State Educators Criticize 'No Child Left Behind'
33 states and the District of Columbia have won waivers from the No Child Left Behind Law, and a clutch of other states have applications for waivers pending. But federal education officials have denied California's application -- meaning the state has to keep trying to meet the goals of a program many have strong doubts about.
New Legal Protections for Homeowners
Tomorrow, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights goes into effect. The package of laws is expected to strengthen law enforcement's hand against a variety of scams. But consumer advocates say some banks are bad actors, too.
Health Insurance Costs Going Up in New Year
With a flip of the calendar, hundreds of thousands of Californians will begin paying more for their health insurance. Several insurers are planning double-digit rate increases in 2013.