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A rich California enclave has a few of the purest faucet water in the nation, and it starts as sewage

A rich California enclave has a few of the purest faucet...

Orange County tap water is "as clean as water can be," activist Seth Siegel writes in his new book, "Troubled Water." Things weren't always that way: For decades, seawater was seeping into the community's fresh water supply, threatening to expose residents to excess sodium in their taps. But in 2008, the county revealed a new…
California legal guidelines search to crack down on deepfakes in politics and porn

California legal guidelines search to crack down on deepfakes in politics...

Deepfakes have been known to make politicians appear to do and say unusual things.  ALEXANDRA ROBINSON/AFP/Getty Images While some deepfakes are silly and fun, others are misleading and even abusive. Two new California laws aim to put a stop to these more nefarious video forgeries.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed AB 730, which…
A California marijuana laboratory checked fake vapes and discovered high levels of unsafe chemicals consisting of pesticides, vitamin E, and hydrogen cyanide

A California marijuana laboratory checked fake vapes and discovered high levels...

Vaping-related illnesses continue to surge around the US. In a new report shared exclusively with Business Insider, California cannabis-testing lab CannaSafe found that out of 12 illicit vape cartridges tested, nine contained dangerously high levels of Vitamin E acetate. All of them contained pesticides. Out of 104 legal vapes tested, none contained vitamin E acetate…
NCAA battles California over brand-new law that assists professional athletes earn money

NCAA battles California over brand-new law that assists professional athletes earn...

Enlarge / Mississippi Rebels and Xavier Musketeers go head-to-head during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball on March 19, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida. California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a bill into law allowing college athletes to get paid for endorsements, setting up a battle between the state government and the NCAA.…
Trump to remove California’s automobile emission requirements waiver

Trump to remove California’s automobile emission requirements waiver

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration will use a meeting at the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to announce the revocation of California's ability to set its own air pollution standards. The state's authority was granted by a waiver that allows it to set pollution limits that are stricter than the federal…
Partner of Ring officer amongst legislators attempting to deteriorate Calif. personal privacy law

Partner of Ring officer amongst legislators attempting to deteriorate Calif. personal...

Enlarge / California State Capitol building in Sacramento. The California legislature worked through the summer to finalize the text of the state's landmark data privacy law before time to make amendments ran out on Friday. In the Assembly (California's lower house), Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin has been a key voice and vote backing motions that would…
California Lawmakers Take into account Abortion Capsules On Campus

California Lawmakers Take into account Abortion Capsules On Campus

California is close to passing a law allowing campus health centers to dispense the pills used for medication abortions. If it passes, it would be the first state to do so.
Tesla declares brand-new insurance coverage item will provide lower costs

Tesla declares brand-new insurance coverage item will provide lower costs

Enlarge / A Tesla Model 3. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Tesla announced Wednesday that it is launching a new personal auto insurance product in California. Elon Musk said in April that Tesla would offer an auto insurance product the following month. Tesla now says the product is available in California for all Tesla vehicles going back to…
Anti-vaxxer livestreamed supposed attack on pro-vaccine legislator

Anti-vaxxer livestreamed supposed attack on pro-vaccine legislator

Enlarge / LOS ANGELES, Calif. - APRIL 14, 2015: Kathleen Miller, 46, right, with her children at a rally of parents and teachers who oppose efforts to end the personal-belief exemption on vaccinations. The Sacramento Police Department on Wednesday cited a prominent anti-vaccine advocate on suspicion of assault after he shoved state Sen. Richard Pan…
NASA: Southern California July earthquake moved the ground this much

NASA: Southern California July earthquake moved the ground this much

The USGS shared this view of a highway broken apart by the Ridgecrest earthquake. USGS A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook, rattled and rolled Southern California early in July. It did more than slosh water out of swimming pools and bring Disneyland to a halt. It also redecorated the landscape. NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team took…
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