SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Aetna Inc. has notified state regulators that it will stop selling individual health insurance policies in California, just weeks after opting out of the exchange that is being established as part of the national health care reforms. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says Aetna's decision is "not good news" because consumers need more choices. The decision does not affect people who have Aetna insurance through their employer.
UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) - A 6-year-old San Francisco Bay area boy has died after he was attacked by a relative's dog. Authorities say the attack occurred yesterday morning at a grandparent's home in Union City. The dog has been described as a pit bull or pit bull mix. Police say family members told investigators the boy was playing with the dog and may have attempted to climb on its back when he was attacked.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California surfer who was shot at by Torrance police during the manhunt for rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles suburb and its police department. The suit was filed yesterday in federal court by David Perdue and his wife, Lizzette. Perdue was driving his black Honda pickup Feb. 7 when he was stopped by officers looking for Dorner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance banning stores from providing customers single-use plastic bags. The council voted 11 to 1 today for the law, which would also require stores to charge 10 cents apiece for paper bags. The ordinance, which requires a final vote next week, would take effect next year, starting with large stores.
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