Cal Poly professor sexually assaulted student, lawsuit alleges

A Cal Poly instructor who was known by administrators to have a history of sexual misconduct told a female student with whom he was meeting in his office to take off her clothes and run naked through campus halls, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. The teacher also inappropriately touched the student and tried to persuade her to let him hypnotize her, the suit alleges. Read More …

California sues Trump administration over census citizenship question

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced he has sued the Trump Administration over its decision to insert a question about citizenship into the 2020 census.

Becerra filed the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Read More …

California spent thousands on sexual harassment suits against judges

Amid a flurry of sexual harassment cases in the California Legislature, a record request has revealed the state’s court system has been settling sexual harassment complaints against judges and staffers. [LA Times]

Over the last seven years, the state Judicial Council has paid more than $500,000 to settle sexual harassment cases. Read More …

Erik Howell, other coastal commissioners may face huge fines

Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell could face multiple fines of up to $30,000 each if a San Diego judge rules against him in a California Coastal Commission conflict of interest case. In all, millions of dollars of fines could be levied against Howell and other current and former coastal commissioners who are defendants in the case. Read More …

Paso Robles teacher demoted after reporting sexual harassment, lawsuit alleges

A Paso Robles teacher who reported reported that a male colleague inappropriately touched two female students and used a racial slur in class has sued the district. After reporting the allegations, the teacher faced harassment and was ultimately demoted, according to a lawsuit. Read More …

California pays out $25 million in sexual harassment cases over three years

The state of California has paid more than $25 million to settle sexual harassment cases over the last three fiscal years. [Sacramento Bee] Over the three-year period, California settled 92 sexual Read More …