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October 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
UC Santa Cruz has raised $150 million in donations over the last four years and will seek another $150 million to support students, research and campus facilities, officials announced Friday. In all, the $300-million target was unveiled and celebrated at a campus luncheon Friday attended by UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal and new UC system President Janet Napolitano. “You have a great chancellor, a great faculty, great research facilities and a great student body.
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April 2, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The walkout at Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley is expected to extend for a second day Thursday and include the system's other seven undergraduate campuses as well, union leaders said. The United Auto Workers Local 2865 - which represents about 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors and readers - called the strike to protest what it said were unfair labor practices and intimidation by UC administrators.
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April 24, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. The young man didn't need to, as the song says, smoke two joints in the morning, and smoke two joints at night. One was more than enough when it was roughly 4 feet long and weighed more than two pounds. That's what UC Santa Cruz police officers were confronted with when they descended on a rally last Saturday. The young man was not happy when his cartoonishly large joint was hauled away, according to video footage capturing the incident.
SCIENCE
March 4, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Black bears in Yosemite National Park aren't snacking as much on human food as they did decades ago, according to new research that traces changes in the diet of Yosemite bears over the last century. Researchers analyzed samples of bear bones from museums and bear hair collected from the field to determine the ratio of human-to-wild-food that Yosemite bears consumed as far back as 1915. Not surprisingly, they found that the proportion of human food rose significantly after the park started feeding bears in 1923 to keep the animals away from developed areas.
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April 2, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The walkout at Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley is expected to extend for a second day Thursday and include the system's other seven undergraduate campuses as well, union leaders said. The United Auto Workers Local 2865 - which represents about 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors and readers - called the strike to protest what it said were unfair labor practices and intimidation by UC administrators.
SPORTS
November 27, 1997
Lyndsay Brown scored 22 points and had seven rebounds as Chapman defeated UC Santa Cruz, 89-45, in a women's basketball game at Chapman Wednesday night. Melissa Lopez scored 15 points for the Panthers. Teammate Lindsay Foss had 13 points and five assists. Emily Tryon scored 15 points to lead UC Santa Cruz. The Panthers limited UC Santa Cruz to 18 points in the first half.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1997
Your Sept. 22 article, "Enrollments Keep Rising for Colleges," incorrectly attributed to me erroneous information regarding the University of California campuses at Riverside and Santa Cruz. I did not say that UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz are presently underenrolled by several thousand students. In fact, Riverside is overenrolled and Santa Cruz expects its largest number of students ever to register for fall classes. I did tell your reporter that more than two decades ago both campuses had to overcome undeserved reputations created sometimes unwittingly by local community leaders and unfairly promulgated by the news media.
NEWS
June 12, 1991
Charles Dickens and the Victorian era in which he flourished will be the focus of a weeklong summer session Aug. 4-10 at UC Santa Cruz. This 11th annual Dickens extravaganza will focus on the author's earliest and funniest work, "The Pickwick Papers," and on the lucrative publishing venture launched to make it available and affordable to the reading public.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2002 | Suzanne Muchnic
UC Santa Cruz has received a donation of 160 photographs from Bay Area photographer Pirkle Jones and his late wife, poet and photographer Ruth-Marion Baruch, a gift valued at more than $1 million. The donation includes the pair's landmark 1968 series on the Black Panther party, recently published as a book, and their complete archive. Jones, 88, got acquainted with the university in 1969, when he taught at a workshop on campus led by Ansel Adams.
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January 18, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert B. Stevens, chancellor of UC Santa Cruz since 1987, announced his resignation Thursday and said he would leave the university no later than next January. Stevens, a British-born attorney and former law professor, said he intends to take a job in London with a Washington-based law firm and write a book on politics. UC President David P.
