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California | Fri, Dec 21, 2012

A privately funded bicycle sharing program kicks off in downtown Los Angeles in April.

After a long twilight, business is booming again at Matt Construction as orders come in for hotels, office complexes and other high-end buildings.

Authorities are swapping guns for groceries in San Diego.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's daughter is retiring after 12 years as a California judge.

Two California fathers returned to the United State last week have pleaded not guilty to having sex with their young daughters.

Expanding the state's Medi-Cal program to meet new federal guidelines could increase costs by up to $4 billion a year at the same time California is implementing federal health reform, potentially putting its budget “right out of whack” if negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff aren't favorable, Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday.

A third suspect accused of beating a Northern California handyman who was allegedly forced to fix a dishwasher and other appliances under threat of his life has turned himself into authorities.

The World War II dog tags of an American army private have been returned to relatives in the United States after mysteriously being discovered in a French attic.

State health officials have fined 12 hospitals $785,000 for mistakes that endangered patients.

Los Angeles County sheriff's authorities are calling a man suspected of stealing packages worth thousands of dollars from people's home a Grinch.

Chevron Corp. is moving 800 jobs in the San Francisco Bay area to Texas.

A federal appeals court says San Diego can continue leasing public land to the Boy Scouts even though the group requires members to believe in God and bans gays and atheists.

Cold weather has ushered winter into Southern and Central California with temperatures below freezing in the deserts and mountains.

San Francisco police say four people were injured in a hit-and-run crash.

Skateboarders may be stoked in San Diego County, where the Oceanside City Council has approved a million-dollar skatepark.

California's giant pension fund is among creditors opposing San Bernardino's attempt to convince a judge that the debt-ridden city is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

Officials have closed a section of Interstate 5 in Northern California after a storm dropped heavy snow and led to cars and trucks sliding on the slippery roadway.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Friday at 123.63, down 0.41 percent from Thursday. Declining issues beat advancers 47 to 34, and 58 issues were unchanged.
Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.49 to $7.01.
Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) was the top dollar loser, down $1.25 to $61.61.
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Fri, Dec 21, 2012