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UC Can’t Waffle In Phasing Out SATs In Admissions, Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — University of California applicants can’t submit their standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works to phase out the exam requirements, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. UC regents voted in May to drop the SAT and ACT test scores as admission requirements but permitted individual campuses to allow optional, voluntary submissions for 2021 and 2022. a lawsuit says the scores place low-income students, minorities and people with disabilities at a...
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Proposition 16 solves for a problem that may not actually exist

This year, California voters are being asked to vote on an initiative, Proposition 16, that would again make race an explicit factor in public employment, contracting, and college admissions. This effort comes over twenty years after Californians outlawed the use of affirmative action — or the preferencing of race, ethnicity, or gender — in these processes. Nearly all of California’s political heavyweights, from vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris to Gov. Gavin Newsom, have endorsed the meas...
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Court Orders State To Release Or Transfer 1,100 San Quentin Inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world’s most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity, citing officials’ “deliberate indifference” to the plight of inmates during the coronavirus pandemic. State prison officials are still deciding whether to appeal the order, which would force them to parole or transfer about 1,100 inmates serving time in San Quentin State Prison north of San F...
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Adblockers Installed 300,000 Times Are Malicious and Should Be Removed Now (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users' social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github. Hugo Xu, developer of the Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender extensions, said 17 days ago that he no longer had the time to maintain the project and had sold the rights to t...
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Adblockers Installed 300,000 Times Are Malicious and Should Be Removed Now

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users' social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github. Hugo Xu, developer of the Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender extensions, said 17 days ago that he no longer had the time to maintain the project and had sold the rights to t...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Tech, Ars Technica, San Diego, University Of California, Hill, Xu, Raymond Hill, Github Hugo Xu, Nano Adblocker, Nano Defender, Cyril Gorlla


Nearly 270,000 K-12 students are homeless in California, says UCLA study

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 270,000 kindergarten through 12th students in California experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year, according to a report released by UCLA. The report issued Monday by the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools also found that one in five community college students, one in 10 California State University students and one in 20 University of California students experienced homelessness during the year. According to the report, “State of Crisis, Dismantli...
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Youth Sports Teams Vote To Travel Out Of State Because California Won’t ‘Let Them Play’ Here

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Trial For Accused NorCal Rapist, Roy Waller, Gets Underway

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Coronavirus social bubbles might pop this winter. Here's why small gatherings aren't as safe as you may think.

Wearing masks indoors can mitigate the risk of small gatherings. 2K Studio/Getty Images Small gatherings are an increasingly common setting for coronavirus transmission. If you're going to gather indoors, maintain a small and strict bubble and don't be afraid to ask the hard questions. Holiday celebrations and cold weather may pose challenges to bubbles, so it's important to practice safety measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
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Genemod raises cash for its lab inventory management service used by research institutions around the US

Genemod, a software for laboratory inventory management used by institutions like the University of Washington School of Medicine; the University of California, Berkeley, and the National Institutes of Health; has raised $1.7 million from a clutch of top venture investors. The small seed round came from Defy.vc, with additional commitments from Omicron, Unpopular Ventures, Underdog Labs and Canaan Partners. With the capital, the company said it would develop a product management software to c...
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Exome sequencing sheds light on genetic causes of nonimmune hydrops fetalis

A new study by University of California researchers shows the promise of high-throughput DNA-sequencing technologies to improve prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced an abnormal prenatal ultrasound.
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4 books on race, immigration, and the American dream Kamala Harris thinks everyone should read

Senator Kamala Harris has her own book, titled "The Truths We Hold." AP Photo/John Locher Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, debated US Vice President Mike Pence in the first and only 2020 vice presidential debate on Wednesday.  Harris is the first Black woman to be nominated by any major party for vice president.  She ran for president in 2020 on a platform that included public option for healthcare, universal paid leave, and salary increases for teachers, Business I...
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Low-hanging fruit

For seven years now, the University of California system has been working hard to reduce its carbon emissions as part of its Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Each campus has been charged with finding ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions through a variety of measures -- such as increased energy efficiency and replacement of fossil fuel sources with renewable energy -- to meet milestones on the road to carbon neutrality.
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Trump's doctor says the president already has antibodies. That might not mean he is cured with long-term immunity — it could just be his medication.

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to President Trump, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Trump's doctor announced that lab tests showed the president had "detectable levels" of coronavirus antibodies on Wednesday, less than a week after Trump's diagnosis. Your body creates antibodies to help fight off the coronavirus, but research shows these protective proteins take between one and three weeks to develop after you get infected. While ho...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, San Francisco, Trends, Donald Trump, Detroit, Antibodies, Walter Reed, University Of California, Mount Sinai, Trump, Bloomberg News, Bethesda Md


DNA test identifies genetic causes of severe fetal and newborn illness

A new study by University of California researchers shows the promise of high-throughput DNA-sequencing technologies to improve prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced an abnormal prenatal ultrasound.
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Trump is taking dexamethasone, a steroid that can give patients a false sense of recovery followed by a crash

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he tours a medical lab on July 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is receiving dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, along with a pair of experimental treatments for COVID-19. Acute euphoria is a known side effect of the steroid. Dexamethasone is meant to “keep things at bay,” so Trump will still have to fight off the virus as the steroid runs its course. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Trump...
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UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez shares Nobel Prize in physics for work on black holes

