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California Bans Minors From Tanning Beds
In a landmark new law, the state of California has prohibited all children under 14 from using tanning beds. State residents between the ages of 14 and 18 will only be allowed to tan under artificial light if they provide proof of parental consent.
California Highway Falls Into Pacific
Engineers are trying to figure out when they’ll be able to reopen a stretch of California coastal highway that collapsed into the ocean, blocking traffic to the scenic Big Sur region. A 40-foot section of Highway 1 crumbled just after 5 p.m. Wednesday following several days of rainy …
Food Prices Soar
Food prices in America rose 3.9% in February, the largest monthly gain in 36 years, The Labor Department reported yesterday. It marked the largest increase since a 4.2% climb in November 1974. Most of the increase was due to a huge spike in vegetable prices because of freezing weather in Florida, Ca…