- Newsmaker: State Auditor Sees Shortage of Prison Guards
A recent state audit has determined that prison guards are costing California taxpayers a lot more than they-re supposed to, and will continue to do so for a long time to come. Don Thompson, who writes for the Associated Press, looks at the recent audit, cost overruns within the Corrections Department, a new prison guard union contract and the growing prison population.
- Reporter-s Notebook: National Urban League Returns to LA
The National Urban League will hold its annual conference in LA for the first time in 20 years. The group, which promotes economic self-reliance for African Americans, pulled out of LA in 1996, because of Governor Wilson-s anti-affirmative action initiative. Lee Daniels, editor of the League-s Publications, assesses the state of Black America today, including its evolving political clout, educational advances and coalition building.