LOS ANGELES — The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday to three scientists who study black holes, including Andrea Ghez of UCLA, a professor of astrophysics who becomes only the fourth woman to win a Nobel physics prize. One half of the prize went to Roger Penrose, a physicist, mathematician and cosmologist at the University of Oxford who worked with a fellow physicist, the late Stephen Hawking, to merge Einstein’s theory of relativity with quantum theory to suggest that space and tim...
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What we know about Sean Conley, Trump's doctor and the first D.O. to serve as physician to the president

Dr. Sean Conley, physician to President Donald Trump, briefs reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Saturday, October 3, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP Photo White House physician Sean Conley has been President Trump's doctor since 2018. On Saturday, he declined to answer multiple questions about Trump's health. Conley is the first president's physician who isn't a medical doctor, or MD. He is an osteopathic doctor, or DO. Conley prescribed hydroxychloroquin...
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If Trump's symptoms started before Friday, he may have been highly infectious during the debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. People who have COVID-19 are generally most infectious the day they start showing symptoms and the day prior. So if Trump started showing symptoms before Friday, that means he might have been highly infectious when he deb...
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Biden's negative coronavirus test doesn't mean he's out of the woods yet. Continuing to campaign may put others at risk.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes off his mask as he arrives at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, September 2, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Trump has COVID-19. He may have exposed Joe Biden to the virus during Tuesday's debate. Biden and his wife, Jill, tested negative for the virus on Friday, after which Biden resumed in-person campaigning. But health experts say Biden could have an early case of the virus that a test can't yet pick up. Official guidance su...
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Californians Will Vote On Racial, Gender Preference Programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions — nearly a quarter century after voters outlawed programs that give preference based on race and gender. If approved, Proposition 16 would repeal a 1996 initiative that made it unlawful for California’s state and local governments to discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to people based ...
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Affirmative Action Back On The California Ballot With Prop. 16

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions – nearly a quarter-century after voters outlawed programs that give preference based on race and gender. If approved, Proposition 16 would repeal a 1996 initiative that made it unlawful for California’s state and local governments to discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to people based ...
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Why social media has changed the world — and how to fix it

Are you on social media a lot? When is the last time you checked Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram? Last night? Before breakfast? Five minutes ago?If so, you are not alone — which is the point, of course. Humans are highly social creatures. Our brains have become wired to process social information, and we usually feel better when we are connected. Social media taps into this tendency."Human brains have essentially evolved because of sociality more than any other thing," says Sinan Aral, an MIT pr...
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Harvard's endowment posts 7.3% gain, edging out rival Yale for 2nd straight year

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Harvard University's endowment gained 7.3% in the fiscal year that ended in June, improving from the previous year's 6.5% return despite pandemic-fueled market volatility.The return also beat the Yale University endowment's 6.8% climb, marking the second consecutive year Harvard gained more than its rival.Several colleges raised funding concerns early in the year as the pandemic forced schools to rapidly shift to online learning.The fiscal-year gains confirmed that ...
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California Announces First Closure Of State Prison Since 2003

TRACY (CBS13) – A California assemblymember said nearly $200 million in operating costs will be saved after the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) announcement on Friday of the closure of a state prison in Tracy. The Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy was chosen for closure based on operating costs, inmate housing needs, impact on the workforce and prioritization of public safety, according to CDCR Secretary Ralph Diaz. According to the CDCR, annual operating cos...
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Husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein Admits Helping Well-Connected Applicants to University of California: ‘No One Ever Told Me It Was Wrong’

The husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) admitted on Thursday to sending an inappropriate letter identified in a state audit that appeared to help an applicant to the University of California, Berkeley, get accepted to the school.The California State Auditor issued a scathing report on Tuesday that found the University of California system admitted 64 students from 2013 through 2018 based on those students' connections to university staff or donors, instead of their academic reco...
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Verizon, AT&T Reach $116 Million Settlement In California Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon will pay $68 million and AT&T Mobility $48 million to settle claims that they violated cost-saving agreements included in wireless contracts with state and local governments. Sprint and T-Mobile previously agreed to pay a combined $...
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California State University Picks Dr. Joseph I. Castro As Leader

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro on Wednesday as the new chancellor of the CSU system, making him the first Mexican-American and native Californian to lead the nation’s largest four-year public university system. A seasoned university administrator, Castro, 53, has been president of CSU Fresno since 2013 and previously held leadership positions in the University of California system. Before joining CSU, he was a professor of family medicine at ...
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How Being in Nature Can Spur Personal Growth

You might enjoy skiing or hiking. But do you feel at home in the mountains? Do you feel connected to the wilderness? According to a new study, that sense of being “home” in nature could be linked to your life satisfaction and personal growth, at least for young people. Another new study of older people finds that a connection to nature seems to make them happier and more willing to help others. In the first study, a team of researchers in Norway followed a group of college students who were tra...
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Castro named California State University chancellor, first person of color to hold post

LONG BEACH >> The first-ever California native and Mexican-American to lead the system, Joseph I. Castro will serve as the eighth chancellor for California State universities starting Jan. 4. Castro, 53, was appointed by the CSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Sept. 23. He succeeds Timothy P. White, who is retiring after holding the position since 2012. Dr. Timothy White, retiring California State University chancellor. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Castro, the first person of color to hold the top CSU...
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