In Washington Jobs, in Los Angeles Possible Layoffs
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A worst-case budget plan could mean 8000 layoffs at the LA Unified School District. Also, there's a new voice at City Hall, and life is going to be different in the City of Vernon. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the TARP bailout will cost $200 billion less than expected, and President Obama wants the money to help create jobs. Republicans want it to pay down the deficit. We hear about the President's plans and their prospects.
Obama's Plan for Creating Jobs ()
The President is on his way to Europe to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize, but early today he met with leaders of both parties to talk about jobs. Afterward, he repeated the outline of a plan proposed yesterday in a speech in Washington.
Krekorian Wins a Seat on the LA City Council ()
In yesterday's special election to the LA City Council, State Assemblyman Paul Krekorian was outspent two to one. The City's most powerful unions endorsed his opponent, Christine Essel, as did Mayor Villaraigosa and Wendy Greuel, who left the seat vacant when she became City Controller. But yesterday, Krekorian won.
- Paul Krekorian: Los Angeles City Councilman-elect
LA Schools Face Another Round of Cuts ()
The LA Unified School District faces a $470 million deficit, and the elected board is threatening to cut some 8000 jobs by next fall. Some 700 teachers rallied outside district headquarters this afternoon.
The Curious Case of the City of Vernon ()
You might never have heard of Leonis and Dominica Malburg — both in their 80's — but their conviction of fraud and conspiracy is big news in the City of Vernon, an industrial town of less than 100 people in southeast Los Angeles County. Malburg's grandfather founded Vernon, and Malburg was Mayor and City Councilman for more than 50 years. But he and Dominica were convicted of an elaborate scheme to show that they actually lived there, when they really lived someplace else. Hector Becerra reported on last week's trial for the LA Times.
- Hector Becerra: Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times
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