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California | Mon, Nov 19, 2012

A tiny pest capable of carrying and spreading a disease deadly to citrus trees has been found in the heart of California's citrus belt, agriculture officials confirmed on Monday.

California's landmark Proposition 2 said chickens in cages must be able to stand up and stretch their wings without touching cage walls. Whether that means one chicken at a time or a bunch at once is the impetus behind the third lawsuit filed by egg farmers since passage of the ballot measure.

State regulators say California's first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits went smoothly, and that all of the pollution permits available for 2013 were sold.

A caregiver is in jail and an 88-year-old California woman is hospitalized with dislocated fingers and brain swelling.

Three college students from California are among 32 U.S. students who will be awarded the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University next Fall.

About 3,000 acres of scenic backcountry in the Sierra Nevada north of Truckee will be permanently protected under a deal announced by two conservation groups.

The bowler hat and cane that accented Charlie Chaplin's costume in “Little Tramp” has sold for $62,500 at an auction in Los Angeles.

A 2-year-old boy has survived a car crash on a Los Angeles freeway that left a woman dead and the vehicle badly mangled.

A Southern California hair salon where a shooting rampage left eight people dead last year has reopened its door.

Authorities have identified a woman who was mauled to death by bulldogs at a San Diego County home.

Three people are in jail for the death of a 51-year-old homeless man near a Santa Cruz park.

A sewage spill has closed a San Diego County beach.

Carvings that graced the Sierra Nevada in California for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws.

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) _ The Marine Corps is hoping to deploy some four-footed recruits in the Mojave Desert -- about 500 threatened desert tortoises.

A new study shows inexperienced Los Angeles teachers are disproportionately more likely to be assigned low-performing math students.

There's an $8 million deal to sell a Santa Cruz Mountains redwood grove to a conservation group.

Chimpanzees in a midlife crisis? It sounds like a setup for a joke.

Here’s my advice for President Barack Obama as he embarks on his second term: Follow the example of one of your heroes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Not the Roosevelt of the first two terms but the Roosevelt of the next two. The Roosevelt who won the war.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Monday at 118.45, up 1.09 percent from Friday. Advancing issues beat decliners 60 to 20, and 60 issues were unchanged.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: LGND) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.40 to $19.07.
HomeFed Corporation (OTC: HOFD) was the top dollar loser, down $1.66 to $25.34.
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Mon, Nov 19, 2012