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California | Tue, Jan 29, 2013

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Tuesday at 136.20, up 4.44 percent from Monday. Advancing issues beat decliners 52 to 44, and 144 issues were unchanged.
PICO Holdings Inc (Nasdaq: PICO) was the top dollar gainer, up 99 cents to $21.57.
Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) was the top dollar loser, down $1.42 to $50.20.
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The former mayor of Cudahy has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in taking cash bribes from a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary.

New Orleans has celebrated plenty of milestones on its slow road to recovery from Hurricane Katrina, but arguably none is bigger than hosting its first Super Bowl since the 2005 storm left the city in shambles.

A group of parents says eight organizations have expressed interest in taking over a failing Los Angeles elementary school, including the district that already runs it.

Authorities say the Huntington Beach man charged with the murder of eight people at a Seal Beach salon had to be pepper sprayed and restrained in jail after an angry protest over his solitary confinement.

A Hayward fire official is crediting a nine-year-old boy with helping to save a disabled man from a burning bedroom.

Oakland police say an eight-year-old girl is hospitalized after she was hit by gunfire in what's believed to be a gang-related drive-by shooting.

Officials at Chevron Corp. say the company has paid about $10 million and begun what they're terming “corrective actions” after a fire last summer at its Richmond refinery.

The most serious charge has been dropped against a private contractor blamed for a 4,200-acre Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire in 2008.

A multimillion-dollar science fiction collection has been donated to the library at San Diego State University.

Dozens of bronze plaques have been pried off a memorial wall at a California church.

State regulators have ordered a Southern California warehouse operator who handles merchandise for big-box stores like Walmart to pay employees more than $1 million in unpaid overtime.

Scientists are designing a snakeskin-like protective suit that would shield its wearers against a chemical or biological attack.

An agreement Monday has resolved a lawsuit over plans by the city of New Orleans to enforce a “clean zone” where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week.

The DuPont Co. is feuding with sports equipment maker Easton-Bell Sports over the use of the Kevlar trademark in packaging for bicycle tires and locks.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of a wild burro poacher in the Ivanpah Valley near the California-Nevada border.

Tue, Jan 29, 2013