December People will return to the World Theater on Nov. 8

Rock . . . honed for the holidays

December People returns to World Theater Nov. 8 by popular demand

Kick off the holiday season on Nov. 8 when the December People – Robert Berry, Gary Pihl, Dave Medd, David Lauser and Jack Foster – make an anticipated appearance at California State University, Monterey Bay’s World Theater. The group has played to enthusiastic, standing-room-only houses the last four years and this year promises more of the same.

Biology student on microbe mission

Andrea Valdez, a senior biology major, is on a microbe mission.

Valdez, in conjunction with Dr. Gretchen Hofmann’s lab at UC Santa Barbara, is studying a wasting disease contributing to the recent demise of sea stars, a keystone species in the near-shore environment.