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  • The Rodriguez investigation now includes conflict-of-interest issues, in addition to previously-announced charges.
  • The L.A. Unified school board spent much of Tuesday’s meeting arguing over nuts and bolts, and ultimately voted to continue starting the school year in August.

Here are all the L.A. Unified schools closed Wednesday because of wildfires

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Dozens of schools in evacuation zones in the northeast San Fernando Valley will be closed Wednesday as firefighters work to get a handle on the wildfire in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest that has scorched at least 11,000 acres. 

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