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Napolitano, UC Target Global Food Crisis
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Napolitano, UC Target Global Food Crisis

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the UC Global Food Initiative last Tuesday, an initiative that aims to unite various efforts and resources across the UC system to address the world’s global food crisis.

UCSA To Ask UC Regents to Postpone Student Regent-Designate Confirmation
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UCSA To Ask UC Regents to Postpone Student Regent-Designate Confirmation

Yesterday afternoon in a closed meeting, the University of California Students Association (UCSA) voted to recommend the UC Regents postpone their confirmation of Avi Oved as the student regent designate for the 2014-2015 academic year in light of allegations that Oved accepted a potentially illegal donation for a political campaign in 2013 without disclosing the donation in his campaign finance report.

Fire Engulfs UCSB Construction Site
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Fire Engulfs UCSB Construction Site

At approximate 3:30 a.m. this morning, fire crews, sheriffs and UCPD responded to flames engulfing several structures at a UCSB construction site.

Gun Control Bill Moves Through State Senate
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Gun Control Bill Moves Through State Senate

Last week, the California Senate Public Safety Committee passed AB 1014, a gun violence restraining order bill allowing for the temporary removal of firearms from individuals considered at risk for committing acts of violence.

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Firefighters Combat Brush Fire on Local Nature Reserve

At approximately 9:40 p.m. last night a brush fire broke out at Coal Oil Point, burning through about 20 acres of reserve land and threatening one residence which had to be evacuated. Although no structures have been damaged the fire continues to burn with about 70 percent containment this reported this morning.