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  • Lottery tickets and long shots

    Lottery tickets and long shots
    We humans have a curious relationship with chance. We're prepared to place bets that events with incredibly small probabilities will occur — such as the 1 in 259 million chance that a ticket will win the Mega Millions lottery. Yet, we go about our...
  • The greatest game he ever played

    The greatest game he ever played
    I went to UC Santa Barbara on a baseball scholarship after transferring from Cerritos College. I was a speech major and had a radio show on college station KCSB called "Sleep's Sports Shorts." I wanted to play pro ball or replace Vin Scully when he...
  • Expressions of fear and disgust aided human survival, study says

    Expressions of fear and disgust aided human survival, study says
    Why do our eyes open wide when we feel fear or narrow to slits when we express disgust? According to new research, it has to do with survival. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Psychological Science, researchers concluded that expressions...
  • Back Off!

    Back Off!
    Her parents admitted they’d installed monitoring software on their daughter’s laptop and cell phone. And it wasn’t unusual for them to drive 600 miles from Kansas to Ohio to check up unannounced on the 21-year-old senior at the...
  • Beyond the Tour

    Beyond the Tour
    We all know that one of the best ways to figure out whether a college or university is a good match is to visit the campus. “It is the only way prospective students will ever get a sense of what a campus community is about and whether they can...
  • Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media

     Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media
    At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
  • Staff news: Social media editor, Business and Sports reporters announced

    Announcing a promotion and two recent additions to The Times' staff: Stacey Leasca Stacey Leasca has been named social media editor. Stacey will work with Jimmy Orr to direct our social media strategy across the newsroom. She and her team will...
  • Nigerian attackers target barracks holding rebel prisoners

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Explosions and fighting broke out early Friday in the troubled northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, as dozens of insurgents attacked a military barracks holding rebel detainees, according to government officials. It was...
  • Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies

    Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies
    A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...
  • Obama administration to crack down on for-profit colleges

    Obama administration to crack down on for-profit colleges
    The Obama administration is preparing to crack down on some for-profit colleges, requiring them to do a better job of preparing students for work or risk losing access to federal student aid. Newly proposed regulations expected from the Education...
  • Going outside California to find an excellent and affordable college education

    Going outside California to find an excellent and affordable college education
    It seems so counterintuitive. How can it be cheaper for a California family to send their cherubs off to college in another state when they could pay discounted in-state tuition here? Because, experts say, there is more to a college sticker price than...