CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2013 |
A police search of an Orange Line bus turned up two robbery suspects late Wednesday, authorities said. After receiving a report of at least one armed man on board the bus in the Valley Village area, officers surrounded the vehicle and ordered passengers to exit, Los Angeles police said Thursday. Television images showed the passengers standing outside the bus as officers searched the vehicle. The search led to two robbery suspects, one of them armed with a gun, police said.
December 29, 2011 |
With college costs soaring and new graduates struggling to land jobs, is higher education still worth the money? Yes, according to an analysis by one recent college graduate who has studied the issue carefully. Sarah Millar, who is now gainfully employed as a research analyst at ConvergEx Group in New York, examined the topic in a new report combining hard numbers with her own experience as a 2011 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Ct. "Did I just waste the last four years of my life?"
July 24, 2013 |
The pay gap between men and women has been a subject of debate for decades. But a new survey reveals a clue to the discrepancy: the number of hours worked by men with full-time jobs versus women in full-time positions. On average, men log 8.46 hours a day versus the 7.87 hours worked by women, according to a recent Labor Department American Time Use Survey . However, that difference is flipped when it comes to part-time gigs. In those positions, women work 5.29 hours per day compared with men, who put in 5.16 hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2013 |
Three men linked to a shooting near Santa Monica College that left one man dead and another victim critically wounded are due in court Thursday. Christopher Chonan Osumi, 19 and Meliton Lorenzo Lopez, 23, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and were being held in lieu of $1-million bail. Noah Jason Farris, 32 , was arrested for allegedly being an accessory to a felony. Farris served time in state prison and was under the supervision of county probation authorities, police said in a statement.
November 17, 1985 |
When Joe Arzola Lopez got his first teaching job, he said he would isolate himself in a dark classroom during breaks. He wasn't ashamed of how he looked, even though he frequently jokes about being "ugly." Nor was it because Lopez dislikes people. "People are great," he says. What was he doing? Lopez says he was trying to keep a secret. "I used to hide from teachers.
August 4, 1985 |
Former Southern Methodist All-American wide receiver Jerry LeVias says he is paying cash to three current SMU football players for good grades because he is trying to fight a system he says doesn't encourage athletes to earn college degrees. "My answer is to fight fire with fire," LeVias told the Dallas Times Herald Saturday. "You have to motivate them some way. What are you going to do? Somebody is going to be there to just give them money for the hell of it."
February 26, 2012 |
Rick Santorum, battling to wrest a GOP presidential primary victory in Michigan, tried Sunday morning to divert attention from his controversial statement that while a senator he voted against his principles out of party loyalty. Santorum argued that he has been a lifelong fighter for limited government even as rival Mitt Romney had fought for expanded government power while governor of Massachusetts. Romney had been inconsistent, Santorum added, notably by supporting the Wall Street bailout but not the auto industry bailout.
March 8, 2013 |
Dear Liz: I am a junior in college, and I might have to take out a loan my senior year because of financial cuts in the state. Is it really a bad idea to take a loan for college? Answer: No, it's not. You don't want to overdose on education debt, but a student loan that helps you get the right degree could be the best investment you'll ever make. Someone with a college degree will earn on average $2.3 million over the course of a working lifetime, which is $1 million more than the lifetime earnings of someone with just a high school diploma, according to a study by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University in Washington.
April 2, 2013 |
A growing education gap in California could diminish workers' chances of finding jobs in the coming years, according to a study. Post-recession, companies increasingly look for employees with skills and education beyond a high school diploma, according to a study from Corinthian Colleges and economic consulting firm Encina Advisors. That's a big problem in the Golden State, where demand for community colleges already outstrips available spots by 591,000. “California has begun a transition to a new economy that requires post-secondary education and skills in healthcare, education, service industries and management,” the report says.
August 30, 1991 |
I was lounging in bed one recent evening, blazing laps around the 63 channels on my new television set like Rick Mears flying around the track at Indy, when suddenly my trusty remote ran out of gas. It stopped dead on Channel 51 and one of those torturous Dave Del Dotto get-rich-quick infomercials. Maniacally, I pounded the buttons on my sleek TV pal, but Dave's too-tanned face would not go away. I banged the remote on my head, rubbed a little saliva on the infra-red end. Aimed.