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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in L.A. at 41.

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41. The death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.


Why This Van In Fresno Is Releasing A Million Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Every Week.

Verily is using robots and AI to mass-breed sterile mosquitoes and set them free to eliminate the wild population. Zika-carrying mosquitoes haven’t shown up in California yet. But Aedes aegypti–an aggressive, non-native species of mosquito that is known to carry the Zika virus, along with dengue, chikungunya, ...

- Fast Company - US

As California's labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots.

Driscoll's is so secretive about its robotic strawberry picker it won't let photographers within telephoto range of it. But if you do get a peek, you won't see anything humanoid or space-aged. AgroBot is still more John Deere than C-3PO — a boxy contraption moving in fits and starts, with its computer-driven...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Evacuation order may be lifted Friday as California wildfire slows.

- Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to go home on Friday as a wildfire nearby slowed its progress after destroying dozens of houses over the past several days, the local sheriff said.

- Reuters - US

MORNING BRIEF: SF judge refuses to reinstate order to block federal funding for sanctuary cities.

In a seeming act of defiance toward the Trump administration, a federal judge in San Francisco has refused to reinstate the president's sanctuary cities order.

- FOX News - US

California conservative flees to Texas, hopes others join him.

Are you a conservative who's found yourself increasingly surrounded by liberals? Well, relocation to Collin County in the Red State of Texas may be just what you need to blow away your Blue State blues.

- FOX News - US

The Vocalist of Linkin Park is Found Dead.

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died at the age of 41, the BBC said, quoting the Los Angeles Prosecutor. The Associated Press reports that it is probably suicide by hanging. A police source told the TMZ site that his body was found shortly before 9am local time. Bennington, who is the father of six children from two ...

- Novinite - BG

James Corden found 'The Emoji Movie' charming.

Los Angeles, July 21 Actor James Corden says he found the idea of unlocking the world of emojis inside a smartphone through the forthcoming film "The Emoji Movie" charming. Corden was drawn to the story and the way it created a hidden world behind the popular icons. "You can punctuate any moment with a great emoji," Corden ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dies at 41.

Brian Elias, the chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner's office, confirmed the death and said it was being investigated as a possible suicide.

- Rediff - IN

Evacuation order may be lifted Friday as California wildfire slows.

- Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to go home on Friday as a wildfire nearby slowed its progress after destroying dozens of houses over the past several days, the local sheriff said. About 2,000 residents of the town of Mariposa in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'American Horror Story' announces Season 7 title.

You can call it "Cult." American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy announced the title of the TV show's upcoming seventh season during an AHS event at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday. SEE ALSO: These are the 5 most savage 'Game of Thrones' episodes so far Set for a premiere on Sept. 5 on FX, AHS: Cult will hone in on ...

- Mashable! - US

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington 'was never the same' after Chris Cornell's death

Bennington was found at his Los Angeles home on 20 July after an apparent suicide.

- - UK

In pictures: All the best costumes at Comic-Con San Diego 2017

Zombies, Weeping Angels and White Walkers mingle with superheroes and aliens at San Diego's annual Comic-Con.

- - UK

Scientists get best measure of star-forming material in galaxy clusters in early universe

Riverside CA Jul 21, 2017 The international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from several of the world's most powerful telescopes to carry out one of the largest studies yet of molecular gas - the raw material which ...

- - US

The Role of Science in Boosting Outcomes for English Learners

Aligning literacy standards with science instruction promotes language learning for ELs, as some districts in California have found.

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California fire's growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed

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AP PHOTOS: Triathlete trains others with paralysis

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Beth Sanden crashed her bike after hitting a wet, broken patch of asphalt during a race 15 years ago. The elite Southern California Ironman athlete was paralyzed.

- Billings Gazette - US

California fire's growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed

MARIPOSA, Calif. — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and…

- Billings Gazette - US

Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her…

- Billings Gazette - US

To Shrink The Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Of Them

Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika.

- NPR - US

What happened on the first day of Comic-Con?

A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines in San Diego.

- BBC - UK

Judge refuses to reinstate Trump sanctuary cities order

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities

- The Daily Star - LB

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington found dead in apparent suicide

Chester Bennington, who was close friends with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and performed Hallelujah at the singer's funeral in late May, is found dead in his Los Angeles home aged 41.

- ABC News - AU

Berkeley Lab to Lead Multimillion-Dollar Geothermal Energy Project

The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will lead a new $9 million project aimed at removing technical barriers to commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems , a clean energy technology with the potential to power 100 million American homes.Berkeley Lab will partner with seven other DOE ...

- ENN - US

Shading and Lighting Retrofits Slash Energy Use in New York ''Living Lab'' Office Demonstration

By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that occupants on one floor of a high-rise office building in New York City were able to reduce lighting energy usage by nearly 80 percent in some areas.The dramatic results emerged at ...

- ENN - US

Stanford researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna fins

Cutting through the ocean like a jet through the sky, giant bluefin tuna are built for performance, endurance and speed. Just as the fastest planes have carefully positioned wings and tail flaps to ensure precision maneuverability and fuel economy, bluefin tuna need the utmost control over their propulsive and stabilizing ...

