Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Aug. 21, and here’s what’s happening across California:
Long shadow of a scandal at USC
Of the many consequences of the drug scandal involving former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito, few are as high-stakes as the possible effect on the legal battle between the University of California and USC over the defection of a star UC Alzheimer's disease researcher. Puliafito was a key figure...