Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Teacher's Holiday Nearly 160 L.A. teachers are paid $10 million dollars not to work while their performance fitness is evaluated. Meanwhile, the school district is seeking an injunction against a one-day strike by the teachers union planned for May 15. L.A. Times, L.A. Daily News
  • Cable Guy Crime A carjacker sped off with a cable-TV repair truck with the repairman still in its cherry picker. After the crane basket struck trees and power lines, the repairman fell 20 feet to the ground, suffering serious injuries. Pasadena Star-News
  • Metrolink, Spokeswoman Settle Metrolink will pay Denise Tyrrell $135,000 to head off future claims against the commuter rail service. Tyrrell resigned from it shortly after some rail officials accused her of prematurely admitting that a Metrolink engineer had caused the 2008 Chatsworth train accident that cost 25 lives. L.A. Times
  • Fairfax Flu Probable An ill Fairfax High School student is strongly suspected of having swine flu, but the school will remain open. CBS/KNX
  • Columbine on Their Minds? More Covina High School students are admitting they had seen two classmates, since arrested, bring guns to the campus within the past month. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Long Beach to Workers: Take a Furlough Long Beach's city council has voted to force city workers to take a week of unpaid leave to help balance the city budget. The order does not include police or firefighters. Unions claim the city is not guaranteeing the furloughs will prevent layoffs. Long Beach Press-Telegram

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