Villaraigosa Loses Appeal for Control of School Board
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LA Mayor Villaraigosa lost another round today in his plan for a partial takeover of LA schools. On Reporter's Notebook, multi-million dollar pot farms inside some high-priced suburban homes in the eastern San Gabriel Valley.
Another Court Says 'No' to Mayor Villaraigosa ()
The Mayor’s plan to take partial control of Los Angeles Unified School District is unconstitutional—even though it was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor. That’s the unanimous decision of a 3-judge appellate panel, upholding the same ruling by a lower court. The decision throws out a state law passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger.
- Rick Orlov: City Hall Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Daily News, @Rickorlov
- Marlene Canter: President of the Board for the Los Angeles Unified School District
- Fernando Guerra: Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University and Director of its Center for the Study of Los Angeles, @LMU_CSLA
Pot Farms Raided in Diamond Bar ()
Officials uncover an eighth marijuana-harvesting center in the eastern
San Gabriel Valley suburbs. The indoor farm is in Diamond Bar, where
homes that are too quiet now attract attention. Guest Richard Winton from the Los Angeles Times follows the story.
- Richard Winton: Reporter for the Los Angeles Times
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