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Striking workers march past Royce Hall at UCLA.
Striking workers march past Royce Hall at UCLA. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Southern California:

Defense lawyers in civil cases in Torrance and other school districts are trying to work around a law that prevents those accused of sexual misconduct from claiming that young victims willingly participated in relationships.

L.A. Unified is promoting Teacher Appreciation Week.

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A massive labor strike across the University of California on Monday forced medical centers to reschedule more than 12,000 surgeries, cancer treatments and appointments, and campuses to cancel some classes and limit dining services.

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Sen. Kamala Harris
Sen. Kamala Harris (Chris Dekmas)

California Sen. Kamala Harris has canceled plans to deliver UC Berkeley’s commencement address this weekend in support of UC workers who are on strike over wages and health benefits.

“Due to the ongoing labor dispute, Sen. Harris regretfully cannot attend and speak at this year’s commencement ceremony at UC Berkeley,” said a statement from Harris’ office issued Monday. “She wishes the graduates and their families a joyous commencement weekend and success for the future. They are bright young leaders and our country is counting on them.”

UC’s largest employee union, the 25,000-member American Federation of County, State and Municipal Employees Local 3299, launched a three-day strike Monday and had earlier called for a speakers’ boycott. 

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A portion of a mural depicting President Trump's severed head on a spear has been covered up at MAAC Community Charter School.
A portion of a mural depicting President Trump's severed head on a spear has been covered up at MAAC Community Charter School. (John Gibbins)

In and around Los Angeles:

A union representing L.A. Unified support workers is planning a weeklong strike.

In California:

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo officials have asked the state attorney general’s office to investigate after a new photo of a white student in blackface surfaced on a fraternity group’s private Snapchat.

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A Chula Vista school mural that depicts the bloody, severed head of President Trump on a spear sparked a controversy that prompted officials to cover it and issue a response distancing themselves from the work.

More than 50,000 workers across the University of California are set to strike this week, causing potential disruptions to surgery schedules, food preparation and campus maintenance.

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New L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner talks to students at Belmont High School.
New L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner talks to students at Belmont High School. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

Austin Beutner made his first school visit as superintendent of L.A. Unified.

Teachers at three charter schools operated by the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools network submitted paperwork to form a union and begin bargaining collectively.

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For years, the possibility of organizing the employees of the largest charter school group in Los Angeles was an elusive goal for the teachers union. Efforts launched in 2015 sputtered out during an extended and expensive legal back-and-forth.

New Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner proved Wednesday that he’s a quick learner even without an education background. Like countless public officials before him, he appeared at an important event — his first speech and news conference — with a photogenic background of students.