Californians still debating ouster of Gov. Gray Davis

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schwarzeneggerIt’s been exactly one decade since California voters tossed Gray Davis out of office and elected Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor. It was the first time a sitting governor was recalled in California and only the second time in U.S. history. Schwarzenegger disappointed many supporters and failed to accomplish much of what he set out do to. But his victory did usher in some political reforms. Historians and political observers are still debating what the recall has meant for the Golden State…Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown becomes California’s longest-serving governor ever, today. And, he’s far from done. The 75-year-old Brown is expected to run for a fourth term next year…LAUSD is in the midst of a billion dollar program to provide every student in the district with an iPad. But it hasn’t been smooth sailing so far. There’s been hacking issues, unexpected costs and confusion about liability. Now the L.A. Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting to discuss the future of the program…Ratings company Nielsen has come up with a new way to gauge the popularity of TV shows: tweets. A new ratings system will track the number of people commenting on Twitter about TV shows, as well as the broader number of people receiving those tweets. The L.A. Times reports that skeptics are dubious about that latter number because there is no way to know if a recipient read the tweet…And finally, the Dodgers are on the cusp of advancing to the National League Championship Series after a 13 to 6 beatdown of the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium last night. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig had three hits apiece and Carl Crawford and Juan Uribe homered. The Dodgers lead the best of five series 2 games to 1. They’re hoping to wrap it up tonight and avoid a trip back to Atlanta for an all-or-nothing Game 5.