Few Signs of Progress on Tuition Standoff at UC Regents Meeting
University of California students are facing a big tuition hike this fall and for the next five years, unless UC President Janet Napolitano and Gov. Jerry Brown can get over their differences. Napolitano says the UC needs more money from the state to keep up quality. Brown says he won't do it, unless tuition stays down. The two formed a committee to try to come to some agreement. But at Wednesday's Board of Regents meeting, they were light on specifics.
Conspiracy Statute Could Become New Tool for Prosecuting Gang Members
San Diego's district attorney has tried to go after gang members using a little-known conspiracy statute. The latest case revolved around a series of gang shootings that took place in 2013. One of the 15 men arrested was Aaron Harvey. The district attorney has admitted that some of the men, including Harvey, had nothing to do with the shooting, but still charged him with conspiracy. The case has been thrown out, but the approach could still be used by district attorneys around the state. We talk to Voice of San Diego managing editor Sara Libby about the case.