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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.

Long Beach Port bridge delayed at least a year

(AP) — A new bridge project at the Port of Long Beach is already $300 million over budget, and now officials say its completion will be delayed for at least a year.

High court turns down California oyster farm

(AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a popular oyster farm in Northern California that is facing closure.

Judge to determine scope of trial on Clippers sale

(AP) — Attorneys representing Donald Sterling and his estranged wife will appear before a judge tasked with determining whether Shelly Sterling is able to sell the Los Angeles Clippers without her husband's consent.

San Francisco transit workers reach tentative deal

(AP) — The San Francisco transit union whose workers took part in a sickout that stalled the city's famed cable cars and disrupted other service says it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.