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WASHINGTON >> Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.
SCOTTS VALLEY >> A mountain lion found dead Sunday likely was struck by a driver on Mount Hermon Road, authorities said. About 9:20 a.m., the California Highway Patrol responded a report of a dead puma in front of a restaurant on the 1200 block of Mount Hermon Road, said CHP officer Brad Sadek.
A visitor walks by the skeleton of a gray whale at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
When he graduated from Stockton's St. Mary's High School in 1998, he knew he was going to San Joaquin Delta College because it was a stepping stone. Two years later, he was off to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
For the 12th year in a row, Monterey Bay, California-based Friends of the Sea Otter and its partner organizations have organized Sea Otter Awareness Week from Sept. 21-27 which will feature public events to showcase the iconic species.
SANTA CRUZ >> For the first time, researchers have formed a 6,000-year record of Egyptian animal extinction, using an innovative tool: ancient art. Justin Yeakel, the primary author, said the idea came in 2010, when he visited the King Tut exhibit at San Francisco's de Young museum.
Red-veined lemon sorrel and true watercress at Viridis Aquaponics in Watsonville. Photo: Sarah Rice / Special To The Chronicle Drew Hopkins, president of Viridis Aquaponics, in the tomato production greenhouse in Watsonville.
On September 9, 2014, Paula Gregoire, her mother also named Paula, and her daughter Isabella, spoke before the Santa Cruz City Council against the city's inhumane rental inspection program. The cruel and invasive ordinance was pushed through in August 2010 in a 5-1 vote by the gentrifying forces of the Santa Cruz City Council with pressure and backing from UC Santa Cruz.
Christopher Bollyn, author of the "Solving 9-11" set of books, will speak at the Davis for 9-11 Truth meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. The group will meet in the Community Room of the Davisville Apartments, 1221 Kennedy Place.
A University of California panel announced recommendations on Wednesday to combat climate change and make the university more sustainable, but declined to endorse shedding its fossil fuel holdings from its $91 billion invesment portfolio. The university's Task Force on Sustainable Investing suggested sinking more than $1 billion over a five-year period into climate change solutions, and greatly expanding its use of solar energy in an effort to make the university system carbon-neutral by 2025.
New observations of the star cluster Messier 54, shown above, reveal that it is just as strangely deficient in lithium as our own galaxy, deepening a mystery about the element's big bang origins. A star cluster some 80,000 light-years from Earth looks mysteriously deficient in the element lithium , just like nearby stars, astronomers reported on Wednesday.
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Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.
If depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts are an accurate climate record, they have helped scholars assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. They then determined that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population, made the ecosystem progressively less stable.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:16 pm
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