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This Crowdsourcing Startup Empowers Locals

Dieter Holger | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Americans are frustrated with the powers that be but that doesn't mean they should ignore local issues directly affecting them. In Santa Cruz citizens are proposing solutions to the water crisis with the help of crowdsourcing startup Civinomics. How? With an app of course.

Kerry Blusters Again

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 12.19.2014 | College
Amanda Botfeld

John Kerry isn't doing himself any favors. When it comes to Israel, the Secretary of State may be remembered more for his gaffes than his accomplishme...

College Student Charged In Mom's Brutal Scissor Slaying

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

A student at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been arrested on charges of stabbing his mother to death with scissors and killing three of ...

A Night at The Catalyst with Avey Tare and the Slasher Flicks

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Dieter Holger

On Aug. 26 Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks performed for Santa Cruz. Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed band Animal Collective. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is the latest musical project of the artist.

Rescued Peregrine Falcon: Magic on the Wing

Ken White | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

This Peregrine was found near San Francisco International Airport in July, grounded and suffering head trauma. He was released last week from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA's Center for Compassion following a successful feather implant procedure.

Dining Delicacy Is Actually Fighting Water Pollution

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

Otters are at their cutest while cracking open crab shells on their stomachs. But according to one recently released study, that's also when they're c...

Angela Davis: 'I Don't See Myself As An Icon'

Greg Archer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Greg Archer

Angela Davis is undeniably one of the more unique creatures to emerge out of the turbulent political waters of the latter part of the 20th Century. ...

UC Postdoctoral Researchers Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

Neal Sweeney | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Neal Sweeney

Imagine the surprise of students on guest worker visas when, after arriving at UC, they are told that although the contract the union negotiated states that health care coverage is available to all postdocs, it will not be extended to them.

2 California Police Officers Shot And Killed

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 04.28.2013 | San Francisco

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Two police detectives were shot and killed while investigating a sexual assault complaint, and a suspect was also fatally s...

The Hand of Man: A True Christmas Story

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 02.15.2013 | World
Terrie M. Williams

Despite the rawness of nature, the world made more sense in the oceans, the forests and the mountains. Yet, it was from the wilderness through one animal -- an endangered seal named KP2 (Kauai Pup 2) -- that my faith in the hand of man was restored.

Research Reveals Why Women Should Never Propose

Posted 12.04.2012 | Weddings

According to research released earlier this year, NO ONE wants a woman to propose. A new study conducted by the University of California, Santa Cru...

Proposition 30 Passage A 'Tremendous Relief And Joy'

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Kimberly White | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

SANTA CRUZ -- Education officials here and around the state have stopped biting their nails and are now celebrating, following Tuesday's passage of a ...

It's Now Cheaper To Go To School At Harvard Than In Cal State

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Going to school at Harvard University is cheaper than attending a public university in California. According to the Bay Area News Group, a "family ...

SHOCK: Car Plows Through Line Of Occupy Santa Cruz Protesters

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.01.2012 | San Francisco

A peaceful protest at UC Santa Cruz took a turn when a motorist plowed through a line of protesters, striking several people. About 100 students bl...

Is There Lead In My Phone Case?

Turnstyle | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Lucas Kavner

Scaling 150-Feet For Wind Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Impact

Chris Bley, the son of an engineer and a school psychologist, remembers what his life was like right after he graduated from college -- he sat at his ...

Feds Open Anti-Semitism Investigation At UC-Santa Cruz

Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has announced plans to investigate the University of California at Santa Cruz for anti-Semitis...

From Art to Mouth: SFMOMA's Collection Inspires Unique Dessert Menu

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner

When a new show comes up, we make a new dessert based on what will be showing. We really keep the desserts limited to reflecting what's actually on display in the museum.

Neanderthal DNA Found In Human DNA: Human Ancestors Mated With Extinct Species, Researchers Say

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — We have met Neanderthal and he is us – at least a little. The most detailed look yet at the Neanderthal genome helps answer o...

UC Regents Discuss Diversity Under Heavy Security

The Golden Gate [X]Press | E | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of California Board of Regents met in San Francisco March 23 to discuss the future of the UC system and what changes need to be made. ...

UC Panel Outlines Drastic Reforms

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of California Commission on the Future met today to discuss a host of major changes to the school system, including substantial student...

Mating Between Humans and Neanderthals Could Explain Glenn Beck

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"We believe that sex between a human and a Neanderthal may have resulted in several of the Fox News Channel's primetime hosts, including Glenn Beck," said a leading genetic researcher at UC Santa Cruz.

March 4 Protests Roll On, UCSD Tries To Make Peace, Oakland Activists To Be Released

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For students at UC Santa Cruz, the March 4 protests continued into March 5. At 5 a.m. PST this morning, protesters blocked the main entrance to cam...

Day Of Action: TOP MOMENTS

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Though yesterday's California-born Day of Action to Defend Public Education became a national event, activity was anchored in the Golden State. The st...

Day Of Action Dawns With Excitement; Protests Underway

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Students, professors, teachers and unions around the country will organize today to protest America's imperiled education system with more than 100 ev...