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  1. The moratorium on soda taxes puts California on the right trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | The Press-Enterprise

    California recently banned future local soda taxes until 2031 as part of a compromise bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Places like Berkeley and Oakland, where taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages already are in place, can keep them, but other cities and counties cannot enact new ones.


  2. Proud Boys: Who they are, and why experts who study hate and extremism find them interestingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | The Press-Enterprise

    Gavin McInnes is surrounded by supporters after speaking at a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, CA. Last month, members of Proud Boys, the national far-right men-only group with a strong Southern California presence, were expelled from a downtown Los Angeles bar after a dust-up with Antifa, a group of anti-fascist protesters.


  3. Foodie Empire: Tijuana-style tacos coming to ColtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | The Press-Enterprise

    Chef Ted Burns, 32, of Redlands, has put his LMTD pop-up dinners on hold after a visit from city code enforcement. He wasn't cited or fined for the dinners.


  4. Ita s time for California to reform the felony-murder rule. Pass SB1437.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, an inmate at the Madera County Jail is taken to one of the inmate housing units in Madera, Calif. If our criminal justice system is to fulfill its purpose and exact justice, it is imperative that laws are designed to truly hold individuals accountable for their actions.


  5. Is the Los Angeles Unified School District a too big to faila ?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    The term "too big to fail" entered the popular lexicon a decade ago when the federal government rescued huge banking corporations that were collapsing due to rampant greed and managerial incompetence. The phrase might be applied today, with a question mark, to the state's largest - and nation's second largest - school district, Los Angeles Unified, whose leaders seem to assume that no matter how irresponsibly they act, the state will rescue them.


  6. Crowded, crumbling classrooms - will one-time cash infusion be enough ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    The message popped into UC Berkeley sophomore Varsha Sarveshwar's inbox a few days before the start of her Introduction to General Astronomy course last fall. It contained the usual details about class times and textbooks.


  7. People's Park in Berkeley a half-century onRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    National Guardsmen with fixed bayonets keep watch as students behind barbed wire stand with a garden hose to water an instant park they assembled with potted plants and rolled sod near People's Park in Berkeley, Ca., on May 31, 1969. You don't have to be from Berkeley to care about People's Park.


  8. A persistent puzzle': Californians embrace Medicaid - but food stamps? Not so much.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    Millions of low-income Californians eligible for food stamps are not receiving the benefit, earning the state one of the lowest rankings in the nation for its participation in the program. Just three states - all much more conservative than the Golden State - have lower rates of participation, according to the latest available federal data.


  9. University of California union votes for strike, commencement speakers urged to boycottRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    The union that says it represents more than 25,000 employees in the University of California system announced today that 97 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike. The union also called today on speakers invited to participate at upcoming UC graduation events to support workers by boycotting university engagements until the labor dispute is resolved.


  10. At California's top public universities, herea s why a dearth of Latino professors mattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    In the middle of a talk on immigration policy, UC Berkeley lecturer Pablo Gonzalez suddenly gets personal. Standing at the front of a windowless classroom on this prestigious public university campus, he recounts how his mother and other women in his West Berkeley neighborhood each year would mark the anniversary of their arrival to the United States.


  11. Invest in UC system or lose a key California assetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    In this June 1, 2011 file photo a group of students walk through the Sather Gate on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley. The university confirmed Tuesday, Aug. 15 that former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro will be allowed to speak in a 500-seat auditorium next month and it is preparing for the event with tight security.


  12. Shonda Rhimesa a For the Peoplea courts romance, sex and workplace dramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York , the new Shondaland series follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country With Susannah Flood. These are the hallmarks of a Shonda Rhimes show: Strong female leads, a diverse supporting cast with dysfunctional personal lives and wild plot twists.


  13. lede25Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    The number of hate groups in America grew by 4 percent last year, a bump that's a result of racially-charged political rhetoric and organized reaction to that rhetoric from African Americans and others, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday, In its annual Hate and Extremism Report, the Alabama-based nonprofit counted 954 groups nationally - including 75 in California - that it said spout racism, bigotry and other forms of speech that demonizes everybody from Muslims and Jews to women, gays and immigrants. More than half of the hate groups in California, 38, are in the Southern California area, the organization said.


  14. Sacramento's silence on sex settlementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | The Press-Enterprise

    In this Dec. 21, 2014 file photo, late light falls on Wheeler Hall, South Hall and the Campanile on the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif. California taxpayers have shelled out more than $21 million to settle sexual harassment claims during the past three years, an investigation by the Sacramento Bee revealed last week.


  15. California moves to curtail expelling children from preschool - yes, preschoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | The Press-Enterprise

    After successfully reducing expulsions in its K-12 schools, California is now moving to restrict the practice with even younger children - at the preschool level. To that end, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last month that bars state-subsidized preschool programs from expelling kids unless an exhaustive process aimed at supporting the child and family is followed first.


  16. Santa Anita Park loses senior VP who oversaw operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | The Press-Enterprise

    Joe Morris, who oversaw operations at Santa Anita Park as senior vice president of West Coast operations, has resigned from The Stronach Group effective immediately. "We would like to sincerely thank Joe for his hard work and dedication to The Stronach Group and to Santa Anita," said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer for The Stronach Group.


  17. Why heads are still scratching over California's standardized test scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | The Press-Enterprise

    Last year, 49 percent of California students who took the test scored as meeting the state's reading and writing standards. This year, that number flat-lined at 49 percent.


  18. NASAa s Cassini spacecraft ends mission, burns up in skies over SaturnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | The Press-Enterprise

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini's expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT.


  19. Berkeley closes streets, police align for talk by former Breitbart editor Ben ShapiroRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | The Press-Enterprise

    Police in riot gear ringed the campus of the University of California, Berkeley and surrounding streets Thursday, making sure a smattering of protesters were kept away from dozens of people who lined up to hear a conservative speaker at the famously liberal university. A handful of people chanted "shame, shame, shame" at those headed into the speech by former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro.


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