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17 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Women's volleyball team play in California this weekend

The Southern Oregon women's volleyball team has one more weekend to establish itself, today and Saturday at the U.C. Merced Tournament, before returning home next week to open Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

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Related Topix: Cal State San Marcos

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Why Is Ferguson's City Leadership Not Racially Representative?

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager by police have highlighted a powerful political dynamic in the working-class suburb: Though Ferguson is heavily African American, its city leaders are nearly all white.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Saint Louis University

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Holtville Tribune

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Kos

California's Water Management Problems Worse Than Previously Thought

The state has allocated a total maximum allowable use of 370 million acre-feet of surface water - more than five times the 70 million acre-feet available in a year of good precipitation, according to the researchers' review of active water rights on record.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

UC Merced readies new science hub

Boxes of chemicals, microscopes still under their covers and office equipment are being carried into a new UC Merced building this week as professors and laboratory technicians prepare for a new semester.

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Related Topix: Energy

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: California is challenged by drought - and simple math

When it comes to water, the state of California is like the inept parent who can't say no to the kids.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Opinion

Davis Enterprise

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced Connect: Campus ranks among "Cool Schools" for sustainability

UC Merced has been ranked among the "Cool Schools" by the Sierra Club's Sierra Magazine because of its commitment to sustainability.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Cool, CA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara

Los Angeles Times

Rights to California surface water far greater than average runoff

The Kern River along Highway 178 east of Bakersfield. Water rights to the Kern's flows are more than six times the average annual runoff.

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Related Topix: California, Bakersfield, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, San Joaquin, CA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced eyes alcohol ed for young people

The Merced City Council on Monday will weigh an agreement to address excessive and underage drinking with the help of a county agency, as well as award maintenance contracts and hear more on the proposed youth council.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Merced County, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced County jobless rate increases in July

Merced County's unemployment rate increased to 12.7 percent in July, up from 12.2 percent in June and nearly double the nation's jobless rate, according to data released on Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

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Related Topix: Merced County, CA, Merced, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Valley fever research moves forward at UC Merced

Researcher Katrina Hoyer looks at a picture of a spherule with endospores that has erupted and released the endospores into a lung and spread infection, in a biology lab at the UC Merced campus on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Biology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Educatora s legacy lives on through campus endowment

Throughout his 51-year teaching career, John Elia made a profound impact on the lives of more than 10,000 students.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Merced, CA, Fresno County, CA, Fresno, CA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Fresno Bee

UC Merced installing solar trash bins

New solar-powered receptacles at UC Merced, seen here on Thursday, communicate to school staff by sending an email when full.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced County teachers to use computer modeling

Alex, left, and Anna Gueorguieva, both students in Merced, use a new computer modeling program on Tuesday at UC Merced.

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Related Topix: Merced County, CA, Merced, CA, Education Etc., Madera County, CA

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

UC Merced students working on water issues

Spending a summer finding ways to make toilet water reusable and trying to extract urine from wastewater might not sound glamorous.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Bakersfield, CA

My Mother Lode

Innovation Lab Ribbon Cutting

A Grand Opening Celebration was held for the new Innovation Lab, a space for makers and tinkerers to collaborate and invent.

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Related Topix: Tuolumne County, CA, Sonora, CA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Council approves agreement with UC Merced to spark business

UC Merced and the city of Merced are on their way to incubating new businesses and aiding entrepreneurs after a unanimous approval Monday night from the Merced City Council.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, UC Davis

JD Supra

Six Teams Submit SOQs for UC Merced 2020 P3 Project

The Regents of the University of California , on behalf of the University of California, Merced , announced on August 1, 2014 that it received Statements of Qualifications from six teams in response to a Request for Qualifications for the UC Merced 2020 P3 Project.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Merced and UC Merced look to spur new business

The city of Merced and UC Merced are looking to establish a business accelerator in downtown, what could be a mutually beneficial project.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

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