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California | Tue, Feb 12, 2013

A progressive Texas political action committee taunted Gov. Rick Perry's recent California trip in radio ads broadcast there on Tuesday, calling him “Governor Oops” and dismissing as “snake oil” Perry's promises of tax breaks for businesses that relocate to Texas.

Two San Diego pit bull owners were convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after their dogs escaped confinement through a hole in their fence and fatally mauled a 75-year-old woman.

A supervisor at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Diego is facing a bribery conspiracy charge in connection with a scheme to sell driver's licenses to people who failed required tests, according to the Associated Press.

The meteoric rise of tomato processing company SK Foods in the industry was nothing short of amazing, but it turns out the market share gains were the result of hefty bribes paid to some of the largest manufacturers in the nation.

A lawyer has pleaded no contest to conspiring to smuggle $30,000 in drugs to a client at a downtown Los Angeles courthouse in exchange for $100.

Fire officials say four people died and a fifth has been critically injured after a vehicle smashed into center divider on Highway 58 about 10 miles east of Mojave.

Richmond police say a 30-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in a confrontation with officers.

After five weeks of digging, crews have found debris, but no human remains during an excavation of an abandoned well in Central California in a search for possible victims of two men known as the “Speed Freak Killers,” the FBI said.

A Southern California man is facing trial for duct taping his elderly mother to a chair and cutting her oxygen tube.

Police say a Northern California man was arrested for allegedly posting an ad online seeking to trade his marijuana for a boat.

At least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a San Francisco Bay area creek.

Marin County residents are opposing filmmaker George Lucas' plans to build low-income housing on the eight acres of the ranch where he originally proposed erecting a new film studio.

California water and wildlife officials on Tuesday seized upon the deaths of a rare fish in the water pumps that carry water to California's cities and farms to renew calls for replacing the current pumping system with $14 billion twin tunnels.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Tuesday at 138.78, down 0.30 percent from Monday. Declining issues beat advancers 53 to 50, and 137 issues were unchanged.
Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O) was the top dollar gainer, up 87 cents to $44.50.
Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) was the top dollar loser, down $3.40 to $45.
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Tue, Feb 12, 2013