Graduation Derailed

Getting in is the easy part. Financial hardships and familial pressures make college graduation an elusive goal for many students from low-income families.

OC Universities Fail Public Records Test

First Amendment watchdog Californians Aware issued failing
grades to both UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton in a test of their
responsiveness to the California Public Records Act. Two local K-12
school districts were also given failing grades.

The Bell Strategy

Since first being elected nearly two decades ago, Mayor Miguel
Pulido has put together a well-oiled political operation in Santa
Ana. But in the year of the Bell scandal, his latest challenger is
banking on the public taking a more skeptical view of the Pulido
machine.