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California | Thu, Jan 24, 2013

WASHINGTON — Taxpayers preparing to file their 2012 returns can breathe a collective sigh of relief.

San Francisco police are holding a man for a 2010 killing at a suspected brothel.

Gov. Jerry Brown is coming off a year of political success in which he delivered on a promise to persuade voters to raise taxes and made headway on other long-standing problems, such as runaway public pension liabilities.

A prosecutor and lawyers for six former Bell city officials are prepared to give opening statements in a massive city corruption trial.

The driver of a car traveling at 100 mph is dead after slamming into big-rig trailers and a busy loading dock at a Southern California grocery warehouse.

Police say an Oregon man has been extradited to California to face charges he allegedly stabbed a woman to death in her Southern California apartment in 1990.

Police say a 69-year-old man has died a day after a blaze being investigated as arson roared through a 90-year-old residential hotel in the harbor area of Los Angeles.

Officials say a 15-year-old student has been arrested at a high school east of Los Angeles for carrying ammunition on school grounds, and a handgun of the same caliber was later found at his home.

A federal judge has sentenced a Northern California man to four years in prison for growing and selling marijuana and trying to hide financial transactions related to the illegal business.

An appeals court on Wednesday ordered California's Pelican Bay State Prison to halt race-based punishment except during riots and other dire emergencies.

A Berkeley-based company is recalling frozen pizzas that may contain metal fragments.

A Riverside County school district is being fined $1.8 million for inflating student enrollment on applications for state school construction money.

An aide to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he was so taken by Lance Armstrong's first memoir of battling back from cancer to win the Tour de France multiple times that he immediately read it “cover to cover” and recommended it to several friends.

During her time in Iraq, Alma Felix would see her fellow female soldiers leave the Army installations where she worked at a desk job and head into combat with their male counterparts. But many returned home feeling that few knew of their contributions.

Key numbers to know when filing your 2012 tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service:

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Thursday at 136.20, up 4.44 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 51 to 48, and 142 issues were unchanged.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.05 to $98.70.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: PSMI) was the top dollar loser, down $1.37 to $12.79.
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Thu, Jan 24, 2013