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California | Thu, Dec 27, 2012

A former Marin County attorney convicted previously for practicing law without a license was arrested again after failing to show up to serve three-month sentence for another crime.

As I look back at the 2012 presidential campaign, it now all seems so obvious.

A $2 billion light-rail system built to serve San Jose and some surrounding cities in Silicon Valley has become the least efficient in the country, and suffers from low ridership and high operating costs.

The year 2012 will go into the history books as one of contrasting transitions. China’s five-year cycle for Communist Party congresses and leadership turnover overlapped with the United States’ four-year electoral calendar. And if that once-in-20-years coincidence wasn’t enough, Egypt’s rocky shift from dictatorship to democracy continues to remind us of what transition looks like in the absence of a predictable institutional framework.

A woman I haven't spoken to in six years is pregnant with her second son. Another college acquaintance reads the Bible a lot. A high school classmate likes to rant about politics. A college dormmate thinks he works too much.

San Bernardino County fire officials say an 80-year-old man has died after his apartment in a Hesperia health care facility caught fire on Christmas Eve.

Police were trying to determine Wednesday whether there was a connection between a Christmas Day shooting that left a veteran Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department employee dead and another man wounded, and a crash hours later that killed a woman and a boy.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials say a fire in a downtown apartment near Chinatown killed a woman in her 80s and left her husband and adult son in critical condition.

Prosecutors say a San Francisco woman remains behind bars after being charged with the hit-and-run death of one person and the injuring of two others near San Francisco's Twin Peaks lookout point last week.

At least a dozen residents of a West Oakland neighborhood evacuated their homes Wednesday while authorities disposed of several pounds of old explosives found in a home in the neighborhood, officials said.

Officials say work crews are making some progress in clearing debris from a rock slide that forced the closure of Highway 1 through the Big Sur area of the California coast.

A federal judge says homeless people in Fresno can go ahead with a lawsuit that claims the city destroyed their belongings in a cleanup of a homeless camp and endangered them by destroying shelters as winter neared last year.

A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She's too nice.

Police have arrested a man for allegedly setting a 67-year-old woman on fire who was sleeping on a Los Angeles bus stop bench.

Los Angeles bird lovers are squawking after the Army Corps of Engineers razed 80 acres of a San Fernando Valley wildlife refuge.

Three teens have been arrested in a disturbance at a Sacramento mall that caused shoppers to flee and authorities to lock stores down.

A federal jury in Pittsburgh has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.17 billion in damages in a patent dispute over computer hard drive technology.

Grand Central Market, a bustling downtown landmark that saw its glory days decades ago, is hoping to recover some of its fashionable luster as the gritty neighborhood gentrifies.

A Ventura County sheriff's sergeant says DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a woman believed to be the mother of a dead newborn found in a Camarillo strawberry field.

Dungeness crab season in Oregon and southern Washington starts Monday at 12:01 a.m. after a month-long delay caused by insufficient meat content.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Thursday at 122.46, down 0.01 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 50 to 29, and 60 issues were unchanged.
Cymer Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) was the top dollar gainer, up 69 cents to $88.88.
Vibra Bank (OTC: VBBK) was the top dollar loser, down 49 cents to $18.51.
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Thu, Dec 27, 2012