NEWS
November 21, 2013 | By Maria Speidel
Erin Dollar walked into the printmaking studio at UC Santa Cruz in 2006 and discovered, she said, “My jam. Once I found it, it is all I wanted to do. " Dollar, 27, has turned that jam into dough with Cotton & Flax, her line of silk-screened housewares. She sells her bold, graphic designs through Cottonandflax.com , at local craft fairs and in 13 boutiques, mostly in California. She also has some far-flung fans. “For whatever reason, people in New Zealand have gone crazy with this stuff,” she said, adding that the Kiwis have found her online.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Some elective surgeries were postponed, some student dining halls were closed and some classes were canceled Wednesday as a one-day labor strike had a noticeable yet uneven impact at UC's medical centers and campuses Wednesday. The walkout by thousands of service workers, patient care employees, student tutors and others was reported to be peaceful with no arrests at the nine campuses and five medical centers from Davis to San Diego. UC Santa Cruz appeared to be the most heavily affected because demonstrators blocked the two campus entrances and, as a result, many operations such as libraries and cafeterias were significantly reduced or closed for the day, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Some surgeries were postponed, some student dining hall hours reduced and some classes canceled as UC's medical centers and academic campuses reported an uneven impact of a one-day labor strike Wednesday. The walkout by thousands of service workers, patient care employees, student tutors and others was said to be peaceful with no arrests at the nine campuses and five medical centers affected throughout the state. UC Santa Cruz appeared to be the most heavily affected: Demonstrators blocked the two campus auto entrances and, as a result, many operations such as libraries and cafeterias there were significantly reduced or shut for the day, officials said.
SCIENCE
November 4, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Starfish up and down the West Coast are suffering from a strange disease known as "seastar wasting syndrome," and scientists are unsure why it is happening. Pockets of starfish decimation have been found from Southern California to Alaska. In some places the entire seastar population has been wiped out. (And before you get confused, seastar and starfish are two names for the same animal and I'll be using them interchangably.) PHOTOS: Weird sea creatures and strange fish The seastar wasting disease begins as a small sore somewhere along the seastar's body.
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October 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
UC Santa Cruz has raised $150 million in donations over the last four years and will seek another $150 million to support students, research and campus facilities, officials announced Friday. In all, the $300-million target was unveiled and celebrated at a campus luncheon Friday attended by UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal and new UC system President Janet Napolitano. “You have a great chancellor, a great faculty, great research facilities and a great student body.
SCIENCE
August 29, 2013 | By Melissa Pandika
You don't need to worry about walking on thin ice on Titan. The icy shell that encapsulates Saturn's largest moon is tougher and thicker than previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Like Earth's crust, Titan's icy surface floats atop a dense ocean. Earlier studies have suggested this outer layer is thin and flexible. But new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft point to an extremely thick, rigid shell with massive underwater “roots.” While analyzing Cassini's latest gravity and topography measurements, astrophysicists at UC Santa Cruz and other institutions  noticed something unusual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1987 | United Press International
Students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, fed up with packed classes that often meet in dining halls and seminar rooms, boycotted classes Friday to bring attention to the overcrowded conditions. Estimates on the number of students who chose to skip class ranged from hundreds to thousands at the campus, which has a total enrollment of 8,500.
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August 28, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The U.S. Department of Education has exonerated two more UC campuses - Irvine and Santa Cruz - of allegations that they fostered anti-Semitic climates by allowing protests against Israeli policies and other incidents that Jewish students contended amounted to illegal harassment. UC Berkeley announced Tuesday similar findings that ended an investigation by the department's Office for Civil Rights into complaints by Jewish students. Related probes at UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz also finished with findings that the schools were not at fault, officials said Wednesday.
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August 28, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The U.S. Department of Education has exonerated two more UC campuses -- Irvine and Santa Cruz -- of allegations that they fostered anti-Semitic climates by allowing protests against Israeli policies and other incidents that Jewish students contended amounted to illegal harrassment. UC Berkeley announced Tuesday similar findings that ended an investigation by the federal department's Office for Civil Rights into complaints by Jewish students. Related probes at UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz also are completed with findings that the schools are not at fault, officials said Wednesday.
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