• What time should school start? No earlier than 8:30 a.m., lawmaker proposes

    What time should school start? No earlier than 8:30 a.m., lawmaker proposes

    Local teens may catch a few more Zs during the school week under a bill that state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced this week. Senate Bill 328 would require middle and high schools across California to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. In his bill introduction,...

  • 'A Day Without Immigrants' protests: L.A. Unified urges students not to take part

    'A Day Without Immigrants' protests: L.A. Unified urges students not to take part

    L.A. Unified is urging students not to join in any walkouts or demonstrations planned for Thursday as part of a national “Day Without Immigrants” being marked across the country. The nation’s second-largest school district contacted parents and employees via voicemail on Wednesday evening with...

  • Orange Coast College suspends student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments

    Orange Coast College suspends student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments

    The Orange Coast College student who secretly video-recorded a professor’s classroom comments calling President Trump’s election victory “an act of terrorism” is being suspended for violating campus policy. In a Feb. 9 letter, interim dean of students Victoria Lugo informed Caleb O’Neil of the...

  • USC closes in on $6-billion fundraising goal ahead of schedule

    USC closes in on $6-billion fundraising goal ahead of schedule

    USC is about to reach its $6-billion fundraising goal more than 17 months ahead of schedule and will be extending the campaign five more years, university President C.L. Max Nikias announced Wednesday during his annual address to the faculty. The momentum has helped USC grow much faster than expected,...

  • Woman pleads guilty to helping smuggle ammo, gun parts to Philippines

    A Long Beach woman has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle gun parts and thousands of rounds of ammunition to the Philippines. The Long Beach Press-Telegram  says 61-year-old Marlou Mendoza entered the plea Monday and could face up to 15 years in federal prison. Her son, Mark, remains a fugitive....

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