| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:25 PM
James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake.
The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Noel Massie is president of United Parcel Service's Southern California District, which has 20,000 employees and serves 144,000 customers in the area that includes the Southland, Hawaii and the southern tip of Nevada. On top of being...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:42 PM
As an African American man pursuing a PhD in the sciences, Geoff Lovely has sometimes had to overcome a feeling that he didn't belong in the halls of top research universities where he saw few peers of color.
The Caltech student is intent on becoming a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:14 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Supreme Court Justice Joyce L. Kennard announced Tuesday she will retire April 5, giving Gov. Jerry Brown a second appointment on the state’s highest court.
Kennard, 72, one of the more liberal members of the seven-...
| Feb 7, 2014
Much progress has been made in the fight for equal treatment under the law for all people. Unfortunately, California politicians are actively working to ensure that the state reverts to policies that treat people differently based on skin color or...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake.
The move is...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Honors student Lilly Grossman sat propped up daintily in an armchair in her family's sunny living room, talking about what it was like being homecoming princess of her junior class.
The night of the game — a come-from-behind victory for the La...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:23 PM
The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday.
Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The number of applicants for next fall’s freshman class in the UC system rose by 6.2% over last year, driven mainly by a continuing boost in interest from out-of-state and international students, according to data released Friday.