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Major Gavin Newsom donor benefitting from California $20 minimum wage exemption pushed by governor: report

foxbusiness.com A major donor to Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to reap the benefit of an obscure exemption to the state's new $20 minimum wage regulations for the fast…

FTC, states challenge Kroger's $25 billion grocery merger with Albertsons

politico.com In its administrative complaint the FTC said the deal would lead to higher prices and worst service for a host of consumer staples and services including fresh produce and…

Meta will limit reach of harmful content to teens on Facebook and Instagram amid scrutiny

latimes.com Meta said it will restrict inappropriate content for teenagers’ accounts on Instagram and Facebook, such as posts about suicide, self-harm and eating disorders. Facing…

California’s Impossible War on Oil and Gas

city-journal.org Determined to save the world from climate change, California has nearly shut down its oil and gas industry, though the Golden State currently gets 50 percent of its total…

DoorDash settles claims it unlawfully shared customer info

theregister.com DoorDash will cough up $375,000 to settle claims it trampled California's privacy laws by giving away customers' info without their consent nor giving them the opportunity…

DoorDash Hit With Privacy Fine In California

mediapost.com Food delivery service DoorDash has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle allegations that it violated California privacy laws by “selling” consumers' data to a marketing co-op,…

L.A. County accuses Grubhub of 'bait-and-switch' with last-minute fees

latimes.com The price of the turkey on rye half-sandwich from Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant in Los Angeles, purchased through the delivery app Grubhub, starts around $17. But at…

Restaurant owners warn new California law will make menu prices skyrocket: 'Crippling to everybody'

foxbusiness.com A new California law signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom last October will ban "junk fees" across a variety of businesses, but some warn that customers and restaurants…

California retail crime ringleader, members charged after estimated $8 million worth of beauty products confiscated

siliconvalley.com California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Friday that charges have been filed against the ringleader of an organized retail crime scheme that spanned 21 California…

To protect kids, California might require chronological feeds on social media

latimes.com Social media companies design their feeds to be as gripping as possible, with complicated algorithms shuffling posts and ads into a never-ending stream of entertainment. A…

A California man was found with 1 million rounds of ammo and 248 illegally owned guns in his house, state authorities say

businessinsider.com An assortment of guns found by authorities in a man's home in Richmond, California California Department of Justice California authorities found a man illegally owning 248…

Newsom Sued Over Transgender Policy, Teachers Claim They Are Forced To Lie To Parents

zerohedge.com Newsom Sued Over Transgender Policy, Teachers Claim They Are Forced To Lie To Parents Authored by Matthew Vadum via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Teachers are suing…

‘They lied’: plastics producers deceived public about recycling, report reveals

theguardian.com Plastic producers have known for more than 30 years that recycling is not an economically or technically feasible plastic waste management solution. That has not stopped…

What does a service fee ban mean for diners? Expect that $39 chicken to cost $49

latimes.com Coming this summer is a new state law that bans unadvertised service fees, surcharges and other additional costs that are added to the end of a bill for meals or delivery…

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,…

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