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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!

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UC OFFERS NEW ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS OF MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES

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By Elena Shore New America Media

Thousands of UC students soon could receive a check to offset some of their college-related expenses through a new state program aimed at assisting middle-class families.

UC officials estimate that roughly 24,000 UC students qualify for funding through California’s Middle Class Scholarship, which was approved by the legislature earlier this year and will make its first contributions to eligible students this fall.

Targeted at families with incomes up to $150,000, the program is designed to shave a bit off the college tab for those who don’t qualify for other forms of need-based aid. UC students with family incomes below $80,000 who qualify for financial aid have systemwide tuition fully covered through the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, and often receive state and federal assistance.

“We know that many families who are just out of reach of need-based aid struggle to pay for their children’s education,” said Christopher Carter, director of student financia…

CENTRAL AMERICAN SOCCER CUP WILL BE PLAYED IN THE UNITED STATES SEPTEMBER 3-13

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The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) will be played September 3-13 in the United States for the first time in its 13 editions. This tournament will provide berths to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2016 Centennial Cup America.  Tickets to all matches went on sale to the general public in July at all stadium box offices and on http://www.concacaf.com/tickets.  The two-group, seven-team tournament will kick off Sept. 3 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. with a tripleheader involving both groups, featuring 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica taking on Nicaragua, Honduras facing Belize, and closing out with El Salvador - Guatemala. The Central American Cup 2014 USA then moves on to Dallas’ Cotton Bowl on September 7 and Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium on September 10. The full schedule is below. The championship game, as well as the third- and fifth-place matches, will be played on Saturday, September 13, at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Central American C…

STRONG EARTHQUAKE HITS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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EFE- A magnitude 6 earthquake rocked northernCalifornia (USA) this Sunday morning, causing injuries and power outages, This was the strongest quake recorded in the area since the 7.0-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake occurred at about 03.20 am (10.20 GMT) and the epicenter was six miles deep, about six miles southwest of the city of Napa and just over 50 southwest of Sacramento. "The earthquake of 6 degrees near theBay aArea (San Francisco) felt this morning was the largest earthquake to hit the area since the earthquake in Loma Prieta almost 25 years ago, "said USGS on its official Twitter account . The captain of the Napa Fire Department , Steve Becker , said that reports of "numerous" injuries at that location had been received, but did not provide further details, according to the newspaper San Francisco Chronicle.  A fire in a mobile home park destroyed at least three homes in Napa, where …

ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS FOUND DEAD FAMILY FRIENDS AND FANS DEVASTATED

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(CNN) -- Robin Williams -- who first made America laugh and eventually touched "every element of the human spirit" in a remarkable range of performances -- died at his Northern California home this past Monday.

Williams apparently took his own life, law enforcement officials said. He was 63.

"He has been battling severe depression of late," his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."


Coroner investigators suspect "the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia," according to a statement from the Marin County, California, Sheriff's Office.


Williams married graphic designer Susan Schneider in Napa Valley, California, ceremony in October 2011.

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," Schneid…

CRISTELA ALONZO FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO HOLLYWOOD HER SERIES COMING SOON!

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CRISTELA Series premier Fridays at 8:30PM starting October 10

Breakout comedienne Cristela Alonzo  (Variety's "10 Comics to Watch in 2014," Cosmo's "13 Female Comedians to Watch For in 2014") stars as a woman laughing her way to the new American dream in "Cristela," a family comedy loosely based on her life and stand-up routine.

Cristela's dream of becoming a lawyer is something her traditional Mexican-American family doesn't quite understand. She's entering her sixth year of law school after juggling home obligations and working multiple jobs to pay her way.

Cristela lives in cramped quarters with her sister Daniela, her long-suffering brother-in-law Felix and their two young kids. The senior member of this extended family, all living under one roof in Dallas, is Cristela's old school mom, Natalia, who tells her "somebody could have been a doctor two times in the time it's taken you not to become a lawyer." Daniela l…

JETLINER FROM MALAYSIA AIRLINES IS SHOT DOWN ¡295 PASSENGERS ABOARD!

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AP PHOTO Dmitry Lovetsky
A passenger plane from Malaysia Airlines with 295 passengers aboard was shot down this Thursday in a city in eastern Ukraine , said an adviser to the interior minister, while the Malaysian airline itself said it lost contact with the aircraft in the Ukrainian airspace. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the armed forces of his country did not launch any missile against an aerial target. The pro-Russian rebels also blamed the incident and they blamed the Ukrainian armed forces. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with U.S. President Barack Obama about what happened. Anton Gerashenko , adviser of the Ukrainian Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page that the plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) when it was hit by a missile fired from a launcher Buk. (this type of missile can reach an altitude of up to 22,000 meters (72,000 feet). The fate of the passengers was unknown, how many could have died or if there w…

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014

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EL NOTICOTO MAGAZINE and TONY FRANCO´S SHOW (digital radio program) will bring you all the results of the WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014.  This world wide event takes place every 4 years with 32 national soccer teams from around the world. 



Visit FIFA official website for all the information related to this exciting tournamenthttp://www.fifa.com/

PROVISIONAL WORLD CUP SQUADS FINALIZED

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The provisional squad lists for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ have been confirmed, with all 32 teams selecting the players who will represent their nations on the global stage between 12 June - 13 July. Each coach now has until 2 June to trim down their selection to the final 23-man squad to compete at the tournament. That final side will be announced on 5 June at 12:00 CET onFIFA.com, along with extensive profiles for all the players who will be taking part. To see the confirmed preliminary selections for each team at Brazil 2014, as well as details such as their international caps and goals, positions and clubs, click on Release list of players For even more in-depth statistics and information on all 32 teams taking part - from the coaches and previous performances, right down to the kits they'll wear in Brazil, check out our 2014 FIFA World Cup Teams Stat Kit.

THE GETTY VILLA A BEAUTIFUL PLACE COMBINING ART AND HISTORY

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Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant morning or afternoon, at the beautiful Getty Villa in Malibu.
The Getty Villa, Malibu. © 2005 Richard Ross with the courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Address
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Please note that access to the Getty Villa entrance is only from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

Phone Number
(310) 440-7300

See hours, directions, parkingfor directions.
Admission Is Free
Admission to the Getty Villa is always FREE; an advance, timed-entry ticket is required. Parking is $15.



For tips on receiving and printing tickets to the Getty Villa, seefrequently asked questions. Getty Villa Map
Download a print-at-home map and guide to the Getty Villa (PDF, 2 pp.) »
What to See Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddes…