Sandy Banks

Los Angeles Times

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Columnist for the Los Angeles Times; sister of Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks

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Last week, Liz Dwyer got a phone call that nobody ever wants to get. Her husband, Elarryo Bolden, had been hit by a truck while riding his bike. The driver fled the scene.

Hit-and-Runs in Los Angeles

Last week, Liz Dwyer got a phone call that nobody ever wants to get. Her husband, Elarryo Bolden, had been hit by a truck while riding his bike. The driver fled the scene.

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LA Unified has more charter schools than any other school district in the United States — with 15 percent of the student population.

A Downtown Charter and the 'Diverse Schools Dilemma'

LA Unified has more charter schools than any other school district in the United States — with 15 percent of the student population.

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Fired police officer  Christopher Dorner  is charged with on murdering one cop and he's threatened many more.

LAPD Legacy Makes Dorner Case More than Just a Manhunt

Fired police officer Christopher Dorner is charged with on murdering one cop and he's threatened many more.

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