| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:06 PM
As a freshman at Cal State San Marcos, Cipriano Vargas' grades were so low, his part-time job waiting tables so consuming and his home life with eight siblings so chaotic that he was on the verge of dropping out.
The first-generation college student and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:40 PM
William Ernest (Ernie/Coach) Johnson
Legendary football coach, Ernie Johnson, 87, of San Juan Capistrano, California passed away at his home on September 15, 2013.
Ernie was born October 12, 1925 in Bruceville, Texas to William and Bessie Johnson. The...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Growing up, Christian Tedeschi fancied getting into trouble. He didn't harm himself or others, but flaunted a short attention span and flagrant disregard for authority.
And then he welcomed the punishment, be it a time-out at home or day-long suspension...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Students at Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School may see a few new faces around campus this year.
The Laguna Beach Unified School District announced three new hires: a counselor for the high school, and an assistant principal and...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:16 PM
The high-profile and surprising choice of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to head the UC system has fueled criticism over the secret selection process, echoing debates around the country about how higher-education leaders are...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Nearly 20,000 more students and 1,000 more classes would be accommodated next year under a preliminary budget plan that will be presented to California State University trustees Tuesday.
The plan seeks an additional $250 million from the state and, in a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:51 PM
As Long Beach City College officials see it, a state plan allowing two-year schools to charge more for high-demand classes would help move students more quickly toward transfer and graduation.
Students at the campus, however, argue that such a move...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown used a budget debate among California State University trustees Tuesday to press his case for more online education and suggested that the vast system may need to fix leaky roofs and make other urgent building repairs before increasing...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:42 PM
The president of Humboldt State University will retire at the end of the academic year, officials said Wednesday.
Rollin Richmond has served as head of the Arcata campus for nearly 12 years. His retirement was announced at a meeting in Long Beach of the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much.
It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the opening of the boys' basketball season less than two months away, administrators at Providence High didn't want to waste time finding a new coach.
Less than three weeks after Earnest Baskerville resigned to take the head coaching job at La...