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4 min ago | 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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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, Alternative, Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA

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

Democracy Now

U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis

Dana Frank , Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Participants in CSUMB's Camp SEA Lab gather important marine life data

Anna Kazimi, 14, and Indigo Goehring, 13, look over a bat star during Camp SEA Lab in Pacific Grove.

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Related Topix: Pacific Grove, CA

Monterey County Herald

Christa Martin: Danielle Williamson's new media; Magdalena Reiter and the art of the figure

Often our experience of a given film is a somewhat solitary experience. Even if we skip Netflix and go out to a theater, we sit in the dark in respectful silence and file out to our separate cars when it's over.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Arts, Painting

New Scientist

Strange dark stuff is making the universe too bright

LIGHT is in crisis. The universe is far brighter than it should be based on the number of light-emitting objects we can find, a cosmic accounting problem that has astronomers baffled.

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

Tue Jul 15, 2014

National Public Radio

Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

The world's oceans are changing - chemically changing. As people put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the oceans absorb more of it, and that's making the water more acidic.

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

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