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January 19, 1985 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
A college student posing in a crowded elevator for a yearbook photograph with about 20 other students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, died when he "panicked" and tried to escape, Santa Barbara County authorities said Friday. James Michael Howard, 19, of Walnut Creek died Thursday night when his body became wedged in the elevator shaft, said C. D. Smith, an investigator for the Santa Barbara County coroner's office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Sichen Hernandez-Martinez is the type of undergraduate who is increasingly in demand at four-year colleges: She had been a community college honors student, a member of campus government and was active in school clubs. After three years at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, she was admitted to USC, UC Riverside and Cal State San Bernardino. She accepted a scholarship to Pomona College, a selective, private school in Claremont, which she entered as a junior this year. The Pomona admissions committee was as impressed with her academics as it was with her community involvement.
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NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Karin Klein
A new University of California survey finds that nearly a quarter of students feel comfortable or even very comfortable at their schools. Only 7% feel uncomfortable. Is the message here that these are happy campusers? Not in the viewpoint of university officials, who fret over another statistic: About a quarter of students and staff say that they had experienced exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations at the universities. This, authorities indicated, cannot be tolerated.
NEWS
April 19, 2014 | By Carla Hall
When 18 USC students staged a sit-in Tuesday outside the office of university President C.L. Max Nikias to protest the school's business dealings with a vendor - the parent company of which has ties to factories in Bangladesh - school officials took a tough stance. The students were told that if they didn't pipe down or get going by the end of the business day, they would be given “a letter of interim suspension,” as Ainsley Carry, the vice provost of student affairs, said later in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A 19-year-old seeking adventure by hopping freight trains and riding the rails was killed by three transients who were also riding illegally on the trains, Roseville, Calif., police said. Detectives last week announced they had arrested three train hoppers -- two men and a woman -- in connection with the March 2013 killing of John Paul Alpert of Palmdale. Alpert attended community college and left his family to go on a “first-time adventure” by hopping aboard trains and riding the rails across California, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
The Riverside City College student body president is a registered sex offender who has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and committing lewd acts with a child less than 14 years old. School officials knew about the status of Doug Robert Figueroa, 40, prior to his run for office, but in a statement, they said they had “determined that there was no policy, statute or ordinance that could prohibit this student from seeking office as student body president”...
BUSINESS
April 16, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Marc's daughter is attending college in Michigan. She's also deaf. Sign-language interpreters have been provided for classes, but Marc wants to know if there's a more high-tech solution. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Isn't there an app for this? I put that question to the Hearing Loss Assn. of America. For its answer, check out today's Ask Laz video. If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz .    
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Police were looking Friday for two men involved in the slaying of a Lakewood college student who was fatally shot outside his home. Police said two men walked up to Cyrus Alva, 19, as he stood outside the home he shared with his older brother in the 3700 block of Arbor Road, and shot him. Alva was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two men fled in what Sheriff's Department officials described as a white, four-door Toyota Camry. Alva's friends and family told KTLA-TV that he loved skateboarding.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel
A community theater actor and martial arts instructor was charged Saturday in the death of New Hampshire college student Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, who went missing Tuesday. Seth Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Marriott's death, said Assistant Atty. Gen. James Vara at a news conference posted online by Portsmouth Patch . But the search for Marriott's body is ongoing, Vara said. Friends and family had been desperately searching for Marriott, 19, last seen at the University of New Hampshire's campus in Durham.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days without food or water will receive $4.1 million from the federal government to settle his claim for maltreatment. The settlement, approved by the Department of Justice, was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene Iredale. “It was an accident, a really, really bad, horrible accident,” Chong said. Iredale said Chong has undergone intensive psychotherapy and been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Marc's daughter is attending college in Michigan. She's also deaf. Sign-language interpreters have been provided for classes, but Marc wants to know if there's a more high-tech solution. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Isn't there an app for this? I put that question to the Hearing Loss Assn. of America. For its answer, check out today's Ask Laz video. If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz .    
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April 7, 2014 | By Jenny Deam
DENVER - It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is sure how much Thamba ate of the marijuana cookie purchased by one of his friends at a local pot shop. But soon the engineering student, who had never tried marijuana before, began acting strangely hostile, tearing around the room and pulling pictures from the wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A 19-year-old seeking adventure by hopping freight trains and riding the rails was killed by three transients who were also riding illegally on the trains, Roseville, Calif., police said. Detectives last week announced they had arrested three train hoppers -- two men and a woman -- in connection with the March 2013 killing of John Paul Alpert of Palmdale. Alpert attended community college and left his family to go on a “first-time adventure” by hopping aboard trains and riding the rails across California, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
For U.S. college students, a month of Spotify streaming now costs a little more than a large frappuccino.  The Swedish digital music company, which launched in the United States in 2011, is offering college students its ad-free streaming service for $5 a month as it tries to get more young people to subscribe. The standard price for Spotify's so-called premium offering, which provides on-demand access to 20 million songs online via personal computers and mobile devices, is $10 a month.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Karin Klein
A new University of California survey finds that nearly a quarter of students feel comfortable or even very comfortable at their schools. Only 7% feel uncomfortable. Is the message here that these are happy campusers? Not in the viewpoint of university officials, who fret over another statistic: About a quarter of students and staff say that they had experienced exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations at the universities. This, authorities indicated, cannot be tolerated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Just hours before a UC Santa Barbara woman was gang raped near campus, a city college student reported being sexually assaulted in the area, an official said Tuesday. The first incident occurred Saturday night and was reported by a Santa Barbara City College student who said she was attacked by an unidentified man, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. Authorities said it was unclear if the rape was connected to an incident hours later, when a 19-year-old UC Santa Barbara student was gang raped by three men as she walked toward apartments in Isla Vista.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1992
Police arrested a Fullerton College student on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with the slaying of a Fountain Valley man Wednesday. Louie Paul Amador, 19, of Walnut, was accused of shooting 22-year-old Paul Locicero. Details of the incident were not available. Locicero died Saturday of wounds suffered in the shooting. Amador is being held on $250,000 bail.
NEWS
March 21, 1986 | United Press International
A Georgia college student climbing from one hotel balcony to another during a spring break party fell six stories to her death, authorities said today. Laurain Day Buffington, 20, a student at Gordon Junior College in Barnesville, Ga., was following a friend from one balcony to another at the Holiday Inn Boardwalk on Thursday when she fell to the parking lot, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Jason Song
Danielle Alberts fell and broke her right ankle in three places in 2012. Alberts, who earns about $9,000 a year, went to the hospital and was charged nearly $4,000 for a shot and some pain medication. Alberts did not have health insurance. She refused a cast because it would have cost $500 more and she didn't have the money from her jobs as a security guard and caregiver. The ankle healed poorly, leaving her with a limp, and she wears a brace to keep the swelling down. So when the 25-year-old Los Angeles Trade Technical College student received insurance under Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange for the public, she began searching for a doctor who could help her walk normally.
TRAVEL
February 7, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
If you're 25 or younger, you'll enjoy downtown Flagstaff, Ariz., walking distance to Northern Arizona University. The area is populated with people your age, an independent bookstore, an independent record store, restaurants and plenty of watering holes with cheap drinks. If you're older than 25, you'll enjoy downtown Flagstaff as a fun, inexpensive reminder of what it feels like to be a college student. Either way, you'll have a good time. The tab: Rooms at the Weatherford start at $75 and top out at about $139.
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