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Californian Fast-Food Employees May Earn $20/Hour Wage but Franchisees Cut Work Hours

Californian Fast-Food Employees May Earn $20/Hour, But Franchisees Cut Work Hours

California franchisees are cutting employee hours and raising prices in response to a new law raising the minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 per hour, while workers see mixed impacts.

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Los Angeles Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Laundering Over $15 Million for Drug Traffickers

Los Angeles Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Laundering Over $15 Million for Drug Traffickers

A Los Angeles man was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in laundering over $15.5 million for international drug traffickers.

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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Under Threat of California Wildfire

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Under Threat of California Wildfire

A wildfire in the mountains above Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley on July 5 appears to threaten Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson's former estate.

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California Restaurants May Keep Charging Service Fees Despite New 'Junk Fee' Law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill allowing restaurants to collect service charges despite SB 478, which shields consumers from "junk fees."

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New Zealand Tourist, Wife of Businessman Doug McKay, Killed in Southern California Robbery

New Zealand Tourist, Wife of Businessman Doug McKay, Killed in Southern California Robbery

A New Zealand tourist, identified as the wife of prominent businessman Doug McKay, was tragically killed during a robbery attempt in Southern California.

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US States Divided Over Gun Store Sales Having Special Credit Card Tracking

US States Divided Over Gun Store Sales Having Special Credit Card Tracking

A California law requiring credit card networks to provide banks with special retail codes that could be assigned to gun stores to track their sales is set to be implemented on July 1.

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Jury Orders NFL to Pay $4.7 Billion in Damages After Breaking Antitrust Laws in ‘Sunday Ticket’ Case

Jury Orders NFL to Pay $4.7 Billion in Damages After Breaking Antitrust Laws in ‘Sunday Ticket’ Case

A jury in a California-based US District Court ordered the NFL to pay almost $4.8 billion in damages to a class action after a ruling found the league violating antitrust laws.

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California Moves to Ease Employer Penalties for Labor Violations

California Moves to Ease Employer Penalties for Labor Violations

The California Legislature approved bills to amend the Private Attorneys General Act, reducing penalties for some employers while requiring corrective actions for violations.

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Disney May Come Under Antitrust Fire for Owning Hulu, ESPN, Court Ruling Reveals

Disney May Come Under Antitrust Fire for Owning Hulu, ESPN, Court Ruling Reveals

US District Court judge Edward J. Davila partially denied Disney’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by 25 subscribers to YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

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California Democrats Delay Minimum Wage Hike for Healthcare Workers Amid Budget Crisis

California Democrats Delay Minimum Wage Hike for Healthcare Workers Amid Budget Crisis

California Democrats have agreed to delay a minimum wage increase for 426,000 healthcare workers to address a $46.8 billion budget deficit.

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Snapchat Settles Sex Discrimination, Harassment Claims With $15 Million in California

Snapchat Inc. settled a $15 million lawsuit over female workers' discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment after a three-year inquiry.

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Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Conspired With Chinese Banking Group to Launder $50 Million, US DOJ Says

Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Conspired With Chinese Banking Group to Launder $50 Million, US DOJ Says

The US DOJ alleged that the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel collaborated with wealthy Chinese nationals in California to launder up to $50 million from drug trafficking.

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California Court Issues $5.9 Million Fine on Amazon for Breaking Labor Law

California Court Issues $5.9 Million Fine on Amazon for Breaking Labor Law

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office fined Amazon $5.9 million for violating a state law that prevented warehouse workers from being pushed to work so quickly that their personal health and safety were put at risk.

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CalFresh Summer Benefits: How Much Additional Food Stamps Are Californians Getting?

CalFresh Summer Benefits: How Much Additional Food Stamps Are Californians Getting?

Californians are set to receive enhanced CalFresh benefits for the summer, providing additional food assistance to eligible individuals and families across the state.

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California Lawmakers Reject Newsom's $400M PG&E Budget Bid Amid Ongoing Political Standoff

California Lawmakers Reject Newsom's $400M PG&E Budget Bid Amid Ongoing Political Standoff

California lawmakers rejected Governor Newsom's request to allocate an additional $400 million for PG&E in the state budget, continuing a political standoff.

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