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Cal State committee approves changes to limit 'student success fees'

A Cal State finance committee on Wednesday approved a plan to limit the use of controversial student fees -- enacted on many campuses in response to state budget cuts but criticized as a stealthy way to raise tuition.

Cal State Long Beach student infected with measles; 20 others at risk

Twenty Cal State Long Beach students were exposed to measles after they went on a field trip with an infected student during winter break, officials said.

Authorities release sketches of suspects in double homicide

Los Angeles County detectives Wednesday released sketches of two men believed to be involved in a May 2014 double killing in unincorporated Rancho Dominguez.

Andrew Sullivan to give up blogging (and get a life)

One of the last of the original politics bloggers wants out before he burns out. He also hopes to write a book.

Joe Morgenstern mourns the news about Vidiots

Feels like an impending death in the family of film lovers, says the Wall Street Journal and KCRW film critic.

What the Story of Tahj Blow's Police Encounter Reveals About Student Activism in the #Blacklivesmatter Movement

It has happened more than once. I am stopped in the university dinning hall and asked if I will be bringing out more chicken. The speaker, my classmate, has failed to recognize that I am not wearing a uniform, and takes a moment to realize that I am not a member of the dinning hall staff, but a member of the student body. Show More Summary

Lionsgate in talks with China's Hunan TV for film and TV pact

Film studio Lionsgate is in advanced talks with China's Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co. for what could be the latest Hollywood deal by a Chinese company. 

Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter's Long Life

The late Robin Williams. It sounds like an oxymoron. How could anyone so energetically quick-witted ever be late? The same could be said for Joan Rivers who was so ahead of her time, she kept reinventing herself to keep up. This past...Show More Summary

Waze a danger to cops? Police reveal their own location on social media

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck has been vocal in his concerns about the Google-owned Waze app and its feature that allows users to point out where police are. But L.A. police themselves often reveal their location on social media.

Final effort for the “No Big Dig” to save Hahamonga

Time is limited and the citizens in Pasadena aligned against the counties plan to rape, scrape and gut the Hahahmonga watershed need your help.  All efforts to bring reason and preserve the area have fallen on deaf ears. Their “Hail Mary” plan is to resort to litigation and they need our help.  They have a […]

Wednesday news and notes: 1.28.15

Mexico admits students are dead. More jostling for Boxer's seat. Huizar vs. Molina. Bestsellers of the week. Baquet, Leovy, Gold, whales and more.

Black sergeant sues San Diego Police Department over racist cartoon

An African American San Diego police officer is suing the Police Department, alleging that he suffered harassment and job retaliation after complaining about the use of a racist cartoon during a training session.

Easy dinner recipes: 3 rich risotto dishes for Gluten-free Wednesday

Looking to cut a little gluten out of your diet? Even if you haven't eliminated it entirely, it doesn't hurt to go gluten-free one day a week. And you can't go wrong with rich and creamy risotto. Check out these tempting options for gluten-free Wednesday.

Uber unveils pay-by-mile insurance coverage for its drivers

Uber and an unusual pay-by-the-mile auto insurance company have teamed up to make sure that drivers have either personal or company coverage at all times.

Huge Turning Point By Mormon Church or Dangerous Scheme?

How could it be anything other than groundbreaking news when leaders of a large and very conservative church support legislation to end discrimination against LGBT people?! I never thought I'd live long enough to see headlines like this...Show More Summary

Bad break for 'Billy Elliot' star a good break for his sub

One goal of any theater production is to make it to opening night, even if the star breaks his arm just days before.

Israel fires into Lebanon after missile strikes vehicle

The Lebanese-based militant group Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for an attack targeting an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, according to media reports.

You've got to be skidding: Lakers lose ninth in row, 98-92 to Wizards

On a night when they honored their late owner on his birthday, a night billed as "Remembering Dr. Jerry Buss," the injury-riddled 2014-15 edition of the Lakers played some inspired basketball Tuesday.

Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.

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