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  • Teen moms abused as children more likely to become abusers themselves

    Eighteen and pregnant, Jessica Chandler was terrified. Taken away from her mentally ill mother and placed into the foster care system as a child, she wanted to be a good parent. "But I didn't really know what that meant," said Chandler, now a graduate...
  • Taxpayers pay high cost for low fast-food wages, lawmakers are told

    Taxpayers pay high cost for low fast-food wages, lawmakers are told
    SACRAMENTO — Low wages paid by the fast-food industry come with a high public cost for California taxpayers, academics and advocates for the working poor told state lawmakers. Workers at hamburger, pizza and other, mainly franchise, eateries are...
  • Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings

    Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings
    The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake. A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
  • How to sort through new health plans

      How to sort through new health plans
    Mike and Annette Heacox, married for 23 years, run a landscape architecture firm in Sacramento. For the last 14 years, they've bought their own health insurance — most recently a small-business policy bought through a local insurer. Now —...
  • Review: 'At Berkeley' a mind walk through university, its fiscal issue

    Review: 'At Berkeley' a mind walk through university, its fiscal issue
    Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman makes his films his way, and the way he makes them is reflected in how we experience them. "At Berkeley" is Wiseman's 38th doc in 43 years, and each of them, as titles like "Public Housing" and "Boxing Gym"...
  • Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman goes to school 'At Berkeley'

    Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman goes to school 'At Berkeley'
    Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has turned his cameras on a mental hospital, dance troupes, a racetrack, the military and a state legislature. His 38th documentary examines education, campus leadership and student protest at UC Berkeley in 2010...
  • Quake danger: UC, L.A. officials in standoff over records

    Quake danger: UC, L.A. officials in standoff over records
    Los Angeles officials and the University of California were locked in standoff Friday over whether the city would receive a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake. The list is considered a crucial first step in any...
  • How to avoid another shutdown

     How to avoid another shutdown
    It is difficult to explain the recent government shutdown to citizens of other nations. In most of the world's democracies, this kind of disruption can't happen. Rules are in place to keep the government running even if a new budget isn't passed on time....
  • Quake danger: List of at-risk buildings withheld from L.A., officials say

    Quake danger: List of at-risk buildings withheld from L.A., officials say
    A team of scientists has declined to give the city a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake, the mayor's office said. Los Angeles city officials said this week that they requested the data from the researchers, who,...
  • UC quake researchers refuse to share building data with L.A.

    UC quake researchers refuse to share building data with L.A.
    Los Angeles officials and the University of California were locked in a standoff Friday over whether the city would receive a list of older concrete buildings that may be at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The list is considered a crucial...
  • Syd Field, 'guru of all screenwriters,' has died at 77

    Syd Field, 'guru of all screenwriters,' has died at 77
    Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77. According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Field was...