University of California President Janet Napolitano
Hundreds of students staged raucous protests this week as the University of California Regents considered lifting a three-year freeze on tuition hikes. UC President Janet Napolitano called for up to 5 percent tuition increases over the next five years. The move put Napolitano in opposition to students, and Gov. Jerry Brown, who argued against the plan. It was approved by the U.C. Board of Regents on Thursday with a 14 -7 vote. Napolitano speaks with Scott Shafer about her vision for UC’s future.
UC Regents Give Thumbs-Up to Tuition Increases
President Obama Takes Action on Immigration
Up to five million undocumented immigrants could qualify for protection from deportation under President Obama’s executive action announced on Thursday. The move could have wide-ranging impact in California, home to nearly a quarter of the nation’s undocumented immigrants. According to the Migration Policy Institute, 22 percent of the immigrants without legal status in California have been living in the U.S. for at least twenty years. And 83 percent have been living in the country more than five years.
• Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
• Manuel Martinez, SFSU Student
• Ric Oberlink, Californians for Population Stabilization
California Immigrant Advocates Applaud Obama Plan
Assemblywoman-Elect Catharine Baker
She’s being touted as a fresh new face for California’s GOP. Newly elected East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker is considered a moderate. She narrowly beat her Democratic opponent, Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, becoming the first Republican to win a Bay Area congressional or legislative seat in eight years. Catharine Baker speaks with Scott Shafer about breaking the political mold and building relationships with Democrats.
Meet Catharine Baker, Bay Area’s Only Republican Assembly Member