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California | Fri, Dec 14, 2012

Impoverished Californians will soon get free cellphones.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office says an Alaska Airlines pilot whose body was found on a freeway off-ramp in Burbank died of natural causes.

Crab fisherman north of Sonoma County cannot head to sea until the end of the month because the Dungeness crab population is still too small to harvest.

After an internal investigation of its beleaguered jail system, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested one of its own deputies Thursday, saying he twice assaulted inmates then falsified reports about the incidents.

A Los Angeles judge says attorneys can move closer to trial in their child sex abuse lawsuits against school officials, after a former teacher allegedly fed his semen to students.

Officials in Lake Elsinore say a large reptile and rodent breeding business is under investigation for animal neglect after dead animals, stench and filth were uncovered in an inspection.

San Diego police say a ranger at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve has shot a knife-wielding man on a park trail.

Placer County sheriff's detectives have arrested a former care home worker who authorities suspect impregnated a severely mentally disabled woman.

Authorities say three people found dead in a fire-gutted Los Angeles County home were all siblings who committed suicide.

The San Francisco region's 415 telephone area code is nearly full because of the cellphone surge and a 628 area code overlay is coming in 2015.

Jenni Rivera has had her final homecoming.

A sex romp in a public park has exposed a California woman who faked an ankle injury to collect $79,000 in workers' compensation payments.

California's political watchdog is investigating the head of a school district in San Diego who took $2,500 in cash from a contractor.

A supporter of the failed mayoral campaign of a Chula Vista councilman has been fined $10,000 for contributing money in other people's names.

A San Diego man has died in a fall aboard a Navy ship during training exercises off the North Carolina coast.

A mechanic has died after he was struck by a car while trying to repair a broken-down school bus on a rainy San Diego freeway.

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- It has been more than five years since a group of mutual funds run by Morgan Keegan & Co. crashed in an accounting debacle, costing investors about $1.5 billion. Now the scandal has reached the boardroom at one of the U.S. accounting profession’s highest bodies.

The University of California on Friday suspended a new, modern looking logo after receiving widespread criticism about the contemporary design replacing the venerable institutional seal.

A Northern California city has agreed to pay $500,000 to a man who was bitten by a police dog, leaving him with a missing chunk of biceps.

Southern California officials say an adult mountain lion and an offspring likely killed a deer that was found dead at the Sport Complex in Glendale.

The enactment of a so-called right-to-work law by the state of Michigan last week is indeed, as the news media have described it, a blow against the union movement. Michigan, of all places. But it is also a blow against fairness and common sense.

There’s a problem at the heart of the fiscal cliff talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Well, many problems, actually, but one is especially apparent.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Friday at 121.61, down 0.35 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 42 to 39, and 58 issues were unchanged.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: LGND) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.21 to $19.94.
Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) was the top dollar loser, down $2.93 to $59.83.
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Fri, Dec 14, 2012