Updated at the bottom with reaction from school board president Richard Vladovic. First posted at 3:02 p.m. Last night news broke of LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy's possible resignation. L.A.-based civic organizations are reacting, slamming the Board of Education for going after him and calling h ... More >>
Update at 11 p.m.: Eric Garcetti pulls ahead in the count. Details at bottom. Update: Wendy Greuel clings to tiniest of leads at 10:30 pm. Updated at bottom. Updated at bottom to explain that the city election web site's confusing "7.52 percent reporting" is wildly misleading. Far far more vote ... More >>
Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti met on Thursday night for their first one-on-one debate. But on the hot topic of the week -- education reform -- an expected confrontation fizzled.Greuel did challenge Garcetti on the issue, but she passed up an opportunity to put Garcetti on the def ... More >>
Once nearly unheard of, heads are rolling under John Deasy
The Parent Trigger at 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams keeps chugging along -- despite what L.A. mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti thinks about it. Today, Latino and African American parents at 24th Street Elementary will vote to ratify who will operate their kids' school next year. They h ... More >>
The L.A. County Federation of Labor today officially threw its support behind Controller Wendy Greuel in the race for L.A. mayor. The Fed's endorsement -- a foregone conclusion since last week's political committee vote -- should provide Greuel a strong get-out-the-vote operation, which could b ... More >>
UPDATE, 5 p.m.: Eric Garcetti breaks silence on Parent Trigger. After the jump. UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Wendy Greuel tells L.A. Weekly she supports the Parent Trigger. Eric Garcetti is now the only mayoral candidate who remains to be silent. After the jump. After Los Angeles Unified School District board ... More >>
Was LAUSD teacher Sasha Merman slain to hide Daniel Becerril's greed?
Arrested as sex pervert, former LAUSD teacher settles into retirement
Scott Svonkin plays hooky, schmoozes it up Scott Svonkin, San Gabriel Unified School District Board member, describes himself as the "only one who cares about the teachers." He is running for a seat on the vastly more powerful Los Angeles Community College Board and will face Lydia Gutierrez ... More >>
She forced through the most radical idea in recent lausd history. So whys she leaving for a Bill Gates start-up?
Candidate Kayser's UTLA endorsement got a late start -- Sanchez has had Mayor Villaraigosa's backing from the startWith Yolie Flores deciding not to return to this post, the hot seat in the L.A. Unified School District Board elections tomorrow will be District 5, the only open seat with no in ... More >>