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7 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

50 years on, UCSC a rock for Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz >> Hal Hyde, founding vice chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, remembers with great clarity the day he and his boss, Dean McHenry, joined Gov. Pat Brown and university President Clark Kerr to break ground on Cowell Ranch land overlooking Monterey Bay.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

19 hrs ago | The Star Press

Kepler's cool find: Another Earth-size planet

Scientists studying the planets dancing around distant stars have found big planets and small ones, burning-hot planets and icy-cold planets.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, Space, Santa Cruz, CA

Yesterday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, April 17, 2014: Bacteria levels high at Cowell Beach

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency reported high bacteria levels Tuesday at Cowell Beach west of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

'Condor Watch' enlists citizen to help endangered species

Santa Cruz >> Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Santa Cruz, CA

Earth & Sky

A black hole slurps up a star: How would we see it?

Astronomers have identified galaxies where a central black hole just disrupted and 'ate' a star.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Santa Cruz, CA, Physics

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Union files labor complaint following UCSC arrests

Santa Cruz >> Following the arrest of 22 UC Santa Cruz students during a two-day teaching assistant strike in April, the graduate student union has filed an additional unfair labor practice complaint against UC.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Media Matters for America

Fox News On Tax Day: The Rich Pay Too Much

On the last day to file federal taxes, Fox host Stuart Varney complained that the wealthiest Americans "already pay for almost everything," ignoring the fact that tax rates for the richest Americans have steadily declined in recent decades mirroring rates paid by most Americans.

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Related Topix: Tax, Santa Cruz, CA, US News, Liberal Political News

Newswise

'Condor Watch' Enlists Citizen Scientists to Help an Endangered Species

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Santa Cruz, CA

Business Journal

Union files labor practice complaints against UC

The union that represents 13,000 teaching assistants at the University of California -- including almost 1,800 at University of California Davis -- filed two more unfair labor practice complaints.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Davis, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

RedOrbit

Researchers Model Immense Galactic Flares From...

Image Caption: Black Hole Caught Red-handed in a Stellar Homicide. Credit: NASA; S. Gezari ; and J. Guillochon When a star orbits too close to a galaxy's central supermassive black hole , it gets torn apart and sucked in by gravitational forces - a phenomenon known as an a tidal disruption .

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Santa Cruz, CA, Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Patch.com

Local Jamsters 'Scott Cooper Band' Plays Crow's Nest April 24 in Santa Cruz

Scott Cooper , a Bay Area music veteran best-known for fronting the popular Grateful Dead-tribute The China Cats , is bringing his Scott Cooper Band to the Crow's Nest in Santa Cruz on April 24. Cooper, who stays crazy busy with multiple, simultaneous projects, has played bass for over a decade with the Gary Gates Band and on Gates's CD "San ... (more)

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UC Santa Cruz alumnus nominated to chair national organization

Santa Cruz >> President Obama announced this week his intent to nominate UC Santa Cruz alumnus William "Bro" Adams as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Colorado College, Colby College

SFGate

Street Style: Romping around Dolores Park

Yazmin Monet Watkins was romping around Dolores Park when we spotted her wearing, appropriately, this bright red romper.

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The Community Voice

Winemaking talk on tap at GMCApril 17

Professor Phil Crews will explain the 21st century approach to winemaking at his lecture at 7 p.m. on April 17 in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on the campus of Sonoma State University.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Cal State Sonoma, Chemistry, Science, Santa Cruz, CA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Business Wire

Exhibit Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Trail

It will feature a welcome by Mayor Jean Quan, who also serves as an MTC commissioner.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Photography, Arts, Life, Holidays, Earth Day

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC grad Kelsey Doyle travels the world

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is one of a series on happiness and well-being featuring Santa Cruz County residents, highlighting the guiding beliefs and philosophy as well as the challenges, achievements and struggles that have given meaning to their lives.

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Joannejacobs.com

Survivor will be history teacher

Eight years ago, a Downtown College Prep senior named Luis Falcon was attacked by gang members in a San Jose park.

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ThingsAreGood.com

San Francisco Fluctuates Parking Prices, Reduces Wasteful Driving

Car culture in North America has led to massive subsidies for car drivers that go pretty much unnoticed.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz CRM? Think X2Engine

John Roberts, at left, started his company - X2Engine - at Cruzio 3 years ago, and now has six employees working on his customer management software that has more than 9,000 installations in 160 countries.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Space.com

'Super Planet Crash' Game Lets You Build (and Destroy) Alien Solar Systems

"Super Planet Crash" challenges the public to create a planetary system with various kinds of alien planets , ranging from Earth-size planets to gas giants to more massive dwarf stars.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Texas

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