UK investigating Facebook over psych experiment 

(AP) — British data protection authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users.

2 hotels get overhauls in sign of Sin City upswing 

(AP) — Two major Las Vegas resorts will be completely overhauled and rebranded in another sign that the entertainment capital is emerging from its recession doldrums.

Berkeley City Council set to vote on soda tax

(AP) — Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley are set to decide whether to put a soda tax on the November ballot.

Covered California falls short in verifying data

(AP) — A federal watchdog says California's new health insurance marketplace has often failed to verify important personal information and discrepancies in the applications it receives.

Sonoma County peak protected under $2.3M deal

(AP) — Pole Mountain, Sonoma County's highest peak, will be protected and preserved for public use as part of a $2.3 million sale to the Sonoma Land Trust.

University of California tackles hunger, nutrition

(AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to leverage the state's role in agriculture and research to tackle one of the world's most pressing problems: food.

Governor recognizes use of bitcoins in California

(AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that recognizes bitcoins and other virtual currencies in California.

California minimum wage rising to $9 per hour

(AP) — California's minimum wage is rising to $9 per hour, providing workers with the first increase since 2008.

Tech company to add 400 jobs in Kokomo, Carmel

(AP) — A California-based technology consulting company plans to expand its existing operations in Kokomo and Carmel, creating 400 jobs by 2017.

Oyster farm owners eye options after ruling

(AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California.