Sunday, April 12, 2015

The 'Los Angelism' or the 'Berkeleyism', or?

Remember some earlier problems were blamed on the 'Los Angelism'-- is this next, to borrow a football metaphor, 'a reverse pattern'?

Now a recent UCB mess comes to another UC campus, see

LA Times: Ex-PUC chief Michael Peevey's talks with UCLA are investigated

UT San Diego: Utilities Scandal Now Touches UCLA

Daily Bruin: Investigators Looking Into Talks Between UCLA, Former CPUC President


SF Chron on Feds Ask UCLA Administrator About Talks With Ex-Regulator In SF Chronicle

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Daily Cal notes (Peevey's wife) State Senator Carol Liu one of three who voted in favor of this:

A state Senate bill that would direct funding toward the UC and CSU systems, and potentially halt the 5 percent tuition hike, was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. SB 15 — introduced by senators Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, Marty Block, D-San Diego, and Carol Liu,
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And there's also this on proposed legislation on lowering tuition for residents and increasing it for non residents in this: Senate Committee Approves Bill to Lower Tuition For California Residents Possibly Increase Fees for Nonresidents
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CounterPunch with this in depth post on "Who Will Benefit From University Of California’s New “Global Campus?" at UC Berkeley


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