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21 hrs ago | Ukiah Daily Journal

Looking About - local team offers college application aid

If you have a student in high school who has not yet begun attacking the subject of college applications, essay and the bazillion other components of getting into higher education, there is help for you.

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Related Topix: Ukiah, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Standardized Testing, Education

Yesterday | NorCalBlogs

Life found below Antarctica's ice sheet

In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation this week published a paper confirming that the waters and sediments of a lake that lies 800 meters beneath the surface of the West Antarctic ice sheet support "viable ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, Saint Olaf College, World News, United Kingdom, University of Tennessee, Ceredigion County, Wales, Powell, TN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Body found in Kings Canyon National park is Santa Cruz hiker, teacher Gregory Muck

The body of a man found Wednesday in Kings Canyon National Park is that of a Santa Cruz hiker missing since Sunday, state authorities said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Kings Canyon National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, CA

The Ashland Daily Tidings

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Festival Noons:   Noon to 1 p.m. at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St. Professor Michael Warren of the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present a lecture, "Late Shakespeare: 'The Tempest.'

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Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Talent, OR

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC alum reaches finals of military hero contest

SANTA CRUZ >> Veronica Lemus, a senior airman in the Air Force National Guard, holds many titles: mother of seven, fifth-grade teacher and UC Santa Cruz alum.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Rosamond, CA, Lancaster, CA

Hispanic Business

Novel chip-based platform could simplify measurements of single molecules

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a new approach for studying single molecules and nanoparticles by combining electrical and optical measurements on an integrated chip-based platform.

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New Scientist

The secret hop of the Californian flea seed

AT THE height of summer in California, countless tiny brown spheres fall from oak trees - and start jumping.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Entomology, Science, Science / Technology

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sunrise ceremony to mark new light shed on coastal Native American history

SANTA CRUZ >> A collaborative pact to improve public insight into traditional Native American land stewardship practices will be codified in a sunrise ceremony Saturday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, San Juan Bautista, CA, Home Gardening, Home

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC professor to Assembly: Treat children seeking refuge humanely

SANTA CRUZ >> UC Santa Cruz professor Dana Frank, an expert in modern Honduran history, traveled to Sacramento Tuesday to speak in favor of a state Assembly resolution calling for humane treatment of the children fleeing from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and seeking refuge in California.

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Related Topix: Folk, Assembly, US News, Illegal Immigration

Overclockers Club

Combining Molecular Measurement Techniques on a Single Chip

Many people likely associate the image of a table covered with beakers, flasks, burners, and at least one microscope with a chemistry laboratory, but that is likely to change in the future.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Aug. 19, 2014: Talk about strawberry research Tuesday

A workshop on anaerobic soil disinfestation will take place 8:15-11:30 a.m. at the Santa Cruz County UC Cooperative Extension, 1432 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, with Spanish translation provided.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Watsonville, CA, California, Santa Cruz, Alternative

The Ashland Daily Tidings

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Growers Market: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Ashland, OR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

EurekAlert!

Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award funds search for new treatments

UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher Seth Rubin has received a $350,000 grant to fund his work toward the development of a new class of drugs for treating breast cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Retinoblastoma, Genetics

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest, Aug. 19, 2014: UC Santa Cruz's Brenda Romero planning game conference

Brenda Romero, award-winning game designer in residence at UC Santa Cruz, entrepreneur, and Fullbright Fellow, is among those helping plan the Game Developers Conference March 2-6, 2015, in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

WWLP

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LA CROSSE, Wisc. Two art students from California are traveling down the Mississippi River this month in a one of a kind boat, while working on a project called Secret History of the American River People.Wes Modes and Kai Dalgleish are both masters art students at the University of California Santa Cruz, floating down the river in a vessel fit for ... (more)

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI

The China Post

Capitola Soroptimist's Bras for a Cause draws supportive crowd

Santa Cruz Sentinel/MCT--Sequins, cans of beer, soccer balls and a curvaceous Mount Rushmore were unified together as art on oversized bras displayed at the ninth annual Bras for a Cause at the Seascape Golf Club near Santa Cruz, California on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Broward-Palm Beach

SeaWorld's Bigger Orca Tanks Project Is...

SeaWorld has been in a bit of a pickle ever since the release of the documentary Blackfish came out in 2013.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, La-Jolla, CA, Oceanography, Science

New Scientist

Zoologger: The secret hop of the Californian flea seed

At the height of summer in California, thousands of tiny brown spheres start falling from oak trees, littering the ground.

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Related Topix: California, Entomology, Science, Santa Cruz, CA, Science / Technology

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County unemployment 7.2 percent in July

SANTA CRUZ >> Unemployment in Santa Cruz County, 7.2 percent in July, is down sharply from 8.6 percent a year ago, but up from 6.8 percent in June on seasonal job losses on public and private schools on summer hiatus.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UC Santa Cruz fair showcases research of minority students

UC Santa Cruz student Rolando Cruz Perez of Salinas explains his research to UCSC postdoctorate student Reihaneh Saberi at Friday's research symposium on the UCSC campus.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, San Diego, CA, Rolando (San Diego, CA), Salinas, CA

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