School Board Member Plays Hooky Long Beach Unified School District board member Michael Ellis missed a key vote Tuesday -- his 14th in less than three years. Ellis' absentee rate is nearly three times that of the entire board. Long Beach Press-Telegram
- Sorry, Wrong Number L.A. taxpayers shell out $1.5 million for phone service for 8,000 unused numbers owned by county government. L.A. Times
- Fatal Wheelchair Fire A man was discovered burned to death in a wheelchair at a South L.A. strip mall. The victim wore a hospital wrist band. City News Service
Deeper School Cuts? L.A. Unified School District chief Ramon Cortines says that even deeper cuts in school budgets, including more teacher layoffs, will be needed if the district doesn't receive more state funds or revenue from a proposed parcel tax. Associated Press
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- Art Priced to Move The city of Long Beach is considering selling off art work from the Long Beach Museum of Art in order to help pay off the museum's bond debt. L.A. Times