Tension Over Tuition Hikes vs. Executive Salaries Apparent at UC Regents Meeting
Tuition hikes and executive salaries were among the topics at the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco Thursday. The regents plan to raise tuition by a little more than $3,000 over the next five years if the state doesn't pony up more money. The regents also voted on a new executive vice president and two senior managers with starting salaries around $300,000 a year.
Showdown Looms Over California's School Construction Needs
It costs billions of tax dollars to run K-12 public schools in California every year. It also costs big bucks just to keep up with the need for new classrooms or to upgrade existing classrooms, from lighting to plumbing. But the main source of money for school construction -- school bonds -- is tapped out. Now, a showdown is brewing between school groups and Gov. Jerry Brown about who should pay.
Cat-puccino Anyone? Feline Cafe Opens in San Diego
It's part coffee shop, part animal adoption agency. Basically, you sip your coffee in a room full of cats roaming around. Cat cafes started in Asia. Here in the states, Oakland is believed to be the home of the nation's first. Now, there's a new cat cafe in San Diego.