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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
University of California released its top salaries: $2,234,000 for a UCLA basketball coach; $2,232,000 for a world-famous UCLA transplant surgeon.
"I don't think Jeffrey should be demonized. He did what he does. The real problem was the vision of the board."
Jeffrey Deitch, the sometimes controversial director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, announced Wednesday he is resigning.
Arcadia Unified has agreed to improvements on transgender student rights to settle a discrimination investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.
USC students said Monday the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints
Libraries in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties are joining summer lunch programs. Advocates want to combine learning with healthier nutrition.
Cal State Fullerton will soon be offering a Vietnamese language BA and teaching credential program. Parents have been clamoring for language classes for their kids.
Activists plan to protest the U.C. Regents vote Thursday on whether to name Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano as the university system's president.
Encino teen Lulu Cerone has more projects going this summer than most adults will complete in an entire year. Experts say the experience will give her a leg up.
US Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano brings heft to the president post. The UC Regents committee is likely to appoint her next week.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is stepping down from her Cabinet post to become the next president of the University of California system.
In teacher survey, 85% rate Superintendent John Deasy's performance as below average or poor. Union to send results to L.A. Unified board.
Southern California is a big summer destination for Chinese teenagers.They believe American high schools and colleges are superior to those in China.
With John Paul II cleared for sainthood, Southern California Catholics remember the late Pope's visit to Los Angeles.
Transgender students rights bill lands on governor's desk. If signed into law, school districts would have to recognize sexual identity of transgender student.