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California | Wed, Dec 5, 2012

Settlements worth $50 million have been reached with companies that produced and stored fireworks, munitions and rocket motors at a Southern California industrial site where the water supply became contaminated, federal authorities said Wednesday.

A Northern California sheriff has vowed that his department won't use an aerial drone to spy on ordinary people, but civil liberties groups say there still needs to be some guidelines to ensure privacy.

Work resumed Wednesday at the nation's busiest port complex after a crippling strike was settled, ending an eight-day walk-off that affected thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in cargo.

Wildlife advocates are criticizing a decision by California wardens to shoot a pair of mountain cubs in the backyard of a home near downtown Half Moon Bay.

was suffering from a brain cyst at the time.

Shasta County authorities say two people were taken to a hospital with what are described as non-life threatening injuries after at least one California Highway Patrol officer opened fire on the occupants of a pickup truck during a confrontation in Shasta County.

Police say they're searching for two masked robbers who held up workers at gunpoint and stole the collection plate from a Los Angeles megachurch.

Despite days of searching by several law enforcement agencies, there is still no sign of a Nevada couple who left a Sacramento suburb last week during bad weather on a drive that would've taken them through some of the Sierra Nevada's higher elevations, authorities said late Tuesday.

Authorities say 11 people are facing charges after a methamphetamine bust in Northern California that federal prosecutors are describing as one of the biggest in the nation's history.

San Diego County governments may have to redraw a nearly $200 billion plan that lays out transportation projects for the next 40 years.

A California judge says two street racers deserve jail time for a high-speed crash that killed a woman driving home from work.

More than 3,600 pot plants have been seized during a raid on a California indoor marijuana operation at a former mushroom farm.

The Hollywood sign's 10-week facelift is complete with nine shiny white letters ready for a 90th anniversary close-up.

Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings has blamed budget cuts for slower 911 response times.

Economists say tax hike Proposition 30 approved by California voters last month may slow growth in the state but won't derail the fledgling recovery.

The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday.

At least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers' expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.

The cost of defending lawsuits is forcing a Southern California city to rescind a law banning registered sex offenders in parks.

Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded Californians to back his November tax initiative, and now they are rewarding him with a record high job-approval rating along with new faith in the state's fiscal future, according to a poll released Wednesday from the Public Policy Institute of California.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Wednesday at 121.76, up 0.26 percent from Tuesday. Declining issues beat advancers 48 to 30, and 61 issues were unchanged. Sempra Energy (New York: SRE) was the top dollar gainer, up $2.06 to $70.30. Ligand Pharmaceuticals-CL B (Nasdaq: LGND) was the top dollar loser, down 65 cents to $18.08.
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Wed, Dec 5, 2012