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Two detained in report of armed man at Naval Base Point Loma (updated)

The Thursday morning report of a possible gunman led to an order that personnel shelter in place on the base, which is home to the Third Fleet command and other major units.

Mouth watering yet? As of now, you can only get a pizza like this in the summer and fall. Farmers in California are trying to change that by growing figs at least from April through February.

California farmers finagle a fig for all seasons

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.

The steamship "City of Chester" in a photograph from the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.

Long-lost wreck off San Francisco recalls anti-Chinese history

The City of Chester, which went down in 1888 after colliding with a liner, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship's Chinese crew failed to assist stoked racial hatred.

Filipino gun culture has deep roots

In the U.S., the vast majority of gun owners are white and male. At the Norco gun club, the president is a Filipino immigrant and members banter in Tagalog about their firearms.

Stowaway teen's father shocked to hear son was in Hawaii

The boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jos to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

United flight diverts to LA with engine problem

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says United Flight 284 landed without incident at 7:27 a.m. Wednesday.

Feinstein backs Padilla in tight Secretary of State race

L.A. State Senator Alex Padilla got a boost when Leland Yee withdrew his candidacy, but this may still be a highly competitive race in June.

Wheel well stowaway was 'runaway kid with a bad idea'

The California teen "ran for the nearest plane," the FBI says. He ended up riding 5 1/2 hours to Hawaii and luckily survived the thin air and freezing temperatures.

You can survive a flight in a jet's wheel well, but probably won't

A California teen, the FBI says, flew from San Jose to Maui inside the landing gear bay of a Boeing 767. He is said to be OK. He's also very lucky. Nearly everyone else who's tried has died.

Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.

Teen survives flight to Hawaii in jet's wheel well, FBI says

"Kid's lucky to be alive," an FBI spokesman says of a 16-year-old boy who authorities think stowed away Sunday in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. The odds were against him.

Challenges to deal on $3.3 billion San Onofre nuclear costs

Objections and legal challenge have been filed against the proposed deal that would stick Southern California utility ratepayers with $3.3 billion in San Onofre nuclear plant costs.

California's drought ripples through businesses, then to schools

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

US military trains for an uncertain future in the Mojave

The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

CA man survives deadly Mt. Everest avalanche

Jon Reiter of Kenwood, California says he feel lucky to have survived the Mt. Everest avalanche that killed 12 Friday.

Orland bus crash: California Highway Patrol releases 911 tapes

The California Highway Patrol is still investigating last week's crash between a high school tour bus and a FedEx truck that killed 10 people.