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The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) in California has arrested a former auto repair employee on suspicion of murder, after an owner of the auto repair shop was found dead in his office.

Geoffrey M. Palermo was charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud and making false statements in a loan application in connection with multiple schemes to defraud, spanning from 2013 to 2020, announced U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson, FBI Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Western Region Special Agent in Charge Weston King.

Government-imposed business shutdowns to stem the spread of coronavirus helped erase nearly 597,000 jobs in the Bay Area during March and April---yet they also helped wipe out vehicle trips and traffic jams in a big way, according to a new economic report released June 2.

A Tesla Supercharger station in Las Vegas, NV, just off of the Strip, became a parking lot for petrol-powered cars.

Chaos erupted across the Bay Area in California over the weekend as civil unrest over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, turned into widespread looting.

Lorenzo Ford and Tina Forehand, collectively the plaintiffs, recently filed a class action complaint against Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), collectively Hyundai or defendants, in Central California.

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