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University of California System

  • News

    December 4, 2013
  • News

    December 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    That New UC Logo Everyone Hated Has Been Scrapped

    The University of California announced today that it will not use the newly designed logo that some critics compared to a toilet bowl. Calling the controversy over the new design a distraction, Daniel M. Dooley, senior vice president for external relations at the University of California Office o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    U.C. Logo: Gavin Newsom Is Not a Fan

    Erstwhile San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was a master of government by press release, the Picasso of symbolic leadership. He's now lieutenant governor, a job with a relationship to weightiness and responsibility akin to Picasso's relationship with photorealism. So it came as little surprise when N ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Two New Local Cookbooks Help You Cook Like Chinese Nomads, Improve Your Sex Life

    Here's a duo of new Bay Area cookery titles worthy of space in that (compact, apartment) library of yours. Linda Lau Anusasananan is a food writer and former Sunset Magazine cookbook consultant who used her own ethnic heritage as a backdrop to research The Hakka Cookbook (University of California P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Whoa: Lil B Tries Out for Golden State Warriors' D-League Team

    When Lil B tweeted last month that he was going to try out for the Golden State Warriors, it was met with the same skepticism as when he said he was Miley Cyrus or Paris Hilton or Matlock. But our Young Based God actually did it this past Sunday, when he suited up and got on the basketball court at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Advocates to Argue DEA in Federal Court

    Is marijuana a medicine, or is it a vitality-sucking, life-destroying devil weed? Cannabis advocates and law enforcement don't exactly see eye-to-eye on this crucial point -- but for the first time, a judge will be called in to decide.A federal court of appeals in Washington, D.C., late last week ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    UC Regents Give Local Photojournalist David Morse $162K in Settlement

    University of California Regents, in a civil rights lawsuit settlement agreement announced today, will shell out $162,500 to David Morse, an independent photojournalist who was arrested by UC Berkeley police while covering a student demonstration more than two years ago. In that demonstration, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Occupy the Farm: UC Sues, Hopes Courts Will Evict Protesters

    The University of California isn't waiting around for the cops to boot demonstrators from its land. As the Chron reports today, the UC Regents have filed a lawsuit against 14 demonstrators, claiming they cut through gates and have trespassed onto the 10-acre site that's used for university research. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Rick Santorum: Don't Know Much About History

    It's a shame the "Shit X says" meme is dying out, because Rick Santorum is on a roll. In related news, the "Rick Roll" meme seems to be dying out, too. Shame, that. It was American philosopher George Santayana who famously noted that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    California Colleges Are Not Medical Marijuana Friendly

    ​For some, cannabis and college may go together like ... well, beer and college, or massive debt and college (and if you manage to show up to 8 a.m. lectures reeking more of Cypress Hill than frat row, points for diversity, anyway).  This is not the case in California, at least not when talki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, UC Hikers Jailed in Iran, Set Free

    freethehikers.orgShane​The last two University of California jailed hikers have reportedly hopped a flight out of Tehran and are en route to America. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who were convicted this year in Iran for spying on behalf of the United States, were seen by reporters leaving Evin pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Aleka Spurgeon-Heinrici, New UCSF Resident Doctor, Was Once a Drug User

    This won't hurt a bit​The University of California will get a new resident physician next week with medical experience -- or at least drug experience -- beyond that of her peers.  Before cleaning herself up and going to medical school, Aleka Spurgeon-Heinrici snorted black tar heroin, smoked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    NCAA, UC, Sued By College Football Players

    City College could have plenty of Favres in the making ​A San Francisco football player is suing the NCAA, Cal State, and the University of California, claiming they are keeping him and other junior college athletes from playing Division I sports. Reginald Davis, a full-time student at City Colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Wine and Awe at Omnivore

    Gil Riego Jr./SFoodie​Terry Theise: Reading Between the Wines Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712 When: Thu., Jan. 20, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: In Reading Between the Wines (University of California Press, $24.95), Terry Theise argues that wine o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Pepper Spray, Arrests at U.C. Regents Meeting

    The times have a-changed since Mario Savio's day...​Prior to a meeting in which the University of California board is set to vote upon an 8 percent tuition hike, protesters were arrested and pepper-sprayed outside U.C. San Francisco's Mission Bay campus. U.C. Spokesman Pete King told the press at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    University of California: Cop Who Pointed Gun at Crowd Did Nothing Wrong

    KTVUProper procedure? ​The University of California and the U.C. Police Department are claiming today that a police officer who pointed his gun at a large and unruly crowd was within his rights. U.C. Office of the President communications director Lynn Tierney said UCSF Police Chief Pam Roskowski ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Court Rules Undocumented Students Can Pay In-State Tuition. Great, But a Job?

