FROM Edward Park
LAUSD's Facelift and the First Korean American at City Hall Three LA School Board incumbents were running for re-election yesterday. When the results were in, Richard Vladovic held on to his seat, but Tamar Galatzan and Bennett Kayser were both defeated. Karen Klein is an editorial writer focusing on education for the LA Times . The City Council was bound to see change because 4th District veteran Tom LaBonge was termed out. But LaBonge won't be replaced by his handpicked successor. Carolyn Ramsay was defeated by the self-styled outsider, David Ryu , who will be the first Korean-American and only the second Asian American to serve at City Hall. Edward Park is professor in the Asian-Pacific-American Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University.
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