Archive for February 2nd, 2013

Undocumented in the U.S.: 11 million and counting

US & World | | February 02 2013, 2:20 PM

While many do enter the country illegally from Mexico, Central America, and the Philippines, as many as 40 percent have simply overstayed their visas.

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early end to winter | | February 02 2013, 8:44 AM

It's a tradition that goes back to 1887, and while he's not always correct, the Punxsutawney, Pa., groundhog still has a massive following.

Colder climates to blame for higher natural gas bills

Business & Economy | | February 02 2013, 6:00 AM

The freezing temperatures in Southern California in recent weeks carried a price - higher gas bills for the month of January.

Twitter says hackers may have stolen 250,000 passwords

The Latest | | February 02 2013, 4:02 PM

"The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked," Twitter's information security director said.

Solar development absorbing California farmland

The Latest | | February 02 2013, 3:16 PM

With the Golden State mandating that 33 percent of electricity be generated from renewables by the end of the decade, there are 227 proposed solar projects in the pipeline statewide.

49er cornerback will begin sensitivity training after Super Bowl

The Latest | | February 02 2013, 2:50 PM

Chris Culliver is scheduled to begin working with "The Trevor Project," an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention to LGBT youth.

Attorney: 'Children are very safe in the church of the LA archdiocese today'

The Latest | | February 02 2013, 1:33 PM

After the priest files were released, retired Cardinal Mahoney was relieved of his administration duties by Archbishop Gomez who described the files as "brutal and painful" reading.

Photo of Obama firing a shotgun misses mark with critics

The Latest | | February 02 2013, 11:05 AM

“Attn skeet birthers. Make our day — let the photoshop conspiracies begin!” White House senior adviser David Plouffe tweeted to his followers Saturday morning.

Late '50s San Diego power plant is imploded [Video]

The Latest | | February 02 2013, 9:30 AM

The implosion early Saturday — which had been months in the planning — turned the mighty structure into a smoking heap of concrete. The goal is to one day turn the site into a park.

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Singer and songwriter Richard Thompson on new album

Arts & Entertainment | | February 02 2013, 8:00 AM

Getting his start in Fairport Convention, the legendary British folk rock band, Thompson's songs have been performed by REM, Loudon Wainwright and Los Lobos.