- Newsmaker: State Cuts Put Social Programs on Chopping Block
They may be dictated by the state, but Governor Davis-s $10 billion in budget cuts will be felt at the local level. In the City of Los Angeles, that could mean fewer library books, less pothole repair, and fewer meals for senior citizens. Harrison Sheppard, city hall reporter for the Daily News, reviews several of the proposed cutbacks, whom they will affect, and how some social programs could be rescued.
- Reporter-s Notebook: The Robles Trial in South Gate
The treasurer of the City of South Gate is on trial for threatening to kill two members of the State Assembly, one of their spouses and a policeman. Yet, Albert Robles says it-s all about politics and that, even if he did make threats, it was just -discourteous- talk that-s protected by the Constitution. LA Times- columnist Frank del Olmo, who was in the courtroom yesterday, has more on the death threats and changing face of local politics.