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Four California cities ranked in a list of top 10 hot spots for drunk driving convictions, which ranks cities nationally on where drivers were most frequently cited for drunk driving and related violations.

San Diego and San Jose ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively. San Francisco finished in 8th place on the survey of 20 major metropolitan areas by Foster City-based Insurance.com, just one spot behind the erstwhile City of Angels, Los Angeles.
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California?s Insurance Commissioner said next month he will take regulatory steps against insurers with investments in firms with Iranian connections that could lower their capital and surplus levels.

The move by Commissioner Steve Poizner, which could possibly hurt company financial-strength ratings, came as surprise to an insurers group, which stressed that no insurers have broken any state or federal laws and none have any direct Read the rest of this entry »

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner on Monday said he will probe California’s domestic insurers to ensure they comply with a state law prohibiting companies based in the state from investing in Iran.

“State law prohibits California insurance companies from investing in countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism,” Mr. Poizner said in a statement. “I have directed California insurers to divest Read the rest of this entry »

California was the only state in the nation to receive consistently top marks across the board on a recent ranking of traffic safety laws conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The study examined the strength of traffic safety laws in six key areas, including: DUI/DWI, young driver licensing, safety belt use, child restraint use, motorcycle helmet use and red light cameras.

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IRVINE, Calif.?New research into earthquake probability indicates that Southern California could be overdue for a major temblor, according to University of California, Irvine associate professor Lisa Grant Ludwig.

The research, to be published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research, suggests that significant earthquakes along the San Andreas fault occur every 137 years on average, rather than every 200 years as scientists had Read the rest of this entry »