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UCLA Study Will Send Rodents Into Space

WESTWOOD—The government-funded Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced they are funding research headed by UCLA scientists that will study bone growth in space. Dr. Chia Soo, a UCLA professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery and orthopedic surgery, will be leading the research, along with Dr. Kang Ting, a professor of dentistry; Dr. Ben Wu, a professor...

Six Killed In Balcony Collapse

BERKELEY—Thirteen adults fell from a four-story balcony that collapsed at the Library Gardens, an apartment complex on 2020 Kittredge Street near the University of California-Berkeley on June 16. Among the victims, six were killed, and seven were critically injured. Irish students Eoghan Culligan, Lorcan Miller, Niccolai Schuster, Eimear Walsh, and cousins Olivia Burke and Ashley Donohoe were among those killed when the balcony collapsed. The...

Google’s Self Driving Cars Tested On Public Streets

SAN FRANCISCO—While Google has been testing their prototype, "Koala" self-driving cars on the roads of Mountain View for a while, they have recently been spotted during their summer testing. Last month, Google announced that the vehicles were built specifically to drive themselves and that testing would begin on public roads this summer. During the trials, speeds for the cars...

Serial Killer Charles Manson Dead At 83

BAKERSFIELD—Criminal and former cult leader, Charles Manson, died on Sunday, November 19. He was 83. Manson, who had been imprisoned in the Protective Housing Unit of California State Prison, Corcoran since 1989, was taken to a local hospital in Bakersfield Sunday where he died at 8:13 p.m., according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation....

Oldest Survivor Of 1906 SF Quake Dies

SAN FRANCISCO—The oldest known survivor of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake has reportedly died at the age of 113. Ruth Newman passed away in her home in Pebble Beach, California on July 29. Newman was only five years old when the earthquake hit Northern California and leveled most of San Francisco. Newman and the rest of her family, all of whom...

Question Of Citizenship Not Included In 2020 U.S. Census

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 27, the United States Supreme Court made the decision not to include the question of citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census as requested by the United States Department of Commerce. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against having a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. This decision was made in the interest of time and President Trump's administration...

Victim Of Fatal Bay Area Bridge Crash Identified

SAN FRANCISCO—The Alameda County Medical Examiner has identified one of the passengers of a fatal car crash on the Bay Area Bridge. Juhmoni Thompson Crain, of Hayward, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, May 29, at the scene of the crash. The other two passengers among the box truck were rushed to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries...

Robotics Offers Revolutionary Cancer Treatment

WESTWOOD—A technique known as Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS), cancerous tumors once deemed inoperable can now be removed through a non-invasive procedure performed by a specially-trained physician. Oropharyngeal (throat) cancer, a consequence of Human papillomavirus (HPV), used to only be operable through highly invasive surgical techniques that involved going through neck or face; a procedure that required a long, sometimes...

Former Lawyer Gets 40 Years In Prison For Kidnapping

SACRAMENTO—A U.S. District Judge sentenced Matthew Muller, an ex- lawyer to 40 years in prison on charges of kidnapping Denise Huskins on Thursday, March 16.  Judge Troy Nunley condemned the act calling it a "heinous, atrocious, horrible crime." Officials from the Vallejo Police Department previously dismissed the charges against Muller calling them 'rumors and hoax." Muller, 39, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after...

California Man Accused Of Impersonating ICE Agent

CALIFORNIA—A Northern California man was arrested for claiming to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in order to handcuff and rob construction workers. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office indicated in a press release that Patrick Mullany, 56, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on Monday, April 22 and taken to county jail for robbery, false imprisonment, and...
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