Tuesday, Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) requested a subpoena for all financial records and correspondence related to the secret $175 million slush fund maintained by the Office of the President of the University of California. Additionally, Assemblyman Acosta will request an independent forensic audit to determine if UC administrators engaged in criminal activity.
“This audit is extremely disturbing,” Acosta said. “It is not a question of whether or not the Office of the President of the UC mismanaged funds, and engaged in irresponsible behavior. That is clear from this audit – what remains is the question of whether or not the actions described and hinted at in the audit rise to the level of requiring a criminal investigation. We are not going to stop until we have those answers. The students, parents, and the many thousands of graduates struggling to meet student loan payments deserve nothing less.”
The request came in response to a California State Auditor report which revealed that the UC’s Office of the President amassed a secret $175 million slush fund while hitting students with tuition and fee increases. The UC administration may have used the fund for non-academic purposes, including administrator pay, bonuses and a home remodel for the president. The report also noted that UC officials attempted to cover up the fund by withholding financial data and censoring employees’ responses to the auditor.
A full copy of the subpoena request can be found [here].
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Board Chair Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis to assess and address the specific needs of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals experiencing homelessness in the county.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
SAN DIMAS - College of the Canyons remained undefeated on the season while winning its 15th straight Western State Conference (WSC) tourney with a four-player score of 316 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday.
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