What’s the outlook for LA’s public schools?

LAUSD students score below the average on California-wide tests, and black and Latino kids are even further behind. Meanwhile, more students are enrolling in charter schools, which means less money for LAUSD. What’s the outlook for LA’s public schools?

Then, remembering Joe Hicks, an iconoclastic figure in Los Angeles politics and media who started out as a Black Power radical and became a conservative. July was the hottest month and 2016 is on track to be the hottest year on record.

California is fighting global warming. But has it bitten off more than it can chew with the latest emissions reductions law?

The new film “Other People” is a bittersweet story about a struggling comedy writer who comes home to Sacramento from New York to spend time with his dying mother. The film is partially autobiographical for its writer and director Chris Kelly.

Finally, the original Border Grill location in Santa Monica is closing. It opened 26 years ago and was revolutionary at the time.

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