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February 3, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
The University of California on Monday announced the formation of an advisory group to help military veterans address specific issues and succeed in earning degrees. The announcement by UC president Janet Napolitano came after she met Friday with military veteran representatives who are enrolled at each of the system's 10 campuses and will form the initial membership of the new panel. Financial aid, campus life and housing are among the topics the advisory group will tackle and make recommendations about to Napolitano.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
In the end, it came down to a rematch: Arcadia and University high schools, two teams made up of the brightest young science minds in Southern California who one year ago faced off just like this, armed with nothing more than a small pad of paper and a pencil against a 16-minute rat-a-tat-tat of questions like this: "According to VSEPR bonding theory, if two of the bonded atoms in an octahedral molecule are replaced by two electron pairs, the...
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Emory University is escaping the cold weather of Atlanta to come to Southern California next weekend to open its baseball season against Occidental College, Cal Lutheran and Pomona-Pitzer, and three players from Studio City Harvard-Westlake figure to play prominent roles. Junior Connor Dillman is scheduled to pitch against Occidental. Freshman Hans Hansen is scheduled to pitch against Cal Lutheran. And junior Wes Peacock is a likely starter in center field. If Emory needs directions around Southern California, there's plenty of others on the team that can provide help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Michael V. Drake, who as chancellor of UC Irvine enhanced the school's reputation as a first-rate research institution and boosted enrollment, was named Thursday as the new president of Ohio State University. Drake's appointment was announced at a meeting of the Board of Trustees in Columbus. He was the consensus candidate, officials said. "He is exactly the right leader at the right moment in the university's history as we address the challenges of affordability and access, while building on the already strong momentum we have generated at Ohio State in increasing the university's academic excellence," board Chairman Robert H. Schottenstein said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Michael V. Drake, chancellor of UC Irvine, is expected to be named the new president of Ohio State University. Drake, who has been chancellor at UCI since 2005, is expected to be introduced at an Ohio State Board of Trustees meeting Thursday afternoon,  according to the Columbus Dispatch . His hiring is expected to be approved, and he would begin as president in June, the Dispatch reported. University officials in Ohio declined to comment Thursday morning and said that nothing had been decided.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, who assumed her post after Adam Fogelson was ousted from the position last fall, has had her contract renewed through 2017. Her role at the Comcast Corp.-owned studio is also expanding. Langley, who currently oversees Universal's production strategy and the studio's Focus Features division, will add international production and marketing, and domestic marketing to her portfolio.    Financial terms of Langley's deal were not disclosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith
The University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles marks a key step in the city's efforts to improve earthquake safety. Now the hard part begins. UC researchers spent several years compiling the list of buildings, a first-of-its-kind effort to help identify a type of building that earthquake experts have long said poses the greatest risk of death. Of all the older concrete buildings in Los Angeles, the researchers estimated that only about 75 would collapse during a huge quake.
NATIONAL
January 24, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
One person has been shot at South Carolina State University and authorities are searching for suspects, a school spokeswoman said  Friday. The 3,500-student school in Orangeburg, S.C., is on lockdown, Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins, director of public relations, told the Los Angeles Times. There was no immediate word about the injured student's condition, she said. It was not known how many suspects were being sought, but it is more than one, Mosely-Hawkins said.  The suspects are believed to be off campus.
SPORTS
January 23, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Waiting for Dunk City … It's another slow night at the half-filled Galen Center, no lines at the gleaming concession stands, desolation on the wide concourses, the referee's whistle audible even in the men's restroom. The hearty few USC fans occasionally cheer, sing and even dance to the sort of energetic music and announcing that reminds one of a hot summer night in a desolate minor league ballpark. But, mostly, they just wait. They are waiting for fireworks promised with the arrival of new Coach Andy Enfield, who was hired last spring after winning two NCAA tournament games with unknown Florida Gulf Coast University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Two Los Angeles police officers who are being sued on allegations of using excessive force took the witness stand Wednesday and denied that they beat a former banking executive during an arrest that left the man with a broken shoulder blade and multiple nose fractures. LAPD Officer James Nichols told jurors hearing a federal civil rights lawsuit that he never struck onetime Deutsche Bank Vice Chairman Brian Mulligan, a former co-chair of Universal Pictures, with a baton and wasn't even carrying one during the May 2012 confrontation in Highland Park, as Mulligan has alleged.
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