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Kitty litter heiress lists California estate for $88M

Jonny Cat kitty-litter heiress Joi Stephens is selling her massive Santa Barbara, California-area property up for sale. The asking price has been set at $88 million for the 11.3-acre property perched among the hills of the wealthy Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara, according to The Agency real estate brokerage. ‘THIS OLD HOUSE’ STAR BOB VILA PUTS PALM BEACH HOME UP FOR SALE FOR $52.9…

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

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 will be shocked at the rise in prices.  California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office touted Senate Bill 478 in a press release the day it was signed, warning that “deceptive price advertising is a significant problem facing…

Son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki found dead in UC Berkeley dorm: school officials

The son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was found dead in a University of California, Berkeley campus dormitory where he was a student, according to authorities. A UC Berkeley official confirmed to Fox News Digital that Wojcicki’s 19-year-old son, Marco Troper, died earlier this week. The university’s Police Department said that a student in the Clark Kerr dorms was found unresponsive at around 4:23…

Frightened Oakland restaurant owner calls city’s crime epidemic ‘worst I’ve ever seen’

Stories about high-profile companies in Oakland closing shop or hiring extra security have made grim headlines in recent months. But it’s not just corporations that are feeling the crunch of increased crime in the Bay Area. One local Oakland restaurant owner bluntly told Fox News Digital that the city where she’s spent nearly all her 45 years is “the worst I’ve ever seen it.” Target…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX facing California investigation over sexual harassment, retaliation claims

SpaceX is under investigation by a California civil rights agency over allegations that the company and CEO Elon Musk failed to address discrimination and sexual harassment against female employees, including retaliation against those who criticized the company and Musk. The California Civil Rights Department informed SpaceX about the claims in January, several months after a group of engineers filed complaints with the agency that alleged…

Fast-food prices set to rise at McDonald’s, Chipotle and others as California minimum wage hike looms

Fast-food prices in California are set to rise this spring with businesses responding to the state’s $20 per hour minimum wage law for fast-food workers that will take effect on April 1, 2024. The law was signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom last fall and will require a $20 per hour minimum wage at all restaurants with at least 60 locations nationwide – though the…

Bay Area police warn Trader Joe’s shoppers of new crime trend

Bay Area police are warning shoppers of a crime trend at local Trader Joe’s stores. Shoppers’ wallets are being taken from unattended shopping carts or open purses while victims peruse the aisles, at stores in the Tri-Valley, the Livermore Police Department said on Facebook.  The police are advising customers to “stay vigilant,” “minimize distractions,” and “avoid leaving items unattended,” as crime is surging at businesses…

Denny’s shutters only location in Oakland after more than 54 years due to high crime

America’s diner may always be open, but it’s permanently closing a location that’s fed generations.  Denny’s has closed its location in Oakland, California after 54 years due to high crime in the city.  The restaurant was located at 601 Hegenberg Road. In a company memo shared with local outlets, Denny’s said the decision was not one taken lightly.  “However, the safety and well-being of Denny’s…

California crime wave takes its toll on In-N-Out, other companies as businesses start to issue safety warnings

Blue Shield, Clorox, and Kaiser Permanente, the largest employer in Oakland, have all issued warnings to employees, hired security guards or taken other actions in response to a crime surge in the city.  It is part of a significant trend of businesses, including fast food giant In-N-Out, that have been forced to take action to protect workers from criminal activity.  In-N-Out told FOX Business that…

Two major California companies are providing security, telling workers to stay inside amidst crime wave

A crime surge in Oakland, California prompted two major employers in the state to provide security guards and even tell workers to stay inside for meals, according to local reports. Blue Shield, a health insurance provider, and Clorox are hiring “security escorts” for workers to walk them to “BART, parking garages and restaurants,” CBS News Bay Area reported.  A representative for Blue Shield told the…

Kaiser tells Oakland workers to stay inside, avoid eating out of office due to crime: report

Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in Oakland, California, is reportedly warning its employees to eat inside as crime continues to hurt business across the city.  The warning, based on a memo shared first by FOX KTVU, reportedly told Kaiser employees to stay in their buildings for lunch after a string of robberies affected employees who ate at local businesses. “Those recommendations remain in place for now,” Kaiser…

In-N-Out closing in Oakland due to crime issues part of ‘degradation of Bay Area,’ local candidates say

Local leaders and civil rights activists are blaming Oakland’s crime policies for popular West Coast fast-food chain In-N-Out pulling out of the Bay Area city. In-N-Out announced last week it would be closing its Oakland location in March, due to rampant violent crime and theft. It is the first time in the chain’s 75-year history that it’s been forced to close one of its restaurants….

These are the best and worst places to buy a home in 2024

When it comes to buying a home, every individual, couple or family has a different set of factors that determine the kind of property they are looking for and the location they are going to find it.  A person in her 20s looking for her first home probably has a different set of wants and needs than an individual in his 60s in search of…

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