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The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Tuesday at 166.04, up 1.87 percent from Monday. Advancing issues beat decliners 69 to 30, and 93 issues were unchanged. Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) was the top dollar gainer, up $15.08 to $179.55.

If Republicans are in control of both houses of Congress next year -- which is looking probable two weeks before the elections -- House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell could use some guidance from North Carolina: Don't overreach.

Officials at Yosemite National Park say visitors may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight.

A jury has awarded $12 million to a California woman who blamed Toyota for leaving her a paraplegic after a crash.

The mother of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has sued his wife for wrongful death, saying she shot him “with malice and in cold blood.”

Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft will soon be able to legally pick up and drop off passengers at San Francisco International Airport.

Firefighters and family members plan to pay tribute to the pilot of an air tanker who crashed into a canyon wall in Yosemite National Park and died while fighting a wildfire.

Authorities say a man who fired a semi-automatic handgun at police was shot by an officer during a violent struggle in downtown Fresno.

A Northern California wildlife center is working overtime to care for large numbers of young, emaciated sea birds that have washed ashore on several beaches following recent storms.

A former California fire battalion chief has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing his girlfriend.

A mother charged with killing her two children drove the 10-year-old girl and the 13-year-old boy to California and then smothered and drowned them in a motel rather than relinquish custody, according to a grand jury transcript.

Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

A Sacramento jury has found a former Walgreens clerk guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teen outside the drug store four years ago.

Forecasters say a large northwest swell will bring big surf to Central Coast beaches.

Sheriff's officials say two Indio officers have surrendered after a judge issued arrest warrants for them in a police misconduct case involving an alleged rough arrest.

Police in Orange County say three burglars made off with between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of smart phones and portable computers after breaking into a store in Garden Grove.

Three teens are awaiting extradition to California following their arrest in Mexico in a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded three others.

A Northern California shop that was the first to feature the work of artist Thomas Kinkade and helped popularize the self-proclaimed “Painter of Light” is going out of business.

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg View) -- When fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday, he left neatly resolved two issues that might have otherwise marred his legacy.


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