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  1. Chapman law school dean and ex-Congressman Tom Campbell returning to teachingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Star-Progress

    Tom Campbell, dean of Chapman University's law school, is stepping down next year to go back to teaching. He served five years as the school's dean.


  2. UC Berkeley student tests positive for measlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | The Wave

    BERKELEY, Calif. Berkeley health officials have issued a warning after a UC Berkeley student tested positive for measles after riding public transportation away from the school.


  3. Short, sharp earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Laguna News Post

    SAN FRANCISCO A short, sharp earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday, but there were no reports of injuries or major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-4.0 quake struck at 6:49 a.m. and was centered just north of Piedmont, near Berkeley.


  4. Exclusion of blacks from juries raises renewed scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | The Wave

    Dale Cox, Caddo Parish's acting district attorney, who denied any improper conduct in jury selection practices, in Shreveport, La., June 23, 2015. A study in Louisiana has found that prosecutors used peremptory challenges three times as often to strike black potential jurors as others during the last decade.


  5. At 100, O.C. monsignor still giving to those in need around the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Wave

    Father Anthony McGowen, 100, of San Juan Capistrano, donated $2,000 to build a well in rural Uganda. The Irish citizen was awarded a "Centenarian Bounty" by the Irish government when he turned 100, and donated part of it to build the well.


  6. Gulf oil wells lingering with temporary sealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | The Wave

    This Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 file photo shows vessels assisting in the drilling of the Deepwater Horizon relief well on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana at sunset.


  7. Bill seeks disclosure of construction settlementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Laguna News Post

    In this June 18 file photo a crew works on the remaining wood of an apartment building balcony that collapsed killing six college students and injuring several others in Berkeley. State Sens. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley and Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, have introduced legislation that would require construction companies to disclose felony convictions or legal settlements alleging construction defects to state regulators.


  8. Construction company won't be allowed to access evidence in Berkeley balcony collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | The Tustin News

    In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015, file photo, Police tape blocks off a section of Kittredge Street in front the Library Gardens apartment building where balcony collapsed in Berkeley, Calif. Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area say they will lead a criminal investigation into the Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six college students.


  9. Contractor who oversaw construction of collapsed Berkeley balcony wants to be present at inspectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | The Tustin News

    In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 file photo, a worker measures near the remaining wood from an apartment building balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, Calif. The balcony broke loose from the building during a 21st birthday party early Tuesday, June 16, 2015, killing several people and seriously injuring others.


  10. UC Berkeley sued by students over sexual assault claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | The Wave

    OAKLAND Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students sued the school on Monday, accusing administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and hand out punishment. The three women said the administrators mishandled their claims, failed to keep them informed about the disciplinary process, and handed out inadequate punishment.


  11. Berkeley balcony deaths could bring manslaughter charges, prosecutor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Fountain Valley View

    In this June 16, 2015, file photo, two women embrace while watching sheriff's deputies move the body of a person who died when a fourth floor balcony collapsed in Berkeley, Calif. The two said they knew the victims of the collapse.


  12. Aliso Niguel standout grad undeterred by sudden changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | Laguna Niguel News

    Taylor Salamone, second from right, was one of 99 Aliso Niguel High valedictorians. She's shown with, from left, Principal Chris Carter, Capo Unified District Trustee Gary Pritchard and Councilman Ross Chun.


  13. Badly rotted beams identified in deadly Berkeley balcony collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Dana Point News

    The remaining wood beams of an apartment building balcony that was removed below a balcony that collapsed is shown is shown in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, June 18, 2015. A balcony broke loose from an apartment building during a 21st birthday party early Tuesday, killing several and seriously injuring several others.


  14. Cousins killed in Berkeley balcony collapse remembered for their twins bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 | The Tustin News

    Amanda Donohoe looks at her sister's casket a service for Olivia Burke, 21, and Ashley Donohoe, 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cotati, Calif., Saturday, June 20, 2015. The two woman were among the several people killed on Tuesday when a balcony snapped off the fifth floor of a Berkeley apartment building during a birthday party.


  15. Family gathers for vigil for 4 victims from balcony collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | The Wave

    About 15 family members and dozens of their fellow Irish students gathered at a church in Oakland on Friday night for a vigil for four of the six students killed in a balcony collapse this week. The victims' immediate family members huddled together in the church's rectory for about an hour before entering the church for the viewing that was limited to family, friends and fellow students of the dead.


  16. Balcony-collapse deaths a rarity, with Berkeley accident among worst in a decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | RSM News

    Six people died Tuesday in Berkeley when a balcony failed and an estimated 6,500 people were injured in deck failures in the past decade. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which analyzed emergency room visits for The Associated Press, found deaths are rare from collapses.


  17. Beckman High grad gets car along with his diplomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | The Wave

    Wednesday was a big day for all Beckman High School seniors, as roughly 575 students graduated in an evening ceremony at Tustin High's Northrup Stadium. But for graduate Felix Fung, the day was particularly thrilling - he won a 2015 Toyota Corolla for having perfect attendance over the past school year.


  18. Balcony below one that collapsed deemed unsafeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | The Wave

    An investigation by building inspectors has determined a balcony below the one that collapsed and killed six people in California has been deemed structurally unsafe and a hazard. The Berkeley building and safety division late Tuesday ordered the property owner to remove the lower balcony within 24 hours.


  19. Authorities try to pinpoint cause of deadly balconyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | The Current

    Victims' loved ones made their way toward Berkeley from Ireland as investigators Wednesday tried to pinpoint the cause of a balcony collapse that left six people dead and seven seriously injured. The accident happened early Tuesday, during a 21st birthday party involving a group of young Irish and Irish-American men and women spending the summer in California.


  20. Official: California balcony collapse in Berkeley kills five studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Laguna News Post

    A fourth floor balcony rests on the balcony below after collapsing early Tuesday at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley. Berkeley police say several people are dead and others injured after the balcony fell shortly before 1 a.m., near the University of California, Berkeley.


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