The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Monday at 194.01, up 0.58 percent from Friday. Advancing issues beat decliners 57 to 41, and 84 issues were unchanged. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: LGND) was the top dollar gainer, up $8.51 to $63.58. Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) was the top dollar loser, down $1.76 to $66.80. For the complete, updated San Diego Stock Exchange Index visit

State officials say they anticipate providing just 20 percent of the water requested by district serving 25 million Californians and one million acres of farmland.

The beach at Southern California's “Surf City” turned white with hail as a storm roared ashore Monday behind a late-season winter blast that dropped snow and rain across the drought-stricken region this weekend.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to let stand the lower court ruling in the unsung case of Clayton v. Niska didn’t make any headlines.

The husband and family of the mother suspected in the death of her 20-day-old boy are supporting her.

The California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized the party's organized gay wing that has fought years for formal acceptance.

Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak passenger train with 85 people aboard hit an empty vehicle stopped on the tracks.

A high school freshman was fatally shot over the weekend and the city's police chief is vowing to catch the killer.

Los Angeles County authorities say a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash has been identified as a 57-year-old Sun Valley resident.

Orange County authorities say one person was killed and four were injured when an altercation at a Santa Ana restaurant ended with a shooting.

The minimum wage in Oakland is now the highest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A 40-year-old woman in the San Francisco Bay Area was severely mauled by her family pit bull.

Two men were killed in a suburb of San Francisco and police have arrested another man on suspicion of homicide.

Four people are dead and four others injured after a head-on collision in Northern California.

The Supreme Court is casting a skeptical eye on voter-approved commissions that draw a state's congressional district boundaries.

A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.

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