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1 hr ago | SF Sentinel

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings.

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Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Arts, Painting

5 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Law professor nominated to California high court

Brown on Tuesday nominated 41-year-old Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to be an associate justice of the state's highest court.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

8 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Ticking-bomb alert for jobless Bengal

"If you can't give them jobs, it may turn into a time bomb. I may add it's already ticking quite loudly in West Bengal," Bardhan, the emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, said during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta .

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, World News, India,

12 hrs ago | NOLA.com

California accident rate unchanged six years after drivers banned...

California banned drivers from using cellphones six years ago, but the prohibition has not reduced accidents, according to Pacific Standard magazine.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

16 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Why the Boss Is Late for Everything?

Recent studies measure how social status and authority shape our perceptions of time and how those in authority feel they have more control over it than do their stressed subordinates - the so-called "boss effect."

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Immigration protesters start trek to U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday

Organizers of a nearly 400-mile walk to highlight immigration policy in the United States say the timing has worked out well.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Merced, CA, San Diego, CA, Murrieta, CA

CBS Local

Former UC Berkeley Student Missing From Calaveras County Campground

Camille Withuhn, a former UC Berkeley student, was last seen at the Golden Pines campground in Calaveras County on July 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Calaveras County, CA, Dorrington, CA

Switched

Would You Like Flame Retardants With That Couch?

Most of Aimee Robinson's customers are moms. And more of them are starting to ask questions about the contents of the couches and chairs she constructs.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

East Bay Express

Subscribe To Our New Podcast About Pot - 'The Hash'

Hi, everyone. Legalization Nation asks your forgiveness as we plug our new audio accessory to this blog: a new podcast called The Hash .

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Related Topix: Marijuana, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Vallejo boy, 12, sees glory in Rubik's Cube twists

Chris Riley-Times-Herald Angelo Garcia, 12, is headed to compete at the Rubik's Cube U.S. National Championships in New Jersey at the beginning of August.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Herald, CA, August, CA, Berkeley, CA

Oakland Post

Block Party Celebrates New Art Museum and Film Archive

Every art museum needs a frame, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive celebrated a milestone Thursday in the construction of its future home - the placement of the last steel beam in the new building's structural frame - with a New Orleans-flavored block party and "topping out" ceremony on Addison Street.

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Mashable

Flexible Printed Batteries May Soon Power Wearable Tech

A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers.

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Related Topix: Printers, Alameda, CA, Chemistry, Science, Berkeley, CA

SFGate

Fed chief Janet Yellena s tough road ahead

Not just "the rich and the quick." UC Berkeley alum Janet Yellen, a self-styled "little bit of a populist," says she is out "to help Main Street, not Wall Street."

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Related Topix: New York

Pleasanton Weekly

The New Christy Minstrels to perform in Livermore Thursday

The New Christy Minstrels, still under the direction of founder Randy Sparks, are performing at the Bankhead Theater on Thursday.

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Related Topix: The New Christy Minstrels, Folk, Woody Guthrie

Switched

4 Reasons You're Not Going To Bed On Time

Why You're Hooked: Your boss is consistently impressed with the solid efforts that come out of your wee-hour workathons.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona, Berkeley, CA

Post-gazette.com

Court delays execution over secrecy with drugs

A federal appeals court has delayed the imminent execution of an Arizona man, saying he has a legal right to details about the lethal injection drugs to be used and about the qualifications of the execution team.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty, US Supreme Court

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Toronto Star

Toronto-born law professor Dan Markel gunned down at his Florida home

Friends of a Toronto-born law professor are at a loss for words for their grief this week, while police remain at a loss for suspects in his murder.

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Related Topix: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Daily Kos

Anti-minimum wage campaign boogey man tactics in California

A new billboard in San Francisco gives a message to California voters: if you vote to increase the minimum wage, you will be replaced by cheaper technology.

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Related Topix: California, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Robots, Science / Technology, Berkeley, CA

National Review Online

John Fund: Rand Paul Addresses the Techies

In other words, the audience was predisposed to be friendly, but was also wary, having been disenchanted with past GOP presidential candidates and their approach to tech.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

EurekAlert!

Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Materials Science

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