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24 min ago | 10News

Memorial for man killed while riding bicycle

A memorial service was held Saturday for a Chula Vista man who was killed while riding his bike in Santa Maria.


22 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Penfield & Smith of Santa Barbara to Be Sold to Stantec

Santa Barbara-based civil engineering firm Penfield & Smith has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by Stantec , an international consulting and design firm based in North America.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Science, Sierra Madre, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CBS Local

Lawmakers Send Gun Restraining Order Bill To Governor Brown

Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Santa Barbara, CA

NBC Bay Area

"Gun Violence Restraining Order" Bill Approved

The California Senate has passed AB 1014, which would allow law enforcement or family members of a person who is displaying signs of violence to petition a court for a restraining order.


Related Topix: Isla Vista, CA, Santa Barbara, CA


Angry Face May Convey Physical Strength

Although we may not realize this, true anger is more than an emotional state; it can literally be seen in lowered brows, thinned lips, and flared nostrils.


Overclockers Club

Nanodiamonds Solve Prehistoric Mystery

Over 13,000 years ago, many great animals lived in North America, including mastodons, saber-toothed cats, and even American horses, but they all disappeared at the end of the Pleistocene period.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Art Daily

Peters Projects opens solo exhibitions by Suzanne Caporael and Laura Wilson

Peters Projects presents two solo exhibitions by painter, Suzanne Caporael; and photographer, Laura Wilson.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Painting, Arts


The Universal Anger Face

See the lowered brow, the thinned lips and the flared nostrils? That's what social scientists call the "anger face," and it appears to be part of our basic biology as humans.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Fremont Bulletin

Fremont vigil remembers UC Santa Barbara victims

Opponents of gun violence and supporters of Assembly Bill 1014, designed to remove firearms from at-risk individuals, held a candlelight vigil and ceremony in Fremont on Saturday.


Related Topix: Fremont, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Isla Vista, CA

The Jewish News Weekly

New head of Brandeis in Marin ready for year of change

Peg Sandel grew up questioning religion, but it wasn't until she was a freshman at a Christian college that she decided to convert to Judaism and make Jewish learning her career.


Related Topix: Religion, Judaism, Santa Barbara, CA, Berkeley, CA, San Rafael, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Daily Democrat

California Senate passes new gun bill

Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.


Related Topix: California, Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Barbara, CA


California Senate passes firearms restraining order procedure

California lawmakers have advanced a bill that allows judges to temporarily remove firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA


UCSB Professor's Research Examines 13,000-Year-Old Nanodiamonds from Three Continents

Most of North America's megafauna - mastodons, short-faced bears, giant ground sloths, saber-toothed cats and American camels and horses - disappeared close to 13,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene period.



SBCC Students Attend Summer INSET Program

Six Santa Barbara City College students were among the nine participants in the Internships in Nanosystems Science, Engineering and Technology program this summer on the UC Santa Barbara campus.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Santa Barbara, CA

The Daily Nexus

Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You?

With the unprecedented rise of millennial computing, lightning fast telecommunication, vibrant social media and virtually limitless access to information, our lives are consumed by a torrent of powerful technological influences.


Related Topix: Computer Science, Robots

Cape Cod Times

Ferguson 10 years from now

Pundits pontificating about riots in Ferguson, Missouri, are doing so at a safe remove.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, UC Berkeley, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014


HG Data Secures New Office Space to Accommodate Company Growth

Company growth was welcome, but foraging for a larger office space within Santa Barbara city limits was where a local technology company had trouble.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Small Business, Personal Finance


UCSB Literature Scholar Examines Meaning of Materialism and Everyday Objects

Some scholars suggest that when Prospero spoke those words in Shakespeare's The Tempest , he was referring to the things that help create an illusion.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature


UC System Requires Students Purchase Its Own Health Insurance

Despite Obamacare mandates for health insurance coverage, the University of California now requires that students purchase its own health insurance unless existing coverage meets stringent requirements.


Related Topix: UC Davis

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

California lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills prompted by rampage near UCSB

The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara.


Related Topix: California, Guns, Santa Barbara, CA