Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Charter School Teachers Talk Union The L.A. Times reports that nearly 80 percent of teachers from a respected Los Angeles charter school have signed cards requesting union membership. Teachers at the Accelerated School say in the story that the school's administrative decisions have become "opaque and inconsistent."
  • Chris Brown Charged for Making Threats Police booked R&B singer Chris Brown for making criminal threats after he turned himself in Sunday evening, according to the L.A. Daily News. Brown, who posted bond, had been sought in regard to an alleged beating in Hancock Park. Grammy-nominated Brown was a no-show at the awards ceremony, along with his nominated girlfriend, Rihanna -- whom Eonline identified as the battery victim.
  • L.A. Conservancy Flunks SG Valley Towns The Conservancy's second annual report card gives low marks to such San Gabriel Valley cities as La Mirada, Monterey Park and Santa Fe Springs for having no ordinances to preserve historical properties. The study, quoted by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, also scored many valley communities for having no civic landmarks. Officials in these cities dispute the report.
  • Long Beach Flooded For the third time since 1995, a West Long Beach Neighborhood has been the scene of major home flooding following rainstorms. According to the L.B. Press-Telegram, residents claim Long Beach City Hall ignores their pleas for help.
  • Culver Bank Seized State regulators took over Culver City's failing Alliance Bancshares California late Friday, says the L.A. Business Journal.  The bank's deposits have been transferred to the California Bank & Trust of San Diego.
  • Even Sport Chalet Is Hurting What happens when consumers realize skis are the last thing they need to buy in a struggling economy? The Pasadena Star News  says the venerable La Canada Flintridge retailer is finding out.

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