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California | Tue, Feb 19, 2013

After months of scrutinizing financial and operational mismanagement at the state agency that oversees the most beautiful and historic places in California, legislators will be looking for answers Tuesday when they grill the new acting director.

Rain and snow have begun falling across California, as another winter storm touches down in the state.

It's beetlemania in San Diego County. But there are no screams of joy.

Frustrated by the persistence of large deficits, and alarmed by the long-term gap between spending and revenue, congressional Republicans are promoting a constitutional amendment to require balanced budgets.

The U.S. Coast Guard says an Oregon man injured in a high-speed crash on the San Francisco Bay between a ferryboat and a motorboat has died.

Neighbors and relatives are mourning the loss of a 10-year-old girl who died in a Treasure Island apartment fire over the weekend.

A California teen who went missing in South Lake Tahoe on New Year's Eve and was found a few days later near a snow bank likely died of hypothermia and had drugs in her system, according to autopsy results released Monday.

Drivers near Southern California's notorious Interstate 405 had reason to tone down their road rage when it was revealed the thing stopping traffic was a baby seal on city streets several miles from the ocean.

A 20-year-old man driving a stolen SUV has died after leading San Jose police on a wild chase where he tried to run down or collide with officers four times.

Two stolen championship belts have been returned to a female boxer after Los Angeles police linked a fingerprint to the suspected burglar.

Tustin police say at least three people are dead and others wounded after a chaotic 25-minute shooting spree that moved from intersection to intersection and onto the freeway.

An annual fire-prevention fee that is unpopular with some rural property owners is headed back before the state Legislature, as Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to expand its use and opponents try to kill it.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency plans to again experiment with allowing bikes aboard all trains during peak commuting hours.

California Institute of Technology President Jean-Lou Chameau plans to step down from the position this year.

California's largest public pension system has approved divesting from companies that make guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines that are illegal in the state.

Lawyers for the man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy said in documents unsealed Tuesday that his prosecution was “predicated on a lie,” and that they intend to file a motion for a new trial.

A monorail train at Disneyland has returned to service after a temporary shutdown due to a short circuit.

Democrats and Republicans in Washington agree: It would be a disaster if the “sequester,” with its more than $1 trillion of cuts to defense and domestic spending, takes effect March 1, as scheduled.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Tuesday at 137.90, up 0.65 percent from Friday. Advancing issues beat decliners 63 to 37, and 137 issues were unchanged.
Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.38 to $73.37.
HomeFed Corporation (OTC: HOFD) was the top dollar loser, down $2 to $30.
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Tue, Feb 19, 2013