CSU profs: Stagnant pay pushing us out of middle class

Low and stagnant salaries for CSU professors have amounted to a giant pay cut over the past 10 years, according to a white paper by the California Faculty Association 
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will seek city funding for 500 summer jobs for youth. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors also voted last month to provide $1 million for summer jobs through the nonprofit Work2Future. Both initiatives aim at the high youth unemployment rate, which exceeds 20 percent in San Jose.  
 
The departing Tamalpais Union High School superintendent has asked to be released from her contract for her new job in Illinois, according to an email sent to staff of that district over the weekend.  
 
A new UC campus focused on science, technology, engineering and the arts is proposed under a California bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto.  
 
About 100 people gathered at the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center for one of more than 40 run-ups to a national contest in Braille reading and typing. The 27 contestants from Humboldt to Monterey counties tested their skills in a setting where being blind or visually impaired was all the norm.  
 
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Arguing that Sacramento has failed to fulfill its fiscal obligations, Napolitano plans to raise tuition 5 percent this fall. Brown has threatened to withhold about $120 million in state funds unless the university keeps tuition and nonresident enrollment flat.  
 
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California's Supreme Court ruled Monday the state cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders in San Diego County from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.  
 
Members of the UC Santa Cruz lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community launched a petition demanding the university enact changes in the wake of an attack on a gay student thought to be a hate crime by police.  
 
Davon Ellis, a student at Oakland Technical High School, was fatally shot Saturday night while walking with friends in the Fruitvale district.  
 
The increase is retroactive to Jan. 1.  
 
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Maggie Smith is not leaving 'Downton Abbey'

Comments made by the actress were misinterpreted, leading to reports that the Dowager Countess of Grantham would meet her maker in Season 6.