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'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

(AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

(AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often become buried in their inboxes.

Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

(AP) — One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale.

2nd guilty plea in California tainted beef case

(AP) — A second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall processed and distributed tainted beef.

California mayor resigns after injury car crash

(AP) — The mayor of this Southern California city announced his resignation Monday in the wake of his arrest for an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four cheerleaders.

Record iPhone sales drive Apple's 3Q beat 


(AP) — The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix 


(AP) — Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know 


(AP) — Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods.

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

(AP) — Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Youths, tech workers duel over San Francisco field

(AP) — Teenage soccer players in San Francisco won an off-field victory over the city's technology workers after a videotaped confrontation gained national attention.