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California | Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Despite hundreds voicing opposition, the Oakland City Council early Wednesday overwhelmingly approved hiring former New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as a police consultant.

Reacting to the Connecticut school shooting massacre, a Southern California city has decided to draft a law banning gun shows on city-owned property.

A real estate research firm says California home foreclosure activity has fallen to a six-year low.

Listening to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, I had mixed feelings. In some ways it was a good and even a great speech, an eloquent expression of the progressive tradition in American politics. At the same time, it was divisive — more divisive than it needed to be.

Globalization is creating two misleading impressions about corporate taxes in the United States.

The ice on Donner Lake in the Sierra Nevada may look sturdy, but authorities say it is unstable and are warning skaters of the dangers.

The Riverside City Council has voted to sell the public land around a cross to avoid a lawsuit on its constitutionality.

Oh my pod!

Federal prosecutors say they've charged a former San Diego executive in a $28 million stock fraud.

There are new developments in the criminal cases against two Northern California women whose young daughters were suffocated in separate incidents.

California revenues may finish January about $4 billion ahead of projections because of a jump in income taxes.

A California researcher says that fireball seen streaking across Western skies last week was a flaming comet.

A hiker has died after he was struck by a falling boulder in Riverside County.

An Orange County man is facing up to 14 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed one person and injured five others.

High-powered semiautomatic rifles are being stored at Fontana school campuses under a controversial safety program.

A former Southern California elementary school teacher and church youth volunteer who molested little boys for a quarter century has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.

Ambassador Chris Stevens' stepfather said Wednesday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reached out to his family to offer her sympathies about the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya that killed his stepson. But she offered no privileged information about the adequacy of diplomatic security preceding the assault.

A Northern California jury convicted a repeat drunken driver of murder after rejecting his claim that a swollen brain cyst was to blame for an auto accident that killed two pedestrian and injured a third.

A Northern California man charged with hacking two men to death with an ax used to split logs has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Two former members of the Church of Scientology claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the church and its affiliates deceived members into donating millions of dollars to misrepresented causes.

Apple Inc. warned Wednesday that the blockbuster sales growth of the last five years is slowing drastically, as iPhone sales are starting to plateau.

Authorities at a Northern California prison are investigating an inmate's death as a homicide and are holding his cellmate as a suspect.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Wednesday at 136.20, up 4.44 percent from Tuesday. Declining issues beat advancers 58 to 36, and 147 issues were unchanged.
Glacier Water Services Inc. (OTC: GSWV) was the top dollar gainer, up 50 cents to $20.50.
Organovo Holdings Inc. (OTC: ONVO) was the top dollar loser, down $1.36 to $4.55.
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Wed, Jan 23, 2013