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- USC's president said the school "could have done better" handling reports of a former medical school dean's drug use and announced a new committee to look at strengthening procedures for dealing with employees' behavior out of work.
- A new law places limits on who can interview alleged child sex abuse victims, and for how long.
The president of the Buena Park School District board has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking in child pornography, Fontana police said Thursday.
Authorities said Dennis Brian Chambers, 50, was found with thousands of pornographic videos and images of children on an electronic storage device after police tracked an IP address to his Buena Park home.