Police arrest UC Berkeley students in 2 sexual assaults

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:15

A former University of California, Berkeley fraternity member was arrested for allegedly punching, biting and sexually assaulting two women, one of them at a fraternity house, authorities said Thursday.Finn Wolff, 20, was arrested on Tuesday and was charged with rape, ...

Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for ‘American Pie’ singer

U.S. 05/06/19, 18:22

A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean.The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of ...

San Francisco billionaire gives $30M to study homelessness

U.S. 05/01/19, 08:40

A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions.Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions into ...

Fewer than 100 now quarantined in LA measles outbreak

U.S. 04/30/19, 13:44

Fewer than 100 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities remain quarantined following their possible exposure to measles.California State University, Los Angeles, reported Tuesday that 70 students and employees were still under a quarantine launched last week after ...

More than half quarantined by LA universities are cleared

Health 04/29/19, 14:24

More than half of the nearly 800 students, faculty and staff members who were quarantined following exposure to the measles virus at two Los Angeles universities have been cleared to resume their normal activities.The quarantine marked one of the most ...

Nearly 700 from LA universities still in measles quarantine

U.S. 04/27/19, 15:25

Nearly 700 people possibly exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities are still quarantined three days after health officials ordered the precautions to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease.A spokesman for California State University, Los Angeles, said ...

Update: Los Angeles campuses cope with measles order

U.S. 04/26/19, 09:36

The Latest on measles quarantines at two Los Angeles universities (all times local):7:25 a.m.The quarantine order for students and staff who may have been exposed to measles at two Los Angeles universities requires them to remain at home until they ...

Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid US measles outbreak

U.S. 04/25/19, 16:58

A quarantine order was issued Thursday for hundreds of students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity.Measles in the United ...

Update: Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

U.S. 04/25/19, 16:45

The Latest on a measles outbreak (all times local):2:30 p.m.A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify ...

1 taken to hospital after small plane crash in California

U.S. 04/13/19, 17:37

Northern California officials are investigating a small plane crash in the college town of Davis.The Yolo County Sheriff's office said they responded to a plane crash a little after 11 a.m. Saturday. The sole occupant was taken to a hospital.KCRA-TV ...

Workers stage 1-day strike at California campuses, hospitals

U.S. 03/20/19, 12:59

Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike amid a lengthening stretch of unsuccessful contract negotiations.Some 10,000 members of University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications ...

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

U.S. 03/12/19, 05:05

A new study reports that dozens of warm-weather species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves.The University of California, Davis report studying heatwaves in ...

Rare sea creature washes ashore in Southern California

U.S. 03/01/19, 17:12

A 7-foot (215-centimeter) sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species thought to live in the Southern Hemisphere. The University of California, Santa Barbara, said an intern spotted the ...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

U.S. 02/21/19, 10:21

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes.The researchers found ...

Alert system at UC Davis failed on night of police shooting

U.S. 01/16/19, 19:45

The University of California, Davis says an emergency alert system intended to deliver emails and text messages to 70,000 students and staff failed on the night a police officer was shot and killed near campus last week.The Sacramento Bee reports ...

UC Berkeley, conservative groups reach deal in speech suit

U.S. 12/03/18, 19:48

The University of California, Berkeley agreed to consider changes to its policy on major campus events as part of a settlement announced Monday in a lawsuit over student access to conservative speakers. The university and one of the groups that filed ...

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies work?

U.S. 12/02/18, 09:46

Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for "editing" genes, the ...

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