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A college education: Is it worth it?

Graduates at ceremonies at Santa Monica City College. (Photo: Joseph Sohm)

From housing to college, Californians are complaining about affordability. As parents and students grapple with their future, many are looking towards alternatives to the typical four-year degree.  Many are focusing more on careers, jobs, benefits, and steady careers that fulfill their interests.

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Stem cell: Knee arthritis in new $33 million research plan

A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing a suspension of stem cells. (Photo: Elena Pavlovich)

The California stem cell agency this week approved nearly $33 million for clinical stage research projects testing treatments for type 1 diabetes, arthritis of the knee, ALS and an immunodeficiency affliction.

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Dissident actuaries target pension debt

CalPERS' governing board during a 2013 meeting. (Photo: CalPERS board)

Two actuarial associations did not publish a controversial paper by their joint task force, reflecting a split in the profession over whether public pension debt should be measured with risk-free bonds or the earnings forecast for stock-laden investment funds.

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Obit: Journalist Susan F. Rasky

Susan F. Rasky, a former Congressional reporter for the New York Times who taught for two decades at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, died Sunday following a long illness. She was 61.

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John Pérez targets politics, future

CAPITOL WEEKLY INTERVIEW: Assembly Speaker John Pérez would like to stay in the Legislature but he’s got a problem: The law won’t let him. He’s termed out next year under voter-approved term limits and it’s time to move on. Pérez heads into the controller’s race with a $1.5 million campaign war chest. He likely will face fellow Democrat Betty Yee, a former chief deputy in the Finance Department, the office that writes budgets for the governor. Yee currently serves on the state Board of Equalization.

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