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New UC Davis Treatment for Depression Uses Magnets to the Head

Scientists, led by a UC Davis researcher, are trying a novel technique to deal with issues of the mind that plague people: deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS). Using magnetic pulses sent through the brain from a helmet, the scientists hope to address problems such as obesity, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, and quitting smoking. Sep 11, 2014 12:50 PM PT

NFL Hires Former FBI Director to Investigate League

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, attempting to protect the shield, has brought in a famous badge. The league has hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to investigate the NFL’s actions in handling evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Sep 11, 2014 10:28 AM PT

UC to Invest $1 Billion in Climate Change Companies

The University of California, keeping pace with the state government’s obsession with climate change, is proposing to invest $1 billion over five years in companies and researchers that are seeking solutions solving climate change, the Sacramento Business Journal reports. Sep 11, 2014 5:41 AM PT

Crimes Unsolved as LAPD Struggles with Fingerprint Backlog

A new Field Poll released Wednesday shows broad support for Proposition 1, California's $7.5 billion water bond measure on the ballot this November, but just one in three of the state's likely voters had heard of the proposed measure. Sep 10, 2014 2:59 PM PT

Scandal-Plagued LAUSD Installs System to Delete Emails after One Year

The Los Angeles Unified school board, under fire because of the release of internal emails outlining a possibly inappropriate relationship between its executives and Apple, as well as textbook publisher Pearson, has decided to buy a service that will automatically destroy staff emails after one year. Sep 10, 2014 10:20 AM PT

Deng Responds to Scouting Report Read by Ferry

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng responded on Tuesday to a scouting report read by Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry on a conference call among the team’s executives which was racially insensitive and ultimately landed Ferry in hot water. Sep 10, 2014 7:12 AM PT

Schwarzenegger's Day at the Capitol

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a grand day in Sacramento on Monday, first appearing at a climate change symposium with Governor Jerry Brown and then attending the unveiling of his portrait in the state rotunda. It was his first public appearance in Sacramento since he left office in 2011. Sep 9, 2014 3:52 PM PT

CA Man Travels USA with Giant Inflatable Testicle

A 31-year-old testicular cancer survivor from Salinas, California is pushing a 6-foot inflatable “testicle” across the country to heighten the public’s awareness of the disease. Sep 9, 2014 8:26 AM PT

Yosemite Hikers Evacuated from Wildfire

A small fire in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park that had been allowed to burn for forest restoration and various other reasons was transformed into a dangerous wildfire on Sunday by strong winds and high temperatures, reports the Fresno Bee. Sep 8, 2014 2:13 PM PT

Google to Pay $19 Million in FTC Lawsuit Against In-App Purchases

Google has settled charges brought by the federal government, consenting to reimburse $19 million to consumers whose children may have been deceptively lured into buying items through the Android app store, reports the Washington Post. Sep 8, 2014 1:28 PM PT

Hawks Punish Danny Ferry for Reading Aloud Someone Else's Racist Comment

In a weird display of punishing the messenger for the message, Atlanta Hawks co-owner and CEO Steve Koonin said disciplinary action will be taken against general manager Danny Ferry for reading aloud a comment someone else made about a prospective player for the team. Sep 8, 2014 7:53 AM PT

He'll Be Back: Schwarzenegger Returns to Sacramento to Celebrate Climate Change

In a rare appearance marking his former identity as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to Sacramento on Monday for two reasons: to join Governor Jerry Brown to champion the state’s efforts addressing climate change, and to celebrate the unveiling of his portrait in the capitol rotunda, according to the Associated Press. Sep 8, 2014 7:48 AM PT

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