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Proposition 49 on next week-s ballot marks the political debut of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whatever his ambitions may be, he-s not alone in putting big money behind the measure that would increase state spending to keep kids busy before and after school. Other supporters include the California Teachers Association and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. While nobody disagrees with the goals, opponents, including the State Federation of Teachers and League of Women Voters, call it a bad approach to a good idea because rather than raise new money, Prop 49 would require that as much as $550 million in existing funds be locked in for specific programs, regardless of the state-s changing needs. We hear more from the director of Fight Crime-Invest in Kids California and the president of the League of Women Voters.
  • Newsmaker: Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center Set to Close
    While LA County supervisors have voted to close Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, nationally recognized for its long-term treatment of stroke and trauma, they-ve put off decisions on closing Harbor-UCLA and Olive View Hospitals and additional clinics. We hear more about these tough decisions from Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman, who trying to broker a deal, and Charles Ornstein who-s been covering the healthcare crisis for the LA Times.
  • Reporter-s Notebook: A Teen-s Take on Indian Culture in Southern California
    Being from India and attending school in Los Angeles isn-t always easy, especially after last year-s terrorist attacks. Seventeen year-old Sapandeep Chadda, a student commentator from Youth Radio-LA, meets the challenge by dismantling the stereotypes and lavishing in the richness of her culture.

Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center

Measure B

Proposition 49

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Frances Anderton

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