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California | Wed, Feb 27, 2013

One of the California police detectives shot to death while investigating a sex crime had inspired his son to join the force. The other viewed her job as a mix of fighting crime and public relations.

A soldier who disappeared during the Korean War more than 60 years ago is finally coming home.

Authorities say a Los Angeles day-care operator charged with molesting three children at the Boyle Heights facility was investigated but never arrested on similar allegations in 2008 and 2009.

A poll has promising news for marijuana users who hope California will join two other states that voted to legalize recreational use of the drug.

A former California high school basketball coach has been ordered to trial for a drunken driving crash that killed a 7-year-old boy.

Six suspects have been booked for investigation of murder in the gunshot deaths of three people a year ago in a Central California home.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to lobby Congress and the Justice Department for more money to hire state and local law enforcement officers.

Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Italy’s parliamentary election could not have gone worse for the country or the euro area.

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- What’s next after the Oscars? More Gatsby, of course. “The Great Gatsby,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and coming in May, will be the fourth, or by some counts the fifth or sixth, movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about the illusion created by false wealth in the 1920s.

San Diego County health officials say three more residents have died from the flu this season, bringing the total there to 43.

A Los Angeles city councilman has proposed an electronic system to record ammunition sales to make it easier to track illegal purchases.

Looming federal spending cuts are expected to dampen California's economic recovery at a time when a housing rebound and job growth are gaining traction, but come Friday the immediate effect may not prove to be the fiscal doomsday that President Barack Obama has predicted.

San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say the cost of a six-day mountain manhunt for fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner will cost the department more than a half-million dollars.

A Sacramento-area man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 9-year-old son in a hatchet attack.

A man allegedly armed with two swords has been arrested after a six-hour standoff in San Diego County.

Conservation groups are hailing an agreement to buy and protect nearly 20,000 acres of timberland from expanding vineyards near the Sonoma County coast.

Military officials have identified the Navy SEAL who went missing last week off Oahu during an open ocean training swim.

A gunman apparently killed himself in a Santa Monica home after a standoff with police that lasted nearly 12 hours, authorities said.

An appeals court has rejected a petition from a coalition of school districts and education groups that sought to redirect more than $2 billion in state funding to public schools and community colleges, state officials announced Wednesday.

Mexican prosecutors say the country's most powerful union boss used some of an estimated $160 million in embezzled funds for property in the San Diego area.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Wednesday at 135.45, up 0.85 percent from Tuesday. Advancing issues beat decliners 61 to 36 and 140 issues were unchanged.
HomeFed Corporation (OTC: HOFD) was the top dollar gainer, up $2 to $31.
Volcano Corp. (Nasdaq: VOLC) was the top dollar loser, down 40 cents to $21.64.
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Wed, Feb 27, 2013