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GAS PRICES JUMP 25 CENTS OVER PAST 2 WEEKS: CAMARILLO  (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 25 cents over the past two weeks.

The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.59. Midgrade costs an average of $3.75 a gallon, and premium is $3.89.

Diesel was up 12 cents to $4.07 gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the lower 48 states, Billings, Mont., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.05. Los Angeles has the highest at $4.10.

In California, the lowest average price was $3.82 in Sacramento. The average statewide for a gallon of regular was $3.99, up 37 cents.

POWAY STUDENT ARRESTED FOR EMAIL THREAT: POWAY  (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old student at a San Diego County middle school has been arrested for allegedly threatening via email to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates.

The boy, who attends Poway's Twin Peaks Middle School, was taken into custody Saturday night after sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at his family's home.

The newspaper says several computers, rifles and handguns were seized. The student was admitted to a hospital for evaluation.

Officials say the email was sent Friday night to a school administrator who notified authorities the next morning.

There is no evidence that anyone else was involved with the threat.

WEDNESDAY FUNERAL FOR AMBUSHED RIVERSIDE OFFICER: RIVERSIDE  (AP) — A funeral is scheduled this week for the Riverside Police Department officer who was allegedly shot and killed by fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.

Riverside authorities announced on the department's website that 34-year-old Michael Crain's funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grove Community Church. The ceremony will include an Honor Guard procession followed by interment at Riverside National Cemetery.

Crain, a resident of Anaheim and a father of two, was an 11-year veteran of the force.

Authorities say Dorner ambushed Crain and his 27-year-old partner while they were stopped at a red light in Riverside Thursday.

The 27-year-old officer, who was also struck by gunfire, is expected to survive.

SWAT teams continue to search for Dorner, who has vowed revenge against several former LAPD colleagues whom he blames for ending his career.

AUTHORITIES ID BICYCLIST KILLED BY CEMENT TRUCK: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died after getting hit by a cement truck as she rode her bicycle in front of San Francisco's AT&T Park.

An official at the San Francisco Medical examiner's office identified the woman as 48-year-old Diane Sullivan of San Francisco.

San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak says Sullivan was hit by the truck around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The incident took place just as crowds of people waited to enter the ballpark for the San Francisco Giants Fan Fest.

Police have interviewed witnesses, but are asking for any witnesses they haven't talked to come forward.

3 WOMEN KILLED BY SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER IN OC: ANAHEIM  (AP) — Authorities say three women walking in Anaheim were struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver.

Police Sgt. Bob Dunn says a man driving a red Honda Civic hit the women late Saturday on South Western Avenue near Lincoln Avenue.

The Orange County Register says 56-year-old Carmen Mendoza and a woman in her 20s died at a hospital. The other victim, also in her 20s, was declared dead at the scene.

The driver and his female passenger were taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Dunn says the driver has been arrested on suspicion of a felony DUI. His name was not released.

COMMISSION RECOMMENDS HISTORIC TAG FOR TRESTLES: SAN DIEGO (AP) — A state commission has decided to recommend that a stretch of the northern San Diego County coast known as Trestles be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The State Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously Friday to approve a request by the Orange County-based Surfrider Foundation. The Navy and Marine Corps opposed the move.

The surfers hope that giving Trestles the special designation will protect it from any development that might disrupt the site as a famous surf break.

A portion of Trestles is owned by the Department of Defense. Another stretch has been used by the Marines for amphibious assault training since World War II.

The Times says Camp Pendleton officials are concerned that listing the area as historic could limit access to the beach.

SFO FLIGHTS BACK TO NORMAL AFTER EAST COAST STORM: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People flying in and out of San Francisco International Airport will be glad to hear that things are getting back to normal after a massive snowstorm on the East Coast disrupted air travel Friday and Saturday.

SFO airport duty manager Chuck Navigante says the storm was having little impact on operations at SFO on Sunday, with only a "couple of flights" canceled because of the storm's impact.

That's a big improvement, especially over Friday, when Navigante says 54 departing flights and 29 arriving flights were canceled because of the storm.

Navigante says on Saturday, there were four departures out of SFO and 23 arrivals canceled because of the snowstorm.

SAN JOSE WOMAN DIES IN FALL FROM SAN JOSE CONDO: SAN JOSE (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old San Jose woman is dead after a fall from the 11th floor of condominium in downtown San Jose.

Officials say Tamara Toth fell from a balcony of the City Heights high-rise condominium complex around 2:50 a.m. Friday. She died at the scene.

A San Jose police spokesman says no foul was involved in the fall, and an official at the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office says her death has been ruled an accident.

REVEREND FIRED FROM SF'S OLDEST BLACK CHURCH: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A reverend transferred to the oldest black church in San Francisco last fall from a Los Angeles church during a controversy involving a federal tax investigation and other issues has been fired.

The Rev. John Hunter was fired Friday from San Francisco's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Bishop Larry Kirkland wrote a letter to Hunter dated Friday telling him, in part, to "have no further contact with that congregation in an official capacity."

The firing of the 55-year-old Hunter comes after he had been transferred in October to San Francisco after eight years at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black church in Los Angeles.

The firing of Hunter, 55, comes after he had been transferred in October to San Francisco after eight years at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 2008, Hunter acknowledged using First AME's credit cards for $122,000 in personal expenditures on items including suits, jewelry, vacations and auto supplies.

A year later, the Internal Revenue Service said he owed more than $300,000 in back taxes. Hunter has said he repaid both debts.

Hunter — who has maintained that his rights as a minister were violated when he was moved to a smaller San Francisco church without a 90-day notice and without reason — had appealed to the denomination's equivalent of the Supreme Court, but his appeal was denied on Feb. 1.