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California | Fri, Nov 9, 2012

A Southern California water agency has adopted sweeping rules to prevent polluted runoff from reaching the ocean off of Los Angeles County, but the effort might cost communities billions of dollars in the years ahead.

Two veteran Republican lawmakers were facing a widening gap in their battles against Democratic rivals as election officials tallied up more late votes for several congressional races that were still too close to call Friday afternoon.

San Francisco police are investigating the death of a Giants fan who was seriously injured during the World Series victory celebration.

A 19-year-old man has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter stemming from the heroin-overdose death of the 18-year-old son of retired NFL player Erik Kramer.

An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to performing unlicensed dentistry, possessing dental drugs and collecting food stamps because he didn't report his dental income.

Oakland police say a news cameraman was punched and robbed during a live broadcast outside a high school in the latest robbery targeting the Bay Area media.

To celebrate becoming a man, a Los Angeles teen donated a sizable chunk of his bar mitzvah gifts to help injured American troops.

Federal investigators have closed their probe of an injured 11-year-old orca at San Diego's SeaWorld, supporting the park's conclusions and rejecting claims from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that the wound came from other whales attacking.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say they're looking for a man accused of raping a mentally disabled woman on a city bus.

Nearly 100 firefighters have extinguished a fire that gutted a shop building at a Los Angeles high school.

A disabled man who was handcuffed tightly enough to cause nerve damage has won $1.6 million in an excessive force lawsuit filed against Los Angeles police.

A fire that largely destroyed a Burbank market has been knocked down after about three hours.

Two teenagers have been arrested for allegedly causing $274,000 worth of graffiti damage in San Diego County.

Teenage brothers tried as adults for the Fresno street shooting deaths of two teens are now facing lengthy prison terms for voluntary manslaughter convictions.

The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider eliminating the government's chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s.

Authorities used DNA technology to make an arrest in a nearly decade-old series of Sacramento-area rapes.

Oakland city officials are asking a judge not to let the federal government take over its embattled police department citing that it is close to finally meeting court-mandated reforms.

A storm has left up to 18 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and raised the hopes of skiers and snowboarders after a subpar snowpack last winter.

The chief probation officer in California's northernmost county has been arrested on charges that he allegedly embezzled $800 from a local law enforcement group.

A California family has been awarded $4.5 million in its wrongful death lawsuit against four Kern County Sheriff's deputies who allegedly beat the couple's son to death.

State officials say a correctional officer fatally shot an inmate who was stabbing another inmate at a maximum-security prison in Lassen County.

A Navy spokesman says a fighter jet training off the coast of San Diego was diverted to a nearby base because of a mechanical problem.

A University of California, San Diego official says an unstable chemical used in research forced the evacuation of a campus building.

Democrat Ken Cooley has won a tight race to represent eastern Sacramento County in the state Assembly, bringing his party closer to the two-thirds majority it needs to raise taxes without Republican votes.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 118.24, up 0.47 percent from Thursday. 31 issues were down, 46 issues were up and 63 issues unchanged.
Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.11 to $8.78.
PICO Holdings Inc (Nasdaq: PICO) was the top dollar loser, down 97 cents to $19.63.
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Fri, Nov 9, 2012