Taryn Luna

Taryn Luna covers state government and politics in Sacramento. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2018, Luna covered the California Legislature and lobbying industry for The Sacramento Bee. She previously wrote about retail for The Boston Globe and worked as a general assignment reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Luna grew up in Dixon, a small town in Northern California, and graduated from Oregon State University.
UC should expel students and revoke degrees after admissions scandal, lawmaker says

California legislators questioned the integrity of the UC admissions process and received few answers from university officials at a two-hour hearing.

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Mediocre grades? Weak SATs? Rick Singer got you into an elite college — for a price

William "Rick" Singer is an ultramarathon runner, a former high school basketball coach and a father. Prosecutors say he is also the mastermind of a multimillion-dollar college admissions scheme to help the rich and famous gain their children entry to some of the nation's most elite universities.