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  • William "Rick" Singer leaves Boston Federal Court after being charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice on March 12, 2019. (Credit: Scott Eisen / Getty Images)

    Admissions Scam: Rick Singer Appears to Have Fudged Own Credentials as He Faked Students’ Resumes

    William “Rick” Singer was well into orchestrating an elaborate bribery and cheating scheme to slip his clients’ children into elite colleges when he sat down for a deposition in Washington, D.C., in 2016. Asked why he should be considered an expert in the field of college admissions, Singer outlined his credentials: He had worked on admissions committees for UCLA, UC Davis, the University of Miami and other colleges, helping to decide which students should be offered spots. He claimed to […]

  • Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue waters are seen on Aug. 31, 2016. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    Lake Tahoe’s Cobalt Blue Waters See Stunning Improvement in Clarity

    The clarity of Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue water improved dramatically in 2018, a year after the combined forces of historic drought and record-breaking rain resulted in the lake’s lowest visibility levels since record-keeping began in 1968. Scientists measure water clarity by lowering a 10-inch-wide white disk into the lake and noting the lowest point at which the disk remains visible. In 2017, the disk was visible at an average depth of 60.4 feet — an all-time low. But the lake […]

  • Dr. George Tyndall is accused of sexual assault during his time as a gynecologist at USC. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Secret USC Records Reveal Dire Warnings About Gynecologist Accused of Abusing Students

    Confidential records released this week show decades of warnings to the University of Southern California about Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students. The documents span the entirety of Tyndall’s career at USC, including a handwritten complaint in 1990 about a “rude” exam and a lengthy expert analysis in 2016 that posited the gynecologist had “underlying psychopathy.” Among the revelations is that USC was told in that expert report that Tyndall appeared to […]

  • Teachers school portraits appear on a faculty page in the yearbook for San Pasqual High School in Escondido. (Credit: KGTV via CNN)

    Yearbook Photos of Spanish Teachers in Sombreros Raise Eyebrows in Escondido

    When the Golden Legend yearbook was passed out to seniors at San Pasqual High School in Escondido, it was the photos of the six Spanish teachers that raised eyebrows. The educators were dressed in ponchos and sombreros while holding fake mustaches to their mouths, prompting the principal to call their attire inappropriate. “Cultural appropriation is offensive, whether it was intentional or not,” Principal Martin Casas wrote in a statement. “We owe an apology to our Latinx and Chicano community, a […]

  • Nipsey Hussle performs at the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel on Feb. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Warner Music)

    Nipsey Hussle’s Plan to Fight Gentrification in South L.A. Has Made it to Congress

    Inside the U.S. Capitol, in a historic room where Abraham Lincoln forged friendships with colleagues from both parties, members of the Congressional Black Caucus huddled Wednesday with an unlikely coalition that included an L.A. city councilman, an Atlanta rapper, a New York radio host and a South Los Angeles developer. The discussion veered from public policy to the personal as they talked about the economic state of black America and ways that they could work together to uplift their people […]

  • Invasive mustard grass grows along the hiking trails in Griffith Park in this undated photo. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    Late-Season Rains Mask Looming Fire Danger as Lush Plants Turn Dry and Explosive

    Giant green stems with budding yellow flowers greeted hikers along a narrow path beneath the soaring Santa Monica Mountains on a recent drizzly day. This is where, just seven months ago, the worst fire in Los Angeles County history swept through, destroying more than 1,000 homes and blackening miles of hillsides and canyon. But thanks to one of the wettest seasons in years, rains have transformed the fire zone back to life with great speed. And all those flowering black […]

  • William "Rick" Singer leaves Boston Federal Court after being charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice on March 12, 2019, in Boston, Mass. (Credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    College Admissions Scandal: Prosecutors Subpoenaed Records of 9 Chapman University Students

    Chapman University turned over records for nine students to prosecutors investigating ties between the Orange County school and a Newport Beach consultant who has since admitted to orchestrating a national test-rigging and bribery scheme, Chapman’s president said Thursday. The school received $400,000 from a foundation controlled by the consultant, William “Rick” Singer — $75,000 more than Singer had disclosed in public tax filings, president Daniele Struppa said. Singer has admitted to using his Key Worldwide Foundation to launder payments from […]

  • Dr. George Tyndall is seen in an undated photo obtained from USC by the Los Angeles Times. On the right, an undated photo shows the University of Southern California. (Credit: USC; Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    USC Was Told Campus Gynecologist Could Be Preying on Asian Students, Secret Records Show

    After decades of complaints about a campus gynecologist, USC administrators hired a team of medical experts to evaluate him. The experts came back with a disturbing report saying there was evidence Dr. George Tyndall was preying on vulnerable Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy.” Still, the university did not fire Tyndall or notify the state medical board. Instead, lawyers for USC arranged a secret deal with the doctor that allowed him to leave his post with a substantial financial […]

  • The Camp Fire burns in the hills on Nov. 10, 2018, near Ororville, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    PG&E Will Install Underground Powerlines in Paradise After Being Blamed for Camp Fire

    One week after being blamed for causing California’s deadliest wildfire, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that it will install underground powerlines in Paradise in the hopes of preventing a future disaster. The project will take about five years, and as the town recovers and residents move back into the homes they lost to the Camp fire, PG&E will establish temporary overhead service to meet residents’ needs, the company said in a statement late Wednesday. Some surrounding areas, such as […]

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