- Newsmaker: Citizens Committee Presents LAPD Chief Criteria
In its search for a new chief, the LA Police Commission has pared its list of 50 applicants to 13. It also has the recommendations of a 15-member commission of activists and community leaders, public opinion culled from dozens of outreach sessions involving 4,000 people. Civil rights lawyer Connie Rice, who was a member of the commission, says that the new chief must be able to inspire while instituting important reforms.
- Reporter's Notebook: California's Children in Poverty
The stereotype of a child in poverty is one who lives with a single mother on welfare, but that-s hardly the reality in California where education and a two-parent home guarantee nothing. A new study by Columbia University-s Center for Children in Poverty is defying conventional definitions of who is poor. Julian Palmer, lead author of the study, reviews the stereotypes and solutions.