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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
As the UCLA engineering program turns 60, KPCC profiles a current chemical engineering major and a graduate who was with the engineering program from the beginning.
An initiative that would extend the probation period for teachers is supported by Governor Schwarzenegger but has come under fire from the teacher's union.
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca suspends 12 deputies without pay for their involvement in last month's incident in which deputies fired 120 rounds at an unarmed pursuit suspect in Compton.
Part two of a series on Eduardo, an undocumented immigrant, focuses on his family and their hope that the youngest member won't have to work as hard as the older members do.
An inside look at the life of Eduardo, a 25-year old undocumented immigrant who came across the border from Mexico City and has been fighting to make a life for himself in the United States
"Manzanar: An American Story", a multimedia orchestral work directed by LA Opera Conductor Kent Nagano, remembers the 120-thousand Japanese-Americans relocated during World War II.
School district officials, facing a $9 million dollar deficit, consider which schools to close.
Despite the addition of new schools like South Gate New Elementary School Number 6, some Southgate parents still express concern over the quality of their children's education.
In his first press conference, LA Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa says he'll push for the hiring of 379 new officers and for tougher ethics rules for city politicians. [image]
More than four thousand people honored Miguel Contreras in a mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown LA. The secretary-treasurer of the LA County Federation of Labor died of a heart attack at the age of 52.
Education has become a major issue in the LA mayor's race, despite the fact that the mayor has no control over the LA Unified School District. Both Mayor Jim Hahn and challenger Antonio Villaraigosa want to change that
The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach is displaying works by popular Mexican artist José Luis Cuevas through August. More than 250 people recently got a sneak peek. [image] [image] [image]
In his first State of the Schools speech, LA Unified Superintendent Roy Romer said he will propose to the school board a $3.8 billion school construction bond measure. The measure could go on the ballot in November.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has resigned his post as California Secretary of Education after a year on the job. Riordan's brief tenure in Sacramento stands in stark contrast to the changes he made while mayor of LA.
Governor Schwarzenegger appoints San Diego Schools Superintendant Alan Bersin to replace Richard Riordan as State Secretary of Education. Bersin is a former US Attorney who has had a contentious relationship with San Diego teachers and the school board.