Two Escape After Plane Lands on Southern California Freeway

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A single-engine airplane landed and caught fire Tuesday on a Southern California freeway and the pilot and a passenger were able to escape safely, authorities said. The Piper PA-32 was flying to Corona Municipal Airport when the pilot reported engine trouble and landed in eastbound lanes of State Route 91 in … Read more

California Sets Goal for 25 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind by 2045

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business California set an ambitious target to develop offshore wind, a key part of the state’s plan to get all its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045. Author of the article: Bloomberg News Angel Adegbesan A wind turbine operates at Southwest Offshore Wind Farm in Buan, South Korea, on Thursday, March … Read more

Fire Victims Seek $85M for Damages in Fire that Covered California and Nevada

People who lost their homes and property in last summer’s Tamarack Fire in northern Nevada and California have filed a claim against the U.S. Forest Service seeking more than $85 million. The filing by attorney Bill Jeanney of Reno on behalf of 27 claimants is the first step before filing a lawsuit, according to the … Read more

Firefighters Partially Surround Deadly California Fire

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have gotten their first hold on California’s deadliest and most destructive fire of the year and expected that the blaze would remain stalled through the weekend. The McKinney Fire near the Oregon border was 10% contained as of Wednesday night and bulldozers and hand crews were making progress carving … Read more

Surveillance, Posts Lead to Arrest of California Mechanic for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Richard James McGee, 47, of San Bernardino, California, was arraigned today on two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after a California Department of Insurance investigation found he allegedly misrepresented injuries to his employer in order to receive more than $30,000 in undeserved disability payments. In August 2019, while employed as a motorcycle mechanic, … Read more

Radius launches mortgage brokerage in California

Read more: Commercial real estate market outlook in California a mixed bag “We’ve been around for a number of years, and gone through a number of iterations,” Kasle told MPA during a telephone interview. “At the core, the thought of our founders still perseveres – which is a social network just like all the other … Read more

Rent-A-Center Settles California Lawsuit Alleging Overpricing

Rent-A-Center, one of the nation’s largest rent-to-own companies, will pay $15.5 million to settle California’s allegations that it misled and overcharged tens of thousands of customers, Attorney General Rob Bonta said Tuesday. An investigation of the company’s “kiosk” business inside traditional retail furniture stores found that since 2014 it has been using what Bonta called … Read more

Deadly California Wildfire Wipes Out Scenic River Town

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — Roger Derry, 80, and his son have lived together in the tiny scenic hamlet of Klamath River in Northern California for more than 40 years. They know most of the town’s 200 or so residents. Now, they’re one of the few families left after California’s largest and deadliest wildfire of … Read more

Commercial real estate outlook in California a mixed bag

Continued uncertainty dampens office market sentiment The pandemic reared its ugly head across the office market, reversing an erstwhile optimistic trajectory given continual delays among many employees in returning to the workplace, according to the findings. Investors’ resistance rooted in pandemic-fueled uncertainty about near-term economic prospects contributed to a downturn in Southern California, with a … Read more