Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Zero for Conduct L.A. Unified School District officials are calling for legislation to make it easier to fire incompetent, tenured teachers. State Senator Gloria Romero, formerly opposed to the idea, now seems to be on board somewhat. L.A. Times
  • No Cash Flow The Palmdale Water District's cash reserves have evaporated since April and PWD is facing bankruptcy unless it can raise water rates. Antelope Valley Press
  • Carson Showdown An autocratic (and unelected) leader of a troubled condo complex is battling a group of dissident homeowner-association members to hold onto power. Daily Breeze
  • Harman-AIPAC Happy Hour "I want it all out there. I want it in public," South Bay Congresswoman Jane Harman told an appreciative gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Harman, who supported Bush administration efforts to eavesdrop on citizens, was allegedly caught on a Justice Department wiretap agreeing to help AIPAC.
  • Dodgers Break Win Record The Big Blue Machine won its 10th straight home game against no losses in Chavez Ravine, a club record. The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-3. Dodgers/MLB
  • State of the Union Station L.A.'s central train station, which turned 70 Sunday, will be celebrated by City Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Jose Huizar and other officials. Festivities take place 8:30 a.m. Monday, in front of the station. Westworld (history only)

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