Beth Barrett

Contributor, LA Weekly

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Contributor to the LA Weekly; long-time local reporter and former staff writer at the Los Angeles Daily News

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There are seven LA City Council seats on the ballot next week, but only one without an incumbent.

The Race to Replace Councilman Greig Smith

There are seven LA City Council seats on the ballot next week, but only one without an incumbent.

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Last week, Judge William Highberger ruled that teacher lay-offs planned for three inner-city middle schools would deprive students of their constitutional right to an equal education.

Layoffs and Seniority in the LAUSD

Last week, Judge William Highberger ruled that teacher lay-offs planned for three inner-city middle schools would deprive students of their constitutional right to an equal education.

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California faces a deficit upwards of 15 billion dollars.

L.A. School Board Readies for Budget Battle

California faces a deficit upwards of 15 billion dollars.

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