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California | Wed, Feb 20, 2013

A Southern California commuter who was shot to death in front of other horrified drivers during a carjacking was a small business owner and father of two with a passion for fly-fishing.

Court documents are revealing new details in the rampage of a former Los Angeles police officer turned-fugitive before he died during a mountain cabin shootout.

Authorities say a Northern California mother who served time in prison for having sex with two underage boys is behind bars again for allegedly violating her parole by possessing pornography.

California electricity consumers could see $1.6 billion in refunds from energy wholesalers that profited from the state's energy crisis more than a dozen years ago, if an administrative law judge's recommendation holds up under review, regulators said Tuesday.

California Highway Patrol officials say dozens of cars were either stuck in the snow or involved in accidents near the Northern California community of Sonora as a snowstorm moved through the area Tuesday.

Hundreds of mourners braved cold, hard rain at a candlelight vigil for a San Bernardino County sheriff's detective shot and killed in the final standoff with fugitive ex-police officer Christopher Dorner.

Authorities say a former chemistry researcher at the University of California, Davis who is facing explosives and weapons-related charges has been released from custody on $2 million bail.

Police said late Tuesday that a body found in a water tank on the roof of a downtown hotel near Skid Row is a Canadian tourist who had been missing for nearly three weeks.

A Silicon Valley engineer charged with fatally shooting three former co-workers has testified that being fired from his job made him go insane.

A Northern California man suspected of stealing long-stemmed roses two weeks before Valentine's Day has been arrested for investigation of burglary.

A former Marine Corps reservist has pleaded not guilty to several counts of conspiracy to commit bribery and make false claims in a scheme involving lodging and travel vouchers.

Andrew Luster, a convicted rapist and heir to the Max Factor fortune, is seeking to have his 124-year prison sentence reduced and his conviction set aside.

Researchers released 50,000 salmon into a flooded rice field in the Sacramento Valley on Tuesday in an effort to understand whether such fields, flooded between harvests, can stand in for the wetlands that once filled the area and served as a massive nursery for juvenile salmon.

dissecting the pulverized rock to determine what it's made of.

There was good news and bad news on Wednesday in a winter storm that gave California a much-needed dose of rain and snow.

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has withdrawn a conflict of interest claim against a court-appointed monitor overseeing mental health treatment within California's prison system, even as it continues its criticism of the federal courts' costly oversight of certain prison operations.

A group of experts investigating the launch failure of a NASA climate satellite has failed to come up with a reason.

British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said water had only dribbled out of the taps at the downtown Cecil Hotel for days.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Wednesday at 136.08, down 1.32 percent from Tuesday. Declining issues beat advancers 86 to 17, and 134 issues were unchanged.
HomeFed Corporation (OTC: HOFD) was the top dollar gainer, up $2 to $32.
Life Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: LIFE) was the top dollar loser, down $5.23 to $58.13.
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Wed, Feb 20, 2013