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DMV ‘meltdown’ latest in long list of CA computer woes

The government of the state that is home to Silicon Valley and is widely considered the global leader in innovative technology continues to be plagued by problems with computers. On Friday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles reported things were

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – Oct. 17

CA’s majority-minority electorate heads to polls Sacramento Police Department latest under fire Looking at Kamala Harris’ record as AG Seven in 10 UC workers struggling CA SOS bolstering election process, fighting Trump claims Good morning. Happy Monday. By this point,

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 4

UC’s Napolitano fights for free speech on campuses How resolutions waste taxpayer time and money for little benefit Medical marijuana community split on legal pot State bar association seeks bailout from state Supreme Court Recap of top bills from last

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University of California ups in-state admissions

  After weathering unprecedented criticism for its revenue-driven admissions policies, the University of California system has appeared to shift officials’ opinion back in its favor, unveiling a modest but symbolic uptick in admissions for in-state students — with an emphasis on certain

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 28

Assembly speaker, transparency proponents spar PUC reforms coming Nothing bad ever seems to happen at UC Who were the white supremacist groups in Sacramento last weekend? Water management in CA Good morning! A war of words erupted in recent days

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UC system eyes big out-of-state tuition hike

  A protracted dispute in California about education funding for the UC system has sharpened over a new bill in Sacramento that would require big new hikes in tuition for out-of-state students.  Assembly Bill 1711, introduced by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, sailed through

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Defiant UC Davis chancellor’s days likely numbered

It’s growing difficult to imagine circumstances in which UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi — once considered a high-performing star who brought new resources and attention to her campus — will return to work from her present 90-day paid leave.

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UC Berkeley deficit crisis threatens its long-term stability

Dramatically reopening what had seemed to be a settled matter, the University of California at Berkeley revealed plans for a sweeping spending reassessment due to vast deficits. Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks said “the university had a ‘substantial and growing’ deficit that could threaten its

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UC urged to encourage computer science in high schools

The University of California is being pressed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and a long list of high-powered CEOs to count computer science as a math course in deciding whether applicants meet its minimum standards to be considered for admission.

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Tough negotiations prompt UC enrollment to rise

The dust has settled from Gov. Jerry Brown’s protracted budget negotiations with University of California president Janet Napolitano — to the benefit of 10,000 additional students greenlit for the UC system by the 2018-2019 school year. Meeting in San Francisco, the UC

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