| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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"...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2013
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....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:04 AM
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,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
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.