. Under AB 450, ...

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Buses with Apple, Google employees pelted with stones in California

Shuttle buses carrying Apple and Google employees have been attacked with what police believe were either BB guns or rocks. Following the incident Apple said that some of its buses were temporarily rerouted. The incidents occurred while buses carrying Apple and Google employees were driving in both directions of Interstate 280 in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California ...

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‘New California’ declares independence from state, blames high taxes & poor services

A group hoping to breakaway from California because of high taxes and their unhappiness with how the state is run has declared independence for ‘New California.’ The group’s leaders released a Declaration of Independence on Monday in the hopes that it will eventually lead to independence from the state capitol, Sacramento. Unlike the Calexit movement, which is looking for independence ...

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‘An unjust law’: 9 charged with feeding homeless in California

Nine activists with the advocacy group Break the Ban have been charged for feeding the homeless after a California city passed a law banning the charitable act following a massive Hepatitis A outbreak. The activists’ were arrested and charged with misdemeanors after they handed out food in Wells Park in El Cajon, California, San Diego County on Sunday. Break the ...

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Heavy-weed champion of the world? Mike Tyson launches California cannabis farm

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 20:50 Mike Tyson has landed a blow for cannabis enthusiasts by breaking ground on a 40-acre marijuana farm in California. The move by the former world heavyweight boxing champion comes hot on the heels of the state’s decision to legalize the drug for recreational use. READ MORE: ‘Happy New Year blunts!’ 2018 brings marijuana legalization ...

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‘Happy New Year blunts!’ 2018 brings marijuana legalization to California

Californians woke up on Monday to a stimulating New Year’s gift: legal recreational cannabis. The state is set to become the world’s largest regulated, commercial market of recreational marijuana. Read more Over two decades after California legalized the medical use of marijuana, America’s most populous state joins Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Nevada to grant stores licenses for selling recreational ...

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Nestle under fire for selling California water ‘without a valid basis’

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 23:20 Nestle is under scrutiny by California legislators for selling water from the drought-stricken state. The company has been bottling and selling water taken from the San Bernardino Forest without proper permits. Following a 20-month investigation, California’s State Water Resources Control Board issued a report suggesting Nestle cease taking water from Strawberry Creek in San ...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket causes multi-car crash in California (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 09:34 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 10:11 A SpaceX rocket that soared over Southern California on Friday caused not only a social media frenzy, but a three-car pile-up on a freeway. A dashboard camera captured at least three cars smashed on one California freeway as the rocket was flying overhead and drivers apparently slowed down ...

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SpaceX launch stirs alien UFO fears in California, Arizona (VIDEOS)

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 03:22 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 04:48 The aftermath of SpaceX’s launch of satellites into space from Southern California was witnessed across state lines and hundreds of miles. Many, however, did not know what to make of the stunning sights lighting up the sky. Falcon 9 launched 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit Friday night, from ...

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