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A Better Way: Let’s Give PG&E’s Customers the Reins

“I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game 'Monopoly.' ”— Steven Wright The light at the end of the utilities’ tunnel has been shut off for the hundreds of thousands of California residents who have recently lost their power, been evacuated fr...
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Law Gives Child Sex Assault Victims More Time to File Suits

SACRAMENTO — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt t...
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Leaders of California Ministry Charged With Forced Labor

EL CENTRO — A dozen leaders of a California-based ministry were arrested Tuesday on charges that they used homeless people as forced labor, holding them in locked group homes and forcing them to panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week, U.S. prosecuto...
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Cowboys Donating $50,000 to Victims in El Paso Shooting

OXNARD — The Dallas Cowboys are donating $50,000 to a fund for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 people and left about two dozen others injured in El Paso, Texas. The team said Wednesday the NFL Foundation was planning a matching donation to the E...