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  • Canadian Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:39:47 GMT
    Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour's website and has to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after being denied an age waiver to even play at Q-school. The 17-year-old Canadian fiddles with her earrings between shots, purses her lips and anxiously watches each shot, then politely responds and makes eye contact when someone in the gallery engages her with a compliment....
  • UCSF-Fresno gets new medical students
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:13:26 GMT
    The students are the third group from the UC Davis-UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education, also known as SJV PRIME. The program, which began in 2010, is a partnership between the three University of California schools to establish a medical program for students interested in practicing in the Valley and working with underserved populations....
  • Hobbies Reduce Stress Just as Well as Exercise
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:58:52 GMT
    Pull out your knitting needles: Grandma was on to something with that ever-lengthening scarf tucked in her handbag. Whether you're into gardening, fixing up vintage cars, or even cross-stitching Drake lyrics like Taylor Swift , new research has found that hobbies are just as important to good health as exercise is, thanks to their ability to relieve stress....
  • Man Gets Hurt While Trying To Pet Animals At The Fresno Chaffee Zoo
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:19:33 GMT
    A man is injured after he tries to get into the orangutan enclosure at the 'Fresno Chaffee Zoo'. According to zoo employees the man wanted to pet the orangutans....
  • 16 California Schools & Community Centers To Receive Volunteer...
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:54:00 GMT
    On Saturday, April 25, more than 4,000 local Comcast employees and their families and friends will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve 16 schools and community centers throughout California as part of Comcast's 14 annual "Comcast Cares Day." Comcast Cares Day is Comcast and NBCUniversal's signature day of service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort....
  • Relaxing Hobbies, Doing What You Love Is As Important For Your Health As Exercise
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:07:41 GMT
    It turns out that not only physical activity will help your mind and body long-term, but so can leisurely activities and hobbies that you truly enjoy. Carving out the time to work in your garden, read books, paint, brew beer, make furniture, knit or sew clothes - whatever your activity of choice - can help you keep your mental and physical health in top shape....
  • Former Don Pedro teacher gets four-year prison sentence for having sex with student
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    A former Don Pedro High School teacher was sentenced to four years, four months in prison Friday for having sex with a 15-year-old student while working at the school. Jeremy Monn, 31, pleaded guilty in Merced County Superior Court in February to three of 15 felony charges related to having a sexual relationship with one of his female students....
  • Monn Receives Prison Sentence
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:20:16 GMT
    A man from Merced, who taught agriculture at Don Pedro High School in Tuolumne County, has received a four year prison sentence for having an unlawful relationship with a 15 year old female. 31-year-old Jeremy Ryan Monn pled guilty earlier this year to unlawful intercourse with a minor, among other charges....
  • California Measles Outbreak That Began in December Now Over
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:09:19 GMT
    The California measles outbreak that began in December 2014 is over, it was announced by Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health and state health officer. No new outbreak-related measles cases have been reported to CDPH for two 21-day incubation periods , allowing public health officials to declare the outbreak that infected 131 Californians to be over....
  • McNearney, Jim
    published on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:00:00 GMT
    Jim McNearney March 10, 1939 - April 8, 2015 Visalia With heavy hearts, the family of Jim McNearney announces his passing on April 8, 2015. He passed away peacefully at the age of 76. He will be missed by his four sons, Dane , Jimmy , Neil , and Lance ; his grandchildren Evelyn, Elizabeth, Connor, Katherine, Sarah, Samantha, and four great grandchildren; his sister, Mary Lou Lynch, and brother, Doug McNearney, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins....
  • UCSF Fresno celebrates 40 years
    published on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:05:09 GMT
    UCSF Fresno pediatric faculty member Dr. Christian Faulkenberry-Miranda on the residency program at the Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center. Video by John Walker 1975 - UCSF School of Medicine inaugurates the Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education program in Fresno....
  • Fresno City College teacher David Campos wins top honor for his poetry
    published on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:07:06 GMT
    The Fresno City College teacher received the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for 2014 for his collection of poetry, "Furious Dusk" . Contest judge Rhina P. Espaillat describes Campos's winning collection as "a work whose five parts trace a son's efforts - only partially successful - to fulfill his father's expectations and - perhaps even more difficult - understand those expectations enough to forgive them."...
  • Roseville to Host NorCal High School Swimming Championship
    published on Mon, 06 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Woodcreek High School is excited to announce they will once again be hosting the Northern California High School Swimming Championships at the Roseville Aquatics Complex on April 10-11. This is a Trial/Finals swim meet that will provide the swimmers the opportunity to experience great competition at the high school level....
  • "Mobile Farmers Market" Rolls Onto UC-Merced Campus
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:49:26 GMT
    The University of California Merced Dining Services is bringing a "mobile farmers market" called Produce on the Go to campus every Wednesday beginning April 1. The truck sells fresh, local and sustainably grown fruits, vegetables and dairy products along with simple, affordable recipes and preparation tips....
  • Rewriting rules for a CSU Stockton
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:37:18 GMT
    If, as it appears, Stockton is entering an era of better prospects, its progress will be masterminded by people with college degrees. Problem is, there aren't enough....
  • UCI's Second Chancellor Jack Peltason Passes Away at 91
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:37:14 GMT
    On the northeast side of UC Irvine, Bridge Rd abruptly becomes West Peltason. Bridge Rd connects University Town Center corporate and community businesses to the edge of UCI's campus at Peltason Dr, the street named after the late Jack Peltason....
  • Guilty plea entered in fraud, ID theft case
    published on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Magaly Morales, 52, pleaded to one count of felony insurance fraud with a white collar enhancement and one count of felony identity theft at a March 24 hearing, in which she was sentenced to three years and four months in state prison. The enhancement prosecutors attached to the charges makes it so Morales is not eligible for an AB109 sentence, which would have allowed the term to be served in County Jail instead of a prison....
  • Jamestown Walk of Fame celebrates heritage
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:30:00 GMT
    Members of the Jamestown Promotion Club's Walk of Fame committee Darryl Bramlette, Jim O'Neil, Jim Layes and Charlotte Hague, pose with one of the Walk of Fame bronze medallions. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015....
  • Efforts to expand California university systems are growing
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
    The death last week of former University of California system president and UC Irvine chancellor Jack W. Peltason at 91 elicited warm memories of the modest political scientist who achieved high positions in American academia without losing his sense of humor. He also was known for his role in helping to build new university campuses from scratch and growing them to maturity....