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California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. (Torlakson Campaign)

Campaign To Reduce Student Loan Debt Kicks Off In Oakland

The “Degrees Not Debt” campaign kicked-off this week at Oakland’s La Escuelita Elementary School. The national campaign by the National Education Association seeks to reduce student loan debt.

08/22/2014

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U.S. Auto Loans Soar To Highest In 8 years

U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.

08/18/2014

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Bay Area Bryman For-Profit Colleges Close With Little Notice To Students

Bryman College Monday closed BioHealth College in San Jose and its other for-profit colleges in Hayward, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, according to the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

07/28/2014

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Students Could Find Debt Relief In Program Expanded By President Obama

Up to 5 million Americans struggling to make their monthly student loan payments could find relief under a program President Barack Obama expanded Monday, part of an election-year push by Democrats to paint Republicans as blocking common-sense steps that could help the middle class.

06/09/2014

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a walk off home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on August 19, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Coliseum Authority Claims A’s Wanted Debts Written Off As Negotiations Sour

After word of Tuesday night’s rejection from the A’s on a 10-year lease proposal to stay in Oakland, the Coliseum Authority is speaking out about about a debt they claim the team wants to be written off.

04/23/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Task Force: Accounting Tricks Mean Impending California Budget Doom

California and other states need to start being honest about their budgets and future liabilities, or face a terrible reckoning a generation from now, that according to the State Budget Crisis Task Force.

01/15/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Reportedly Proposing To Pay Down $11B In State Debt

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget for the coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending coupled with a dedication to pay down the state’s debt by more than $11 billion.

01/08/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Program Helps Public Servants Forgive Student Loans

College debt means dreams delayed for many graduates. A little-known program could help many former students get off the hook for their debts.

09/16/2013

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Phil Matier: Lessons From Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Detroit’s bankruptcy comes on the heels of similar filings in recent years by Vallejo and Stockton. Phil Matier, joined by former SF Mayor Willie Brown, says there are lessons to be learned.

07/19/2013

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For Californians

Despite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.

06/04/2013

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