Netflix Bows to Saudi Censors, Pulls Episode of ‘The Patriot Act’

The Los Gatos-based streaming giant yanked an early installment in the comedy series over its criticism of the kingdom’s monarchy.

Christine Blasey Ford: ‘I Am Here Today Not Because I Want to Be’

Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Judge Brett Kavanagh of attempted rape, is set to testify before the Senate this morning.

Donations More Than Double for San Jose Catholic Girls School Accused of Ignoring Sex Abuse

Donors angered by the accusers have reportedly chipped in $126,000 to Presentation High School’s crowdfunding campaign.

Every San Jose Police Shooting in 2017 Has Involved Suspects with a History of Mental Illness

San Jose police on Sunday fatally shot a man reportedly wielding an ax. The incident marks the city’s sixth officer-involved shooting of 2017.

Jose Antonio Vargas Films for Immigration Reform

When Jose Antonio Vargas turned 16 years old, he did what almost every kid his age does. He applied for a driver’s permit. But when he went to the DMV, he got something unexpected: the truth about his immigration status. “The woman at the DMV told me that my green card was fake,” Vargas says. […]

Common Core of Standards Can Help Save California Schools

If NY Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman is correct, and I believe he is, the world beyond schools no longer wants to know how much you know, but how you can use what you know. Our concept of schooling in America today is quite archaic if Friedman’s assertion is right. However, there is a strong and hopeful effort, the Common Core of Standards, to steer the ship of public education to a better place.