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Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?

Kevin Johnson

Essential California: What was that UFO?

Essential California: What was that UFO?

Good morning. It is Monday, Nov. 9. Here's what is happening in the Golden State:

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LAUSD discipline

A move to more “progressive” discipline policies in L.A. schools has brought dramatic changes: Suspensions districtwide plummeted to 0.55% last school year compared with 8% in 2007-08, and days lost to suspension also plunged, to 5,024 from 75,000 during that same period, according to the most recent data. But teachers complain it has caused disruptions and sometimes chaos in classrooms.