Although taking on charters was outside the terms of the contract, the union brought it up in negotiations — and Beutner eventually agreed to bring before the school board a motion calling for a moratorium on new charters. The measure, which passed, had no force of law — but it contributed to a broad political push that culminated in Sacramento lawmakers approving the biggest revision in state charter school law in 25 years. … [Read more...] about The teachers’ strike gripped LA for 6 days. A year later, what are the results?
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Our hearts are broken with the news from media reports of the loss of Kobe Bryant & his daughter Gianna. He will always be a figure that captured the imagination of generations of Angelenos. Our thoughts are with his family during this unimaginably difficult time as we all mourn. pic.twitter.com/RJajMf1N21 … [Read more...] about Sports world and beyond mourn Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s death in Calabasas helicopter crash
Chavez Jr. and Roach infamously had a falling out in 2012 when the trainer said his pupil missed 31 days in camp for his fight against Sergio Martinez, much of which was documented on HBO. Roach said Chavez Jr. trained just fives times in that camp in what ended up being a wide decision loss. … [Read more...] about Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. can’t shake controversy as he attempts to resurrect his career
Former first lady Michelle Obama won her first Grammy Award on Sunday for the spoken word album of her bestselling memoir Becoming. She follows in the footsteps of her husband, former President Barack Obama, who has won twice in the same category. … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama Wins Grammy Award for Audio Version of Bestselling Memoir ‘Becoming’
“I know somewhere along the way I guess I’ll come to grips with it. But now I have all these different emotions regarding him. The things I watched him do on the basketball court, but more importantly … he was making a difference off the court. It’s so unexplainable. This is going to take a long time for me.” … [Read more...] about Federal investigators look for answers in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash