| Jun 8, 2012
| 8:57 PM
Maria Gomez stood with the Class of 2011, waiting to climb the stage. The sun was bright on the UCLA campus, her fellow graduates buoyant.
To reach this elite company, she'd worked baby-sitting and housecleaning jobs, scraping up tuition from quarter...
| May 4, 2012
| 12:41 PM
In its April 23 editorial, "A college bargain for Californians," The Times ponders what the state might do with "an extra billion dollars a year." After considering various possibilities, the editorial acquiesces to a proposal from Sacramento that even it...
| Nov 11, 2012
Dear Liz: I am increasingly annoyed by the entitlement attitude of today's students. Why should the taxpayers (me) pay to educate somebody else's children? I remember when there was no such thing as a student loan. If I wanted to go to college and didn'...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Dominique Hatfield won't forget the moment last month that his football coach at Crenshaw High, Robert Garrett, told him a letter had just come in via school fax machine.
It was a scholarship offer from the University of Utah.
"It almost brought me to...
| Jun 30, 2012
Walter J. Zable, the founder and chief executive officer of San Diego-basedCubic Corp.during six decades of innovation in electronic technology for national defense and the civilian market, has died. He was 97.
Zable died June 23 at Scripps Memorial...
| Feb 1, 2012
Player; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Last school
Nelson Agholor; WR; 6-1; 180; Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep
Zach Banner; OL; 6-9; 335; Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes HS
Gerald Bowman; S; 6-1; 215; Los Angeles Pierce College
*Morgan Breslin; DE; 6-3; 255;...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Almost from its inception, the federal government's options backdating case against executives of Broadcom Corp. reeked of cheap melodrama more than it gleamed with truth-seeking about corporate accounting and corporate pay.
You can count Bill Ruehle,...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 9:13 PM
MAVELA, South Africa — Her grandmother was an alcoholic and her mother was a prostitute, strangled by a client. The child of another of her mother's customers, Nicolene Marx grew up in a poor Durban neighborhood with scant hope of escaping.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:56 PM
Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results.
Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Let the debate begin whether the practice by colleges of offering scholarships to athletes as early as their eighth-grade year should be banned. The Division I Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Issues Cabinet is proposing legislation to prohibit early...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
-- Political protest: Artist Tracey Emin and designer Vivienne Westwood are among those in the cultural community who pressured the Tate Modern in London to cancel a book party for former Prime Minister Tony Blair. (Art Daily) -- Financial aid:......