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Audi gets first permit to test self-driving cars on California roads - Los Angeles Times
ABC NewsAudi gets first permit to test self-driving cars on California roadsLos Angeles TimesAudi announced Tuesday that it is the first automaker to get a permit from the state of California to test self-driving cars on public roads. New state regulations took effect the same day specifically al...[read more]

California wildfires engulf 100 homes, thousands flee - CBS News
CBS NewsCalifornia wildfires engulf 100 homes, thousands fleeCBS NewsCBS San Francisco. It was among nearly a dozen wildfires burning in California that have been exacerbated by the state's third straight year of drought. The tinder-dry conditions have increased the fire danger around the state s...[read more]

Over 150 structures burned in Boles Fire near Weed, California - KOBI-TV NBC 5 / KOTI-TV NBC 2
Christian Science MonitorOver 150 structures burned in Boles Fire near Weed, CaliforniaKOBI-TV NBC 5 / KOTI-TV NBC 2Updated (9/16 5pm) The Boles Fire in Weed has burned 375 acres and is 20% contained.1,233 structures remain threatened. The cause is unknown and officials are offering up a reward o...[read more]

Gov. Jerry Brown signs landmark groundwater legislation - The Desert Sun
KSBW The Central CoastGov. Jerry Brown signs landmark groundwater legislationThe Desert SunCalifornia has until now been the only Western state to leave the pumping of groundwater unregulated and without a statewide system of oversight. Property owners have long been entitled to pump as much wate...[read more]

New California Wildfire Evacuates 1000 More Homes - NBCNews.com
NBCNews.comNew California Wildfire Evacuates 1000 More HomesNBCNews.comThree California wildfires torched more than 4,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 100 structures and forced the evacuations of more than 1,000 homes, fire officials said Monday. The latest fire, near the northern town o...[read more]

In California, a Novel Use of Eminent Domain Hits Headwinds - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street JournalIn California, a Novel Use of Eminent Domain Hits HeadwindsWall Street JournalMore than a quarter of Richmond borrowers owe more than their homes are worth, according to a report prepared by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, compared with 10% nationally. Ho...[read more]

Weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California - Fox News
Fox NewsWeakening Tropical Storm Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja CaliforniaFox NewsCABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon t...[read more]

California and Mexico enter into tourism agreement - The Desert Sun
California and Mexico enter into tourism agreementThe Desert SunVisit California, the state tourism organization, launched a $1 million marketing campaign this spring in Mexico to drive summer bookings, including Visit California's first broadcast advertising in Mexico inviting consumers to “come...[read more]

California's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect today - Los Angeles Times
Fresno BeeCalifornia's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect todayLos Angeles Times"If we see something that's unsafe, we really will do whatever we can to enforce that," Figueroa said, adding that officers will consider each case individually when deciding whether to issue a citation. Cyc...[read more]

New Law Requires California Drivers Give 3-Foot Buffer When Passing Bicyclists - KTLA
89.3 KPCCNew Law Requires California Drivers Give 3-Foot Buffer When Passing BicyclistsKTLACalifornia drivers must stay at least 3 feet away from bicyclists when passing them under a new state law that went into effect Tuesday. The Three Feet for Safety Act, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in Septembe...[read more]