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2 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peace Corps death leaves trail of mistakes

Nick Castle had just graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, when he loaded up his backpack with Mandarin-language books and set off for rural China to teach in the Peace Corps.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, World News, China, Asia

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS Local

Jump On Tomorrow: Berkeley Kite Festival, Great Bull Run, Market...

Go fly a kite ! You won't be alone Saturday at the Berkeley Kite Festival at the Berkeley Marina.



McManus: Ray Rice and the NFL's domestic violence problem

Jane McManus discusses the statement that the NFL's two-game suspension of Ravens RB Ray Rice sends to the female fan base.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Contra Costa Times

Oakland's Maxine Hong Kingston to be awarded National Medal of Arts

Maxine Hong Kingston writes in her studio at her bright Frank Lloyd Wright-style home in the Oakland hills.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Asian-American, Berkeley, CA, Stockton, CA


Vision-Correcting Display Could Free Users From Their Glasses

Those of us who need glasses to see a TV or laptop screen clearly could ditch the eyewear thanks to a display technology that corrects vision problems.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Berkeley, CA, Computers, Cameras

Danny Westneat: Read our lips - no new ... well, anything, really

If you answered "what?" or "that sounds like a nonsensical question," well, you are clearly not ready for a career in Congress.


Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Steven Greenhut Says Minimum-Wage Hikers Are Cheap

I used to downplay that argument as hyperbolic, but after reading recent research used to tout the new San Diego measure , I see the logic of these minimum-wage critics.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Imperial County, CA

Christian Science Monitor

Will paper-thin batteries power tomorrow's smart phones?

An A123 Systems Inc. high power Nanophospate Lithium Ion Cell for Hybrid Electric Vehicles battery is displayed in Livonia, Mich.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Livonia, MI, Chemistry, Science

Los Angeles Times

State sees surge in high-paying white-collar jobs

Developer Rick Caruso's firm, Caruso Affiliated, had several projects on hold during the recession but now wants to double the size of its construction department and is looking to hire seasoned professionals.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

Art Daily

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents Geta Bratescu / MATRIX 254

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents MATRIX 254, featuring a selection of works by artist Geta Bratescu , a critical figure in the history of postwar Romanian art.


Related Topix: Arts, Photography

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Tom Walsh: GM donates Volts to traveling MBAs assisting young companies

Eight MBA teams from Babson, Columbia, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of California-Berkeley and Stanford visit the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant - home of the Chevrolet Volt - July 23, 2014.


Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Hatchback, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Harvard University, Hamtramck, MI


How To Tell The Difference Between 'In Like' And 'In Love,' According To Science

We all know there's a difference between being "in like" with someone and being "in love," but it's often hard to tell how the other person feels about you .


Related Topix: University of Chicago, Psychology, Science


Minimum-wage increase a boost for Oakland

One way or the other, Oakland workers at the bottom of the pay scale are going to receive a substantial and well-deserved pay raise.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

Alameda: Kiwanis awards scholarships to high school grads

The recipients were: Fischer Davis from Alameda High School, who received the Virginia Hanson Scholarship and who plans to attend Chapman College; Lachlan Addicot from Encinal High School, who received the Asher Broughton Scholarship and who plans to attend the University of Oregon; Danica Liang from Alameda High School who received the Key Club ... (more)


Related Topix: Alameda, CA, University of Oregon, UC San Diego, Berkeley, CA

Frontpage The Cabinet Press, Inc.

Pi Kappa Phi team from Push America assists Camp Allen in Bedford

Loretta Jackson photo Members of Push America, the philanthropy arm of social fraternity Pi Kappa Phi, working at Camp Allen include, from left, Jeremy Edwards , University of California Berkeley, left in foreground; Rett Abner II , University of North Florida, right in foreground; Alex Baier , back row far left, Washington State University; ... (more)


Related Topix: Student Society, Pi Kappa Phi, Fraternities, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Wayne (San Jose, CA)


Bigfoot expert draws huge crowd in Oroville

Zoologist Ron Brown, who first started studying Bigfoot while attending UC Berkeley in the early 1970s, presented to a crowd of more than 160 people about evidence of Bigfoot and the legitimacy of sightings.


Related Topix: Oroville, CA

Tech Review

Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

Picture this: Researchers use a camera and lenses to simulate an eye with nearsightedness looking at an "E" shown on a modified iPod Touch display.


Related Topix: Cameras, Science, Computer Science, Berkeley, CA, Computers

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Moving and shaking

The University of California Board of Regents on July 16 approved pro-Israel UCLA student Avi Oved as its student regent-designate, a nonvoting position.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Cuellar is an excellent choice for California's Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor, three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Immigration Reform, Stanford University, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Opinion

The Globe and Mail

Power can alter sense of time, says study

Does your manager seem more relaxed about sticking to a schedule than you do? If so, he or she may have a case of the "boss effect."


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA