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California | Mon, Jan 14, 2013

For a 70-year-old man, Vice President Joe Biden sure spends an awful lot of time winning the Internet. No other living politician has quite the same ratio of words spoken to memes inspired. Last week’s contribution was the patter of joyously weird, occasionally creepy, one-liners he threw off while swearing in the 113th Senate.

The United States of America isn’t going to default on its debt, even if Congress doesn’t increase the statutory borrowing authority in the next couple of months. Everyone in Washington knows, or should know, this. Any assertions to the contrary are tantamount to -- perish the thought! -- playing politics with the debt ceiling.

The electoral map, the demographics behind President Barack Obama’s re-election and the high-end tax increases that were just wrung from the Republicans give Democrats reason to believe that long-term political trends are on their side in budget negotiations. This view, however, ignores what is happening at the state level.

A man charged with firing dozens of shots outside a Newport Beach mall has pleaded not guilty to 66 charges.

Police have arrested two men suspected of storming into a Southern California department store, taking 14 employees hostage and attacking two of the captives.

Authorities say twin sisters were struck and killed by a car when their fight spilled out onto a Los Angeles street.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A 70-year-old Northern California woman was being held without bail after being arrested for allegedly killing her husband -- the second time in nearly 30 years she's been accused of killing a spouse.

A Marin City man is in custody after police say he forced his way into a San Francisco woman's apartment and assaulted her.

Gov. Jerry Brown says he's firmly committed to making national health care reform work in California, but he also is wary of potential costs that could affect state spending for years to come.

A new breed of thieves is scoring big not with cash, jewels or cars, but empty milk crates.

Los Angeles police say a fight at a Hollywood nightclub has led to a deadly shooting.

Police have arrested a boy after chasing a stolen car for two hours through Southern California neighborhoods.

The parents of a Southern California 7-year-old are in jail after their daughter tested positive for methamphetamines.

Marin County has settled high-profile litigation over a $30 million computer system that officials claimed didn't work properly.

U.S. Sensor Corp., a world-class manufacturer of an extensive variety of the highest quality thermistors, as well as thermistor probes and assemblies, and RTD probes and assemblies, is pleased to announce its Quality System has been certified to ISO 9001:2008 by Perry Johnson Registrars. Perry Johnson Registrars Inc. has been accredited by seven different international bodies, and has an audit staff of over 190 auditors, averaging 15 years of auditing experience and 18 years of experience in the quality industry.

Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week. Even after the patch was issued, the federal agency continued to recommend that users disable Java in their Web browsers.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Monday at 128.30, up 0.10 percent from Friday. Advancing issues beat decliners 48 to 34, and 57 issues were unchanged. Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.13 to $8.34. Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down $1.50 to $77.41.
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Mon, Jan 14, 2013