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How problematic is the Senate GOP’s ‘carpetbagger’ problem?

msnbc.com Republican officials struggled for a while to find a credible challenger to run against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin, but the party received some good this…

The Inland Empire's once-unstoppable warehousing industry falls into a slump

latimes.com Mauricio Perez, 33, a UPS truck driver who has been at the company for 15 years, has seen the effects of the logistics industry’s rise and fall on the Inland Empire. For…

Schiff blasts Porter’s ‘purity tests’ in Senate debate

politico.com LOS ANGELES – Rep. Katie Porter’s Senate debate strategy on Tuesday was clear from her first answer: Goad fellow Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff into a fight. By the hour-long…

Southern California shopping center closed following reports of explosion

apnews.com A Southern California shopping center was closed Tuesday afternoon following reports of an explosion, officials said. Multiple law enforcement agencies, including bomb…

Map reveals river flooding risk for your neighborhood

newsweek.com A map compiled using data and risk assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shows the counties in the U.S. that are currently deemed to be the most, and…

InventHelp Inventor Develops Entertaining New Board Game (OCM-1609)

benzinga.com PITTSBURGH, Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create an entertaining new board game with elements of suspense, luck, and chance," said an inventor, from Costa Mesa,…

Walmart Agrees To Acquire VIZIO HOLDING CORP. To Facilitate Accelerated Growth of Walmart Connect through VIZIO’s SmartCast Operating System

corporate.walmart.com BENTONVILLE, Ark., and IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2024 — Today, Walmart and VIZIO announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire VIZIO for $11.50 per…

Uber testing prepaid-item pickup from local stores in India

techcrunch.com Uber has quietly started testing a feature that lets gig workers pick up prepaid items from local stores and deliver them to customers in India. Called “Store Pickup,” the…

Southern California map shows cities atmospheric river will hit hardest

newsweek.com A map shared by the National Weather Service (NWS) office in San Diego shows which Southern California cities will get hit hardest by the ongoing atmospheric river.…

Retail theft outrage over brazen smash-and-grabs, shoplifting sprees, could bring California crackdown

siliconvalley.com A debate is emerging in California over whether a return to tough-on-crime policies is needed to deter brazen smash-and-grab robberies and shoplifting sprees caught on…

7 reasons Disneyland characters want to unionize

siliconvalley.com Mickey Mouse and his gal pal Minnie are unhappy with working conditions at Disneyland and are trying to unionize with hundreds of coworkers who want more cheese in their…

How Wall Street banks fought to keep control of a profitable but secretive trading business

axios.com Court documents reviewed by Axios show just how alarmed Wall Street banks were by efforts to regulate their derivatives trading desks after the 2008 financial crisis. Why it…

Southern California map shows which cities atmospheric river will hit first

newsweek.com National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists are tracking an atmospheric river expected to batter southern California this week, and the service's office in San Diego…

Photos show what the childhood homes of 33 US presidents looked like

businessinsider.com Joe Biden visits his childhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Some US presidents, like Jimmy Carter, grew up on farms with no…

Flood and snow warning for millions as California braces for storm

newsweek.com Warnings are in effect for parts of California as the state braces for another storm that is expected to bring heavy rain and threaten more flooding and mudslides. The…

How the candidates running for Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat say they'll solve California's housing crisis

businessinsider.com Construction workers help build a mixed-use apartment complex which will hold over 700 units of apartment housing and 95,000 square feet of commercial space on January 25,…

Tesla settles for $1.5 million after allegations of illegally disposing hazardous waste

latimes.com District attorneys from 25 California counties accused Tesla of improperly disposing of hazardous materials. The civil environmental prosecution ended Thursday, when a San…

These are the CVS MinuteClinics that will close around Los Angeles

latimes.com Retail drugstore chain CVS said it will close 25 of its in-store MinuteClinic locations in Greater Los Angeles by Feb. 25. Those locations are spread throughout Southern…

Hector Becerra named managing editor of The Times

latimes.com Hector Becerra, a veteran Times journalist and Los Angeles native, has been named managing editor of the paper. Veteran Los Angeles Times journalist Hector Becerra has been…

Fontana's Black mayor is cracking down on Latino street vendors. Both sides allege racism

latimes.com At meeting after meeting, activists, social justice groups and residents took their turn at the lectern in the Fontana City Council chambers in the fall to sound off against…

The Right's Hatred of California Is Wrong, and Sad

newrepublic.com If you grew up in California in the 1970s, as I did from the age of 12, and then moved someplace else, you fielded a lot of wisecracks. California was flaky (Esalen, Est,…

New House lines approved in New York. What would change

politico.com ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s Independent Redistricting Commission on Thursday approved a new set of lines for the state's 26-member congressional delegation, making only minor…

