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Cal State chancellor sets goals for improved graduation rates

California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White on Tuesday announced an aggressive plan to substantially increase graduation rates over the next decade while again calling for more state funding to help achieve those goals.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao meet at Miami Heat game

If either of them considers fate the final nudge to complete get a long-awaited deal, maybe it's significant that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao showed up at a Miami Heat home game in courtside seats across from each other Tuesday night.

Kings, Blackhawks to face off again in rivalry of respect, not hatred

Happy and reassuring playoff memories for the Kings can only provide so much comfort to a faltering hockey team in search of solutions.

How to immunize more kids: California needs to ban personal-belief exemption for vaccinations

Unvaccinated teenagers have been sent home from school for as long as three weeks. Dozens of babies who may have been exposed to measles have been placed in quarantine. One in four of the more than 73 Californians infected has required hospitalization. It's getting hard to keep up with how many...

The Rev. Richard McBrien dies at 78; liberal Catholic theologian

The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashedly liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut after a lengthy illness, according to the school. He was 78.

Are sick kids enough to persuade vaccine-skeptical parents?

To the editor: Any parents not vaccinating their children should be forced to watch a video of an infant with pertussis struggling to breathe and cough. There are several on the Internet, and they are heartbreaking. ("Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs," Jan. 25)

But seriously, folks — this stand-up economist says Republicans will like his carbon tax

Comiconomist Yoram Bauman has a carbon tax plan for Washington state. The punch line: He thinks he can get both political parties on board.

How a black kid who grew up in the segregated South became a barefisted biologist

Tyrone Hayes took on a massive chemical company over the impacts of its top-selling herbicide. His story is the subject of a new Amazon original documentary, produced by The New Yorker.

Seattle to shame residents for throwing away food

The city will shame and fine residents for putting compostable food in the trash bin.

Musician John Bilezikjian dies at 66; master of the Middle Eastern oud

John Bilezikjian, a masterful player of the Middle Eastern oud whose eclectic career included performances and recordings with Leonard Cohen, Little Richard, Robert Palmer, Luis Miguel and Placido Domingo and programs of traditional Armenian music as well as appearances with the Los Angeles...

This Map Shows Why The Midwest Is Screwed

The ongoing drought in California has been, among other things, a powerful lesson in how vulnerable America's agricultural sector is to climate change. Even if that drought wasn't specifically caused by man-made global warming, scientists...Show More Summary

Utility bosses see change coming, look to clean and distributed energy

A survey of utility execs also finds that a majority of them support Obama's power-plant rules or think they should be strengthened.

Max Martini is ready to part with house in Studio City

Versatile actor Max Martini has listed a Toluca Lake house on the market at $1.85 million.

Egyptian court rejects appeal of 3 activists facing more prison time

An Egyptian court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by three well-known activists facing three years in prison after being convicted of organizing an unauthorized protest and assaulting security personnel.

Forget foam — now we can grow better takeout containers

Bricks that grow themselves, plastic made of mushrooms... the future is a weird and wonderful place.

We are literally breaking polar bear penises now

It seems we shall spare the polar bear no indignity: PCB pollution is weakening the species' penis bone.

Are extreme blizzards the new normal?

Here's what climate science says about historic storms.

Boys' basketball: Busy Saturday for one-day events

There will be top one-day basketball events on Saturday at Fairfax, Azusa Pacific and Cathedral.

NextEra – HECO Deal Likely Linked With Hawaiian Utility’s About-Face On Rooftop Solar

In December, NextEra Energy, a utility holding company based in Juno Beach, FL, agreed to buy all three of Hawaii’s electric utilities for about $6 billion. The return (or lack thereof) on this $6 billion investment will likely depend on future deployment trends of distributed generation in Hawaii. NextEra Energy Hawaii, a subsidiary of NextEra’s […]

Super Bowl To Kick Off Food Waste Recycling Efforts In Phoenix

Phoenix will use this weekend's Super Bowl as a high-profile venue to kick off municipal efforts at food waste recycling and composting The post Super Bowl To Kick Off Food Waste Recycling Efforts In Phoenix appeared first on Sustainablog.

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