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SPORTS
February 12, 2010
Jerome Randle scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half, Jamal Boykin added 20 points and 11 rebounds and California (16-8, 8-4) kept hold of its top spot in the Pacific 10 Conference with a 93-81 victory over Washington on Thursday night at Berkeley. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points for the Huskies (16-8, 6-6), who are 0-7 on the road. Arizona State 56, Oregon State 46 -- Derek Glasser scored 16 points at Tempe, Ariz., as the Sun Devils (17-8, 7-5) rebounded from a 23-point loss at Washington to defeat the Beavers (10-13, 4-7)
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SPORTS
February 5, 2010
Up next VS. STANFORD Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Galen Center, Prime Stanford beat USC, 54-53, at Palo Alto on Jan. 6 in the Trojans' first game after the university imposed a postseason ban. -- Baxter Holmes
HEALTH
November 9, 2009 | Jill U. Adams
Last month, a Palo Alto high school saw its fourth student suicide since May. Questions loom large: Why did this cluster of suicides happen, and how can the cycle be stopped? Public health officials and scientists use the term "suicide contagion" to describe the spread of suicidal thoughts among a group of people that results in such copycat acts. Researchers have studied suicide clusters to identify how the contagion might spread -- whether close friends of the victim are at more risk; whether more media coverage is associated with more deaths; and what telltale signs might point to the most vulnerable community members so that interventions can be targeted appropriately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2009 | Maria L. La Ganga
The small squares of colored paper began cropping up on the doors and walls of Henry M. Gunn High School last week, two days after William Dickens, 16, killed himself on the nearby train tracks. "Just keep swimming," one Post-it note said. "There is always someone who will listen," was written on another. And, "There's no meaning to happiness w/o sadness. Take it easy." Dickens was the fourth Gunn student in less than six months to commit suicide near where East Meadow Drive crosses the Caltrain tracks here in the affluent, high-achieving heart of the Silicon Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2009 | Associated Press
A Stanford law school graduate will serve a year of home detention for failing to pay taxes on money she earned while working as a prostitute. Cristina Warthen was ordered by a federal judge Monday to wear an electronic monitoring device while serving her sentence. As part of a new plea deal with prosecutors, she'll also have to pay the government about $243,000. Warthen pleaded guilty in January to failing to pay taxes on nearly $82,000 earned in 2003 as an escort in cities around the country.
SPORTS
August 3, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Marion Bartoli recalled days of scraping away snow in her native France to practice tennis with her father and coach. Those thoughts made her victory Sunday all the more special. Bartoli upset Venus Williams, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, in the championship match of the Bank of the West Classic at Palo Alto to win her first WTA Premier Tour title, and her first on American soil. "It would be zero degrees outside and we'd sweep off the snow just to practice," said Bartoli, who earned $107,000 for the win.
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