- Newsmaker: UCLA Fires Football Coach, Rose Bowl Loses USC
After this year-s winning season, UCLA is on its way to the Las Vegas Bowl. That didn-t save the job of Coach Bob Toledo who wore out his welcome after a four-year downward spiral. Gabe Lacques, who covers college football for the Pasadena Star-News, has more on Toledo-s ouster as well as the Orange Bowl beating out the Rose Bowl for a dream match-up.
- Reporter-s Notebook: More Lawsuits Ahead for Catholic Church?
A new state law lifting the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases will expose California-s one thousand Catholic churches to hundreds of new lawsuits. Yesterday, Cardinal Roger Mahoney read the warning message to parishioners at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in downtown LA as victims- groups marched in protest. Which Way, L.A.? producer Gisele Regatao recorded the sounds both inside and outside.
Legislators Battle to Cut $10 Billion from Budget
Californians are about to find out just how much state government means to them, as the State Legislature looks at $10 billion in possible cutbacks this year. Even if California fired every worker on the state payroll-park rangers, college professors, the whole CHP-it would still be $6 billion short of money. This week, a special legislative session gets down to the painful business of cutting this year-s programs to pieces. We hear from Democrat Jenny Oropeza of Long Beach, who chairs the Assembly Budget Committee, and Republican John Campbell of Irvine, its Republican vice chair about what the financial agony will mean for education, healthcare and the possibility of new taxes.