California college paper loses case against governor

A university newspaper lost a major open meetingsbattle on June 1 when the California Supreme Court ruled in favorof the University of California's Board of Regents. The Daily Nexus at the University of California at SantaBarbara alleged that through private phone calls, the 25-memberboard of regents, which included then-Gov. Pete Wilson, solicited votes to repeal the university's affirmative action policy before a public meeting on July 20, 1995.