"How many of you know what's going on in Japan?" Pau Gasol, forward for the Los Angeles Lakers and two-time World Champion asked an assembly of eager kids at Broadway Elementary School in Venice. The crowd said "awww" in...
Draconian budget cuts at well-reputed Hamilton High School are nothing new under the sun. That's a problem, but so is cutting school resources period--it's like burning the all the villages to save the city.
There are no easy solutions when it comes to closing California's massive $26 billion budget shortfall. Lawmakers have approved more than $7 billion in spending reductions. The question is now whether they will agree to put temporary tax extensions to a vote of the people.
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