In Today’s News: No NFL in LA soon, Prop. 30 offensive, Magnet school vacancies

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Stories we are following today in the KCRW newsroom:

Political football. CBS Sports says Los Angeles should not expect the return of the NFL anytime soon, at least not next year. A league committee focused on bringing the NFL back to L.A. has ruled out moving a team next year and has lingering concerns about the feasibility of a downtown stadium. CBS Sports

Prop. 30 push. Two weeks before Election Day, Governor Jerry Brown is hitting the road to stump for Proposition 30, his tax-hike initiative that would prevent deep cuts to education. First stop is Inglewood for a news conference with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other Latino leaders. Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee says that Brown may be unnerved by the closeness of the contest. Sacramento Bee

Magnet openings. About 25-thousand LAUSD students ended up on waiting lists for magnet programs this year because the schools they wanted were filled up. But the L.A. Times says that 27 of the district’s 173 magnets are starved for students. Together, those schools have more than two-thousand openings and many are scrambling to boost enrollment. L.A. Times

GET-THIN probe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the FBI are involved in a wide-ranging criminal investigation of the company behind the once-ubiquitous 1-800-GET-THIN ads. The L.A. Times says that brothers Michael and Julian Omidi, owners of the Lap-Band company, are targets of the investigation. The feds are looking into everything from healthcare fraud and tax violations to identity theft and money laundering. L.A. Times

San Onofre leak. Southern California Edison says crews have repaired a pipe that leaked flammable hydrogen gas at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The utility says the gas dissipated in the air and that there was no danger to the public. San Onofre has been shut down since early in the year after unusual wear was discovered on tubes that carry radioactive steam. Orange County Register

L.A.-Ventura wilderness. The National Park Service will host seven meetings in the coming months to gather public input about how best to preserve wilderness areas in the mountains around L.A. and Ventura counties. In a preliminary report, park officials say linking existing parks to create a single wilderness corridor may not be possible. Sacramento Bee