Amid deeper disagreements about the role of athletics, the University of California’s governing board shelved a new academic standard for coaches’ incentive pay that some regents argued was inadequate.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that Gov. Jerry Brown wrote a letter of recommendation for him when he applied to Santa Clara University. Brown recalled earlier this month how a letter of recommendation once helped him, too.
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Thursday he will not be a candidate to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and instead will continue his focus on helping fellow Democrats and working to reverse the effects of global climate change.
Family members of Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon last year after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, joined legislators in Sacramento to announce a bill to allow terminally ill Californians to end their lives.
University of California President Janet Napolitano could hardly have been more dismissive when Gov. Jerry Brown proposed in November that the UC create a commission to find ways to reduce costs. But the two sides appeared Wednesday to inch nearer to a resolution.