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Vacaville Police: Elderly Man Out $40,000, Forced To Sell Car In Social Security ScamPolice in Vacaville issued a warning to seniors after they said an elderly man lost tens of thousands of dollars from scammers claiming to be from Social Security.
Organic Farming Battle Pits Aquaponics, Hydroponics Against Traditional Soil FarmsAs more U.S. farmers turn to high-tech indoor techniques, some are raising questions about the true meaning of organic farming.
Uber Fined $59 Million, May Pay Just $150,000 Over Sexual Assault DataUber has struck a deal with a California regulator that would drastically reduce a substantial fine against the company for failing to hand over data on sexual assault incidents on its platform.
Update: Match.com Owner Settles Lawsuit With Santa Clara DA Over Subscription RenewalsThe parent company of Match.com and other major online dating services has reached a $2 million settlement with several district attorney's offices in a consumer protection lawsuit.
Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert for Monday as Oregon Wildfire Threatens Transmission LinesThe California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. Officials said the alert is needed due to the impact of the Bootleg Fire in Oregon on electric transmission lines.
New Newsom Order Allows Emergency Use of Ship Engines to Boost Power During Heat WaveGov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Saturday that will allow emergency use of auxiliary ship engines to relieve pressure on California's electric grid.