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California | Fri, Dec 28, 2012

Union members can picket privately owned walkways in front of stores, but other protesters, handbill distributors and petition-signature collectors may not, the California Supreme Court ruled.

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a former Democratic state lawmaker to a judgeship in Sacramento County after she decided against seeking re-election amid a divorce and financial troubles.

Besieged by spikes in murders and violent crime, Oakland city officials said Thursday they have hired former New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as a consultant.

The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is getting spruced up with 25,000 white LED lights, transforming the gray, workhorse of a bridge into a light sculpture.

A state appeals court has reversed a jury's decision to commit a sexually violent predator to a state mental hospital, saying a San Jose prosecutor engaged in serious misconduct.

Officials in Orange County an inmate has been captured a week after he escaped from a medium-security jail.

Through sobs, a San Diego-area mother has pleaded guilty to drowning her 4-year-old autistic son in a bathtub.

A man was found shot in a Bay Area Rapid Transit parking lot and his wounds are considered life-threatening.

One person is dead and at least two others injured after the driver of a BMW pulled over by the California Highway Patrol in Oakland fled and crashed into another vehicle.

A cold and dry airmass has brought a big chill to Southern California.

A Pittsburgh-area man has filed a federal lawsuit against the networking company LinkedIn, claiming that it must tell him who put his name, personal cell phone and personal email on the site.

Overall crime in Los Angeles has dropped for a 10th consecutive year, but there were slight increases in murders and petty thefts.

San Francisco's municipal railway is celebrating its 100th anniversary with free rides.

Two massive wildfires raced across tinder dry forests in southern New Mexico in 2012, setting records for the largest and most destructive fires in the state's recorded history.

California women who want to get pregnant using sperm from a donor they know should find the process easier and less expensive next year, thanks to a new state law scheduled to take effect on Jan 1.

The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Friday at 121.69, down 0.63 percent from Thursday. Declining issues beat advancers 55 to 21, and 63 issues were unchanged. HomeFed Corporation (OTC: HOFD) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.35 to $26.75. Ligand Pharmaceuticals-CL B (Nasdaq: LGND) was the top dollar loser, down 97 cents to $20.56.
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Fri, Dec 28, 2012