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    EDUCATION
    California's affirmative action ban bolstered by Supreme Court ruling

    By upholding a Michigan law nearly identical to California's, the ruling left only a legislative -- or ballot initiative -- route for allowing racial and gender preferences in public college admissions, contracts and hiring. But that path, too, is now littered with obstacles. 
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    (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)
    Davis Art Walk: City doubles as an open-air gallery

    The Davis Art Walk is an interactive open-air gallery, with more than 40 murals, sculptures and other works of art gracing the streets, tunnels and alleys.

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    (Peter Dazeley)
    Worried about hackers? You should be

    A new report found that hackers are becoming more efficient and organized while many companies are struggling to get even fundamental cybersecurity measures into place. Full Story
    ( Mark DuFrene )
    Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

    Bored with chardonnay and IPA? Explore mead, the ancient honey beverage and fastest growing segment of the American alcohol industry, with sales up 130 percent from 2012 to 2013. In the Bay Area, fine artisanal mead is being crafted in a variety of styles, from the hop-fermented mead at The Mead Kitchen in Berkeley to sparkling mead at Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes. 
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    Oprah Winfrey sued by her stepmom

    Barbara Winfrey claims Oprah kicked her out of her own Nashville home following a divorce.