STOCKHOLM (AP) — UC Berkeley's Randy Schekman and Thomas Suedhof of Stanford have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells. They're sharing it with James Rothman of Yale. Schekman said he was awakened at 1 a.m. at his home in California by the chairman of the prize committee. He told The Associated Press, "All I could say was 'Oh my God,' and that was that."
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The San Bernardino Police Department is mourning the loss of Elroy, its longest-serving canine. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the Belgian Malinois (MAL-in-wah) was 10 years old when he died recently of a stomach condition. The K-9 unit will hold a memorial service for Elroy on Wednesday at City Hall.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — All evacuation orders have been lifted at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, where firefighters gained ground on a wildfire that has burned nearly 4 square miles of dry brush. Some 30 patients evacuated from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton because of a power outage have been returned and the facility is fully functional. The fire is 20 percent contained.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped 14 cents over the past two weeks to $3.38. San Francisco has the highest price at $3.88. In California, the lowest average price was $3.74 in Sacramento.