| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:31 PM
California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development.
The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...
| Jan 5, 2014
Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Johns Hopkins University led U.S. universities with $2.106 billion spent on medical, engineering and other scientific research in fiscal 2012, though that total fell at Hopkins and, on average, at universities across the country compared to the previous...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:47 AM
LONDON – After three difficult years, Ireland is to emerge from its financial bailout program Sunday, the first nation to do so out of the five Eurozone countries that have had to seek rescue funds from international lenders.
But official relief...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:44 AM
California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The Newport-Mesa school district recently reported that its most recent standardized test scores declined slightly from a year earlier, the first drop in a decade.
The results mirrored similar declines statewide, a development that led to a spasm of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles.
Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock.
But the announcement bewildered state...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:38 PM
For the first time in three years, Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College students returned to campus Monday morning to more classes and sharply reduced class wait-lists.
Fewer classes and lengthy wait-lists have been frustrating realities...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously has approved a $238-million budget — about $10 million more than last year.
Now that the district is recovering from budget cuts that plagued previous years, officials are...