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3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

AM Alert: Californians support transitional kindergarten proposal

In his final year in the Legislature, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has made it a priority to expand pre-kindergarten to every 4-year-old in California , giving families the option of an extra year of schooling before their children start kindergarten.


Related Topix: California, African-American

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Diet-gene interaction on processed meat consumption

A new gene variant found increases the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat such as cold cuts, bacon, processed ham, pastrami, corned beef, mortadella, lutefisk, smoked salmon, smoked turkey, and hot dogs.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Meat, Colorectal Health, Medicine, Health, Deli Food, Genetics, Biology, Science

The Jewish Journal

DNC chair: Perception of division on Israel within Democratic Party is totally untrue

Jewish values and Democratic Party values are in sync; there is no split among elected Democratic officials when it comes to Israel; the rise in anti-Israel movements on American campuses must be fought; and the Republicans are going to give Democrats a run for their money in November elections, but will fail to win the Senate.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, Barack Obama

NBC Los Angeles

Gunman Sentenced in USC Shooting, Slams Head on Table

Brandon Spencer pounded his forehead twice on the desk at which he was seated in court as the judge read the sentence for his conviction on four counts of attempted murder.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, August, CA

ABC News

Man Sentenced in USC Shooting That Wounded 4

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.


The Miami Herald

'The Galapagos Affair' unveils a wild time on the islands

Start with a sex-mad baroness and her frisky menage a trois. Add in a stern German philosopher who fancied himself the next Friedriche Nietzsche, his mistress and a married couple who wanted a wholesome Swiss Family Robinson experience for their son.


Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, California, Unknown

Tallahassee Democrat

Mark Wilson and David Lawrence: Building a workforce begins early

When the two of us were graduated from high school, nobody seemed to be worrying about China or Brazil or India competing with us as an economy or in education.


Related Topix: Commerce, CA, US Governors, Rick Scott

My Fashion Life

Four Big Moments Everyone Should Enjoy

Life is hard, we all know that. Sometimes it seems like a constant string of mishaps and disappointments.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Foundation for Economic Education

Urban Design and Social Complexity

This week's column is drawn from a lecture I gave earlier this year at the University of Southern California on the occasion of the retirement of urban economist Peter Gordon.


PhysOrg Weblog

New gene variant found increases the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published today in PLOS Genetics .


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science

Science Daily

Proper stem cell function requires hydrogen sulfide

Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research, Biology, Science


USC Shoah Foundation & Steven Spielberg to Host Barack Obama at 20th Anniversary Galaa

The Shoah Foundation is fundraising to integrate collections from the Armenian and Cambodian genocides into the Visual History Archive in 2015.


The Washington Post

Cancer-free or not, Valerie Harper has already beaten very long odds against rare cancer

Even if Valerie Harper was misquoted Wednesday about being "cancer-free," the actress who played Rhoda Morganstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" already has beaten very long odds in her fight against the disease.


Related Topix: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Valerie Harper, Celebrities, Mary Tyler Moore, World News

Fox News

X-Men director sex abuse case

Octobre 14, 2013: University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley and director Bryan Singer after the school renamed its Critical Studies Division after the director series of films, has been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1999 as part of a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii Wednesday.


Related Topix: X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Entertainment, Drugs, Los Angeles, CA

Silver City Sun-News

Community notices

World-renowned violinist Midori, now in the 31st year of her career, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Fine Arts Center Theater on the WNMU campus in Silver City.


Related Topix: Silver City, NM, Institute of American Indian Arts, Grant County, NM, Bayard, NM

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

87-year-old trains for 4-mile race Daytona Beach a " When hundreds of...

When hundreds of people pack together Saturday morning under the city's historic pier to inch up to the starting line of a four-mile run, mixed into the crowd will be a man who's competed in the Easter Beach Run every year since it began in 1967.


Related Topix: Daytona Beach, FL


Danny Kuo Wants His MBA Diploma Before His Insider-Trading Sentence

Here's proof that there is life after securities fraud: Danny Kuo, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to swapping illegal stock tips, asked a judge on Tuesday to delay his sentencing so he can attend next month's commencement ceremony at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and receive his MBA.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA

Courier News

Investment guru, former North Brunswick mayor, to receive doctorate

For three decades, David Spaulding has set his sights on receiving his doctorate.


Related Topix: North Brunswick, NJ, Pace University, Temple University

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Alzheon Appoints Franz Hefti, PhD, to Board of Directors

Alzheon, Inc. , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on brain health, memory and aging, announced today that it has appointed Franz F. Hefti, PhD, to the company's Board of Directors.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health


NOS1 Methylation and Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness in Children [Original Articles]

From the Department of Preventive Medicine and Atherosclerosis Research Unit , University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.


Related Topix: Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Los Angeles, CA