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California | Fri, Jan 25, 2013

A screenwriter who wrote the 1997 John Cusack film “Grosse Pointe Blank” collapsed while giving a guest lecture at California State University, San Bernardino and later died.

President Barack Obama begins his second term confronting a familiar and frustrating incongruity: the gap between how much change he has fostered and how little about the country seems different.

As his second inaugural address made clear, President Barack Obama is committed to taking action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and thus to confront the threat of climate change.

Authorities say a hiker found a woman's body in wilderness north of Los Angeles.

Sacramento County's prosecutor has rejected a report from the state attorney general on $20 million hidden by state parks officials and said Thursday she won't consider pressing charges against anyone.

Riverside County officials have begun rounding up hundreds of stray dogs being left behind as migrant workers leave the encampment known as Duroville.

A San Diego medical marijuana dispensary owner was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and other crimes, according to federal prosecutors.

Authorities say the bodies of a missing Amador County woman and her daughter have been discovered in an icy pond.

Federal prosecutors say a San Fernando Valley doctor has pleaded guilty to scamming Medicare out of $3 million for procedures that were never performed.

Orange County prosecutors say a 36-year-old man has been charged with setting a series of fires to distract residents whose homes he would then rob.

A producer of B-movies from Orange County has been convicted of operating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme involving five films.

Authorities say an off-duty police officer was stabbed in his home in Whittier during a burglary, but he's expected to survive.

Six employees of the Orange County Probation Department have been fired and seven more suspended for security lapses after an investigation launched when two teens inmates were caught having sex in juvenile hall.

A judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of intern Chandra Levy.

Bay Area Rapid Transit riders can get ready for their closeups.

An Oakland man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping kill a man at an Occupy Oakland camp and sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint days later.

Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley wants his old job back even though he's facing retrial in a corruption case.(backslash)

San Jose police are investigating a fatal stabbing that is the city's third homicide of the year and the second in two days.

The California Highway Patrol says a naked woman has been arrested after allegedly driving her car into her fiance.

Authorities in San Bernardino County have abandoned a plan to stabilize the housing market by seizing troubled mortgages.

The second-largest hospital in Fresno plans to lay off 75 workers in response to what hospital administrators described as continued economic hurdles, a dwindling number of patients and lower government reimbursements.

San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 136.20, up 4.44 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 54 to 42, and 145 issues were unchanged.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar gainer, up $3.29to $101.99.
Trovagene Inc. (Nasdaq: TROV) was the top dollar loser, down $1.12 to $7.34.
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Fri, Jan 25, 2013