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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 state audit finds that Steven Cox, the founder of California Charter Academy, diverted millions of dollars to a for-profit company and family members.
Three leaders of the United Teachers of Los Angeles are challenging the vote that threw them out of office last month, according to interviews and documents obtained by KPCC.
Dave McCoy, the longtime owner of Mammoth Mountain, is selling his shares in the company. Residents of nearby Mammoth Lakes are worried about the effect the change in ownership will have on the popular ski resort.
Andrea Rich announces she will step down from her post as director of the LA County Museum of Art. She leaves as the museum is set to break ground on a $150 million construction project.
LA Mayor Jim Hahn announces "Little Scarlet" by Walter Mosley as this year's pick for the "One Book, One City" reading initative. The program is intended to promote literacy and civic unity.
A Harvard University study reveals more students drop out in California than officially reported. Poly High in Long Beach is cited as being successful in preventing drop outs.
Seminal Chicano folk musician Lalo Guerrero died March 17 at the age of 88. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez spoke to Guerrero in 2003 when the LA County Board of Supervisors declared "Lalo Guerrero Day."
More than 300 parents, teachers and administrators meet at a conference in Manhattan Beach with the goal of making high schools better places for learning.
Several students are injured during a fight between Armenians and Latinos at Grant High School in Valley Glen. A community forum is held to discuss ways to bring an end to the racial violence.
Museum officials from the US and Mexico hold a two-day meeting at the LA County Museum of Art. The directors hope for a better exchange of art between the two countries.
The incoming leadership slate at the United Teachers of Los Angeles is vowing across-the-board changes in education.
The Ennis-Brown House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was briefly declared uninhabitable because of concerns the recent storm may have harmed the structure's foundation. Preservation efforts on the building continue.
In the first of five profiles of LA mayoral candidates, former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg makes a name for himself by putting forth bold proposals such as breaking up the Los Angeles Unified School District and releasing an unusual TV ad.
More than 400 people attend the services for Devin Brown, the African American teenager who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in LA.
The second of two reports on Governor Schwarzenegger's plan to base teachers' pay on performance examines union opposition to the proposal.