- Newsmaker: Chief Bratton Details Plans for the LAPD
Chief William Bratton, LA-s new Police Chief, is settling into his job. Yesterday, the City Council lifted a hiring freeze, enabling him to appoint his own, top management team, and the Police Protective League is applauding a new, more flexible disciplinary system. Chief Bratton takes on a skeptical city councilman, previews his transition plans and explains how he-ll work with citizens and the police to take back the city-s streets.
- Reporter's Notebook: Magnet School -Equality-
Marisol Pineda is a student in the magnet program at John Marshall High School, with the best teachers, new books and expensive equipment. Yet despite everything the school offers, it-s not always easy to remain positive optimistic. In another of our series of commentaries from Youth Radio-LA, Pineda explains that there-s more to success than intelligence and determination.