    Waiting tables, Ben. Waiting tables. Wave of the future. ​ The California Supreme Court upheld a law yesterday that allows illegal immigrants who've attended California high schools for at least three years to pay in-state tuition at the state's public universities. Well, that's great news for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    School District Requirements for College-Ready Students Don't Meet College Standards

    Wait a minute! This doesn't add up! ​This year's going-back-to-school story has been that San Francisco public high schools are now requiring all incoming ninth graders to complete the 15 courses required for admission to the University of California or California State University systems. Known i ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    John Yoo Protests Planned For Berkeley Law School Graduation

    Torture? Or graduation night beer-funneling?​Protesters are planning to attend graduation ceremonies this Friday at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law to voice their displeasure at the continued presence of Bush Administration torturer's apprentice John Yoo on the law school's faculty.In a pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    TelCo Foils Tin-Hat Crowd, Places Cell Tower on State Property

    I want to believe...​Providing effective cell phone coverage in notoriously spotty San Francisco drives telcom executives to baroque political maneuvers as they site cell phone towers.That's because many people in San  Francisco believe cell-tower radiation causes health problems, despite a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    S.F. State Senator Blasts Pay Increases for U.C. Executives

     We recently wrote about a bevy of protesting University of California faculty members and researchers incensed that they were facing pay cuts and furlough days while top U.C. executives were earning more than the president of the United States -- or, even more unforgivably, Tim Lincecum. The ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Nokia, Defense Tech Wizards Unwittingly Help Mother Earth Rise Up Against Humanity

    What are you doing, Dave? This is a two-hour spot!If Planet Earth were covered with trillions of synthetic brain cells, each monitoring its surroundings and communicating with neighbor cells, would it develop thoughts and feelings of its own? Would such a planet rise up against its human overlords i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Gavin Newsom Will Be Told That David Chiu Is Rejecting MUNI's Budget Sometime In Early 2011

    From a numerical standpoint, the Supes are finally getting their act together. At the beginning of the year, we were lucky if they made it through four meetings a week. Now they're hitting six or seven almost every time. That's the good news. The bad news is that the number of meetings appare ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Department of Shut the F*** Up Already: UC Berkeley Cunnilingus Lessons

    SF Mayor Gavin Newsom, apparently unaware that moralists were plotting to ban gay marriage, stood in front of a video camera and gave them the perfect radio spot for promoting Proposition 8: "It is going to happen now, whether you like it or not," Newsom said. Kristine DeGuzman, appar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Playing With Food

    Last night, as the tryptophan was kicking in, we played Foodie Fight, a Trivial Pursuit-like game published by S.F.'s Chronicle Books. It was unexpectedly difficult overall, and we complained about that a lot, but there would always be an easy question or two just when we were about to get too frust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2007
  • News

    June 7, 2006

    No Administrator Left Behind

    The University of California system is embroiled in a scandal over perks and compensation for some of its highest-paid employees. Are they worth it? Find out where you stand!

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    Remember Los Alamos!

    So some computers, disk drives, keys, and uranium have been "misplaced." Don't you still think UC should run the top-secret Los Alamos nuclear lab? Take quiz, find out.

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Learning to Compete

    Executives involved in outsourcing U.S. jobs should also become involved in sponsoring CA schools

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    A Question of Risk

    Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    The Oracle of San Francisco

    No, not that jerk-led software behemoth down the Peninsula the real Oracle, with the surefire, bet-the-house prophecies you deserve

  • News

    March 13, 2002

    Missed Interpretation

    Deaf students wonder why officials at UC Berkeley and UC Davis won't hear their plea for equal access to education

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Fallout

    Newly released documents indicate the Navy dumped far more nuclear waste than it's ever acknowledged in a major commercial fishery just 30 miles west of San Francisco. Why won't the government even study the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Site?

  • Dining

    November 29, 2000

    Goop and Its Pleasures

    Blackberry Ginger

  • News

    August 11, 1999

    Inside the Big Floop

    Threatening Mount Zion means curtains for the clowns who have mismanaged the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    Three Hours on a Saturday Morning

    UC may drop the flawed SAT as an admission requirement. But are the other options any better?

  • News

    September 10, 1997

    Giving Away the Hospital

    University of California regents are set to vote next week on finalizing a merger of the UCSF Medical Center with Stanford University's health service. Supporters claim the merger -- a transfer of $380 million in public assets to the private sector -- is

  • News

    September 10, 1997
  • Calendar

    August 6, 1997
  • News

    June 18, 1997

    UCSF's Mad Money

    The Stanford-UCSF merger's tab -- including a "pro bono" review that cost $191,490 -- is running into the millions

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Times Two

    In the UCSF-Stanford merger, the busiest health care workers are the doctors of spin

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Temperature Rising

    The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun

  • News

    October 30, 1996
  • News

    October 30, 1996

    Quota Quandary

    As Proposition 209 seeks an end to affirmative action by state institutions, minority groups are conflicted

  • News

    July 3, 1996
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