Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring 

(AP) — Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,500 employees, as part of a push to become more efficient and productive.

Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild 

(AP) — When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

California tribe rejects offer from Redskins group

(AP) — The Quechan Tribe of California says it won't take money from a foundation run by the owner of the Washington Redskins.

Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

(AP) — Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.

Bank settles in California political fraud case

(AP) — A California bank that handled the accounts of a former campaign treasurer for several high-profile Democratic politicians has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the bank should have known the treasurer was embezzling money, attorneys for the politicians and the bank said Thursday.

Land conservancy formed for Carrizo Plain

(AP) — A large swath of the Carrizo Plain, California's largest native grassland, is the focus of a newly formed group of wildlife advocates.

California unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent

(AP) — California's unemployment rate continues to fall, reaching 7.4 percent in June.

EBay 2Q profit climbs 5.6 percent

(AP) — EBay Inc. (EBAY) on Wednesday reported earnings that rose by 5.6 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications

(AP) — Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.

California couple warned for having brown lawn

(AP) — A Southern California couple who scaled back watering due to drought received a letter from the city of Glendora warning that they could face fines if they don't get their brown lawn green again.