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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
There are thousands of job openings yearly for middle-skill jobs in entertainment and digital companies. Community colleges want to train more people to fill them.
A popular program designed to encourage students to enroll in college has been suspended because the classes are taught not by professors but by high school teachers who qualified as faculty.
Four people have accused school board member Christopher Norgaard of sexual harassment. At least two of them are adult employees of the district.
Staffers at various campuses sprang into action to help during recent fires. Officials say their response should be a national model.
Los Angeles Community College administrators said formal complaints of sexual harassment are up dramatically. They're taking steps to find a solution.
Hundreds of thousands of people lined the street to watch 39 floats decked out with countless flowers, along with show horses, marching bands and celebrities. Millions more watched on TV.
The Thomas Fire cut the semester short at some colleges. Administrators are letting some students take finals when they return from winter break.
L.A. County library officials say overdue fines lead many young patrons to stop using the library's resources. So, they're off the hook — as long as they read.
A report by the state's legislative analyst cautions lawmakers about expanding the number of California community colleges that offer bachelor's degrees.
On Thursday, a Ventura city councilman updated a two-day-old tally of the number of homes destroyed by the county's devastating Thomas Fire.
Since Tuesday, the Thomas fire has tripled in size to 96,000 acres. But officials haven't updated their estimate of structures lost. They've kept it vague: at least 150.
Lawyers for students say California isn't doing enough to ensure that schools have what they need to teach all students basic reading and writing.
California public universities raised tuition this year, but the governor says he doesn't want another increase — and he's using the budget process to send the message.
As the California economy improves, community colleges are expected to receive more funding next fiscal year but campuses may find limits.
On Monday, a proposal for an all-online community college was heard in efforts to boost job prospects for about 2 million working class Californians who lack full degrees.