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California | Fri, Feb 15, 2013

Southern California posted its strongest home sales for a January in six years amid heavy buying by investors, a research firm said Wednesday, raising concerns that recent strength in the market rests to some extent on speculators.

California officials have canceled a half-finished Department of Motor Vehicles technology overhaul of the vehicle registration process.

Attorneys for an alleged victim of priest sexual abuse will depose the former Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles next week as part of a clergy abuse lawsuit, attorneys in the case said Friday.

A former Bell city councilman says he voted for a big raise because he was afraid of the city manager.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police Chief Charlie Beck say they hope someone can claim the $1 million reward offered for information leading to the capture of Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop and suspected quadruple killer who died after a mountain shootout this week.

Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner apparently killed himself as the cabin he was barricaded in caught fire following a shootout with officers, police revealed Friday while also confirming he spent most of his time on the run in a condominium just steps away from the command center set up to find him.

A gang member has been convicted of murdering an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy as he prepared to go to work nearly five years ago.

California's insurance watchdog said Thursday that Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to reduce its rate increase for 630,000 policyholders.

The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into a string of 16 deaths tied to powerful narcotics prescribed by an Orange County doctor.

Federal prosecutors say a Northern California man who belongs to a group that believes tax laws are unconstitutional has been convicted of committing nearly $1 million in income tax fraud.

Police say a former couple were found shot to death at their house in East San Jose during an apparent Valentine's Day murder-suicide.

Police in an eastern Los Angeles suburb have shot and killed a man they say pointed a gun at them.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says they will go back to the drawing board in its pursuit of being among the few local law enforcement agencies to use unmanned aerial drones.

Fifteen people have been indicted on charges that they took part in a stock manipulation scheme that defrauded more than 20,000 people out of more than $30 million through investments in companies once touted by Pamela Anderson and Eric Roberts, authorities said Thursday.

Several dozen inmates in San Francisco Bay area jails shimmied and sweat Thursday in a behind bars choreography aimed at symbolizing an end to violence against women on Valentine's Day.

condoms for every adult film made in California.

San Diego County officials say a charity laundry didn't come clean about its use of grant money and they want $6,000 returned.

Oakland's lawsuit claiming federal officials are illegally trying to shut down a medical marijuana dispensary has been tossed by a federal magistrate judge.

Too few students forced the school board to close an elementary school near the site of the 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion.

A Northern California high school student has been arrested for showing up on campus wearing camouflage and a gas mask.

Parents of a soldier who died after taking a dietary supplement called Jack3d (pronounced `jacked') have sued the makers and retailer for wrongful death.

Authorities have identified a Riverside police officer they believe was wounded by Christopher Dorner in an ambush that killed his partner.

A Southern California police officer has been placed on probation for conspiring to dismiss a woman's speeding ticket after she promised to send booze.

Sacramento County election officials have found 407 ballots that were cast in the Nov. 6 election but never counted.

The EPA says it's reached a $1.6 million settlement with dozens of companies that dumped hazardous waste at a Los Angeles-area landfill that's now a Superfund toxic cleanup site.

A new report shows Gov. Jerry Brown let stand 80 percent of a state board's decisions to parole murderers from California prisons.

A mistrial has been declared in of murder trial of a Northern California woman accused of killing a 17-month old girl she was babysitting.

A Santa Clara man was charged Friday with possessing assault weapons, explosives and bomb-making materials after the California Highway Patrol tracked an emailed death threat sent to Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Friday at 137.01, down 1.86 percent from Thursday. Declining issues beat advancers 51 to 44, and 143 issues were unchanged.
ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) was the top dollar gainer, up 98 cents to $33.86.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar loser, down $2.25 to $100.61.
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Fri, Feb 15, 2013