Arne Duncan

Essential California: The boy who will climb Mt. Everest

Good morning. It is Saturday, Oct. 3. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: #mailchimp-subscribe { font:14px Georgia,Serif; line-height: 30px;} Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Understanding crime: The rise in gang crime in South Los Angeles suggests the limits of community policing, writes columnist Sandy Banks. And Mayor Eric Garcetti's suggestion that gang intervention workers can persuade shot callers to agree to a truce shows a total lack of understanding. "If only the bargain was that easy to strike and the process that civil. These days even gang interventionists have targets on their backs," Banks writes. Los Angeles Times Education...