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Tom Torlakson

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  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

     The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs

    Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs
    SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday. The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
  • State superintendent visits PTA

    The new Common Core State Standards and computerized state exams that students will begin taking in upcoming weeks were up for discussion Tuesday night at the La Caņada home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where State Supt. Tom...
  • State superintendent of schools visits to talk Common Core, state exams

    State Supt. Tom Torlakson was in town on Wednesday, but not to speak at a large rally. He was in a much more intimate setting — the home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where he fielded questions from about 10 local parents about...
  • Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts

    Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts
    Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers. Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
  • Democrats in Legislature want to expand early childhood education

    Democrats in Legislature want to expand early childhood education
    SACRAMENTO -- Democrats in the state Senate want to use an upcoming jump in education funding to make transitional kindergarten available to every 4-year-old in California. The proposed investment in early childhood education, which would total nearly...
  • State to award grants for schools providing career pathways

    State to award grants for schools providing career pathways
    SACRAMENTO -- California schools, starting Tuesday, may apply for grants from the state’s new $250-million Career Pathways Trust aimed at preparing high school and community college students for well-paying jobs. “This kind of career...
  • $250-million grant program launched to link learning and careers

    $250-million grant program launched to link learning and careers
    California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said. Programs linking academics, technical...
  • Bill would recast state schools policy

    Proposed legislation by state Sen. Carol Liu (D- La Caņada Flintridge) would streamline the governance of state’s K-12 education system by transferring powers from the California Board of Education to the state superintendent of public instruction....
  • Hot Assembly races pick up steam

     
    Several Los Angeles area Assembly district races continue to build steam, even though the candidate filing period hasn’t yet begun. Redistricting has produced new political maps — and new opportunities — and some contenders have been...
  • Candidates pick up pace as elections filing nears

     
    As the Dec. 30 official start of next year’s campaign season nears, the pace is picking up for those already seeking seats in the state Legislature, mostly in the Assembly: In the San Fernando Valley’s new 46th District, businesswoman...