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Pasadena Unified to vote on board member’s request for paid aid due to dyslexia

Pasadena Unified to vote on board member’s request for paid aid due to dyslexia

Tyron Hampton is requesting an assistant to transcribe board meetings due to his dyslexia. Pasadena Unified School (PUSD) District board member Tyron Hampton has requested the district to provide an assistant to help with him with his taking notes and drafting emails. The assistant, who is chosen by Hampton, would cost the district about $17,000. [...]

Pasadena Unified to vote on board member’s request for paid aid due to dyslexia

Pasadena Unified to vote on board member’s request for paid aid due to dyslexia

Tyron Hampton is requesting an assistant to transcribe board meetings due to his dyslexia. Pasadena Unified School (PUSD) District board member Tyron Hampton has requested the district to provide an assistant to help with him with his taking notes and drafting emails. The assistant, who is chosen by Hampton, would cost the district about $17,000. [...]

Coveted school districts nationwide crackdown on enrollment fraud

Coveted school districts nationwide crackdown on enrollment fraud

Students at Beverly Hills High School play softball within sight of an oil well tower (L) covered in flower designs May 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Out-of-district students have been an issue for many high-performing school districts in Southern California. Beverly Hills Unified has recently voted to give schools the [...]

No more future vineyards in Malibu

No more future vineyards in Malibu

Vines are located on the north and south-facing sides of wine-maker Donald Schmitz’s property. Schmitz produces wine under his label, Malibu Solstice.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC A coastal resource protection plan is threatening to ban more than 50,000 acres adjacent to the city of Malibu that house more than 50 commercial vineyards. The plan, which prevents [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

The future of water in Southern California

The future of water in Southern California

OROVILLE, CA – JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As [...]

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]