Category: California

California law allows employees to take two hours paid time off in the beginning or end of the work day to vote on election day.

An American Indian woman left behind during an evacuation in 1835 lived alone on a remote island off the coast of California for 18 years, inspiring the children’s novel Island of the Blue Dolphins.

A notorious 60 to 70-year-old robber called “Geezer Bandit” has robbed at least sixteen banks in Southern California since 2009. Some members of law enforcement believe that he is using a mask to disguise himself as an old man, white male but actually may not be an elderly man. He is still not caught and is wanted by the FBI.

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In Yreka, California, there was a bakery named Yreka Bakery which formed a palindrome. When the bakery closed after operating for 100 years, the same premises were occupied by the art store Yrella Gallery, also a palindrome.

Wisconsin has the same number of bars as California despite a population that’s 85% smaller. 1 bar for every 1,862 residents compared to California’s 1 for every 11,962 residents.

California is one of the states in which Free Air and Water is legally required to be given at gas stations for car and tire maintenance.

On January 1st, 2018, recreational marijuana will be legal in California.

An Orca killed a Great White Shark near California’s Farallon Islands in 2000. The smell of the dead shark’s carcass caused all nearby great whites to vanish. A great white with a satellite tag in the area was seen to immediately dive to a depth of 500 meters and then swam to Hawaii.

Photo : Fallows C, Gallagher AJ, Hammerschlag N (2013) / wikipedia

In 2011, burglars from California robbed a man’s home and found child pornography among the tapes they stole. They then proceeded to report it to the police, leading to the pedophile’s arrest.

In 1986, a California farmer named Mike Yurosek was unhappy, he was not able to sell his imperfect carrots. So he cut and shaved them into cuter versions and called them “baby-cut” carrots. Before the invention of the baby carrot, each American ate 6 lbs of carrot a year, now they eat 11 lbs.