California

West Hollywood City Council Votes to Hike Minimum Wage to $17.64 an Hour Starting Next Year

The rate will first take effect Jan. 1 for hospitality workers and will "create a phased approach for minimum wage increases for large businesses and small businesses with adjustments every six months to create consistency in the minimum wage citywide by July 1, 2023," the city council said in a statement.

US Gasoline Prices Vault to New 7-Year High

As of Oct. 27, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose to $3.394 from the prior day's $3.389 and up from the month ago average of $3.189, according to AAA.

The Epoch Times

Shipping Problems to Persist Through 2022 Amid Supply Chain Crisis: Economists

Roughly 77 ships are currently waiting outside docks in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, carrying a staggering $24 billion worth of goods waiting to be offloaded, CNBC reported, citing economists at Goldman Sachs.

The Epoch Times

Shipping Containers From Stranded Ships Abandoned in California Neighborhoods

Shipping containers are now reportedly being abandoned in California neighborhoods.

The Epoch Times

More Than 90 Snakes Removed From Beneath Northern California Home

The rescue operation, which involved crawling under the house with a 24-inch snake pole, took almost four hours.

Amanda Breen

Energy Crisis May Trigger Winter Blackouts Across US: Coal Firm CEO

The global demand for power has increased as economies attempt to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, triggering natural gas shortages.

Could Renovating Abandoned Hotels and Motels Solve California's Housing Crisis?

Adaptive reuse is gaining traction as more state officials introduce the possibility of converting large abandoned spaces into affordable housing.

Richard Maize

Taco Bell is Giving Out Free Food to Vaccinated Customers

All you need to do is show proof of vaccination in order to get in on the free grub.

Emily Rella

Woman Says She Accidentally Destroyed $26 Million Winning Lottery Ticket in Washing Machine

Talk about quite literally washing your chances of millions of dollars away.

Emily Rella

California Will Only Allow Zero-Emission Vehicle Sales By 2035

The emissions mandate extends to off-road equipment, drayage trucks and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Stephanie Mlot

Oakland, California Bans Facial Recognition

Oakland follows San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts in banning the facial recognition technology because of possible misuse.

Adam Smith

Natural Disasters Are On The Rise. That's a Big Business Opportunity.

The increase of hurricanes, floods and fires worldwide has created increased demand and opportunity for brands and franchises in the restoration space.

Jon Marcus