| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:25 PM
I've written frequently about the shift toward matching education with job-market demand, a trend that continues to gain momentum.
Whether this change produces a winning record overall depends largely on the effectiveness of individual initiatives...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 3:46 PM
WASHINGTON — During the week, Jesse Brown, 34, works as a personal banker at a Wells Fargo & Co. branch in Vienna, Va. On weekends, he sells coffee machines and occasionally goes to area farms to shear sheep.
"Around here the cost of living is...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:40 PM
Football Hall of Fame
Mike McCormack, 83, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns, died of natural causes Friday in Palm Desert, where he had a winter home, the Carolina Panthers said.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Wednesday is the first day high school seniors can sign an early national letter of intent for all sports but football, soccer, track and field, cross country and men's water polo. Across Southern California, athletes are celebrating with classmates and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Edison High continued its lead atop the Sunset League girls' soccer standings Tuesday by getting past visiting Newport Harbor, 3-2.
Aubrey Grandon, MacKenzie Cerda and Tatiana Moreno all scored, with Grandon and Moreno scoring off rebounds of shots by...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Responses to Stephanie Wirkkala's work range from uncontrollable laughter to "Why?" and "I love it!"
Her favorite: "How the heck did you come up with that?"
The Laguna Niguel resident is a familiar face at Art-A-Faire at Huntington Beach's Pier Plaza,...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Southern California home building is stuck at historic lows, one of many factors conspiring against middle-class buyers in a recovery marked by high prices and low supply.
Despite explosive price gains last year, builders and their Wall Street...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:20 PM
They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Virginia Tech fired men's basketball Coach James Johnson.
New Virginia Tech Athletic Director Whit Babcock made the announcement Monday.
Johnson spent two seasons as the Hokies' coach. Virginia Tech went 9-22 overall and 2-16 in the 15-team Atlantic...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:34 PM
LOS OSOS, Calif. — He led an active electronic life, so the cyber silence was ominous. No emails. No posts to any of the thousand-plus friends on Facebook. When word finally surfaced, it wasn't from him.
"If you have noticed Jim's absence from...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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 rollback “success fees” that are raising costs on many campuses.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:52 PM
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...