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California | Thu, Dec 13, 2012

Poor Mark Emmert. The president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association has had to stand idly by as college football reconstitutes itself around him.

Authorities say a defendant in San Diego criminal court slashed an attorney in the face with a razor in front of jurors and about 20 students on a high-school field trip.

California's population grew at the same modest pace during the year that ended in July as it did during the previous 12 months, sending the population to 37.8 million, according to a state population estimate released Thursday.

PITTSBURGH — New York and six other states say they plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.

Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna's office filed has filed a lawsuit targeting a Florida-based company accused of sending people unsolicited text messages, calling it another form of spam that annoys people and costs them money.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Urging the world's largest smartphone makers to settle their differences, a federal judge said she will issue rulings aimed at resolving a multifaceted legal battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics.

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- California Governor Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early prostate cancer, one of the most common forms of the disease affecting American men.

A commercial fisherman will pay $12,500 in penalties for catching Dungeness crab in a state marine reserve off the San Mateo County coast.

Forecasters are urging people enjoying the Northern California coast to be careful as high tides and big waves hit the region's beaches during the next few days.

Two women and a man were found shot to death in a Riverside County home Wednesday, and investigators suspect a double murder-suicide that resulted from a conflict over one of the women's will.

A judge dismissed criminal battery charges against a former San Fernando city councilwoman after her ex-lover and former fellow councilman failed to show up in court to testify against her.

State officials overseeing construction of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge had agreed to pay nearly $10 million to a San Francisco-based public relations firm for services that included thousands of dollars to conduct tours and produce a video and commemorative book, The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday (

The federal government has designated habitat critical to the survival of two endangered species of sucker fish that have been at the center of bitter battles over water in the Klamath Basin for decades.

A Southern California man has been convicted for the stabbing death of an Air Force veteran and wounding of another man during a New Year's party brawl nearly two years ago.

The driver of a Hummer that struck down and killed a Southern California bicyclist has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

A storm from the Gulf of Alaska is bringing rain, snow and some traffic snarls to Southern California.

A car struck five people participating in an Our Lady of Guadalupe procession in California's San Joaquin Valley.

A parolee who pistol-whipped and robbed the former chairman of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has been sentenced to 93 years to life in prison.

Investigators say a Georgia visitor found beaten, bound and shot on a San Francisco street was targeted and attacked by a group of acquaintances.

Officials say a Navy helicopter has made a “hard landing” at North Island Naval Air Station in Southern California, injuring four crew members on board.

Some of the highest tides of the year have already produced minor flooding in low-lying areas in Northern California.

A research firm says San Francisco Bay area home prices in November were up more than 20 percent from last year as buyers competed for scarce supplies.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Thursday at 122.04, down 0.50 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 50 to 34, and 55 issues were unchanged. Santarus Inc. (Nasdaq: SNTS) was the top dollar gainer, up 54 cents to $10.40. Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down 95 cents to $74.08.
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Thu, Dec 13, 2012