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  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of office. With his recent appointment of veteran Superintendent Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana as his deputy for education, Mayor Eric Garcetti has signaled that he, like his predecessors, is going to take a keen interest in education.
  • Denis Johnson's papers go to Texas and more book news

     
    Denis Johnson, who won the National Book Award for his massive Vietnam novel "Tree of Smoke," will be giving his papers to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, it was announced Wednesday. As is typical of an...