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California | Fri, Feb 22, 2013

A federal judge is blocking Apple from conducting a shareholder vote on a package of governance proposals, handing a victory to a rebel investor who is trying to persuade the company to share more of its cash with its investors.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether it violates free speech to bar you from donating more than $117,000 every two years to your favorite political candidates and national party committees.

Maybe, in a rare exception, being on the cover of Time won’t be a jinx.

Even a conservative who ordinarily doesn’t care much for government regulation of business ought to find the case for a government-mandated minimum wage pretty compelling. In brief: As a conservative, you believe in the dignity of work. And it sends a terrible message about the dignity of work when working full-time doesn’t earn you enough to live a decent life.

Six young adults have been stabbed in a street brawl outside a downtown Los Angeles nightspot.

GREENVILLE, Del. — They are smart, but a little scared. Capable, but worried that their skills may have grown rusty. Experienced, but conscious that prospective employers may focus too closely on that long, quiet gap in their résumés.

SAN FRANCISCO — Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online courses that are reshaping higher education.

Child porn charges have been filed against a former San Mateo County chief probation officer.

Police in the Los Angeles County city of Whittier say they're seeking a kidnapping suspect who may have forced two young girls into a car.

Orange County prosecutors say a Huntington Beach High School student has been sentenced to almost five months in jail for leaving a fake bomb threat note inside a classroom.

A Santa Clara man pleaded not guilty Thursday to possessing assault weapons, explosives and bomb-making materials and to threatening a public official in a dispute over gun control.

Local and federal public health officials say they're trying to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis that may have affected more than 4,600 people on Los Angeles' Skid Row.

Sheriff's officials say a carload of burglary suspects smashed into a fire hydrant while they were trying to evade deputies.

A woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a nurse while unconscious at a Fremont hospital has filed a federal lawsuit.

Officials say a 7-year-old girl saved her family from an early-morning fire at their Lakeside home.

Fewer students have forced Sacramento school trustees to shutter seven campuses.

Nearly 150 aging, dead or diseased Monterey pine, cypress and eucalyptus trees in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park are being taken down in the next few months.

Federal investigators are examining contracts awarded by the troubled San Francisco Housing Authority.

Drug-sniffing dogs and X-ray equipment at a Southern California border checkpoint have uncovered 37 pounds of cocaine hidden inside a sport utility vehicle.

Just hours after two of his deputies were shot, San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore called for universal background checks for guns and improved mental health care.

The California jury has decided a man was sane when he killed his mother with two shotgun blasts on his apartment balcony.

A new poll finds that nine in 10 California voters support allowing illegal immigrants who have been in the country for several years to stay and become citizens if they have a job, learn English and pay any back taxes they may owe.

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Behavioral economists explore human errors. They focus on how people depart from perfect rationality. Many of the best movies do the same thing. They investigate how our all-too-human foibles create trouble, wealth, violence, heroism, love and war. It is past time, then, to award the Behavioral Economics Oscars, otherwise known as the Becons.

WASHINGTON — In his decade as an NFL offensive lineman, Derrick Dockery has never had such a challenging schedule.

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Jack Lew is the nominee for Treasury secretary whose own bonus as an investment banker was bailed out by the Treasury Department when it rescued Citigroup Inc. in 2008. He owes much to America’s taxpayers. He should also be grateful to Citigroup for agreeing to let him rejoin the government without suffering much for it financially.

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he will step down at the end of this month has prompted some commentators to wonder why we don’t encourage U.S. federal judges to retire early, too. Actually, we do -- and too many are.

California health officials are tracking a new tuberculosis strain that has emerged in an area of downtown Los Angeles frequented by a large concentration of homeless people.

An appeals court has ruled that federal officials had the authority to require that all California almonds be treated following two salmonella outbreaks linked to almonds from the state.

The 20-year-old woman who was the first victim in a shooting rampage across Southern California was an aspiring actress who had a social media alter-ego named “Kitty Kitanna.”

A 43-year-old father is set to stand trial on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 136.05, up 0.91 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 62 to 36, and 139 issues were unchanged.
ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.94 to $33.48.
Volcano Corp. (Nasdaq: VOLC) was the top dollar loser, down $2.04 to $22.63.
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Fri, Feb 22, 2013