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  • California Legalizes Bitcoin
    By on June 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    jfruh (300774) writes “California governor Jerry Brown has signed a law repealing Section 107 of California’s Corporations Code, which prohibited companies or individuals from issuing money other than U.S. dollars. Before the law was repealed, not only bitcoin but everything from Amazon Coin to Starbucks Stars were techinically illegal; the law was generally not enforced.”

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  • 8 Dead, 12 Hurt At Off-Road Race In California desert
    By on August 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An off-road vehicle plowed into a crowd moments after sailing off a jump at a race in Southern California Saturday night.


  • California Searchers Scour for Survivors of Midair Crash
    By on November 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Aircraft and ships are scouring the ocean off San Diego for any signs of survivors of a nighttime collision of a Coast Guard C-130 airplane and a Marine Corps attack helicopter. Survival is unlikely, but any small hope or closure is worth the effort.


  • California Moving Forward With Big-Screen TV Power Restrictions
    By on October 17, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “The Los Angeles Times reports that California regulators are poised to pass the nation’s first ban on energy-hungry big-screen televisions just as they did with refrigerators, air conditioners and dozens of other products since the 1970s. ‘We would not propose TV efficiency standards if we thought there was any evidence in the record that they will hurt the economy,’ said Commissioner Julia Levin, who has been in charge of the (more…)

  • Crime Makes a Comeback in California Poli
    By on September 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Early parole and prisoner releases could put an old issue back on the agenda.


  • California beats Taiwan for Little League World Series crown
    By on August 31, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    California came up big late to win the Little League World Series.


  • California Stations Reject Ad Calling For Pot Legalization
    By on July 8, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Three television stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles have rejected an ad promoting the legalization and taxation of marijuana, set to run on consenting stations and cable networks in the state beginning Wednesday.


  • California Parks Could Be Seized By Feds
    By on July 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    California officials said Wednesday they are trying to avert the federal government’s threat to seize six parks that could be closed to help reduce the state’s ballooning budget deficit. Parks that could be seized include Angel Island, Point Sur State Historic Park, Point Magu State Park, etc.