A Mexican citizen living in Tijuana with 40 aliases was sent to U.S. prison after admitting he assumed an American identity to collect almost $361,000 in government benefits fraudulently.
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Elon Musk’s triumphant Sunday afternoon tweet, claiming that Tesla produced 7,000 cars in 7 days, spiked the company’s stock market value higher by $4 billion at the opening of trading on July 2 -- but it crashed by $6 billion by the close.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s international cap-and-trade pact to tackle climate change is on the verge of imploding following the election earlier this month of a new government in Ontario, Canada, that ran on the promise of dumping the very expensive climate change deal.
California’s legal marijuana industry is about to see big business move in to buy up small players in expectation of continued high growth in the markets for medical and recreation pot.
As of last week, both houses of the California legislature have now passed a bill that would allow voters to end Daylight Savings Time by referendum this November.
Tesla finally confirmed that the company’s "Solar" division will end a partnership with Home Depot and close about 20 percent of its installation centers.
Tom Steyer’s $40 million campaign for the impeachment of President Donald Trump could undermine California Democrats' congressional races, as likely voter polls hit new highs for America moving in the "right direction.
The Trump administration's record of enforcing immigration laws and delivering the lowest unemployment rate since 2000 is creating big demand for H-2 visas for seasonal guest workers.
LA Metro began a series of public meetings last week to showcase a Sepulveda Pass train route to launch its “Twenty-eight by ’28” plan to build public transportation projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Cal Fire made its first official announcement last week that 12 big Northern California wildfires in October 2017 were caused by problems associated with electric utility power lines.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spent almost $35 million in the California primary to come in third for governor behind Republican businessman and first-time candidate John Cox, who spent just $6.6 million.
Orange County Democrats are hoping that Asian-American voters will provide the votes necessary for a "blue wave" to crash across Republican-held districts -- and avoid a shutout in key primary races for Congress.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will force water districts and municipalities to permanently adopt even more aggressive water rationing level than during the state’s 5-year drought.
The deep blue Democrat stronghold of California has been the top beneficiary of whatWall Street analysts are calling the "Trump bump" in the economy.
Californians now oppose self-driving cars on local roadsby almost a three-to-one margin, according to a new poll.
The expiration of Net Neutrality rules -- which regulated broadband cable as if it were a rotary phone service -- is set for June 11.
Neighborhood groups filed a lawsuit to stop the City of Los Angeles’fast-tracking an environmental exemption ‘The Boring Company’ hyperloop tunnel under the city. The lawsuit is in response to the L.A.
Hawaii’s 4,200-foot high Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983, is at risk of re-entering its explosive phase.
The California State Assembly's Health Committee passed a labor-backed bill on a strict 11-4 partisan vote last week under which the state would create a commission to socialize the price of all healthcare service costs.
California zipped past the United Kingdom to become the 5th largest economy in the world in 2017.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed the state's thirty-first lawsuit against the Trump administration, joining 16 other states to stop the rollback of Obama-era rules requiring car manufacturers to double auto mileage.
An attempt by California Democrats to increase affordable housing by ending zoning restrictions near urban transit stations was dropped last month due to a revolt by the urban poor whom the bill was ostensibly intended to benefit.
California’s high school pre-registration of 100,000 teens who will be eligible to vote on their 18thbirthday has resulted in 38 percent signing up as Democrats.
Elon Musk faces a shareholder proposal that could take away his Chairman title as conflict of interest concerns and litigation compound Tesla’s lack of profitability challenges.
Los Angeles County’s Metro Transportation Authority Board voted to end allowing solo-occupied zero-emission vehicles free use of the highly trafficked 10 and 110 freeway toll lanes.
The CaliforniaState Assembly passed a bill last Thursday that could make selling a book, or giving a paid speech, or preaching a sermon suggesting that gay people change their lifestyle illegal as a deceptive business practice.
California water supply is suffering serious degradation from the 99 percentof unlicensed marijuana cultivators that remain unlicensed to avoid taxes and environmental regulation.
The Los Angeles Public Works Committee asked for a California Environmental Quality Act waiver to accelerate the build-out of Hyperloop tunnels under 4 million residents.
The California Senate passed a super “Net Neutrality” law just as the Obama-era regulation of the Internet is set to be expire on April 23.
The US Geological Survey (USGS)has issued a report on the 112th-year anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake warning that 7.0 quake on the San Andreas Fault’s big brother, called the Hayward Fault, could create a massive liquefaction event (sandy soils becoming liquid-like) along much of the East Bay periphery.
San Francisco police are issuing $125 tickets and confiscating electric scooters as the new transportation fad goes viral -- and sparks complaints from angry local residents.
