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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
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.
California community colleges are considering creating an online community college to help people who aren't necessarily looking to earn a degree.
Dozens of Iranian studies scholars have told organizers they won't be able to attend an Irvine conference next year because of Trump's travel ban.
Sacramento created the Associate Degree for Transfer program seven years ago to help fix a broken college transfer process. The numbers show it's working.
Students tested drinking fountain water at Cal State Long Beach and found lead. A university follow up confirmed the findings and turned them off.
After a challenge from a Republican student group, UCLA administrators say they won't charge students a fee to host controversial speaker Ben Shapiro.
Jeff Sessions supports a Pierce College student who says he was stopped from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution in Spanish.
Faculty leaders at Cal State Northridge say changes ordered over the summer for all 23 CSU campuses are hasty and may do students more harm than good. The orders eliminated non-credit remedial classes and some general education requirements like intermediate algebra.
Without a campus shuttle, are disabled college students blocked from an adequate education? That'll be the central question in a federal trial set for Tuesday.
Cal State Long Beach says the number of visas denied to international students it had accepted was three times greater this year.
The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.