Ray Bradbury is the author of dozens of stories and books, including The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes
and The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
. His cautionary tale, Fahrenheit 451
, which he wrote on a rented typewriter in the basement of the UCLA Library, is Mayor Jim Hahn's choice as this months' reading for all of Los Angeles. Bradbury began writing everyday when, at the age of 12, he fell in love with H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs. The prophetic storyteller is as busy and energetic today, at 81, as he ever was. Ray Bradbury muses about film, fiction and human nature - and what he's up to lately.
- Newsmaker: Superintendent Romer on School Size and Bus Strike
Laidlaw Transit and the Teamsters' Union haven't talked for a week, but as the bus drivers' strike continues, the LA Unified School District is trying to get back to normal. LA School Superintendent Roy Romer talks about the two week old strike and about a recent university study that found that it's not class size but school size that matters.
LA Unified School District
Teamsters' Union, Local 572
UM School Size Study
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