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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
Chinatown youth use art to learn about their community. Adults see the younger generation as the best hope for the area's revitalization.
Operation USA, which provides humanitarian aid to foreign countries, is giving free medical supplies to community clinics in Southern California.
Pierce College hosts an art exhibition called "The Missing Community College Student." It features sculptures created by students who are outraged by fee hikes and cutbacks at colleges across the state.
Some educators feel President Bush's plan to extend the "No Child Left Behind Act" to middle schools and high schools will overload the students. The President's supporters say reform is needed.
Although 92 percent of school bond measures passed statewide, Orange Unified School District's bond measure went down to defeat.
The close race for this open assembly seat hinges on the independent vote.
Proposition 64 on the Nov. 2nd California ballot would only permit those directly affected by alleged corporate wrongdoing to file lawsuits.
LA's Musuem of Contemporary Arts turns 25. Some say as it has aged, others that the institution has become a bit too "establishment."
Sabell Bender is one of those trying to revive Yiddish in Los Angeles.
In a 4-3 vote, the LA Unified School Board approves a plan to demolish part of the historic hotel and build a school complex.
CalTech Professor David Politzer shares the Nobel Prize for Physics with two other scientists for their research on the strong force.
A South Gate family with divided political sympathies watches the presidential debate between George Bush and John Kerry.
Maxwell Kennedy, a son of the assassinated politician, opposes the plan to preserve part of the Ambassador Hotel and says the entire complex should be torn down to make more room for schools
A visit to one of thousands of house parties organized by the National Education Association to build support for public education.
Some local college students are urging the US Congress to pass the "Dream Act," which would give legal residency to undocumented aliens who complete two years of college.