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  • GoldieBlox: The girls' toy commercial sweeping the Internet

    GoldieBlox: The girls' toy commercial sweeping the Internet
    If you haven’t seen it, check out the commercial for GoldieBlox that’s sweeping the Internet. It’s an ad for a set of interactive toys and books that encourages girls to build their own castles rather than wait for princes to come do...
  • GOP starts a tough struggle to win back Asian American voters

    GOP starts a tough struggle to win back Asian American voters
    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Not long ago, the Republican National Committee did something out of the ordinary: The party issued a formal statement marking Diwali, an important Hindu holiday. "Diwali and the lighting of the Diya celebrate the...
  • Arsonist tried to blow up UC Davis fraternity, police say

    Arsonist tried to blow up UC Davis fraternity, police say
    Someone tried to ignite leaking gas and blow up a fraternity house at UC Davis on Sunday as members slept inside, officials said. Residents of theĀ Kappa Sigma Fraternity reported smelling natural gas around 1 a.m. Sunday. According to an alert posted by...
  • A year-end spread of bold, inventive photography books

    A year-end spread of bold, inventive photography books
    No tradition in photography is more eagerly awaited than the year-end avalanche of books from artists old and new. And photography has provided us with no greater mystery in recent years than the case of Vivian Maier. Before her death in 2009, Maier...
  • UC Davis pepper-spray cop's payout criticized by attorney

    UC Davis pepper-spray cop's payout criticized by attorney
    An attorney supportive of the protesters who were pepper-sprayed two years ago at UC Davis criticized a recent decision to pay the former campus police officer involved in the incidentĀ $38,055 in worker's compensation. As the result of a claim filed...
  • Lawmakers should close bullet-buying loophole

    Lawmakers should close bullet-buying loophole
    From what I've been reading, the Santa Monica killer was packing an illegal assault rifle and 40 high-capacity ammunition magazines. He sprayed 100 bullets and had access to 1,300. And, oh yes, he was a mental case. The guy's exact background and...
  • Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality

    Supreme Court might dismiss Prop. 8 case on a technicality
    SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown holds strong hand on prisons

    Gov. Jerry Brown holds strong hand on prisons
    SACRAMENTO — Three liberal federal judges — relics of the Jimmy Carter era — are trying to force Gov. Jerry Brown to release nearly 10,000 criminals from state prisons. Politically, it doesn't get much better for a governor. The judges...
  • British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world

    British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
  • Jon Christensen, the man behind Boom: A Journal of California

     Jon Christensen, the man behind Boom: A Journal of California
    A hundred years ago, California yanked a water-engineering wonder out of a desert, so why can't we conjure a thoughtful ink-and-paper magazine out of the era of digital publishing? The watery miracle worker was William Mulholland, whose spectacular and...
  • In medicine, more care may not be better

     In medicine, more care may not be better
    The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...