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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Dozens of students rallied at a meeting of the California State University governing board Wednesday, chanting and hoisting signs that urged the chancellor and trustees to roll back "success fees" that are raising costs on many campuses. More than 100 students marched in front of the police-guarded entrance of the chancellor's Long Beach office shouting, "We got 99 problems and student debt is one," and "No cuts, no fees, education should be free. " Campuses in San Diego and Fullerton recently joined nine others in enacting the fees to help pay for more classes, faculty hiring, counseling and other services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Students opposed to the increasing use of campus fees to pay for academic programs are expected to rally at a meeting of the Cal State trustees Wednesday. Campuses in San Diego and Fullerton recently joined nine others in enacting so-called "student success fees" to help pay for more classes, faculty hiring and other basic educational services. The Dominguez Hills campus is currently considering a $280 per semester fee that, if approved by a campus committee and Chancellor Timothy P. White, would take effect next fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Meg James
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has made dramatic changes that position his two sons to ultimately take over the global media empire that Murdoch has spent most of his life building. Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan, has been given an influential role as non-executive co-chairman of both companies: News Corp. and 21st Century Fox.  The move puts Lachlan, 42, second in line behind his father in the corporate structure of the media empire. Lachlan, who has been running a television business in Australia, had left his senior role within the company in 2005 after being marginalized in a power struggle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
After stepping down as Los Angeles County sheriff in January, Lee Baca largely has avoided the spotlight. Former aides don't know how to reach him. Reporters looking to interview him have been rebuffed. His last tweet was a link to his farewell address. But this week, Baca took center stage once again - this time as a guest speaker at a Loyola Marymount lecture hall where he offered a contemplative, and at times, self-critical view of his 15-year tenure. Speaking to a group of undergraduates Tuesday night, Baca said his biggest regret as sheriff was spending too much of his time at public events instead of managing his department.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Fairfax Coach Harvey Kitani is one of the most superstitious coaches around, so when something works once, he'll stick with it. His Fairfax team won a state title in 2004 when the Lions stayed at the Hyatt Hotel in Sacramento and had a big dinner the night before at Buca di Beppo restaurant. Kitani repeated the same routine in 2007, and the Lions won again. Fairfax didn't make it to this weekend's state finals in Sacramento, but he said an Italian family meal would be his recommendation.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Ivan Lendl has helped Andy Murray reach incredible heights the last two years, as the British tennis star transformed from a four-time Grand Slam runner-up into a two-time major champ and Olympic gold medalist. Now the coach and player are parting ways, with the two announcing their decision with a mutual statement Wednesday on Murray's blog. “I'm eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far,” wrote Murray, who returned from back surgery before losing in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and in the fourth round at Indian Wells this season.
HEALTH
March 21, 2014 | By Lily Dayton
If organization is a vehicle that helps us achieve our goals, then time management is the oil that keeps the vehicle running. "Time management has a huge role in organization. Anything you want to do in life you have to make time for," says Julie Morgenstern, organizational guru and author of "Time Management From the Inside Out. " She approaches time management the same way she approaches cleaning out a closet. Like sorting objects into bins, she sorts tasks into the appropriate time slot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
The new inspector general for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is recommending that the county cut off its contracts with two longtime civilian monitoring agencies, concluding they had only limited success in helping the troubled department. If the board accepts his recommendations, it would mark the end of relationships with two of the nation's most widely respected police monitors. The inspector general, former L.A. County prosecutor Max Huntsman, said that both Michael Gennaco and Merrick Bobb had their successes and were supported by well-intentioned staffers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
San Diego State University is the latest Cal State campus to impose a mandatory "student success fee," a controversial new charge that critics have blasted as a sidestep around the system's commitment to freeze tuition. Students in the fall will pay $50, with the fee increasing over the next four years to $200 per semester. This is in addition to the current annual tuition of $5,472 and other campus-based enrollment fees that average more than $1,200. The San Diego campus was among several -- Fullerton, Dominguez Hills and Fresno -- that were considering the success fees to help pay for basic educational services such as faculty hiring, increased class offerings, counseling and other needs.
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