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  • Students walk through the UCLA campus in Westwood. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    U.S. Colleges, Including in CA, With Women-Only STEM Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination

    Female-only science programs, launched by many universities to redress gender imbalance in such fields as computer science and engineering, are coming under growing legal attack as sex discrimination against men. The U.S. Department of Education has opened more than two dozen investigations into universities across the nation — UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC as well as Yale, Princeton and Rice — that offer female-only scholarships, awards, professional development workshops and even science and engineering camps for middle and high school […]

  • A poster shows defendants in custody as law enforcement officials announce the unsealing of a federal racketeering indictment targeting Los Angeles-based members of the MS-13 gang on July 16, 2019. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Paid to Keep Children Out of Gangs Among Those Charged in Grisly MS-13 Killings in L.A. Area

    He showed up at Bible study every Thursday and volunteered at peacemaking soccer matches for members of MS-13, his tattoos betraying his own history with the notorious gang. As a “peace ambassador” for a Los Angeles nonprofit funded with public money, it was Wilfredo Vides’ job to steer young people clear of gangs. For those who’d joined one, his role was to convince them to leave, as he had. Or as he said he had. Vides was one of 22 […]

  • Students sit at tables after school at Telfair Avenue Elementary in Pacoima. ( Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Unified Is Back to School, Seeking to Help Many Students With Outside Burdens

    Nearly half a million Los Angeles children and teenagers are streaming into more than 1,000 public campuses for a new school year Tuesday morning, many carrying burdens from their world outside the schoolyard gates: homelessness, malnutrition, and difficulties at home that lead to chronic absenteeism. Yet on this first day of school the outside world also is bringing in a modicum of help aimed at chipping away problems that deeply affect learning. Although Los Angeles Unified School District leaders say […]

  • Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector few hours after Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994, in Sylmar. (Credit: JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Large Earthquakes Are Usually Preceded by Several Smaller Ones, New Research Shows

    The vast majority of earthquakes we feel come soon after smaller ones, according to new research that offers new insights into how seismology works. The finding offers unprecedented insight into what happens before moderate and large earthquakes — and scientists are finding that the vast majority of them occur after smaller earthquakes start rippling underneath the ground, sometimes days or even weeks before the main shock. “One of the biggest questions in earthquake seismology is how earthquakes get started,” said […]

  • Caren Carl Mandoyan, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy fired for misconduct then reinstated by Sheriff Alex Villanueva, is seen during an interview with KTLA on March 29, 2019.

    Judge Overturns Sheriff Villanueva’s Reinstatement of Fired L.A. County Deputy

    A judge on Monday overturned Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s controversial decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence and lying — a dispute that ended up pitting some of Los Angeles County’s most powerful elected officials against one another. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff ruled that Villanueva must remove the deputy, Caren Carl Mandoyan, from his job. Mandoyan also must return county property, including his gun and badge. The ruling […]

  • Driver Drags Woman, Crashes Into Cemetery in San Diego Hit-and-Run

    A woman was injured after a car she was clinging to crashed through the gate of a San Diego cemetery and knocked over several tombstones early Monday morning. San Diego police Officer Billy Hernandez said the incident began around 2 a.m. as a domestic dispute that escalated and resulted in the driver of a car crashing into the gate of Home of Peace Cemetery at 38th Street and Imperial Avenue while the woman was holding onto the open driver’s side […]

  • People swim in the Pacific Ocean off Del Mar beach Oct. 11, 2015, in La Jolla, Calif. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Coastal Commission Concerned Over Trenching Idea for Rail Tracks Atop Oceanfront Bluffs in Del Mar

    A proposal to place the railroad tracks in a trench at the edge of the bluffs in Del Mar raises “serious concerns” about erosion and access to the beach, according to the California Coastal Commission. “This new potential alternative … would hamper efforts to plan for sea-level rise and erosion, thereby resulting in the loss of significant public access and beach resources,” said the commission’s Zach Rehm, a senior transportation program analyst, in a letter to the San Diego Assn. […]

  • Students walk through the UCLA campus in Westwood. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    College Admissions Scam: $100,000 Bribe Got Teen UCLA Soccer Scholarship Without Even Playing

    On paper, the high school senior from British Columbia was a promising soccer player. So much so that UCLA admitted the teenager last fall as an athletic recruit and even awarded him a scholarship. The teen, however, didn’t play soccer — and his admission to UCLA was bought with a $100,000 bribe William “Rick” Singer paid to Jorge Salcedo, then the head coach of the UCLA men’s soccer program, according to court documents and sources with knowledge of the case. […]

  • The Salton Sea, which straddles Imperial and Riverside counties, is seen in an undated photo. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times )

    Odor Advisory Issued in Coachella Valley Due to Rotten-Egg Smell From Salton Sea

    An odor advisory was issued Sunday for the Salton Sea area in Riverside County due to elevated levels of a gas that smells like rotten eggs, according to state air regulators. The advisory was issued for the Coachella Valley and will remain in effect until at least Monday because of winds from the south, with peak concentrations of hydrogen sulfide emissions occurring in the morning hours, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said in a statement. “Hourly average concentrations […]

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