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Coveted school districts nationwide crackdown on enrollment fraud

Coveted school districts nationwide crackdown on enrollment fraud

Students at Beverly Hills High School play softball within sight of an oil well tower (L) covered in flower designs May 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Out-of-district students have been an issue for many high-performing school districts in Southern California. Beverly Hills Unified has recently voted to give schools the [...]

No more future vineyards in Malibu

No more future vineyards in Malibu

Vines are located on the north and south-facing sides of wine-maker Donald Schmitz’s property. Schmitz produces wine under his label, Malibu Solstice.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC A coastal resource protection plan is threatening to ban more than 50,000 acres adjacent to the city of Malibu that house more than 50 commercial vineyards. The plan, which prevents [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

A picture shows a collection of early editions of novels written by British author Charles Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum based in a house where the novelist lived in central London on February 6, 2012.; Credit: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Two young women from South Los Angeles have gained admittance into the ‘Dickens universe’ after [...]