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3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Toxic algae closes Lake Temescal

A bloom of blue green algae can be seen in the waters of Lake Temescal, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

3 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Napa's Alison Crowe dishes 'dirt' on Grape and the Girl blog

Napa's Alison Crowe grew up surfing in Carpinteria with a citrus-farming family that threw fabulous wine party potlucks.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Carpinteria, CA, Wine, Drink, Los Olivos, CA

7 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

UC Davis, China sign global food-safety agreement

Officials from China's Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province and from UC Davis signed a memorandum of agreement Wednesday that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA, Linda, CA, World News, China

7 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis, Chinese university sign agreement on food safety center

Officials with UC Davis and a China agricultural university in Shaanxi province signed an agreement Wednesday to establish the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science

7 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

Diplomas all around for professor and sons

Professor J. Edward Taylor and his two sons all walked away with diplomas from a high school graduation last month.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, UC Berkeley, San Bernardino County, CA, University of Redlands

10 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

If Colleges Are Skeptical of Common Core, It's Probably Because the Standards Are Awful

As the tide turns against the national Common Core education standards, its backers are desperate to recruit new supporters and keep the momentum on their side.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

10 hrs ago | Science Daily

Calcification in changing oceans

What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers -- organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Davis, CA

11 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

Bob Dunning: UCD jumps on our water project

KEEPING THAT AGGIE GRASS GREEN the official UC Davis colors may be Blue and Gold, but the lawns on campus will remain decidedly green after UCD exercised its option to join the Woodland-Davis surface water project for $20 million a clearly, this is something UC Davis has the right to do and its timing is perfect a let others build the lemonade ... (more)


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Yolo County, CA, Woodland, CA

14 hrs ago | Scientific American

Sickness Spreads across the Arctic

The sea otters splashing off alaska's aleutian islands should have thrived in their home far from civilization.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

16 hrs ago | SFGate

New drug combination reduces tumor growth, metastasis

UC Davis researchers, working with fellow scientists at the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School , have hit upon a new drug combination that controlled both tumor growth and metastasis in mice.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, HIV/AIDS, Health

20 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sarta Ceo Arnold to leave post in September

Calling it the "right time," Meg Arnold, CEO of the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance for nearly five years, is stepping down.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Recreational Vehicle, El Dorado/Honorbuilt

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Republic

Dally seeks to retain seat on Vacaville school board

Dally, who was appointed to the board last fall, filed candidacy papers Tuesday at the Solano County Registrar's Office in Fairfield.


Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Solano County, CA, Fairfield, CA, Education Etc.

The Daily Democrat

Global ag research council names UC Davis sustainability leader as adviser

Thomas Tomich, director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, has been appointed a scientific adviser to the worldis preeminent agricultural research system, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Preschoolers can reflect on what they don't know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments.


Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Davis, CA, Kids

Russia Taday

California curbs injection of toxic fracking waste into aquifers needed in severe drought

California is shutting down 11 oil and gas wastewater injection sites and reviewing over 100 others in the state's drought-ravaged Central Valley as officials fear companies have pumped toxic fracking fluids into needed drinking water aquifers.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Davis, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Davis Enterprise

Davis teen succumbs to head injuries

According to the Sacramento County coroner's office, Christopher Argumedo, 18, was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. Saturday at the UC Davis Medical Center, where he had been listed in critical condition for more than a week following the July 11 accident.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Sacramento County, CA

NBC Bay Area

Under New CA Law, Students Can Now Taste Alcohol in Class

With a stroke of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown made it legal for some California college students under the age of 21 to taste alcohol in class.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Wine, Drink, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Davis, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Steven Cliff, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant director of sustainability at the California Department of Transportation.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, California, Davis, CA

The Fresno Bee

Clovis native Alex Tirapelle named Penn wrestling coach

Alex Tirapelle, a three-time state champion for Clovis High, was named the wrestling coach at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday.


Related Topix: Clovis, CA, University of Pennsylvania

Hay & Forage Grower

Dry Year Brings California Ag Losses To $1.5 Billion

A third year of drought in many places in California is taking its toll, according to a new study by the University of California Davis.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA