January 5, 2014 |
The Ducks' ability to time their goals dramatically Sunday allowed them to extend their unbeaten-in-regulation home winning streak and beat the Vancouver Canucks. "Those things are what character teams are made of," forward Corey Perry said after slipping a shot under goalie Eddie Lack with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Ducks a 4-3 victory. Overtime happened only because center Nick Bonino blasted a tying shot off a sprawled Canucks defenseman past Lack with 87 seconds remaining in regulation.
January 3, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators said Friday that they planned to crack down on misleading advertisements for weight-loss products, including dietary supplements, food additives and skin creams. Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce an "initiative against deceptive claims made by national marketers of fad weight-loss products," the agency said. No additional information was provided.
December 30, 2013 |
After coping with the June shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, the fallout from a fatal 2010 explosion of a natural gas pipeline in the Bay Area and a batch of consumer protection issues, the state's Public Utilities Commission faces more challenges in the year ahead. And on the spot will be PUC President Michael R. Peevey, 75, who has served as California's chief utility regulator under three governors. He will have been the longest-serving head of the agency by the time his term expires at the end of next year.
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December 30, 2013 |
California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development. The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left to complete, including some covering highly populated areas like the Westside of Los Angeles, the San Diego Bay area, and the San Gabriel Valley. But officials say the budget for mapping will run out once the state completes work on the Hollywood fault early next year.
December 26, 2013 |
Federal regulators are taking a closer look at those restrictive contract provisions that force consumers to arbitrate disputes - barring them from suing a company individually or joining a class-action lawsuit. And it doesn't look as if officials are buying into the business world's claim that such provisions are in consumers' best interest. "If you were to look in your wallet right now, the chances are high that one or more of your credit cards, debit cards or prepaid cards would be subject to a pre-dispute arbitration clause," Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said during a recent appearance in Dallas.
December 23, 2013
The Clippers displayed a lack of composure that led to technical fouls on Coach Doc Rivers and DeAndre Jordan and to the ejection of Matt Barnes. That meant the Clippers had to play through their faults and an inspired Minnesota team Sunday night at Staples Center. And somehow the Clippers did, showing the resolve to overcome all the challenges before them to pull out a 120-116 overtime victory over the Timberwolves. "Everybody lost their composure," Rivers said. "Everybody.
December 22, 2013 |
The Clippers displayed a lack of composure that led to technical fouls on Coach Doc Rivers and DeAndre Jordan and to the ejection of Matt Barnes. That meant the Clippers had to play through their faults and an inspired Minnesota team Sunday night at Staples Center. And somehow the Clippers did, showing the resolve to overcome all the challenges before them to pull out a 120-116 overtime victory over the Timberwolves. BOX SCORE: Clippers 120, Timberwolves 116 (OT)
December 16, 2013 |
Federal regulators on Monday sued Anaheim online lender CashCall Inc., accusing the company of unlawfully collecting money from borrowers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said CashCall violated federal lending laws in at least eight states - Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and North Carolina - nullifying borrowers' obligation to pay back loans. “Today we are taking action against CashCall for collecting money it had no right to take from consumers,” said Richard Cordray, director of the financial watchdog agency.
December 14, 2013
DUCKS VS EDMONTON OILERS When: 5 p.m. Where: Honda Center On the Air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: AM 830. Update: The Ducks are expecting center Mathieu Perreault (lower-body injury) and defenseman Francois Beauchemin (upper-body injury) to return tonight as the team seeks to extend its unbeaten-in-regulation performance at Honda Center (12-0-2) and an overall seven-game points streak. The Oilers (11-20-3) rank 29th in goals-against average (3.41). Edmonton wing Jordan Eberle, 23, leads the offense with 11 goals and 17 assists.
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December 13, 2013 |
The state's strategy of tapping $3.2 billion in federal money to begin construction of an ambitious bullet train project may be legally flawed and could put the state in financial jeopardy, key lawmakers say. After recent legal rulings that bar the use of state money for the project, legislators from both political parties say that even the use of federal funds is questionable and the entire project needs to be reassessed. U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), the chairman of the House rail subcommittee, and Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa)