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  • SAT test preparation books sit on a shelf at a Barnes and Noble store June 27, 2002, in New York City. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    UC’s SAT Requirement Violates Civil Rights, According to Lawsuits by Compton Unified and Other Groups

    The University of California is violating state civil rights laws by requiring applicants to take the SAT or ACT, standardized tests that unlawfully discriminate against disabled, low-income, multilingual and underrepresented minority students, allege two lawsuits filed Tuesday. The lawsuits, filed on behalf of the Compton Unified School District, four students and five community organizations, demand that the 10-campus UC system eliminate the testing requirement. Any decision by UC to drop the tests — as some prominent UC officials themselves are […]

  • Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus Feb. 24, 2005 in Berkeley. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    ‘Adulting’ Class at UC Berkeley Teaches Budgeting, Navigating Romantic Relationships Among Other Skills

    Conner Wright is carrying a demanding course load in his final year as an English major at UC Berkeley: antebellum American literature, introduction to music therapy and a research seminar on William Shakespeare. The 20-year-old senior is immersed in the works of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville and Harriet Jacobs. But Wright, who is anticipating his graduation in May, has the self-awareness to know he needed a little something extra to prepare for his launch into a […]

  • Los Angeles City Hall is seen in this file photo. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Former L.A. City Hall Aide Faces $37,500 Fine for Failing to Report Lobbying

    A former City Hall aide faces more than $37,000 in fines for himself and his consulting company after failing to report that he was lobbying Los Angeles officials, following an inquiry by the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Gary Benjamin, a former planning deputy to City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, formed his own consulting company after he had left his city job and worked with Elizabeth Peterson Group, which is registered with the city as a lobbying firm. His firm, Alchemy, […]

  • Pleasant Grove High School in Elk View is seen in a Street View image from Google Maps.

    High School Student in Sacramento Area Says She Was Attacked in Campus Bathroom Because She Is Muslim

    A Muslim high school student said she was assaulted last week in a targeted attack at her campus in Elk Grove, Calif. According to the Sacramento Bee, Sabah Elias, 17, was attending a tutoring lesson on Wednesday when she said she was followed into a bathroom by a masked person. Sabah, who was wearing a black T-shirt representing the school’s Muslim Student Assn. club, said the attacker verbally accosted her for being Muslim, then threw a bucket of water at […]

  • Sleeping Beauty castle is seen at Disneyland on Oct. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Disneyland Workers File Lawsuit Claiming They Aren’t Being Paid a Living Wage

    A group of Disneyland workers has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the Anaheim resort is violating a 2018 ballot measure by failing to pay its workers a living wage, an accusation that could force the court to settle a yearlong dispute between organized labor and Walt Disney Co. The lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana alleges that the Disneyland Resort has violated the requirements of Measure L, which mandates that any hospitality business located in Anaheim’s resort […]

  • The BolaWrap 100 is demonstrated on LAPD Chief Michel Moore on Dec. 9, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Chief Michel Moore Gets Lassoed by New Restraint Device That Will Soon Hit the Streets

    Standing before 20 cameras, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore stood motionless as a sergeant pointed a laser at the chief’s leg to demonstrate a new gadget that will hit the streets next month. A loud boom echoed across the Police Academy grounds, and a Kevlar cord wrapped itself around Moore’s legs to prevent him from running away. He could only shuffle his feet and needed scissors to cut the cord from his dark blue pants. The new device, called […]

  • California farmworkers are seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    Largest U.S. Blueberry Producer, Based in Central California, Fined $3.6M for Immigrant Worker Abuses

    The country’s biggest blueberry producer has been barred from recruiting foreign agricultural guest workers for three years and will have to pay $3.5 million in back wages and penalties as part of a court agreement reached with the U.S. Labor Department. Munger Bros., based in Delano, Calif., shunned or failed to adequately recruit U.S.-based workers in favor of foreign guest workers recruited under the federal H-2A visa program, according to the Labor Department. Once here, those guest workers weren’t adequately […]

  • Lush marshlands that are homes for endangered birds and fish at the outlets of agricultural and urban runoff that used to flow directly into the Salton Sea. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Amid the Wasteland of the Salton Sea, New Lush Marshlands Become Homes for Endangered Birds, Fish

    It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea’s slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt. Thousands of acres of exposed lake bed have become, of all things, the unintended beneficiaries of lush marshlands that are homes for endangered birds and fish at the outlets of agricultural and urban runoff that used to flow directly into the Salton Sea. These unmanaged flows, scientists say, are flushing salinity out of the […]

  • The California Highway Patrol released this photo on April 1, 2019 of a helicopter that responded to the Weyland Canal in Dixon following reports of two unresponsive teens.

    $14M Settlement Reached Months After 2 NorCal Boys Were Electrocuted While Trying to Save Dog in Ditch

    The families of two 17-year-old boys who were electrocuted earlier this year while trying to save a dog from a canal have received a $14-million settlement from the water district, according to the agency that owns the canal. Jacob Schneider and Jacob Hourmouzus died April 1 after they jumped into the Weyland Canal in Dixon, Calif., to save a dog they were walking with friends after it either jumped or fell into the ditch. The waterway is owned by the […]

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