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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?
Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez
A report finds that a third of incoming Cal State freshman needed remedial math classes while almost half needed remedial English instruction.
The LA Unified Board of Education approves a construction contract for a new arts high school, despite a ballooning price tag.
Los Angeles voters this week will choose a new member of the LA Unified Board of Education. The race has become somewhat of a battleground in the issue over whether Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa should take control of the school district.
Court records show union-backed candidate Christopher Arellano was convicted of theft twice in the 1990s. KPCC has also learned there are questions surrounding his academic background.
The two-year-old Queen Mary Two and the original Queen Mary greeted each other with horn blasts in what was billed as a "Royal Rendezvous" at the Port of Long Beach.
The Federal Government has approved the extension of a residency and work permit program for more than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
A Los Angeles jury finds former Catholic priest Michael Wempe guilty of one count of oral copulation with a person under 16, but deadlocks on four other charges.
The LA School Board must decide whether to pay much more for an arts school - or scrap the project altogether.
The California Legislative Analyst's office has issued a report that says the state could do a better job of providing migrant children with health care and education.
A group of fifth graders participate in a mock trial put on by Southwestern Law School, which is making an effort to lure low-income public school students into the profession.
Barry Munitz, who has faced controversy over questions about his spending practices, has stepped down as President and CEO of the Getty Trust.
Officials in Huntington Park and Maywood are speaking out against a federal bill they say would hurt immigrants. Huntington Beach's mayor says she wants her city to become a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants.
A report by LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo finds flaws in the way complaints of child abuse are investigated.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa criticized the Bush administration's policies in a nationally televised Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address.
Representatives of Mexico's three major policital parties participated in a Town Hall Los Angeles debate, as Southland Mexican-Americans get prepared to vote in that country's presidential election.