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    Southern California beaches to remain closed after oily goo washes up

    A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline where globs of oily goo washed ashore will remain closed until officials determine the water is safe for swimmers and surfers.  
    It's been the best of times for auto dealers since the recession. Those that survived picked up business from those that didn't. They reorganized their operations to be leaner and more efficient. Auto sales soared 59 percent to 16.5 million last year from the 2010 low point.  
    AB 51 now heads to the state Senate for a final vote  
    Josie Lepe
    Through four hours of testimony late into the evening Thursday night, dozens of speakers at the Rotary Summit Center in downtown San Jose told top representatives from the San Jose Water Company that the company's proposed new drought regulations that will limit each home to a fixed monthly allocation of water, with financial penalties for customers who use more than their limit, are unfair to people with large yards and large families and should be rewritten.  
    The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday rejected a quarter of the 283 bills it considered. The Assembly committee rejected a third of the 421 bills on its agenda.  
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
    Michael Jackson's ranch can be yours for $100 million

    'Thriller’ singer’s amusement parks rides are gone, and property now called Sycamore Valley Ranch.