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California | Tue, Feb 26, 2013

A California lawmaker wants to keep state energy regulators from holding private settlement talks instead of public hearings following a failed mediation process in the San Bruno pipeline blast cases.

Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles County man has pleaded guilty to two felony charges that he ran a $49 million fraudulent investment scheme.

The Associated Press has learned that federal immigration authorities have released a number of detainees around the country to save money.

The Pasadena police chief has ordered an independent audit of cases handled by the department's detective bureau after a judge overseeing a murder trial criticized the conduct of two homicide officers.

California water officials say a combination of dry winter conditions and restrictions on pumping is leading to an outlook of a low water supply for some farmers in 2013.

Authorities are searching for a suspected marijuana dealer they say escaped from federal custody while undergoing treatment at a Fresno medical center.

Crews have restored power to more than 10,700 households in suburban Los Angeles County after a three-hour outage.

A ex-Cudahy councilman is going to prison for three years for shaking down a businessman who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary.

California voters overwhelmingly favor additional controls on guns and ammunition, with women far more eager to regulate firearms than men, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has been under fire for jailhouse abuses, has been picked as the nation's Sheriff of the Year.

Riverside police say a woman has been arrested a day after terrorizing a mobile home park by stabbing and beating one resident and stealing her car and stabbing another couple's dog and entering their home.

A study shows black students in Los Angeles County public schools have learning difficulties by second grade and those education gaps widen with age, leading to the highest dropout rates among all races.

A Southern California man and his ex-wife have been convicted of stealing $330,000 from the man's elderly mother.

Los Angeles firefighters have battled and beat back flames spitting through the roof of a two-story home near 62nd and Main streets.

A police officer is in jail after being indicted on suspicion of sexually assaulting six women while on duty in West Sacramento.

State lawmakers will get an update Tuesday on California's $68 billion high-speed rail project, describing the hearing as a way to safeguard the public's interest as they evaluate whether the agency overseeing the project has addressed a series of organizational problems.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Tuesday at 134.31, up 0.46 percent from Monday. Advancing issues beat decliners 54 to 47, and 136 issues were unchanged.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.33 to $99.37.
Encore Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ECPG) was the top dollar loser, down $2.26 to $29.08.
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Tue, Feb 26, 2013