- ENN - US

Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot

Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-tight cylinder. They place the device at the entrance of the debris and flip a switch. From one end of the cylinder, a tendril extends ...

- ENN - US

New 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' red band trailer released before Comic-Con

A new trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" was released prior to the film's panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

- UPI - US

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington dead at 41

Chester Bennington, the frontman of Linkin Park, died in an apparent suicide at his home in California, law enforcement said. He was 41.

- UPI - US

In new Berkeley Law podcast, activists testify to living for social justice

Judge Thelton Henderson is interviewed on Be the Change, a series is created and hosted by Savala Trepczynski, the executive director of the center that bears his name

- UC Berkeley - US

Campus 'confident' Ben Shapiro event can be accommodated

UC Berkeley officials said today they are confident they will be able to accommodate a request for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on Sept. 14.

- UC Berkeley - US

Microsoft 4Q gets boost from cloud computing

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft's cloud computing business helped boost its fourth-quarter revenue and earnings above Wall Street's expectations, further validating a strategy pushed by CEO Satya Nadella since he took over in 2014. The company reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $6.51 billion, or 83 cents per ...

- SFGate - US

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Many pointed to his 1995 murder trial in Los Angeles, though he was acquitted, and a raft of allegations that he abused his wife. Among the things discussed were ...

- SFGate - US

Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

HOUSTON — In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace — then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers. Darknet vendors are "pouring fuel on the fire of the national drug epidemic," he said, ...

- SFGate - US

San Francisco music venues

Put on your dancing shoes!

- Matador Network - US

New 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' on its Way from 'The Conjuring 2' Writer

David Leslie Johnson, whose credits include The Conjuring 2, Orphan and Wrath of the Titans, as well as the upcoming The Conjuring 3 and Dungeons and Dragons, has been tapped to write a new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, according to Deadline. John Davis will produce. Jack Finney wrote the novel that started it ...

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Southern California Agencies Reach Out to LGBTQ Parents

For more than a decade, HRC Foundation has worked closely with foster care and adoption agencies across the country through the All Children - All Families project. ACAF helps agencies improve policies and practice in order to best welcome and support LGBTQ youth and families. Once agencies successfully “roll out the ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

'I'm done': Fed up with California, some conservatives look to Texas

Emails poured in from across California. My boys' minds have been taken over by the liberal teachings of the schools here,' wrote a woman from Westlake Village who works in the courts. I would like to try to save my younger son before it's too late.' I for one wish to not be a part of this control...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Comic-Con: 'Legion' Expands To 10 Episodes For Season 2, Adds Saïd Taghmaoui To The Cast

FX's conceptual and arguably most ambitious TV series Legion made its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con with the cast and executive producers in tow. Before the panel started, the audience was given a refresher on what happened in the penultimate episode with the musical and very memorable “Bolero” ...

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'Krypton' Teaser: First Look At Syfy's Superman Prequel - Comic-Con

The House of El will be redeemed. That might sound cryptic to some, but it's Krypton for others. Syfy and Warner Bros have taken the wraps off the first teaser for the cable net's Superman prequel that invades Earth next year. The clip premiered today at Comic-Con in San Diego. Watch it above. Based on DC characters created ...

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'American Horror Story: Cult' Unveiled As Season 7 Title Of FX Anthology Series, Premiere Date Set — Comic-Con

UPDATED: After months of teasing, Ryan Murphy finally revealed the title of the seventh season of American Horror Story on Thursday night at San Diego Comic-Con. The Emmy Award-winning master of the TV anthology used the fan-driven event to announce that the forthcoming season of the horror series will be titled American ...

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David Daleiden to appeal huge contempt fine over Planned Parenthood videos

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 20, 2017 / 02:07 pm .- A federal judge has ordered over $136,000 in fines after the release of several undercover videos in a series that appeared to implicate Planned Parenthood officials and the National Abortion Federation in the illegal sale of unborn baby body parts. U.S. District Judge ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Students' work on silent films leads to exhibition at California African American Museum

UCLA digital humanities students built a website and database that sparked a curator to develop Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films.'


UCLA faculty voice: A better way to solve the housing crisis

Three urban planning professors note that L.A. has more land, and land value, than development, so a small land tax could raise more money for affordable housing.


Judge refuses to reinstate Trump sanctuary cities order

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. The U.S. Department of Justice had asked U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick to reverse his own injunction...

- - US

The Latest: Berkeley offers to waive venue fee for speaker

The Latest on efforts by UC Berkeley college Republicans to bring conservative Ben Shapiro to campus : 5:45 p.m. University of California, Berkeley officials are offering to waive a venue … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

UC Berkeley offers to waive venue fee for right-wing speaker

University of California, Berkeley is now offering to waive a venue fee for former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on the date Berkeley College Republicans requested, school … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

R.L. Stine talks 'Goosebumps' at 1st San Diego Comic-Con

"Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine got a surprise during his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con: The 73-year-old author received the organization's Inkpot Award, which recognizes contributions to the worlds of … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: California wildfire destroys 50 homes

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west : 7:30 p.m. State fire officials say a huge wildfire in foothills west of Yosemite has now destroyed 50 … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US