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Fired UC Davis cop who pepper-sprayed protesters gets $38K in workers’ comp claims

An appeals board has awarded a former campus police officer $38,055 in workers’ compensation after he was fired for the pepper-spraying of student protesters. Former police Lt. John Pike was awarded the settlement Oct. 16 from the University of California Davis by the state Division of Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.…

California governor rejects race, gender college admissions

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have allowed California universities to consider race and gender in student admissions, even though Brown said he agreed with its goal. The measure was the latest attempt to scale back, or repeal, so-called Proposition 209 approved by…

UC students pepper-sprayed for protesting rate hikes

University of California students clash with police at protest over proposed tuition hike University of California students have clashed with police outside a meeting of the UC Board of Regents before its expected vote on another tuition increase. UC spokesman Pete King says police arrested at least 16 protesters Wednesday…

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