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  • Nursing license backlog cleared, but some delays persist

    Nursing license backlog cleared, but some delays persist
    California's registered nursing board has eliminated a backlog in licensing paperwork for approximately 4,000 recent nursing graduates, state officials have reported.
  • If drivers don't like cyclists, they're going to hate e-skateboarders

    If drivers don't like cyclists, they're going to hate e-skateboarders
    The Times editorial board has written a lot recently about the politics, policies and practicalities of bicyclists and automobiles sharing the road in Los Angeles. Apparently there’s some tension on the streets between motorists and cyclists.  ...

    Computer system upgrades delay licensing for nursing graduates

    Computer system upgrades delay licensing for nursing graduates
    In December, Ben Villarreal graduated with a bachelor's degree from Samuel Merritt University's nursing program in Oakland. In short order, he received two job offers at UC hospitals with programs for new graduates. But with less than a month to go...

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner. Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...

    State Assembly defies feds, sends school testing overhaul to governor

    State Assembly defies feds, sends school testing overhaul to governor
    The California Assembly on Wednesday easily approved an overhaul of the state's student testing system in which schools and parents would not receive test scores for at least a year. The vote of 51 to 22 was largely along party lines, with Democrats...