| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Pennsylvania resident Amy Shao enrolled at UCLA last year knowing that she would pay a steep $23,000 more for tuition than her classmates who grew up in California. But with a lot of help from her parents, large loans and some federal grants, she has...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proposed a plan Wednesday for funding road maintenance with $1.8 billion in fees on California drivers.
The fees would total roughly $52 annually for most people behind the wheel, according to preliminary details released by...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:45 PM
California State University trustees Wednesday moved to place tighter controls on controversial student fees that have drawn criticism as a backdoor way to raise tuition.
The recommendations were presented to the board by a working group led by...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:28 PM
SACRAMENTO — One of the Assembly's hottest tickets this legislative session may be a seat on the new Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.
Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) this month created the panel to deal with the growing threat to...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:21 AM
A bill in the California Legislature to ban killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego, tabled last year for further study, will not be reintroduced this year.
The bill's author, Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), confirmed Friday that he would...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:26 PM
California will not pay overtime to home aides who care for the state's elderly and disabled after a judge overturned a federal regulation requiring it, officials announced last week.
By not paying overtime and some related benefits, the state stands to...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:14 PM
An expert investigating illegal African ivory trafficking found that as much as 90% of the ivory he examined in Los Angeles markets and stores was illegal under state law. He found similar numbers in San Francisco and concluded that the proportion of...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:50 PM
California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers.
The mountain of medical bills threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's efforts to strengthen...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
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...