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California | Mon, Feb 11, 2013

The most famous kiss in U.S. history is coming to San Diego.

Economists teach us that a financial market is a powerful technology for processing information. It brings everyone’s knowledge and greed into play, devouring every available scrap of information to achieve optimal risk sharing and put resources to the best possible use.

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.

Investigators say a male teacher has been posing as a Southern California girl on Facebook to lure boys into online relationships.

The biggest problem with the recently disclosed Obama administration white paper defending the drone killing of radical clerk Anwar al-Awlaki isn’t its secrecy or its creative redefinition of the words “imminent threat.” It is the revolutionary and shocking transformation of the meaning of due process.

Every January these past few years, some of the world’s leading novelists, historians, philosophers, and sociologists have been drawn to the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. Quickly outgrowing its modest beginnings in 2006, the event now sets the standard for the many new literary festivals from Brazil to Bali that illustrate what David S. Grewal calls “network power” — the basic means of emulation and convergence through which cultural and economic globalization proceeds.

A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer was charged Monday with murdering a Riverside police officer and special circumstances that could bring the death penalty.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting California, and he hopes to return home with something more than a Disneyland souvenir.

A reverend transferred to the oldest black church in San Francisco last fall from the oldest black church in Los Angeles during a controversy involving a federal tax investigation and other issues has been fired, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website Saturday.

Hunters were tromping through the countryside of a remote Northern California county over the weekend as they competed in a controversial contest to see who could kill the most coyotes.

Authorities say a 12-year-old student at a San Diego County middle school has been arrested for allegedly threatening via email to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates.

A funeral is scheduled this week for the Riverside Police Department officer who was allegedly shot and killed by fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.

The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 25 cents over the past two weeks.

Crisis counselors and extra staff were assigned to a San Diego County school after a 12-year-old boy was taken into custody over the weekend for allegedly threatening to shoot 23 students and a teacher.

There are no arrests in San Jose area shootings that left a man dead and another wounded.

Motorists are quick to blame solo drivers, out-of-sync traffic lights and an improving economy for San Francisco Bay area traffic gridlock.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other government officials are hosting a birthday party for America's newest national park, a 26,000-acre expanse of volcanic rock and chaparral in Central California.

The California Highway Patrol has created the first written guidelines on motorcycle “lane-splitting,” the maneuver by which cyclists pass vehicles in adjacent lanes by driving between them.

A San Francisco Bay area artist who has been giving ocean-view concerts on an old baby grand piano will have to stop playing his performance piece this week.

The cargo ship pilot who caused a massive San Francisco Bay oil spill is making another attempt to regain his mariner's license.

Automotive brand Scion has drawn considerable attention over the past several months by emphasizing its unique DNA as a small determined team dedicated to helping others follow their passions. Scion's global creative agency ATTIK continues to showcase the unique Scion Story with a new cross-media campaign entitled "Make Every Second Count," featuring real individuals using Scion vehicles to pursue their passions.

Animal welfare advocates are celebrating a decision by California prosecutors to charge two poultry farmers accused of leaving 50,000 hens to starve.

Officials on Monday celebrated the addition of America's newest national park.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Monday at 139.20, up 0.11 percent from Friday. Advancing issues beat decliners 51 to 47, and 142 issues were unchanged.
BofI Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: BOFI) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.10 to $35.12.
Vibra Bank (OTC: VBBK) was the top dollar loser, down 70 cents to $17.30.
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Mon, Feb 11, 2013