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Is Your Neighbor A Snitch? New Water Waster Hotline May Soon Find Out

“Hin Carla,” said the caller. “I want to report a house that is trying to drain the rest of the American River.”

07/18/2014

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California Approves Fines For Water-Wasters

The action on Tuesday by the State Water Quality Control Board came after its own survey showed that conservation measures to date have failed to achieve the 20 percent reduction in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/15/2014

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‘Freedom Initiative’ Calls For $23 Cap To Parking Fines In LA

Staffers with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office Thursday met with several leaders of a group seeking to cap parking fines at $23 per citation in Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/12/2014

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Anti-Bullying Ordinance Gains Traction With Carson City Council

CBS2′s Serene Branson reports council members aim to make history by approving the anti-bullying ordinance, which would ticket offenders targeting victims between the ages of 5 and 25.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2014

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Clippers’ Doc Rivers Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Officiating

The NBA fined Clippers head coach Doc Rivers $25,000 on Thursday for publicly criticizing the officiating in Los Angeles’ 105-104 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2014

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LA City Council Demands Donald Sterling Apology

The LA City Council is demanding that Donald Sterling apologize to basketball legend Magic Johnson and LA residents for his racist remarks.

04/29/2014

Clipper owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers argues a call during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on October 31, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Suspends Clippers’ Owner Donald Sterling For Life, Imposes $2.5 Million Fine

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be suspended for life and fined $2.5 million in response to the racist remarks he allegedly made in a recorded audio clip.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/29/2014

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Cracked Cargo Ship Leads To $1.25M Fine

A German company has been fined more than $1 million after its cargo ship entered the Port of Long Beach with a cracked hull that could have caused an oil leak.

04/25/2014

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NBA: Blake Griffin Shouldn’t Have Been Ejected

Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for failing to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

12/26/2013

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Neighborhood Fights Back After OC Threatens Fines Over Christmas Lights

Some South Orange County residents are fighting back after the county threatened to fine them if they did not remove their Christmas lights, which authorities say are a safety hazard.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/03/2013

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OC Parents May Face Fines, Jail For Serving Alcohol To Minors At Home

The Orange County Board of Supervisors was expected to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would fine and potentially jail parents who knowingly allow alcohol to be served to kids at their homes.

11/05/2013

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4 Southland Hospitals Fined For Serious Errors In Patient Care

Four Southland hospitals were fined Thursday after investigations discovered that they didn’t comply with licensing requirements, which caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/15/2013

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How A Driver Can Avoid A $1K Fine For Not Showing Proof Of Insurance, Registration

Proof of insurance and registration is the first thing police ask for when they pull someone over. If a driver doesn’t have it, they face a pricy ticket.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2013

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Santa Monica Officials Consider Fining Fitness Instructors For Using Parks

In a city where fitness is held at a premium, Santa Monica officials are considering a big fine on aerobics instructors who use public parks to teach.

01/03/2013

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Toyota To Pay Record $17.35M Fine For Delayed Safety Reports

Toyota Motor Company has been hit with a record fine by the government for delayed safety reports, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/18/2012

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