Community colleges in line for federal largesse

By Jessica Philipps Washington — California, home to a quarter of the nation’s community college students, could reap huge benefits from President Obama’s $8 billion plan to pair local businesses and schools. Bay Area community colleges are expected to compete for the money aimed at teaching students the skills they need to fill job opportunities in their regions. “The […]

Why California may play key role in GOP race

By Yousur Alhlou Washington – Super Tuesday’s split decision gives California a rare opportunity to play a decisive role in determining the outcome of the Republican presidential contest. The failure of any candidate to take command of the campaign makes it increasingly likely that the state’s June 5 primary and its 172 delegates will be fiercely contested. […]

National Journal report paints Sam Farr as most ideological member of Democrats

By Yousur Alhlou WASHINGTON – What do Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel Valley, and House Republican whip Kevin McCarthy have in common? Both California representatives rank among the most ideological members of their party according to a newly released report by the National Journal, a nonpartisan Washington publication. The rankings highlight the divisive politics gripping Washington, […]

California community colleges may gain from Obama plan

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON – California, home to a quarter of the nation’s community college students, could reap huge benefits from President Barack Obama’s $8 billion plan to pair local businesses and schools. Los Angeles campuses such as Pierce, Mission, and Trade Technical are among the hundreds of community colleges expected to compete for the […]