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47 min ago | The Salinas Californian

Ernesto Sandoval provides tips on growing succulentsErnesto Sandoval...

Ernesto Sandoval provides tips on growing succulents In times of drought, succulents can provide color without much attention Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1mLN0Gi Growing cactus and other succulents doesn't have to be literally a thorn in your side.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Davis, CA, Boulevard, CA, Watsonville, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Study tests whether dog visits can ease stress of young cancer patients

Kate Smith, a resident at The Meadows assisted-living apartments in Elk Grove, meets Humiko, a Shiba Inu and Lend-A-Heart volunteer while accompanied by her owner Jody Bryan, right, on Monday evening, July 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Elk Grove, CA, Social Software, Leukemia, Oncology

Contra Costa Times

Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery has arm injury

Receiver Ty Montgomery, Stanford's top returning playmaker, is questionable for the season opener against UC Davis and could miss the Week 2 showdown against USC as he recovers from an arm injury, Cardinal coach David Shaw said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

Mashable

My Neighbor's Using Water in a Drought! Quick, Someone Yell at Him

Faced with one of the state's worst droughts on record, some Californians have taken extreme measures to force their neighbors to use less water: publicly shaming them on social media, using the hashtag #DroughtShaming .

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Elk Grove, CA

The Daily Democrat

Brave new gardening for brave new climates

This 2014 photo provided by Ann Savageau shows homeowner Savageau in her sustainable drought-tolerant garden in front of her house in Davis.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Sacramento, CA

Business Journal

Davis gets no takers for $188K city manager pay, raises salary range

The city of Davis, in the midst of seeking a new city manager, is now offering more money for the position, after a professional recruiter suggested the city wasn't paying competitively for a city of its size.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA

Business Journal

Cost of California drought is growing

California's economy is expected to lose $2.2 billion as a result of this year's drought and conditions will likely get worse, according to a report released last week.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Davis, CA

San Juan Islander

Meet Your Firefighter: Jason Wood

He has been with the department since 2005, giving him nine years of service. His first firefighting experience was at UC Davis for a restoration ecology class where he helped conduct prescribed burns to restore native grasslands.

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Related Topix: Fire, San Juan County, WA, Olympia, WA

Business Journal

Air ambulance company has plans for base in Rancho Cordova

Santa Rosa-based REACH Air Medical Services has announced plans to operate a base at Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova in October.

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Related Topix: Rancho Cordova, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California pharmacies resist push to translate drug labels

When Chek Lun Wong picks up his prescription medication for hepatitis B at his local Walmart, he doesn't understand a word.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Boulevard, CA, San Leandro, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Toddler struck by car backing out of Linda driveway

A toddler was badly injured in Yuba County when a driver backing out of a driveway struck the child with his car.

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Related Topix: Linda, CA

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Toxic algae closes Lake Temescal

A bloom of blue green algae can be seen in the waters of Lake Temescal, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Napa's Alison Crowe dishes 'dirt' on Grape and the Girl blog

Napa's Alison Crowe grew up surfing in Carpinteria with a citrus-farming family that threw fabulous wine party potlucks.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Carpinteria, CA, Wine, Drink, Los Olivos, CA

Davis Enterprise

UC Davis, China sign global food-safety agreement

Officials from China's Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province and from UC Davis signed a memorandum of agreement Wednesday that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA, Linda, CA, World News, China

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis, Chinese university sign agreement on food safety center

Officials with UC Davis and a China agricultural university in Shaanxi province signed an agreement Wednesday to establish the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science

Davis Enterprise

Diplomas all around for professor and sons

Professor J. Edward Taylor and his two sons all walked away with diplomas from a high school graduation last month.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, UC Berkeley, San Bernardino County, CA, University of Redlands

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

If Colleges Are Skeptical of Common Core, It's Probably Because the Standards Are Awful

As the tide turns against the national Common Core education standards, its backers are desperate to recruit new supporters and keep the momentum on their side.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Science Daily

Calcification in changing oceans

What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers -- organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Davis, CA

Davis Enterprise

Bob Dunning: UCD jumps on our water project

KEEPING THAT AGGIE GRASS GREEN the official UC Davis colors may be Blue and Gold, but the lawns on campus will remain decidedly green after UCD exercised its option to join the Woodland-Davis surface water project for $20 million a clearly, this is something UC Davis has the right to do and its timing is perfect a let others build the lemonade ... (more)

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, Yolo County, CA, Woodland, CA

Scientific American

Sickness Spreads across the Arctic

The sea otters splashing off alaska's aleutian islands should have thrived in their home far from civilization.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA

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