| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:58 PM
California community colleges will now be able to charge more for high-demand classes during summer and winter terms under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
The new law creates a voluntary pilot program that allows some colleges to...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
Even though the state's budget situation has improved, it will be years before California's community colleges will be able to offer adequate numbers of courses. Hundreds of thousands of students will continue to be shut out of classes they need.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:38 AM
A group of state lawmakers is calling for an investigation by federal regulators into reports of oil companies engaging in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, off the California coast.
Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) wrote the letter signed by...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) has been moved to a smaller office after missing a floor session without an excused absence.
Williams missed the July 3 Assembly meeting, the lower house's last floor session before it began its summer break....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
California Assemblyman Das Williams wants to impose a $10-per-customer tax on strip clubs....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:44 PM
Friday was certainly a busy day for state Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez.
Before holding a 2 1/2-hour hearing on the Renewable Energy Economy in Rural California in El Centro, Pérez, D-Coachella, and a group of government officials toured wind farms in...