| May 26, 2015
| 4:44 PM
I pause to reflect this commencement season on the fact that I was the first member of my family to earn a college degree.
Frankly, my extended family would "little note, nor long remember" my accomplishment, and I'd never trumpet it. Though I was the...
| May 23, 2015
| 8:30 PM
The seeds for becoming an award-winning writer were planted at Newport Harbor High for Maria Arena Bell.
Some of her best memories at the school where she graduated in 1981 came from Fabian Giroux, an Advanced Placement Art History teacher, one of...
| May 26, 2015
| 9:31 AM
Seniors at Ocean View High School showed teachers and parents their commitment to higher education by declaring the institutions they plan to attend after graduation.
About 350 seniors signed a banner sporting logos from universities, community colleges,...
| May 16, 2015
| 2:58 PM
Business instructor April Morris is getting her Cal State Fullerton students ready for the real world by throwing them to the sharks.
For her Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation class held on the school's Irvine campus, Morris has recreated the...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 4:00 AM
In a residence hall at UCLA, 84 students share a floor dedicated to cutting waste and preserving the environment: They take five-minute showers, they compost and recycle, they goad each other to turn out the lights and, through a grant, they purchased...
| May 3, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Retired social worker Joan Melbourne says she always felt like she was on the frontline when it came to helping others.
"When you had a problem, whether it was an addiction or a criminal past or a learning disability, any sort of treatment plan you would...
| Apr 17, 2015
Concordia University's central quad became a spectrum of color. Lines of shirts floated along the breeze. Students walked by the vibrant garments and immediately stopped in their tracks. They paused to read the messages that were drawn across the shirts....
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:41 PM
Kamau Stokes always believed he was good enough to play basketball at a high-major school. But coming out of City last spring, every major-conference college coaching staff apparently disagreed.
Without a high-DI offer, Stokes headed to Fork Union (Va.)...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 8:48 AM
Grief counselors were being sent to schools throughout an Orange County school district Tuesday, a day after a teacher apparently committed suicide in a classroom and her body was found by students and faculty.
On Tuesday, the district sent members of...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:45 PM
A popular 31-year-old photography teacher was found hanging inside an Orange County high school classroom by students as they arrived to school on Monday, police said.
The woman, identified by police as Jillian Jacobson, was found hanging from the...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The end of the bench overflowed with Cal State Northridge basketball players dressed in sweats, the line of chairs snaking from the scorer's table to the corner of the court.
A full bench, and near-empty bench. Only three of the players were actually in...