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  • Stanford takes on coal, not tobacco

    Professor Frank Wolak's piece on Stanford University's decision to divest its endowment fund from coal mining interests, and his alternative of an on-campus "revenue-neutral carbon tax," are both to be commended, as the Stanford community seeks no...
  • Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts

    Bailout for teachers' pensions to cost California school districts
    California's public school districts could face difficult cutbacks if state officials move forward with a plan to bail out the retirement fund for teachers, officials and educators say, but even those painful steps may fall short of curing the pension...
  • NHHS Hall of Fame bios

    Alumni •Albert Irwin, Class of 1937, was Harbor's first four-year, five-sport letterman, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught and coached at Harbor for eight years, and went on to coach football and swimming at Orange Coast...
  • Scientists cast light on the brain's social cells

    Scientists cast light on the brain's social cells
    Picture yourself hovering over an alien city with billions of blinking lights of thousands of types, with the task of figuring out which ones are connected, which way the electricity flows and how that translates into nightlife. Welcome to the deep...
  • Newport Harbor announces first Hall of Fame class

    Newport Harbor announces first Hall of Fame class
    Newport Harbor High School has announced its inaugural class of the Newport Harbor High School Hall of Fame. The first class features 10 alumni and five faculty. The alumni are Al Irwin, George James, Greg and Dr. Barbara Smith MacGillivray, Frank...
  • Walk the Talk parade celebrates skid row and its leaders

    Walk the Talk parade celebrates skid row and its leaders
    General Dogon, a neighborhood activist, pulled up on a tricked-out bicycle with a red fur seat and a Pee-wee Herman doll riding the handlebars. The Mudbug Brass Band blew "Sweet Georgia Brown." A mobile gallery with a skid row history display —...
  • Isla Vista's troubles belie UC Santa Barbara's academic strength

    Isla Vista's troubles belie UC Santa Barbara's academic strength
    UC Santa Barbara had a notable double achievement in 2013. The beachside campus placed second in the world for impact in the sciences as scored by the Center for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Home to five...
  • End of busing in Parramore raises worries of resegregation

    End of busing in Parramore raises worries of resegregation
    The buses converge on Orlando's Parramore neighborhood every school day, picking up about 500 children and spreading them among eight elementary schools as far as 5 miles away. That morning dance has been the reality for 43 years, since Orange County...
  • Schools that invite controversial commencement speakers are asking for trouble [Letter]

    Schools that invite controversial commencement speakers are asking for trouble [Letter]
    There has been much tsk-tsking this college graduation season about students protesting their administration-chosen commencement speakers ("It's speech season on campus — and it's notable for ones not given," May 21). The finger-waggers seem to...
  • California Supreme Court headed for change

    California Supreme Court headed for change
    SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court is headed for change. Dominated for decades by Republicans, the state's most powerful court may soon be remade by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown if, as expected, he wins another term. Three of the court'...
  • Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?

    Can food stamps help improve diets, fight obesity and save money?
    Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...