California’s terrible commuter rail service speeds and on-time performance are growing worse, due to homeless camps near the tracks and transients wandering on the rails.
MGA Entertainment, Inc., which made billions of dollars from the fashion forward "Bratz" dolls and Little Tykes toys, has bid $900 million for the failing Toys “R” Us brand and its 1,700 remaining stores.
The City of Los Angeles wants to pay property owners to renovate garages and build backyard houses to rent out to the homeless.
California’s projected tax collection bonanza from recreational marijuana missed the state’s projections by 13 percent in the first two months of 2018 due to taxes.
The Trump Administration saved taxpayers $774 million last by beginning to privatize FEMA flood insurance risk and intends to go further in privatizing risk this year
California Governor Jerry Brown has not refused President Donald Trump’s call to deploy the California National Guard to assist interdictions of illegal immigrants and drugs along the U.S.
The U.S. Weather Service confirmed that 2017 was the costliest hurricane season in America’s history and forecast an above average with 14 named storms for the 2018 season.
Tesla Motors stock fell to a 13-month low after the company announced the recall of about half of all the cars it ever produced Thursday, and after the company suffered a credit rating downgrade.
The Facebook scandal over selling customers’ deepest secrets for huge amounts of cash has accelerated signature-gathering efforts for a "Privacy Act" initiative on California’s ballot.
The Los Angeles City Council voted last week to develop an “emergency” plan that could operate trailer and tent encampments to house 34,000-homeless -- similar to the plan developed by Orange County.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments challenging California’s law requiring Christian pregnancy clinics to provide mandatory disclosure of abortion options on Tuesday, March 20.
California's bullet train appears to have released a “High Case” estimate of $98.1 billion to prepare the public for much higher tunneling costs.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) smacked down her former Silicon Valley allies this week by blocking a federal deregulation that would have expedited the testing of self-driving cars.
At 2:00 AM on March 11, Americans complied for the 44thyear with President Richard Milhouse Nixon’s still controversial “Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act.”
Catholic Sister Catherine Rose Holzman “collapsed and died” Friday evening in a Los Angeles courtroom after testifying regarding Katy Perry’s lawsuit to take over a convent without the nuns' approval.
Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps' removal.
San Francisco is trying to solve the housing crisis for its shriveling middle class by moving them into Chinese-style micro-apartments rebranded as fun-loving dormitories.
California unions claim that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration raids across Northern California will destroy farmers by causing fruit to “die on the vine.”
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is going all-in for a $ $400 billion California-run single-payer health care plan after his 16-point lead in governor race has evaporated.
Tesla’s factory was fined $139,000 for emitting the same type of toxic NOx into the atmosphere that their electric-vehicles are supposed to eliminate.
The first Consumer Reportsreview of a Tesla Model 3 found the all-electric sedan for the middle class has great handling, but that the ride quality is very poor.
The U.S. News & World Report has named California theworst state for "quality of life," largely due to the high cost of living.
Washington, DC, hasissuedthe Boring Company its first commercial drilling permit for a Hyperloop tunnel that CEO Elon Musk promises will eventually offer a 29-minute service to downtown New York City.
Brookings Institution research confirms that the San Francisco Bay Area has the highest income inequality levels in the United States.
California Democrats have filed a bill that would cap annual interest rates at 19 percent and wipe out about $2.7 billion in loans to California residents.
Top-tier venture capitalist Peter Thiel is ditching the intolerance of Silicon Valley and moving himself and his personal investment arm to Los Angeles for better business opportunities.
California reported 36 flu deaths for the week ending February 3, as the influenza pandemic is on track to be worse than the 2009 outbreak of swine flu.
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom seems to be trying to rescue his collapsing Governor campaign by leveraging his Chairmanship of the California Lands Commission to fight the Trump administration’s plan to open up offshore oil drilling.
California’s flu pandemic has killed 127 humans already this winter, and it is now rapidly spreading to dogs.
After years of financial losses, and months of unionization drama, Chicago-based Tronc is reported to be negotiating to sell the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
California's zero-emission-vehicle registrations jumped 29 percent last year, powered by government subsidies, but a lack of standardized charging stations will make future growth more expensive.
An East Bay Area car burglary gang that is believed to have stolen thousands of electronic devices was caught with 900 laptops headed for the Port of Oakland for shipment to Vietnam.
Stanford University researchers have reported 97 percent laboratory success eliminating metastasized tumors in mice by injecting vaccines directly into tumors to activate T cells.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is starting to use commercially available facile recognition software to confirm the identity of international travelers and drastically speed up the check-in process.
Silicon Valley’s Udelv made history by piloting the first driverless retail grocery delivery service in America on Jan. 30.
California marijuana retailers will be toting huge amounts of cash to the Franchise Tax Board and the IRS, as pot still is too illegal for banks to inhale.
