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2 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly

seniors | Students at SFSU's institute for older adults thrive on learning for its own sake

After retiring as a pediatrician at 65, Bertram Koel returned to school to earn a master's degree in public health.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, us Travel, Travel, Los Angeles, CA, North America Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel

6 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Ferguson aftermath: California city tells cops to get rid of armored vehicle

The city council of Davis, California has decided to drop the local police department's Pentagon-supplied armored vehicle following worries from the community that it could be used against demonstrations, as was the case in Ferguson, Missouri this month.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

10 hrs ago | Inhabitat

6 Environmentally Conscious Wineries Around the World

Rejoice, vino drinkers, for harvest season is here! Late summer and early fall is one of the best times to take a trip to your local wineries and vineyards to sip wines and watch as the latest crop is processed.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

14 hrs ago |

With a new book about Midtown, historian William Burg explores the...

William Burg will discuss and sign copies of Midtown Sacramento on Thursday, August 28, at Time Tested Books .


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, August, CA, Dixon, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Quake predictor can help you plan for the next a big onea Quake...

If you've ever wondered about the earthquake risk in your area and the damage your home might suffer -- yes, there is an app for that.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Napa, CA

The Daily Democrat

Gallery for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Through August: Best of Seven, a group of Yolo County photographers including Anne Miller, Rob Floerke, Tim Messick, Rick York, Dave Robertson, Dennis McCoy, and Joe Finkleman, will be featured at an exhibition at Gallery 1855 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Related Topix: Yolo County, CA, Davis, CA, Woodland, CA, Horse, Pets, Home Gardening, Home


Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

Norman Matloff worries that the Statistician could be added to the endangered species list .


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Teen injured in Napa quake: 'I could have died'



Related Topix: Napa, CA

Medical News

Versatile nanoparticles offer wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health


Multi-tasking nanoparticle both seeks and destroys cancerous cells

A new multi-purpose nanoparticle has shown to possess both diagnostic and drug-delivering properties to treat cancer Nanoparticles hold great potential as a way of both detecting cancer cells and delivering the drugs to treat them.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Davis, CA, Gadgets

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Acquisition of armored rescue vehicle debated in Davis

After hours of discussion, the Davis City Council on Tuesday night voted to ask staff to return within 60 days with options for the military surplus armored rescue vehicle the police department recently added to their fleet.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA

Napa Earthquake: Be prepared

Napa was shaken awake Sunday morning by an earthquake , weighing in at 6.0. It was the biggest earthquake in the Bay Area since "the big one" in 1989! More than 100 people were injured in the quake, including a child who was airlifted to UC Davis hospital after being injured by a falling chimney.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

ZAP's Simply Summer Celebration showcases the complexity of Zinfandel

A foggy morning gave way to a beautiful, sunny afternoon for the first annual Simply Summer Celebration, hosted on Saturday, August 16th, by Zinfandel Advocates and Producers .


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Napa, CA, Weather

DFW Catholic

Catholic Charities helps with relief after Calif. quake

Napa Valley, Calif., Aug 26, 2014 / 04:07 am .- The Church in northern California is helping respond to a major earthquake, which shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning, the largest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years.


Related Topix: Life, Charity , Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, California Government, Geology, Science


Teen recovering after chimney falls on him during earthquake

There's good news from the family of Nicholas Dillon, the boy injured by a collapsed fireplace in the recent earthquake near Napa, California: He will be in a wheelchair awhile, but he will recover.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance

Even though 90% of the earthquakes that strike the United States are located in California, only about 10% of homeowners there have earthquake insurance.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Davis, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBS Local

Boy Survives Getting Crushed By A Wall Of Bricks During The Napa Quake

As homes and businesses shook, bricks went flying all over Napa that morning. The bricks on the fireplace inside a home on Eva Lane were no exception.


San Francisco Magazine

13-Year Old Boy Recovering After Quake Injuries

Good news about the Napa Quake: The kid who had a chimney fall on him seems to be doing better.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake


Newly Discovered Hot Springs Bacteria Can Use...

Image Caption: This is a close view of a benthic microbial mat community at the LaDuke hot spring in Gardiner, Montana near Yellowstone National Park, showing cyanobacteria and other chlorophototrophic bacteria.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, MT, Penn State University Park