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  • Surfers regain access to Malibu's Paradise Cove; pier to be unlocked

    Surfers regain access to Malibu's Paradise Cove; pier to be unlocked
    In a victory for public access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, remove all signs banning surfing and unlock a gate to the beach's pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commission...
  • Agreement reached in Malibu beach access dispute

    Agreement reached in Malibu beach access dispute
    In a victory for public beach access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, to remove all signs banning surfing and to unlock a gate to the pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands...
  • California leaders vow to continue climate change action

    California leaders vow to continue climate change action
    California's political leaders pledged Monday to advance the state's landmark laws on climate change and fend off challenges from opponents such as oil companies. "We're just at the beginning," Gov. Jerry Brown said. "There's still lots of skeptics...
  • Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes

    Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes
    The fate of the proposed tuition increase at University of California campuses now rests in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers, who are aligned in opposition to it but divided over how to scrap it. The UC regents voted in November to increase...
  • In a bipartisan holiday mood, legislators get down to (some) business

    With children in tow, state lawmakers gathered for a moment of bipartisan good cheer last week. Democrats and Republicans alike hugged and backslapped, got themselves sworn in and offered a few clues about the issues ahead. By the end of Day One, they...
  • California lawmakers set goals as new Legislature convenes

    The new legislative session officially began Monday, with lawmakers converging on the Capitol to take the oath of office and legislative leaders signaling that the proposed University of California tuition hikes will be a pivotal policy battle in the...
  • As new Legislature begins, Speaker Atkins takes aim at UC tuition

    Amid the feel-good proceedings of the Legislature's swearing-in ceremony, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins sent a clear signal Monday of a brewing policy showdown: the proposed University of California tuition hikes. Atkins, the San Diego Democrat who was...
  • Neophyte Patty Lopez takes Raul Bocanegra's California Assembly seat

    Neophyte Patty Lopez takes Raul Bocanegra's California Assembly seat
    After weeks of vote tallying, political neophyte Patty Lopez has unseated incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, a fellow Democrat, in an upset that has sent shock waves beyond their San Fernando Valley district. Lopez, a relative unknown, was...
  • Student sit-in continues at UC Berkeley over tuition hikes

    Student sit-in continues at UC Berkeley over tuition hikes
    A student sit-in protesting tuition hikes at the University of California continued at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall for the third day Saturday, while others planned to make a peaceful presence felt at the football game between Cal and Stanford. Students...
  • UC regents approve tuition hikes amid angry protests

    Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years. The actual voice vote of the regents could not be heard by the...
  • UC tuition hike earns a failing grade

    UC tuition hike earns a failing grade
    It's just common sense: If you're trying to grab more money from university students and their parents, you should not be dramatically raising the pay of top brass. That's just dumb PR, losing politics and really bad policy. Don't ask the kids and...