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California | Fri, Jan 4, 2013

Support for stricter U.S. gun laws hasn’t jumped as fast or as far in recent weeks as many liberals had hoped and expected. If you’re wondering why, maybe the reason is the shakiness of the public’s trust in government itself.

You can already hear the rumbling in the distance — a train of noisy liberal Democrats barreling straight for the White House. They should arrive just in time for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

A big-rig crash that knocked down power lines on State Route 99 has shut down the highway near Chico for nearly eight hours.

A St. Louis teenager is serving six months of probation for aiming a laser pointer at a San Francisco Giants player during a game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis last August.

There's a new thermometer on the market. But it's unlikely to fit under your tongue.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole a mailbox from an Alameda street.

Internal affairs detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating allegations that two officers lured at least four women into unmarked cars and forced them to have sex in a scheme that spanned five years, according to court records detailed in a report Thursday.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say they've arrested eight people in connection with the theft of $115,000 worth of trademarked plastic products in South El Monte and Lynwood.

Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate following a fight at a state prison in the San Joaquin Valley.

The legal landscape surrounding California's pending ban on psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight is getting more confusing.

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has sued Qualcomm Inc. in an attempt to compel the wireless technology company to disclose its political spending to him as a shareholder.

Investigators say Chevron firefighters responding to a small California refinery leak last summer may have accidentally punctured a main pipeline before a massive blaze.

The driver of a Ferrari sports car is dead after losing control of the exotic car at high speed and flipping several times before bursting into flames in a Southern California farm field.

The search for a missing California woman who disappeared on New Year's Eve at Lake Tahoe ended Friday when her body was found behind a snow bank, authorities said.

A former Lynwood school official who misappropriated $700,000 in district money has been sentenced to eight years in state prison.

A group of U.S. Army Special Operations soldiers from Fort Campbell, Ky., serving as mentors to some of the nation's top high school football players found out there are a lot of similarities between the young athletes and the combat-experienced troops.

San Francisco prosecutors say a shooting suspect fleeing police faces multiple murder charges in a car crash that left two people dead on New Year's Day.

Marin County officials say two elderly residents have died following an outbreak of a gastrointestinal virus that sickened nearly 60 people at a senior care center.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 126.82, up 0.55 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 60 to 21, and 58 issues were unchanged.
Quidel Corp. (Nasdaq: QDEL) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.65 to $21.64.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: LGND) was the top dollar loser, down $1.04 to $19.38.
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Fri, Jan 4, 2013