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  • Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children

    Fewer California parents refuse to vaccinate children
    The number of California parents who cite personal beliefs in refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners dropped in 2014 for the first time in a dozen years, according to a Times data analysis. The shift came amid rising alarm over the number of...
  • UC regents table proposal to link coaches' bonuses to athletes' grades

    After spirited debate over how to improve student athletes' classroom performance, the University of California regents on Thursday blocked a proposed new policy that would have linked coaches' compensation to their teams' grades and graduation rates....
  • California voters beware: November 2016 ballot will likely be filled with propositions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. California voters in November 2016 may be forced to read a ballot pamphlet as long and dense as a political science textbook and oddly enough, they'll have the millions who sat out last year's sleepy elections to thank for the extra...
  • Racial generation gap looms large for states

    WASHINGTON Nearly 80 percent of seniors in the U.S. are white while nearly half of people younger than 18 are black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial. What happens to state policy when the "racial generation gap" is so large? Whatever...
  • Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases

    Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases
    On the day justices Mariano-Florentino Cuellar and Leondra R. Kruger were sworn in this month, the California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 ruling leaving in place a death sentence for a man with a long criminal record. With Gov. Jerry Brown's newest...
  • Tom Steyer's green ambitions

     Tom Steyer's green ambitions
    Gov. Jerry Brown's inauguration speech this month was as green as the decor in the ornate Assembly chamber where he gave it. And it left Tom Steyer tickled pink. The philanthropist put millions into the 2014 elections, primarily through his NextGen...
  • 'Suspicious' fire under investigation at governor's mansion

    'Suspicious' fire under investigation at governor's mansion
    A “suspicious” fire broke out over the weekend near the governor’s mansion in Sacramento, but investigators are uncertain what sparked the blaze, fire officials said Monday. About 1 p.m. Sunday, a state park ranger noticed the...
  • Brown should bend on school bonds

    Brown should bend on school bonds
    SACRAMENTO — Since when did the state government chipping in to help build classrooms for kids become a bad thing? Since Jerry Brown returned as governor, that's when. Correct that: It's not a bad thing for most people in the state Capitol —...
  • The tangle behind the UC funding spat

    It looks like a classic game of budget chicken: Gov. Jerry Brown tells the University of California not to raise tuition again. When the regents vote to do it anyway, the governor threatens to withhold $120 million from UC's funding for next year unless...
  • UC president, Gov. Brown to jointly review university finances

    UC president, Gov. Brown to jointly review university finances
    Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano, who have butted heads over proposed tuition increases, are expected to team up next week as a rare two-person committee to review the 10-campus system's spending patterns, graduation rates and pension...
  • California economy surpasses Brazil's

    California is overtaking Brazil as the world's seventh-largest economy, bolstered by rising employment, home values and personal and corporate income, a year after the nation's most-populous state surpassed Russia and Italy. The Golden State, with an...