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California | Fri, Feb 8, 2013

The California Highway Patrol has shut down the Grapevine section of Interstate 5, where icy conditions, freezing rain and dropping temperatures have already caused several fender-benders on the steep roads.

Authorities hunting for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a deadly rampage expect to wrap up their search of cabins in a Southern California mountain resort town by nightfall.

Hundreds of business and political leaders gathered in San Jose to consider the advantages of merging the nine-county San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley into a single region, sharing everything from city dumps to water treatment plants as communities sprawl across borders.

a standard that led to such precautions throughout the nation.

The number of Americans projected to gain insurance from the U.S. health care law is eroding by at least 5 million people as the Obama administration struggles to implement the $1.3 trillion overhaul amid Republican opposition.

The state transportation department said Thursday it has determined that the foundations underpinning thousands of bridges, overcrossings and other structures throughout California are safe.

An alarm that alerts authorities about possible obstructions on San Francisco's world-famous cable car line didn't sound off before a cable car hit a bolt and came to an abrupt stop, injuring seven people, transit officials said Thursday.

Korean Airlines plans to build a $1 billion skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles that promises to be the tallest building in the West.

Orange County prosecutors say a sheriff's deputy is under arrest for allowing a convicted murderer to have his wife join him in jail for sex in exchange for bribes.

An Orange County Judge has refused to grant an injunction for a gay Vietnamese-American coalition that would allow it to take part in this weekend's annual Tet Parade in Westminster's Little Saigon.

A boater is hospitalized in a Northern California burn center after an explosion aboard his 30-foot vessel at an Alameda marina dock.

Sonoma County authorities have called off their search for a 34-year-old man who was last seen in a state park and whose family says suffers from depression.

A lawyer says two women delivering newspapers had no warning before they were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police officers searching for triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner.

San Jose airport officials are urging the city lawmakers to approve a deal that would allow Google to build an aviation hub so the company can land and service its corporate jets at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Viewed from the American side of the water, the fanfare about the discovery of the bones of the last Plantagenet monarch probably seems a bit quaint.

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The Nobel Peace Prize committee probably isn’t expecting great things from Shinzo Abe or Xi Jinping, the new leaders of Japan and China.

Police are looking for two robbers who bound a janitor with duct tape and made off with about $14,000 worth of computer tablets from a Northern California high school.

NASA is set to launch a new Earth-observing satellite designed to carry on the tradition of documenting changes to the planet's glaciers, forests and coastlines.

California vintners have something to celebrate. Both the tonnage of grapes harvested and the prices recorded for them set records in 2012.

WASHINGTON — Just 16 percent of eligible workers took time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act last year to recover from an illness, care for a new child or tend to a sick relative, according to a government report released on the law's 20th anniversary Tuesday. Most employers said the absences did not hamper productivity or profitability.

WASHINGTON — Eager to buy time and avoid economic pain, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to pass targeted short-term spending cuts and higher taxes as a way to put off sweeping, automatic cuts that would slice deeply into military and domestic programs starting March 1.

Something very interesting is happening in the Republican Party. It’s just not entirely clear what it is, or how far it can go.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 139.05, up 0.30 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 59 to 37, and 143 issues were unchanged.
Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) was the top dollar gainer, up 61 cents to $10.84.
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: IMMY) was the top dollar loser, down $3.05 to $4.95.
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Fri, Feb 8, 2013