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California | Thu, Feb 14, 2013

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor acknowledged Thursday in federal court that she took $2.1 million from her late husband's charitable foundation and gambled it away during a nearly decade-long binge when she wagered more than $1 billion.

My favorite Haruhiko Kuroda moment was on a Tokyo-bound flight on March 13, 2011, two days after a gigantic earthquake struck northeast Japan.

It must be nice to be a cherubic looking billionaire hedge-fund manager who can get himself on financial cable TV whenever he wants, talk up his book and make millions of dollars out of it. Welcome to the world of David Einhorn, the 44-year-old founder of Greenlight Capital Inc., an $8 billion fund in New York.

A complaint filed with California regulators says Southern California Edison boosted the cost of replacing defective steam generators at the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant.

A federal judge said Wednesday that he is “dismayed” that Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is questioning the objectivity of a court-appointed special master who oversees the treatment of mentally ill prison inmates.

The presumed death of former LA police officer and suspected quadruple killer Christopher Dorner has left questions over the $1 million reward in his case.

Authorities say one person is dead after a small plane lost a wing and crashed just feet from a Northern California freeway.

State transportation officials are laying out two new proposals to reduce delays on Highway 140 into Yosemite National Park.

Orange County prosecutors say a man in prison for life without parole has been charged with killing his friend three decades ago.

A threat to a California state senator has led to the arrest of a Santa Clara man and the confiscation of explosive materials and a loaded handgun, authorities said.

Authorities have charged two men in the beating death of a man whose remains were discovered near a shallow grave in the Angeles National Forest.

The man accused in the killing of a 13-year-old Suisun City girl appeared in court Wednesday, but did not enter a plea.

A San Francisco restaurant in Chinatown is paying $525,000 in back wages and penalties for forcing employees to work long hours for less than $4 an hour.

The police chief of a Northern California beach town wants the city to ban gun shows and tighten zoning rules for weapons dealers.

Authorities say four suspected illegal immigrants have been rescued in San Diego after being trapped for hours in a sewage line.

San Diego police have ordered new DNA tests in the cold-case probe of a teenager's killing nearly 35 years ago.

An independent report says 13 recent child deaths might have been prevented if Los Angeles County social workers had taken basic steps to make sure youngsters weren't placed in unsafe homes.

California prison officials are opening a $24 million treatment center for mentally ill inmates as they urge a federal judge to end his oversight of the state's correctional system.

NASA has agreed to an “excessive and unnecessarily costly cleanup” of a former rocket test facility near Los Angeles that was the site of a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959, the space agency's watchdog said Thursday.

The U.S. Naval Academy has announced a new commandant, who is responsible for the day-to-day conduct and training of midshipmen.

The latest investigation into financial mismanagement at the state Department of Parks and Recreation shows that its administrators do not even know much it costs to operate each of California's more than 270 parks, yet another symptom of a flawed organization that kept millions of dollars hidden even as it sought to close parks to save money.

In the final months of his life, Richard Nixon quietly advised President Bill Clinton on navigating the post-Cold War world, even offering to serve as a conduit for messages to Russian President Boris Yeltsin and other government officials, newly declassified documents show.

Officials said Thursday that the burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Thursday at 139.60, up 0.35 percent from Wednesday. Advancing issues beat decliners 55 to 48, and 136 issues were unchanged.
ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) was the top dollar gainer, up $3.10 to $32.88.
Artistmss International Group (OTC: AIGI) was the top dollar loser, down 98 cents to 2 cents.
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Thu, Feb 14, 2013