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  • UC Davis professor Daniel Sperling wins Blue Planet Prize

    UC Davis professor Daniel Sperling wins Blue Planet Prize
    Daniel Sperling, a UC Davis civil engineering professor and international transportation expert, has won the Blue Planet Prize. The prize, given annually by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, comes with an award of about $500,000. It recognizes...
  • Did menopause arise because men prefer younger women?

    Did menopause arise because men prefer younger women?
    Thanks a lot, guys: According to new research, your preference for younger mates could have caused menopause to arise in women. Writing in the journal PLOS Computational Biology on Thursday, a team from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, reported...
  • Rifle used in Santa Monica College shooting may have been altered

    Rifle used in Santa Monica College shooting may have been altered
    The rifle a gunman used to kill five people during a rampage in Santa Monica last week appears to have been modified accommodate large-capacity magazines. During the assault, John Zawahri, 23, had 40 magazines capable of holding 30 rounds each,...
  • Showing the IRS some love after witch hunt

    Showing the IRS some love after witch hunt
    You may not have discerned this through the fog and mist of recent weeks, but the Internal Revenue Service is pretty durn good at its job. Some experts would go further. "I think they do an extraordinary job, considering that they're historically...
  • Everyone on Earth is related to everyone else, DNA shows

    Everyone on Earth is related to everyone else, DNA shows
    The history of Europe is written in its people's DNA. The Huns and the Slavs made incursions into Eastern Europe about 1,500 years ago. Migrants moved from Ireland to England in recent centuries. Populations in Italy and Spain have been comparatively...
  • A rogue ex-cop who shouldn't be armed

    A rogue ex-cop who shouldn't be armed
    SACRAMENTO — Here's an idea for a new gun control law: How about immediately seizing the personal arsenal of a fired cop? Dishonorably discharged soldiers, after all, aren't allowed to own firearms. Why should dishonored cops? Like booted...
  • Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate

    Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate
    SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller. Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
  • L.A. police union criticizes law firm's 'tactics' after DUI call

     
    A Los Angeles law enforcement association is denouncing the tactics of a law firm that does business with the private investigator who placed a 911 call that resulted in a Costa Mesa councilman being pulled over on suspicion of DUI.......
  • Mad cow in California: Beef and milk are safe, officials say

     
    Federal regulators on Tuesday said the food supply was not threatened even though mad cow disease was found in a dairy cow in the Central Valley. The carcass “was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time......
  • Mad cow disease found in California dairy cow

     
    Federal officials say a case of mad cow disease has been found in a dairy cow in the Central Valley. The animal was found at a rendering facility, John Clifford, the USDA’s chief veterinarian, told reporters Tuesday in a briefing......
  • Watts gang member admits to two previously unsolved killings

     
    A Watts gang member called "Baby Uzi" admitted Thursday to committing two previously unsolved slayings while pleading guilty to federal racketeering charges, federal prosecutors said. Marquis Edwards, 22, a member of the Pueblo Bishops Bloods, admitted to...