Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez and Long Beach City College superintendent-president Eloy Ortiz Oakley to the University of California Board of Regents.

San Diego, California - Comet, a new petascale supercomputer designed to transform advanced scientific computing by expanding access and capacity among traditional as well as non-traditional research domains, will soon be taking shape at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego.

Los Angeles, California - Plants all over the world are more sensitive to drought than many experts realized, according to a new study by scientists at UCLA and China’s Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden. The research will improve predictions of which plant species will survive the increasingly intense droughts associated with global climate change.

Stanford, California - Investors looking for promising growth markets would do well to consider their water bill.

Los Angeles, California - Community colleges are controversial. They often are praised for offering affordable and accessible post-secondary education, but also criticized for steering disadvantaged youth away from attending four-year institutions.

Berkeley, California - Strong statewide and federal clean-energy policies have positioned California as the nation’s solar energy leader in terms of generating new, well-paying construction and permanent jobs while working to curb climate change, according to a new report by UC Berkeley.