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California | Wed, Dec 12, 2012

If you want a concrete example of the unanticipated harm that could come from the United States going over the fiscal cliff, look no further than Build America Bonds, an efficient alternative way to subsidize state and local investments. They are part of the spending that is scheduled to be reduced in January.

As we consider the return of the House of Clinton, we may be witnessing the start of the House of Obama.

A Los Angeles police SWAT team has shot and killed an armed man after a 10-hour hostage drama in a Baldwin Hills home.

A California prison psychiatrist paid more than $800,000 last year has been suspended with pay amid allegations he falsified time records.

San Francisco area crab fishermen are ending their nearly weeklong strike after reaching an agreement with fish brokers over price.

Military officials say a Navy corpsman was killed in a car accident during a Marine Corps training exercise at Camp Pendleton.

Officials at Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County are investigating an outbreak of violence involving at least 115 inmates that sent nine to the hospital.

Officials say three San Bernardino County courthouses will close before summer and 44 jobs will be lost as a result of budget cuts.

Demolition crews have begun to tear apart the environmentally unsound barracks and other buildings at Camp Roberts that were World War II-era homes to hundreds of soldiers.

An 86-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife after he was found with her body in their car at a Central Coast beach, authorities said Tuesday.

A Sacramento County man charged in the ax killing of a man he mistakenly thought had broken into his home has been convicted of second-degree murder.

Rescuers from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in Nevada are getting credit for saving a kayaking couple who'd gone missing near Truckee, Calif.

California drivers who make frequent trips to Mexico could get speedier border passage under a plan to offer special driver's licenses.

Investigators have arrested the nephew of a California man who was shot to death in the driveway of his Northern California home.

Four people are charged with the 1995 murder of a man who was kidnapped on a Santa Ana street.

An eastern San Diego County man has been convicted of molesting his developmentally-challenged daughter and two stepchildren.

Police say a Southern California doctor has been arrested after more than 1,000 child sex images were found on his office computer.

Twenty-two high school students at three Southern California high schools have been arrested for campus drug dealing in an undercover sting operation where deputies posed as students.

Rising demand and falling supply are spurring talk in the arid West of outside-the-box ideas like piping water from the nation's heartland and towing Arctic icebergs south to help thirsty U.S. cities like Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Orange County's toll roads, paved with good intentions, are now the target of a state investigation after borrowing billions of dollars and struggling to attract riders.

Federal officials say rising demand and falling supply pose a risk of water shortages over the next 50 years for some 40 million people, including Native Americans, businesses, ranchers and farmers in seven Western states dependent on the Colorado River.

A galaxy once considered the oldest has reclaimed its title, scientists reported Wednesday.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Wednesday at 122.65, down 0.46 percent from Tuesday. Declining issues beat advancers 54 to 28, and 57 issues were unchanged.
Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) was the top dollar gainer, up 86 cents to $53.22.
Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) was the top dollar loser, down $1.12 to $49.37.
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Wed, Dec 12, 2012