The Long Beach school board has voted to start classes an hour later for middle schoolers. If the change is adopted, that dreaded morning bell would ring at 8.50 in the morning, later than the current 7.40am start time. The school board says it will help save money. Many experts say adolescent minds will learn better with the extra sleep.
California State University and California Community College campuses got one step closer to being tobacco-free after the state Assembly voted 41-24 yesterday to approve a tobacco ban; Faith Salie of NPR's Wait, Wait . . .Don't Tell Me talks about new memoir, "Approval Junkie," and weighing the pros and cons of a bailout for Puerto Rico.
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