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55 min ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off

When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn't find any dead birds.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Vashon, WA, Oceanography, Science

5 hrs ago | BBC News

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved

Lead researcher Ian Garrick-Bethell, from the University of California Santa Cruz, said this shape-shifting occurred when the Moon was mostly liquid beneath a thin outer crust of rock.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

10 hrs ago | Whidbey News-Times

Starfish deaths puzzling experts

This map shows the locations on Whidbey and Camano islands where apparently diseased starfish have been discovered.

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Related Topix: Camano, WA, Island County, WA, Olympic National Park, US National Parks

13 hrs ago | China Daily

Changing shipping routes could help save blue whales

A blue whale dives into the Pacific Ocean during a whale-watching show in southern California earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz sewer work completed early

Piping and equipment are packed up Tuesday upon completion of the Westside sewer line project near the corner of Oxford Way and Fair Avenue.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto group awards 25 college scholarships

This year's recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship gather for a celebratory barbecue June 25. Photo courtesy of Dick Smallwood.

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Related Topix: Avery, CA, Berkeley, CA, Termo, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 28, 2014: Subcontractors sought for UCSC

Swinerton Builders, the contractor for the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Biology Building, is seeking subcontractors for more than a dozen aspects of the project including mechanical, electrical, drywall, concrete, roofing and paint.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Education Etc., Mount-Hermon, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Addi Somekh, Santa Cruz County Stories: UCSC alum travels world as balloon artist

Addi Somekh's ability to twist balloons into mind-bending art has taken the UC Santa Cruz graduate into unexpected directions.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Vancouver Park Board holds meeting to decide fate of cetaceans

Trainer Indy Canagaratnam feeds beluga whale Kavna at the Vancouver Aquarium. Research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program.

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Related Topix: Canada, UC Davis, California

South Whidbey Record

Dying starfish stump experts

The pisaster starfish, known officially as a "seastar," has the traditional five limbs and comes in a wide variety of colors.

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Related Topix: Island County, WA, Camano, WA, Olympic National Park, US National Parks

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Press-Telegram

USC graduate studenta s death being investigated as homicide, police say

LOS ANGELES >> A USC engineering graduate student was found dead in his apartment Thursday morning and his death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Great horned owls star attraction on UCSC walkway

A pair of juvenile great horned owls looks down from their perch on a tree near the McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC scholarship honors Capitola murder victim

SANTA CRUZ >> Joseph Gordon Smith, a Santa Cruz man who was shot and killed in his Capitola office in November, will be honored with a scholarship in his name at UC Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Judge sentences man for fatal Tesla vs. bike collision, calls driver a 'saint', victim an 'angel'

Loved ones of 40-year-old Joshua Alper hold a photograph of the UC Santa Cruz librarian as they attend the hearing of 63-year-old Navindra Jain at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse on Friday.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Lisa Kolbeck, Santa Cruz County Stories: For 40 years, Live Oak...

Lisa Kolbeck with some of her charges in her Little School, which she's been running in Live Oak for 26 years.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, Preschoolers, Family, Santa Cruz, CA

Rands In Repose

Hacking on Mtrek

Mtrek is a real-time multiplayer space combat game loosely set in the Star Trek Universe.

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Related Topix: Programming Languages, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 20, 2014

LA Daily News

Thousands attend special Mass for immigrants at Los Angeles cathedral

Alcantara was 13 years old when her parents brought her and her two younger brothers to the United States illegally to escape a life of poverty, government corruption and the effects of organized crime.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aptos cheerleaders hope to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Aptos High School senior cheerleading captains Maya Wilson, Retly-Mei Reyes, Kelly Murphy and Sarah Ramirez work on their technique as they continue to raise funds toward the goal of cheering in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Aptos, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Duke University, UC San Diego

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

Student returns to Holy Land at critical juncture

Because of her Korean heritage, Hana Rothstein is used to people questioning her Jewish identity.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Kensington, CA, Mills College, Religion, Judaism

The Jewish News Weekly

U.C. Regents appoint Jewish UCLA student to board

The U.C. Board of Regents confirmed UCLA junior Avi Oved as its student regent for the 2015-16 school year during a meeting July 16 in San Francisco.

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

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