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  • SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking

    SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking
    Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videotaped racist chants, SAE chapters in California were involved in numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions...
  • Plan for a long life when saving for retirement

    If we knew we'd die tomorrow, we'd be rich today. Literally. With only one day to live, a nest egg of $100,000 would be enough to take a trip around the world (at lightning speed), buy a Tesla, or live in the lap of luxury for a few hours. But since most...
  • Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep

     Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep
    California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
  • DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial

    DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial
    Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean. The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of...
  • Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy

    Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by...
  • Reliving the 1930s

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
  • Prevention Program Leader Inspires Berlin For Decades

    Prevention Program Leader Inspires Berlin For Decades
    BERLIN — Fresh out of the University of Massachusetts in 1968 with a bachelor's in health and physical education and looking for a job, Alice Mitchell got as far as Berlin and stopped. "It seemed like a really nice community," Mitchell said when...
  • Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship

    Sister's stroke leads student to his calling, and to a scholarship
    Rodrick Edwards found out he had won a full scholarship to Wesleyan University at exactly 1:12 p.m. on Dec. 1. The senior ran down the hall of Costa Mesa High School to tell his counselor, all the while dialing his mom. Edwards got a leg up on his...
  • Have liberals lost the middle class?

    Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy -- minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation --...
  • Remembering Robert Stone

    Remembering Robert Stone
    Robert Stone was not a joiner. This may be what I admired about him most. During the 1950s, while living in Manhattan, he moved around the edges of the Beat scene (his wife, Janice, worked at the Seven Arts, a Times Square coffee shop and Beat hangout);...
  • DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest

    DHS journalism teacher's film to screen at California film fest
    Deerfield High School teacher Brett Schwartz instructs his students in communication and he is a renowned storyteller himself. Before he was a teacher, Schwartz was a filmmaker. He continues to create movies and his short documentary, "Rare Tea Cellar,"...