Governor declares drought emergency while UC Berkeley, UC system seek to limit water use

Brown asks all California residents to reduce water consumption by 20%

Calling the state’s parched weather “perhaps the worst drought that California has ever seen,” Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a state of emergency Friday as residents and public officials grapple with what is shaping up to be the driest year on record. Brown’s emergency drought proclamation asks all Californians to voluntarily Read More…

Eating the ‘reality sandwich’

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: UC President Janet Napolitano, Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Legislature and the regents must avoid a tuition hike.

We’ve heard this story before, and we know how it’s going to end. Once again, the president of the University of California system, the UC Board of Regents, the state Legislature and the governor’s office are doing their usual dance over the amount of money the state will pour into Read More…


Brown says UC on track for a ‘gigantic tuition increase’

UC Regents unlikely to get extra $120 million in state funding, according to governor

Gov. Jerry Brown handed the UC Board of Regents what he called a “reality sandwich” Thursday, saying if the university doesn’t change its long-term approach to financial planning, students will face a massive tuition hike in the near future. Read More…