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The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Tuesday at 161.26, down 0.98 percent from Monday. Declining issues beat advancers 67 to 31, and 94 issues were unchanged. Celladon Corp. (Nasdaq: CLDN) was the top dollar gainer, up 56 cents to $10.46. Receptos Inc. (Nasdaq: RCPT) was the top dollar loser, down $3.05 to $62.11. For the complete, updated San Diego Stock Exchange Index visit sddt.com/stocks.

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

California Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to veto a $19 million funding plan dealt a hefty blow to four new Riverside County cities that were counting on the measure to make up for lost revenue.

California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said Monday, requiring the drought-plagued state to shift $70 million from a reserve fund as it enters what is traditionally the worst of its fire season.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating more stringent guidelines for California schools in their use of pesticides.

Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected legislation that would have made it harder for corporations such as McDonald's and Subway to cancel franchise agreements.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department says 14 people were exposed to pepper spray in a Home Depot store and four of them were taken to hospitals.

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he had signed a bill allowing local governments a partial replacement tool for financing infrastructure projects such as water systems, transit facilities and affordable housing.

Two men are at large after firing numerous shots at people visiting a Cathedral City cemetery and then fleeing into the desert north of Palm Springs.

Palo Alto police have arrested a fraud suspect who allegedly evaded police for hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.

Human remains found in a trash-sorting facility are being investigated by Los Angeles County homicide detectives.

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law forbidding professional sports team owners from deducting fines or penalties imposed by their leagues as a business expense on their state income tax returns.

The University of Southern California is among 24 colleges and universities picked by the U.S. Education Department for a federal “First in the World” grant to foster innovation.

A new underground train that will speed passengers through downtown Los Angeles took a symbolic step forward Tuesday with a “groundbreaking” attended by shovel-wielding politicians and transportation officials.

California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever “water years.”

A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Los Angeles firefighter accused of beating a woman in a neighborhood dispute over the feeding of stray cats.

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills expanding a state ban on so-called revenge porn.

A San Francisco supervisor wants chain retail stores to give more predictable work schedules to their hourly employees, many of whom are struggling to juggle multiple jobs and family responsibilities.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring certain types of limousines to have two fire extinguishers and undergo regular safety checks.

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill creating a new type of restraining order aimed at curbing gun violence in the most populous U.S. state, part of a package of firearms measures approved by the 76-year-old Democrat.

The U.S Forest Service has re-opened some wilderness areas that were closed because of a massive wildfire in Sierra Nevada foothills.

Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected key ethics bills that were passed by lawmakers in response to a series of political scandals.

University of California President Janet Napolitano says she is examining whether the public college system has been admitting too many out-of-state and international students.

The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

A funeral home is suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging the archdiocese wants to cheat it out of business at six Roman Catholic cemeteries.


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