March 27, 2011 |
Dear Liz: My son will be going to a for-profit technical school about 120 miles away from home. Unfortunately, we have not saved any money for his college education. What are our best options for borrowing to pay for his college education, which will cost about $92,000 for four years? He is not eligible for any financial aid other than federal student loans. Our daughter will graduate debt free with her bachelor's degree in December. Since we concentrated on her education first, our son kind of got left behind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2005 |
It was the girl's Sweet 16, and nearly a hundred teenagers showed up for an alcohol-drenched party at her Ojai home. Deputies summoned to break up the rowdy affair ended up rushing an unconscious teenage boy to the hospital. Then they arrested the girl's father. But the case never made it to court because authorities couldn't prove that the father provided the liquor, said Capt. Gary Pentis of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
November 1, 2005 |
IMMEDIATELY AFTER President Bush nominated Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court, the National Organization for Women sent out a nationwide "action alert" announcing that it is "ready for the fight" against Alito, and that he "opposes our rights." Planned Parenthood also wasted no time before blasting the nomination, saying that Alito had shown "callous disregard of battered women." How did Alito do these terrible things?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2005 |
Criticism of police conduct and calls for parents to take greater charge of their children echoed in community meetings across Los Angeles on Saturday as parents, activists and police struggled to find common ground in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Devin Brown by an LAPD officer.
May 26, 2004
At what point do parents assume responsibility for the physical conditioning of their kids? "The Schools Go Flabby" (editorial, May 22) suggests never. What about the hours children spend watching television, playing computer games, eating junk food and generally emulating their parents' health choices? With the pressure of high-stakes testing (can't let the state think that fourth-graders are unable to graph linear equations), physical education isn't always a top priority. Still, the raising of children, including the control of their diet and exercise, has always been the responsibility of the parents.
March 19, 2004
"Missing 3 Weeks, Santa Ana Girls Are Found Safe" (March 16) states that "although two detectives worked full time on the case and a number of patrol officers worked overtime, police said they don't expect to charge the families for the investigation." Why not charge the families? Isn't it time parents take some responsibility for teaching their children to have enough decency and/or respect for their family to not just disappear? Such basic lessons might help to avoid dumping these expensive "gone missing" cases on the taxpayers, who are expected once again to pick up the tab for overtime in addition to the waste of police personnel's valuable time.