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California | Thu, Dec 6, 2012

A man who left his vehicle in search of help after he and his girlfriend got stuck in a Sierra snowstorm has been found dead, but his girlfriend survived.

WASHINGTON — Superstorm Sandy packed a bigger economic punch than most people had thought.

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages stayed close to record lows this week, a trend that has made home buying more affordable and helped the housing market recover.

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders increased their spending on construction projects in October by the largest amount in five months, led by a surge in housing.

A security guard and a customer tackled a suspected bank robber as she left a Citibank branch in Riverside County.

A member of San Diego's Hells Angels chapter who was among the central targets of an FBI investigation that brought three dozen indictments has been sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison on a drug charge and faces many more felony counts, including murder.

Authorities have released more information about a shooting involving California Highway Patrol officers and a man police say was a wanted felon who led the officers on a high-speed chase in rural Shasta County.

Oakland police officials have agreed to surrender authority of the department's command staff to a court- appointed director.

A former Carmel real estate developer has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for defrauding investors out of millions of dollars in a failed luxury home development and golf course.

Four teenagers are hospitalized after their car plunged off a Southern California mountain road.

A Northern California handyman lured to a home was punched in the face and told to fix a dishwasher or die.

Investigators say a California man punched his grandmother and torched her home.

A disbarred San Diego County lawyer who made national headlines by encouraging people to break into their foreclosed homes has been sentenced in two criminal cases.

A diabetic teacher has lost a lawsuit claiming a California school district refused to accommodate his disabilities.

A whale carcass rotting near celebrity homes in Malibu is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to decide who's responsible for getting rid of it.

Three family members accused of running an unlicensed group home in an upscale San Jose neighborhood that was littered with excrement and overrun by dogs have pleaded no contest to abuse charges.

Anaheim police have arrested two people they claim ran a prostitution ring out of a motel near Disneyland.

An Episcopal church in Southern California has received hate mail since a conservative Christian group publicized the church's plans to host a Muslim organization's annual convention next weekend, the church's leadership said Thursday.

WASHINGTON — A measure of U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in October compared with a year ago, the largest yearly gain since July 2006. The jump adds to signs of a comeback in the once-battered housing market.

Grover Norquist looks and sounds like the leader of the Republican Party.

Since 1950, federal revenue has averaged about 18 percent of gross domestic product — 17.8 percent of GDP, to be exact. A neat bit of trivia, but who cares?

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Thursday at 122.05, up 0.24 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 44 to 37, and 58 issues were unchanged.
Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.20 to $71.50.
Spy Inc. (OTC: XSPY) was the top dollar loser, down 62 cents to $1.38.
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Thu, Dec 6, 2012