12 Killed in Southern California Bar Shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, a 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran strode up to the front entrance of a country music bar in this Los Angeles suburb that was hosting its weekly college dance party. As more than a hundred people sipped drinks and took line dancing lessons inside, Ian David Long, bearded and…

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Dialysis industry scores win with California bill veto

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill late Sunday that would have, among other things, capped payments at lower Medicare rates for dialysis facilities that have financial ties to charities that subsidize patients’ commercial insurance. Why it matters: It’s a huge win for dialysis companies like DaVita, and for and charities linked to the dialysis…

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How Palo Alto taxpayers are funding California

California scooped up just under $1 billion from nearly 9,000 tax returns filed in 94301 (Palo Alto, home of Stanford and the “birthplace of Silicon Valley”) in 2016 — more revenue than from any other ZIP Code in California, the L.A. Times’ Melanie Mason reports. Why it matters: As Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John…

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The scale of the California wildfire

The Mendocino Complex fire is officially the largest fire on record in California, with more than 300,000 acres burned as of Wednesday night. It’s made up of two separate fires, and it has already eclipsed last year’s record-setting Thomas Fire, which torched about 281,000 acres. Here’s how the destruction compares to the size of Washington,…

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Trump Administration Aims to Freeze Fuel Standards, End Tougher California Rules

The Trump administration is proposing to freeze fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in 2020, a move that will ease rules for auto makers and also likely intensify a legal fight with California. The proposal outlined Thursday would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy requirements adopted under the Obama administration in collaboration with California.…

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Wildfires Rage Across California

SAN FRANCISCO—Wildfires spread across California Sunday, forcing officials to extend closure of the famed Yosemite Valley by another week and maintain evacuations for thousands of people further north around Redding where the death toll climbed to at least five. By far the most destructive inferno so far has been the Carr Fire, which has exploded…

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ACA premiums in California are going up by 9%

Californians will pay an average of 8.7% more next year for health insurance sold through the Affordable Care Act, and many consumers who are willing to switch plans won’t see any premium increase at all, the state said today. Why it matters: California’s rates continue a trend of smaller-than-expected premium hikes. The fact that the…

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Democrats See Lift in California Primary Vote

Updated June 6, 2018 8:09 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—Democrats will have a contender on the ballot in all 84 Republican House districts rated as competitive by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, including seven areas in California seen as critical in the party’s strategy to regain control of the chamber. California looms large in the party’s efforts,…

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Democratic Incumbent Dianne Feinstein Easily Wins California Senate Primary

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the only Democrat in the Senate facing a serious primary challenge in 2018, on Tuesday outpolled her rivals by a big margin and advanced to the November election. Ms. Feinstein, who is running for a sixth term, was declared the first-place finisher in the California Senate primary by the Associated…

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