- Making News: Michael Jackson Turns Himself In, Posts Bail
Michael Jackson has turned himself in to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff and posted $3 million bail. His arraignment on child molestation charges was set for January 9. The Sheriff says, -Jackson-s people have been very cooperative.- Jackson-s attorney, Mark Geragos, says the 45-year old singer categorically denied the charges. Assistant Metro Editor Scott Steepleton has been reporting the story for the Santa Barbara News-Press.
- Reporter's Notebook: The REDCAT in the Disney Hall Basement
Amid all the hoopla over Frank Gehry-s Walt Disney Concert Hall, not much attention-s been paid to what-s going on in the basement. Kitty-corner to the concert-hall entrance is REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater. KCRW-s Matt Holzman, who attended the opening gala, gives us a tour of LA's newest home for experimental art and music.
Richard Riordan, New California Secretary of Education
The former Mayor of Los Angeles has been named the Governor-s Secretary of Education. Now, Richard Riordan is thinking about a second, simultaneous job--as President of the State Board of Education. To understand how one person could hold three of the state's different education posts, one must understand why California has so many education jobs. We talk about Riordan-s history as an education reformer, and the crazy system that has two such jobs in the first place, with Howard Blume, associate news editor of the LA Weekly, and John Perez, President of the United Teachers Los Angeles.