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  • L.A. County prosecutors probe L.A. Unified's food services for possible violations

    L.A. County prosecutors probe L.A. Unified's food services for possible violations

    Prosecutors are reviewing the results of the L.A. Unified school district's confidential investigation into its food services division for possible  violations, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday.

  • 2 men to stand trial in fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy in Highland

    2 men to stand trial in fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy in Highland

    A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge on Monday ordered two men to stand trial for the killing of a 4-year-old boy who was shot and killed in July while playing in his grandmother's yard.

  • Five LAUSD high schools are forced to replace melting all-weather fields

    Five LAUSD high schools are forced to replace melting all-weather fields

    Five high schools that had all-weather sports fields installed by the Los Angeles Unified School District during the last five years are replacing the turf because of what a district official says are defective materials.

  • Back to school, again and again

    Back to school, again and again

    Even in places that remain in touch with the rhythms of agriculture, few seasonal markers prove as heady, reliable and poignant as the reopening of school. Every September the crosswalks ripen with kids in their back-to-school clothes; the long yellow buses harvest our lanes and streets. First...

  • Compulsory kindergarten: Still a bad idea

    Compulsory kindergarten: Still a bad idea

    Kindergarten hasn't been its old self for a long time. After decades of increasing focus on academics, it recently became more standardized as well; the curriculum for California's 5-year-olds is now aligned with the Common Core academic standards. Kindergarten teachers are no longer preoccupied...

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