The California Department of Water Resources' (DWR) cost estimates for the Oroville Dam crisis and repair have spiked to $870 million, after an independent forensic report blamed the state for misleading the public about its knowledge of dangerous conditions.
A story by Southern California Public Radio station KPCC last week appeared to admit that President Donald Trump’s $1.5 billion tax reform is best for middle and lower income households.
California's reported deaths from the ongoing influenza epidemic jumped over 50 percent, from 15 for the first week of 2018 to 32 for the second week of 2018.
Top tech venture capitalist Sir Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capitalcauseda stir last week by claiming thatAmerican tech workers in Silicon Valley arelazy compared to tech workers in China.
Eighty-five percent of the LA Times newsroom employees voted for the first time in 136 years to unionize under the Commercial Workers of America.
The State of California is leading 20 other states -- and defending Silicon Valley's interests -- by suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop its decision to repeal Net Neutrality rules.
Democrats fear the Trump Administration’s re-reinstatement of citizenship questions on the 2020 U.S. Census will cost California a Congressional seat and billions in funding.
Gov. Jerry Brown is blaming California’s coming insolvency on Proposition 13, which was passed in response to his first term policies in the late 1970s.
California reported deaths from the flu epidemic jumped by 50 percent from 10 for the last week of 2017 to 15 for the first week of 2018.
The Public Utility Commission announced an agreement Thursday with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to close California’s last nuclear power plant reactors at Diablo Canyon by 2025.
Arnold Schwarzenegger joined the "New Way California" initiative this week, in the hope of creating a competitive California Republican Party by triangulating toward Democrat priorities.
The State of California is reporting that the deadly 2017-2018 flu epidemic is running at 300 percent above average for the last five years.
CNN's Brian Stelter asked Twitter on Tuesday whether President Donald Trump's tweet threatening North Korea with his "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear button violated the social media network's terms of service.
A strengthening La Niña weather pattern has brought cooler temperatures to the world -- except in California, where it is expected to be dry and warm for the next three months.
With analysts slashing Tesla's earnings estimates, and its stock diving toward an eight-month low, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to spin fanciful dreams of a full-size electric pick-up.
Police arrested a Los Angeles man on Friday after he made a revenge prank call -- a "swatting" -- to police in Kansas about a potential hostage incident that resulted in the police killing an innocent man.
California New Year’s Day partiers can only buy legal recreational marijuana at 44 locations across the state, as cities like Los Angeles are suffering problems setting up taxes and dealing with union infighting.
Southern California’s population continues to grow slowly, as the area swaps legal residents leaving for legal and illegal aliens arriving.
California Gov. Jerry Brown celebrated a Sanctuary State Christmas by pardoning two convicted criminal aliens to prevent their deportation next week by the Trump administration.
The Thomas fire in Southern California is officially the largest in the history of the state after burning through 273,400 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Associated Press.
The Trump tax cut may not save the California economy that may already be in recession.
Elon Musk tweeted his personal cell phone number this week to 16.7 million followers with the message, “Hey, give me a call.”
California’s Democrat-controlled legislature is considering a state version of Obamacare's individual mandate to replace the one killed by President Trump's new tax reform bill.
Tech leaders are beginning to worry that Silicon Valley’s new political correctness is stifling innovation.
A new international report has found that due to the burden of regulatory overreach and the highest taxes in the nation, California ranks 49th out of all 50 U.S.
With firefighters gaining the upper hand as "red flag" winds die down, it appears that the bill for this year’s California wildfire season will come in at around $180 billion.
The California Department of Public Health (DPH) was forced to issue proposed guidance it concealed for three years regarding the risks of exposure to the radio frequency energy released by cell phones.
California’s Democrat-controlled legislature is again leading the so-called "resistance" to President Donald Trump -- this time, by planning to reinstate Net Neutrality rules repealed by FCC’s Republican majority last Thursday.
Bitcoin’s 3,000 percent profit, heavily concentrated ownership, and thin trading markets could be setting up the first crypto-currency for a manipulative “pump and dump” disaster.
California’s hospitality industry is cranking up to incorporate the launch of recreational marijuana with premium offerings of cannabis edibles, aphrodisiacs, and a revived drug culture party sound.
A criminal caught looting during the February Oroville Dam crisis evacuation of 185,000 residents was sentenced to potential life in prison Wednesday.
With celebrities blaming Donald Trump for the recent wildfire outbreaks in California, it is worth remembering that the Obama administration threatened to cut off funding to fight California wildfires in 2016 over a billing dispute.
Several new fires have erupted in Southern California in addition to the massive Thomas fire near Ventura, resulting in the temporary closure of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles as smoke sweeps across the city.