Photos show 3 multimillion-dollar mansions perched precariously near the edge of a cliff after landslides in California

businessinsider.com An aerial view of three large homes in Dana Point, California, after a cliffside gave way along Scenic Drive. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Three…

Korean bookstores in L.A. are dying. Here's how one survives

latimes.com Joe Choi stood inside Aladdin Fullerton bookstore, flipping through “Introduction to Business Management” in Korean. Choi, 33, has lived in the U.S. since he was a teenager,…

Tabby owner rescues litter of kittens, so her cat can pick "forever friend"

newsweek.com Choosing a new pet can be difficult, which is why one cat owner decided to bring home a litter of rescue kittens and let her foster cat pick his new best friend. In 2018,…

Two insurance companies seek premium hikes of more than 50% for Florida homeowners

wesh.com AND ONE MORE COMMITTEE BEFORE IT IS READY FOR THE FULL CHAMBER. TWO INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE REQUESTING SOME BIG PREMIUM HIKES FOR FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS. IF APPROVED, THE RATES…

Medical waste, chemicals and patient information in dumpsters: Quest Diagnostics to pay $5 million to settle state charges

siliconvalley.com Quest Diagnostics, one of America’s largest medical testing companies, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle charges that it improperly disposed of hazardous chemicals,…

Tarek El Moussa says he doesn't know how to make money on a starter home in California today

businessinsider.com Tarek El Moussa discussed the California housing market. HGTV Business Insider spoke to Tarek El Moussa ahead of the release of his book, "Flip Your Life." El Moussa said…

Florida's immigration crackdown is scaring patients away from seeking care

politico.com TALLAHASSEE, Florida — One of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ most controversial immigration moves has led to women shunning mammograms and prenatal care out of fear that they’ll be…

Disneyland’s Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy want to join a union

aol.com Disneyland employees who perform as various Disney characters at the theme park are seeking to join the Actor’s Equity Association, which represents everything from actors…

Coinbase, Ripple-Backed Super PAC Spends Millions to Defeat Elizabeth Warren Ally

decrypt.co A super PAC funded by some of crypto’s most powerful companies has amassed an $85 million war chest—and now, the organization is beginning to deploy those funds against…

Gen Z man buys $26K Amazon House to turn into Airbnb: "Invest in yourself"

newsweek.com A 23-year-old man from Los Angeles is showcasing the unique possibilities of unconventional housing, purchasing a flat-pack tiny home from Amazon that he plans to transform…

SoCal-based tattoo icon Tokyo Hiro leaves his mark on Sapporo’s new six-pack

siliconvalley.com He’s a respected tattoo artist whose work is etched on the skin of numerous musicians and professional athletes. He’s also designed album covers and concert posters for…

Wealthy Californians are ditching the state for the 'Beverly Hills of Arizona'

businessinsider.com A property in Paradise Valley, Arizona, at the foot of Camelback Mountain. David C Tomlinson/Getty Images Paradise Valley, dubbed by some the "Beverly Hills of Arizona," has…

Multiple California mansions close to falling off cliff after landslide

newsweek.com At least three coastline homes in southern Orange County, California, are at risk of falling into the ocean after the cliffside they are built on crumbled in a landslide…

Taco Bell shares secrets about its 2024 menu, Nacho Fries, chicken nuggets and much, much more

siliconvalley.com Taco Bell previewed 2024 for fans on Friday, a future that includes Crunchwraps made with giant Cheez-its, chicken nuggets and possibly permanent Nacho Fries. The occasion…

The LA Times lays off 115 people, with the De Los and Washington, D.C. teams especially hard-hit

niemanlab.org The Los Angeles Times laid off 23% of its newsroom on Tuesday — one of the largest cuts in the paper’s 142-year history, according to the paper’s own reporting. Around 385…

How much of our boom has been an immigration boom?

marginalrevolution.com From Scott Sumner: Matt Yglesias directed me to a new CBO report, which confirms that immigration explains the recent GDP boom: In our projections, the deficit is also…

A real-estate investor says he lost over $15,000 because of squatters. ‘The rent is too damn high,’ advocates say

marketwatch.com When one of his rentals was broken into and taken over by squatters, Atlanta-based real-estate investor Chris Griffith spent nearly six months and $15,000 getting rid of…

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes greater Los Angeles. No reports of major damage

pbs.org An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 struck the Southern California coast near Malibu on Friday afternoon and was widely felt in the Los Angeles region. There…

Libertarians could supercharge RFK Jr’s campaign. But can he prove he’s one of them?

semafor.com The News In California, where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lives, he needs 219,403 valid signatures to make the ballot — or 75,000 registrations with his new “We the People” party.…

Gen Z woman sums up reality of workers' vacation time in hilarious clip

newsweek.com A content creator's take on the difference between the working culture in the United States and United Kingdom has been cheered online, with viewers praising Andrea Celeste…

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