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  • Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi at UC Merced
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 18:50:00 GMT
    On Saturday I did a great event on the campus of UC Merced, a great bunch of students who have fun and do Computer Science! If you are looking at the schools to attend in the UC system, give UC Merced a consideration, it is one of the newest schools and will likely become one of the largest in the system. Right now, it is quite small and personal, making it like a small school with an amazing sister schools like UCLA....
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    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 12:20:03 GMT
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  • Demand grows for UC's fallback campus
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 17:13:33 GMT
    UC Merced rises out of nowhere, a tidy cluster of modern buildings and perfectly spaced trees surrounded entirely by Central Valley grasslands. Students walking or skateboarding to class along the campus's main walkway can often see the snowcapped Sierra Nevada in the distance and grazing cows up close....
  • Admissions frenzy drives demand for UC Merced
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 05:48:12 GMT
    UC Merced rises out of nowhere, a tidy cluster of modern buildings and perfectly spaced trees surrounded entirely by Central Valley grasslands. Students walking or skateboarding to class along the campus's main walkway can often see the snowcapped Sierra Nevada in the distance and grazing cows up close....
  • UC Merced attracts more students to Central Valley campus
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 03:05:17 GMT
    Mike Murphy, Merced city council member, stands in an empty lot in downtown Merced, Calif., on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, where a new UC Merced administration building will soon be constructed. The rapid growth of the 10-year-old Central Valley academic institution has been gaining more applicants each year....
  • Midday open thread: Who asked leniency for Petraeus? Initial claims for jobless comp at 15-year low
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:32:07 GMT
    More than 30 people filed letters of support for what comes down to your basic sweetheart deal for Petraeus-who gave his sweetheart access to [classified] material she could use to write a biography that was essentially an ode to his ego. [Those letters are under court seal, and several news outlets are suing to obtain them ... ] It's ironic that Petraeus, whose actions exposed classified government information, now wants privacy for those pleading his case....
  • Starbucks is Bottling Water in One of the Worst Drought Regions in California
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:28:14 GMT
    There is a some irony in the very existence of Ethos Water, a bottled water company owned by Starbucks that purports to have a social conscience: "It seems hard to imagine," their website states, "but more than 1 billion people on our planet can't get clean water to drink." The statement continues: EthosA Water was created to help raise awareness about this terrible crisis and provide children with access to clean water....
  • Starbucks brand 'Ethos' water comes from drought-stricken California
    published on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:14:54 GMT
    Starbucks acquired the Ethos water brand 10 years ago. According to Starbucks , "EthosA Water was created to help raise awareness" about water access and works to "provide children with access to clean water."...
  • Fresno State football: Highly rated rated receiver L.J. Reed among late additions to recruiting class
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:41:22 GMT
    Tokay High's L.J. Reed makes a one-handed catch along the sideline during a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game against Merced on Nov. 14, 2014, at Golden Valley High. Fresno State held back a handful of scholarships on national letter of intent signing day in February, a strategy that has played out well the past few years, and Monday added four-star wideout L.J. Reed from Tokay High-Lodi to its 2015 class....
  • 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....