State Water Regulators Could Ease Restrictions on Some Communities
State water regulators are proposing to ease conservation targets for some inland communities in drier parts of the state, and in places with the fastest growing populations. The provisional changes, unveiled yesterday, don't signal an end to emergency drought restrictions.
Tribe Reaches Deal to Reopen Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino After Violent Dispute
The shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in the hills near Yosemite may come back to life next year. A little more than a year ago, a violent dispute between rival factions of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians forced the casino to close its doors. On Monday, the tribe reached a settlement with the National Indian Gaming Commission. To reopen, the tribe must pay almost $20 million in fines for not submitting audits in a timely manner.
Iranian-American Entrepreneurs Want You to Taste the Fruit of the Recent Nuclear Deal
Californians, including more than 200,000 people of Persian descent, could soon taste the fruits of the recent nuclear deal with Iran. The U.S will lift longtime bans on the imports of food and carpets once Iran meets certain obligations. The new possibility of trade has piqued the interest of some Iranian entrepreneurs here.