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Former UN official charged with anti-Semitism, now California academic, takes on Israel in Gaza

March 21, 2014: Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on occupied Palestine, addresses a news conference at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Davis Enterprise

Wedding: Alpers - Halprin Jackson

A sparkling day at Pajaro Dunes was the setting for the wedding of Julia Halprin Jackson, formerly of Davis, and Ryan Alpers of San Jose, on the summer solstice, June 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Wedding, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Spain, World News,

Cayucos school district has a new superintendent

The new superintendent of the Cayucos Elementary School District made a point of learning the names of each of the 622 students at the last school where she worked in Santa Barbara.


Related Topix: Cayucos, CA, Education Etc., Santa Barbara, CA, Paso Robles, CA, Cambria, CA


Tracking Giant Kelp from Space: UCSB Alumni Call on Citizen Scientists for Help

Citizen scientists worldwide are invited to take part in marine ecology research, and they won't have to get their feet wet to do it.


Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Santa Barbara, CA

AMBI Distribution Hires J.J. Nugent for Beverly Hills Office

It was announced today that AMBI Distribution, the international sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group, has hired J.J. Nugent to work in the company's Beverly Hills office, reporting to AMBI Distribution's President Julie Sultan.


Related Topix: California

Scientific American

How Loss of Wildlife Leads to Child Slavery

A poached elephant carcass in Bouba Ndjida National Park in Cameroon. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons What do child slavery in Ghana, Somali piracy and the illegal global ivory trade have in common? Their root causes can all be traced back to declining wildlife populations.


Related Topix: Piracy News, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Big News

House Republicans to vote to sue President Obama

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan


UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

UCLA officials say six campus facilities were damaged Tuesday including the Pauley Pavilion which recently underwent a $132 million renovation.


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Westwood (Los Angeles, CA)


scientists challenge theory on protection of threatened species

Scientists from Stanford and other institutions have found that bumphead parrotfish, like these ones swimming in the Pacific Ocean, become a threat to living corals only when overfishing reduces the shark population.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Environment, Science, Santa Barbara, CA

Chemistry World

Underwater self-healing polymer mimics mussels

A common acrylic polymer used in biomedical applications and as a substitute for glass has been given the ability to completely self-heal underwater by US researchers.



Goleta Planning Commission Supports Marriott Hotel Project

The Marriott Residence Inn hotel development plan was supported by the Goleta Planning Commission in a 3-2 decision Monday night, which pushes the project to the City Council for final approval.


Related Topix: Goleta, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Underwater elephants

The world's largest parrotfish, the bumphead is often more than 4 feet long and can weigh in at more than 100 pounds.


Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Marine Biology, Biology, Environment


9 Inspiring Quotes About Wisdom That Will Change The Way You See Your Life

One moment, you can feel the profoundness of your own life's purpose in every aching atom of your body.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Stress, Standardized Testing, Education


Using Channel Islands as Model, UCSB Collaboration Demonstrates Importance of Historical Ecology

Sometimes in order to plan for the future, you have to look to the past. That is what more than two dozen scientists from across the United States did when they met at UC Santa Barbara two years ago to participate in the Channel Islands Bio-cultural Diversity Working Group.


Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Santa Barbara, CA, San Miguel, CA

East Bay jazz, from libraries to schools to workshops

One of my favorite East Bay series, San Ramon 's Jazz at the Library , has announced its 2014 season.


Related Topix: Libraries, San Ramon, CA, Diablo, CA, Oakland, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii

Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT international partnership.


Related Topix: Generation, Industrial, Astronomy, Science

Medical News Today

Researchers scrutinize a rare but fatal pathogen

The drought that has the entire country in its grip is affecting more than the color of people's lawns.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Intelligence of crows, jealousy of dogs, and first graders

In Aesop's fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Caledonia, World News

The Daily Republic


The bride is the daughter of Barbara McFadden of Vacaville. She graduated from Solano Community College and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.


Related Topix: Vacaville, CA, Country Club, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Fairfield, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama gives a lot of speeches, but not from the Oval Office

Did you catch President Obama's Oval Office speech on Aug. 31, 2010, announcing the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq? No? Too bad.


Related Topix: US News, George Bush, US Politics