* A high-speed chase lasting close to two hours ended when a woman behind the wheel of a stolen SUV surrendered to authorities on I-5 near Camp Pendleton. The woman was reportedly driving at speeds of close to 110 mph during the chase. California Highway Patrol officers used a spike strip to puncture a tire, leading to the ending of her wild ride. The vehicle had reportedly been stolen out of the Anaheim area earlier in the day.
* Don't look now, but San Francisco will likely become the first major U.S. city to pay an average of $4 a gallon for gas in the next week. AAA Auto Club says that folks in San Francisco are paying on an average of $3.97 for gas right now.
* Anaheim resident Angel Montero Avila, 44, was sentenced to 46 years to life in prison, having been convicted of murdering three people as he drove drunk and fled from police two years ago. Three people were killed carpooling to work that day and their two co-workers with them in the car suffered serious injuries as Avila's minivan ran into the Toyota Camry at a stop light.
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* Fresh-off their 22-inning 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, the San Diego Padres dropped a 9-0 decision in Arizona this evening. Meantime, the Los Angeles Angels scored a 5-4 home victory over Seattle.