News Archive
California | Fri, Feb 1, 2013

I’m all for women building skyscrapers, driving trucks, piloting planes, operating on my daughter, publishing newspapers, directing movies, building roads and flying to the moon. I want 150 million cracks in the glass ceiling and a female president.

As the actions of his first term made clear, and as his second inaugural address declared, President Barack Obama is committed to a distinctive vision of American government. It emphasizes the importance of free enterprise, and firmly rejects “equality of result,” but it is simultaneously committed to ensuring both fair opportunity and decent security for all.

The failure of a Coast Guard boat operator to drive his craft safely led to a 2009 collision with a pleasure boat that killed an 8-year-old boy and injured 10 people in San Diego Harbor, according to a final Coast Guard report released Thursday night.

A 61-year-old inmate has died while awaiting execution at San Quentin State Prison.

A second mistrial has been declared in the federal trial of a former San Francisco Police's crime lab technician accused of skimming cocaine from the lab.

A federal court monitor said that the Oakland police department's decade-old reform effort continues to backslide.

A series of rock carvings that date back more than 3,500 years that were sheared off and taken from a sacred American Indian site in California's Sierra Nevada have been recovered three months after the theft was discovered.

Sheriff's investigators are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a Southern California liquor store owner during a robbery.

Repairs to a California town's aging water system have tap water flowing again, but authorities say it's not safe to drink.

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert after they say a 1-year-old girl was abducted by her father in Oakland.

Police are digging up the backyard of an Ontario home in the search for an Orange County trucker who vanished last year.

An accountant has been sentenced to more than five years in custody for embezzling $100,000 from Girl Scouts in Southern California.

Families have made their annual pilgrimage for a Southern California beach memorial service 13 years after an Alaska Airlines jetliner plunged into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88 people.

A Los Angeles police chase of robbery suspects has ended in a deadly Interstate 5 crash, shutting down northbound freeway lanes for nearly six hours and snarling the morning commute.

A former college district official in Orange County who killed and dismembered his wife has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

A once obscure coyote hunting contest in northernmost California has become anything but, as environmental groups lobby the state to call it off to protect a lone, roaming wolf.

A now-shuttered Southern California sushi restaurant and two of its chefs were indicted on conspiracy and other charges for allegedly serving illegal and endangered whale meat, authorities said Friday.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 136.20, up 4.44 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 66 to 32, and 142 issues were unchanged.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.86 to $105.83.
Online Internet Network Inc. (OTC: ONIN) was the top dollar loser, down 90 cents to 55 cents.
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Fri, Feb 1, 2013