California

Federal judge dismisses Apple Store workers’ request for compensation for security screenings

In a Saturday ruling, U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California said that Apple Store employees are not required to be compensated for the time which Apple takes in searching their bags when they enter or exit the stores.

The ruling by Judge Alsup comes in a... read more

Federal judge dismisses class-action lawsuit filed by Apple’s retail workers

On Saturday, the Federal District Court in San Francisco tossed out a class-action lawsuit which retail workers at tech giant Apple had initiated to oppose the company's bag-search practices at its stores in California.

The Saturday verdict in the class-action was handed out by Judge... read more

Pets on Trains program is victory for American pet owners and Amtrak: Jeff Denham

Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, has permitted its passengers to bring their pets along on certain trains. After this plan was successfully launched in Illinois, Amtrak decided to bring this program to guests traveling along the Northeast Corridor and New England.

Rep... read more

General Mills

Owing to allergy risk, more than one million boxes of both Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a factory in Lodi, California, have been recalled by General Mills. The recall came because of around 1.8 million boxes of cereal being labeled as gluten-free, but in reality they were carrying... read more

Symptoms of Stress seen in Giant Sequoias

Scientists keeping track on Giant Sequoias growing in California's Sierra Nevada said they have found some symptoms of stress in the trees. Drought is the main cause of stress to the trees that are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, they added.

Researchers, studying the... read more

Vitamin C deficiency linked to higher Alzheimer's risk

Researchers have found that low level of vitamin D could be related to dementia and Alzheimer’s, one of the most common forms of dementia. Direct source of Vitamin D includes the sun and foods like nuts, lentils and fatty fish.

A team of researchers at the University of California at... read more

California lawmakers quietly approve major medical-marijuana measure

California lawmakers quietly approved a major pot measure late last week to pave way for implementation of a much-needed regulatory framework for the state’s multibillion-dollar medical-marijuana industry.

The California Senate as well as Assembly approved the historic Medical Marijuana... read more

UC San Diego ranked 9th among nation’s best public schools

University of California San Diego has once again grabbed one of the top 10 spots on the list of the nation’s best public schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings report.

The 2016 edition of Best Colleges ranked UC San Diego 9th among the nation’s best public... read more

California doctor faces murder trial in overdose deaths of three men

A California doctors is facing murder trial in overdose deaths of three people for whom she prescribed powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical examinations.

Prosecutor John Niederman alleged in the court on Monday that a coroner... read more

Sick sailor dies miles off California

A member of the California Air National Guard crew who fell ill aboard a ship 900 miles off the Golden State’s coast could not be saved despite a frantic rescue attempt, officials announced on Wednesday.

The victim was based at Moffett Field aboard the Green Ridge, a large ship that is... read more

Officials urge people to keep their drones away from fire crews

Federal and California state fire department officials have urged drone hobbyists to keep their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) out of the sky during firefighting operations as they obstruct their aerial efforts to douse wildfires.

Fire department officials said on Friday that their... read more

Risk of shark attacks plunged 91% in California: report

Life in California has gotten better at least in one way - the risk of being attacked by a shark has slipped, according to a fresh study published by the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

A group of scientists from Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium analyzed... read more

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