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California | Thu, Jan 10, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to spend $2.7 billion more on K-12 education for the next fiscal year.

One little-noted provision I was encouraged to see tucked in last week’s fiscal-cliff legislation is Section 601(b): an incentive for doctors to expand their use of something called clinical data registries.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a Berkeley woman and her boyfriend who were last seen a few days before Christmas as they recycled scrap metal in rural Northern California.

Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for racketeering in a case spurred by the deadly shooting of a newborn that revealed the violent shakedowns of the local drug trade.

Forecasters are warning farmers that a cold front moving into Northern California will be bringing with it some of the coldest temperatures of the winter during the next few nights.

A city councilman has announced a public memorial for the late Huell Howser for fans to honor the PBS host.

A Castro Valley man is in jail and an alligator authorities say he had in his home to protect a stash of marijuana has been taken to a zoo after deputies went to the home to conduct a probation check.

Drug store chain Walgreens has agreed to pay a little more than $1.4 million in civil penalties and to establish a price guarantee program for California customers to settle a lawsuit brought by prosecutors in four Bay Area counties.

After an eight-hour meeting, the Irvine City Council has voted for an audit and reorganization of plans for the Great Park, the former military base that officials intended to turn into one of the nation's largest urban parks before financial problems slowed plans.

Police say a paroled California double murderer has led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother.

Traffic is shut down in both directions on Highway 37 in Vallejo after a big rig fell off a ramp and caught fire.

Snow and icy road conditions have closed the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in the mountains north of Los Angeles as winter weather bears down on Southern California.

The California Highway Patrol says the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge needs a $31 million security camera system, a much higher price tag than previously estimated.

Police in Marin County are investigating the area's fourth bank robbery in less than a month

Health officials say there have been two flu deaths in the Sacramento area and influenza cases are increasing throughout the region.

The California Legislature's black caucus doesn't like parts of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum deal with the University of Southern California.

A San Diego County man who allegedly claimed he could cure the AIDS virus has pleaded not guilty to practicing medicine without a license.

An Orange County petting zoo may be losing its dinosaur.

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is finally doing something that desperately needed to be done: Suing the auditors of a failed bank that got caught cooking its books.

Warner Brothers won another significant victory in its epic legal struggle over the commercial rights to the Superman comic franchise.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Thursday at 127.99, up 0.05 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 41 to 33, and 65 issues were unchanged.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.29 to $91.29.
WD-40 Co. (Nasdaq: WDFC) was the top dollar loser, down $1.34 to $51.17.
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Thu, Jan 10, 2013