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Mercury Insurance Agrees to Pay California a Record $41M

SACRAMENTO — Mercury Insurance Co. is ending its two-decade battle with California regulators over extra fees charged to customers by agreeing to pay the state more than $41 million, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said Wednesday. He said it’s t...

High Times & High Stakes of California’s Legal Weed

Opinion by Joe Mathews California’s 2018 transition to legal marijuana contains a mind-bending paradox: Ending prohibitions on marijuana is going to require an awful lot of aggressive law enforcement. On Jan. 1, California will not merely be...