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21,000 fish die in ‘catastrophic failure’ at UC Davis

Aug. 11, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — About 21,000 fish died of possible chlorine exposure at a University of California, Davis research and care facility, school officials said Thursday. The university is investigating a “catastrophic failure” at the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and...

Appeals court halts construction at Berkeley's People's Park

Aug. 05, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Construction of student housing at the historic People's Park in Berkeley, California, is on hold after an appellate court ordered an injunction late Thursday, a day after protesters forced the University of California, Berkeley to halt work on the controversial project. ...

UC Berkeley: 7 arrested at Berkeley's People's Park

Aug. 04, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police officers arrested seven people during a clash with demonstrators protesting a controversial student housing project at the historic People’s Park in Berkeley, university officials said Thursday. The police officers...

Protesters stop construction at Berkeley's People's Park

Aug. 03, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A group of protesters broke through an 8-foot (2-meter) chain fence erected Wednesday around Berkeley’s historic People’s Park and faced off with police officers standing guard as a construction crew began work on a controversial student housing project. The work was...

California not counting methane leaks from idle wells

Aug. 02, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It's the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter. The state has also been a major oil and gas producer for more than a century, and...

Wounded Knee artifacts highlight slow pace of repatriations

Jul. 28, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

BARRE, Mass. (AP) — One by one, items purportedly taken from Native Americans massacred at Wounded Knee Creek emerged from the dark, cluttered display cases where they’ve sat for more than a century in a museum in rural Massachusetts. Moccasins, necklaces, clothing, ceremonial...

New name for law school founded by racist San Franciscan

Jul. 27, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The board of a San Francisco law school founded by a 19th century rancher who sponsored deadly atrocities against Native Americans is recommending that it change its name to the College of the Law San Francisco. The board of directors for UC Hastings College of...

Hollywood producer's new nonprofit to boost diverse creators

Jul. 25, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

Hollywood film producer Dan Lin — known for movies such as Disney’s live action “Aladdin” and “The Two Popes” — is launching a nonprofit with more than $1 million from the Ford and MacArthur foundations as well as several other philanthropies. His goal is to help more people of color...

California school, staff charged in autistic child's death

Jul. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A private school in Northern California and three of its staffers have been charged for involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of a 13-year-old autistic student, who died after being restrained for almost two hours for allegedly spitting at a classmate. ...

Newsom wants explanation from UCLA about move to Big Ten

Jul. 21, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is demanding an explanation from UCLA officials about their move to the Big Ten Conference. Newsom attended Wednesday's UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco. The closed-door meeting was the first since UCLA and Southern...