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Faculty Approves UCLA Diversity Requirement

WESTWOOD—On April 10, UCLA faculty voted by overwhelming majority to require future undergraduate students to fulfill a diversity requirement as part of their lower-division course load. The Faculty Senate passed the proposed requirement by a vote of 916 to 487, a policy that affects incoming freshmen in the College of Letters and Science beginning in the fall 2015. Beginning in...

Joe Biden Visits The Bay

Joe Biden
SAN FRANCISCO—United States Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden have left the Capital for a quick visit to the Bay Area. The couple is attending a number of gatherings across the Bay Area. Last night, the Vice President attended a private fundraiser in San Francisco, while his wife gave a speech at Cupertino's De Anza College concerning the...

Eloi Vasquez, Missing Student Found Dead

CALIFORNIA—A citywide search for the missing 19-year-old UC Berkley soccer player ended when officials confirmed he was found dead blocks away from where he was last seen. In the early hours on Satuday, March 28, Eloi Vasquez attended a party at USC’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house located on the 600 block of West 28th Street. At some point during the party,...

Governor Brown Demands Water-Use Reduction

Governor
SACRAMENTO—California Governor Jerry Brown has made the state's first-ever executive order mandating the reduction of water use. The order is a response to the state's prolonged and historic four-year drought, one that has brought California to a near-crisis situation. In the order, Brown demanded the State Water Resources Control impose a 25 percent reduction on California's water supply agencies, facilities that serve nature's...

Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Charged

SAN FRANCISCO—The charges against two former federal agents were filed in a San Francisco federal court. Both agents belonged to a Baltimore-based task force that investigated the Silk Road website. Silk Road was an online black market where illegal drugs were sold. The market was built to allow users to browse anonymously with no possible tracking. On October 2, 2013 the...

Defendant In Audrie Pott Lawsuit Settles

CALIFORNIA—On March 20, one of three teenagers who confessed to sexually assaulting 15-year-old Audrie Pott resulting in her suicide settled a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the victim's parents. On September 4, 2012 Audrie attended a party in Saratoga at a friend’s house whose parents were out of town. Around 10 teenagers showed up and they got drunk on vodka mixed with...

California Tourists Deface Coliseum

CALIFORNIA—On Saturday, March 7, the Coliseum in Rome was once again defaced—and this time the vandals were two California women, ages 21 and 25. Constructed under the Roman emperors Vespasian, and succeeding him, Titus, the Coliseum, which is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, accommodated medieval entertainment such as gladiatorial contests, mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, battle re-enactments and...

Captain Files Lawsuit Against CHP

SANTA MONICA—California Highway Patrol Captain Gregory Hammond filed a lawsuit on February 27 alleging that he was wrongly punished for resisting pressure to find that an officer acted improperly in an altercation with a woman alongside the Santa Monica I-10 Freeway. A bystander, David Diaz, caught the dramatic altercation on video, which shows CHP officer, Daniel Andrew, tackling a woman,...

UC Refuses To Expand 2015 Enrollment

CALIFORNIA—The University of California has announced that enrollment will not be expanded to in-state applicants and will place a firm limit on the enrollment of out-of-state applicants at the University of California-Berkeley and UCLA. In spite of an increase in total applications, the public university system has stated that it cannot increase enrollment without further state funding. The schools are expected...

National Attention On LA Shooting

LOS ANGELES—The officer-involved shooting on Sunday, March 1 on the 500 block of San Pedro in Los Angeles, has placed national attention upon the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers. The conflict took place on Los Angeles' famed skid row, a place where local homeless gather, pitching tents in the public space for shelter. The shooting took place after...
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