Election - Council Districts 9 and 11, James Hahn

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Rob Greene, associate editor of the Metropolitan News-Enterprise, helps us define two key city council races. Eight contenders, including three district staffers and homeless activist Ted Hayes, are vying for the seat of Councilwoman Rita Walters whose 9th District includes both the city's gleaming downtown skyline and most neglected neighborhoods. In the 11th District, which stretches from Woodland Hills to the Palisades and West LA, incumbent Cindy Miscikowski hopes her high profile as chair of the council's public safety committee will help defeat two opponents. (Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.)
  • Newsmaker: LAUSD Gets Cash Infusion, but Any Strings? - Eli Broad has offered LA schools ten million dollars over the next two years. The funds will establish a leadership development program for the school district's superintendents and top managers, a scholarship fund, tuition for low-income families to attend private schools, and the construction and maintenance of charter schools.
  • Reporter's Notebook: James Hahn, LA's "Crown Prince" - Jim Hahn is trading on his 16-year tenure as city attorney and his family name in his race to become LA's next mayor. He shares his views on the LAPD, the federal consent decree and civilian oversight, modernization plans for LAX, secession, Sunshine Canyon Landfill, campaign finance reform.

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