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Gov. Jerry Brown
Gov. Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Gov. Jerry Brown just racheted up political tensions over a potential increase in tuition and fees for University of California students.

In a letter delivered to UC regents Wednesday afternoon, Brown urged them to “reject outright” the proposed 2.7% increase. He said he has increased funding to the 10-campus UC system by $1.2 billion since 2012 and that raising student costs now would be premature amid economic uncertainty. 

“Economic expansions do not last forever and the future is uncertain,” he wrote. “More work is needed now to reduce the university’s costs to insure that students and families have access to an affordable, quality education. 

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The Santa Clara County judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman after a fraternity will be up for a recall vote later this year, the Registrar of Voters announced on Tuesday.

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(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

University of California students urged regents Wednesday to reject a proposed tuition increase, saying it would hurt those already struggling to afford the high costs of housing, textbooks and food. 

Regents meeting at UC San Francisco are scheduled to vote later in the day on the proposal to increase tuition and student services fees for state students by 2.7%. That would be an extra $342 for state students, which would bring their total bill to $12,972 for the coming academic year. Non-resident students would pay an additional $978 in supplemental tuition, and $28,992 overall.

UC officials say increased financial aid would cover the higher costs for more than half of UC’s 180,000 California undergraduates. 

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UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ (David Butow / For The Times)

Overcrowded classrooms. Unmet demand for courses. Less money for faculty and graduate student fellowships. Failing elevators and exhaust systems. 

Those problems plague UC Berkeley, the nation’s top public research university, and stand to get worse without a tuition increase, Chancellor Carol Christ says.

Christ lays out the case for a tuition increase in prepared remarks set for delivery Wednesday afternoon at the UC regents meeting in San Francisco. The regents are set to vote on a proposal to raise tuition and student services fees by $342 for state students and an additional $978 for nonresident students for the coming academic year. 

University of California regents face a showdown with Gov. Jerry Brown as they prepare to vote Wednesday on a plan to raise tuition and student services fees for the next academic year.

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Two years ago, the neighborhood watch of the Perris community where David and Louise Turpin lived with their 13 children held a Christmas decorating contest, offering $50 and $25 gift cards to the winners.

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(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

Parents in L.A. Unified’s Northwest district can sound off on English language acquisition at an early February meeting.

No teachers in Snowline Joint Unified, a Redlands school district, lost their teaching credentials over the last five years, a local news outlet learned.

A 15-year-old male student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school Tuesday morning, killing two classmates and injuring 17, including 12 with gunshot wounds. Police led a suspect away in handcuffs and said there is no reason to suspect anyone else in the nation's first fatal school shooting of 2018.

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A tentative three-year agreement between the Los Angeles Unified School District and eight unions is good for the district’s 60,000 employees, at least in the short term. They hold onto the healthcare choices they have now without having to contribute to their costs.

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai (Christopher Furlong / Getty Images)

In and around Los Angeles:

L.A. Unified’s tentative deal on healthcare is good for employees, but it does little to alleviate the district’s ongoing financial woes.

A video of a Carthay Center Elementary School teacher stripping naked on campus has parents up in arms.