ARCATA, Calif. (AP) - The Northern California university where high school students involved in a deadly bus crash were headed is remembering the victims. Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond told hundreds of faculty, staff and students who gathered on campus for a memorial yesterday that the students who died were taking the right steps to ensure a better future.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - An 18-year-old Oakland boy has been sentenced to 25 years to life for a shooting on an Oakland street that killed a toddler. Frederick Coleman was convicted of first-degree murder in a plea deal with prosecutors. Six others, including the boy's father, were wounded in the attack on Nov. 28, 2011.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate held steady at 8.1 percent in March while nearly 12,000 jobs were created. The state Employment Development Department also revised its February jobless rate to 8.1 percent, up slightly from the previously reported 8 percent. More than 1.5 million Californians remain unemployed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another example of California's changing demographics -- the University of California says for the first time more prospective freshmen from California are Latino than white. Twenty-nine percent of all in-state students offered a spot in next year's freshman class are Latino. Asian Americans are still largest single ethnic group represented in the in-state class pool.
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