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California | Thu, Feb 21, 2013

A crane tipped over while working on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Thursday afternoon, but there were no injuries and nothing leaked into the bay, authorities said.

California should receive at least $20.6 billion from a settlement with the nation's major mortgage lenders, the largest share of any state and about $2 billion more than expected when the agreement to assist homeowners was announced last year, according to a report released Thursday.

Dozens of bagpipers have opened a memorial service for a Southern California detective killed in the violent conclusion of the manhunt for fugitive ex-police officer Christopher Dorner.

A man who stole his mother's car despite her restraining order against him barricaded himself in her home, shot two San Diego County sheriff's deputies, and then killed himself early Thursday after a 10-hour standoff, authorities said.

tried to rob the family in their home

Researchers are concerned about a fish that's turning into a new threat to the ecology of Lake Tahoe.

Following years of layoffs, budget cuts and surge in violent crime, several police departments across the San Francisco Bay area are hiring again.

A California caregiver who left a 101-year-old man in a hot car last summer won't be facing anymore jail time.

Climate experts say the drought affecting 56 percent of the country is likely to linger in Plains and Western states this spring and expand in northern California, Texas and Florida.

A huge homeless encampment has mushroomed in a grassy field near downtown San Jose.

A former Catholic high school coach is suing the Diocese of Sacramento claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual hazing by his players.

A San Diego police detective charged with driving under the influence has pleaded not guilty.

A woman has been stabbed to death in a Southern California home and detectives are hunting for a 51-year-old man.

A Wall Street maverick who wants Apple Inc. to share more of its wealth with investors took his case to other shareholders Thursday, urging them to send management a message by voting against a company proposal at the upcoming annual meeting.

A former Contra Costa County resident has been ordered to stand trial on a murder charge in the cold case slaying of his 21-year-old girlfriend.

A Northern California man has pleaded not guilty to charges of keeping a cache of weapons, ammunition and drugs in Humboldt County.

More of the world's elite universities are joining the rush to offer “massive open online courses” that are broadening access to higher education. But some experts question how much so-called MOOCs can help students trying to earn college degrees.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Thursday at 134.82, down 0.93 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 69 to 32, and 137 issues were unchanged.
Jack in the Box Inc. (Nasdaq: JACK) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.53 to $31.50.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar loser, down $1.62 to $98.23.
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Thu, Feb 21, 2013