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Overtime Costs Thaw Hiring Freeze At LAFD

Thousands of applicants are expected to compete for hundreds of positions at the Los Angeles Fire Department after a three-year hiring freeze.


The historic Station Fire of 2009 burned through more than 250 square miles of land north of Los Angeles, proving to be the biggest and most deadly in a series of wildfires that summer. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Budget Cuts Worry SoCal Fire Officials

Officials are warning drought conditions combined with dry vegetation may be setting Southern California up for a fierce fire season.


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LA County Court Worker Found Dead As Layoffs, Budget Cuts Announced

Pink slips are being handed out to over 150 employees even as hundreds more may lose a huge chunk of their paycheck.


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Report: Human, Computer Errors Plague Data On LAFD Response Times

The Los Angeles Fire Department is facing renewed scrutiny over its emergency response times after a report found errors in the computer software used to compile the data.

CBS Los Angeles–05/15/2012

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Funding Cuts For Arts, Class Sizes Under Fire At PTA Convention

A convention bringing together parents and educators from across the state kicked off in Anaheim on Wednesday.


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Abandoned Two-Tier Tuition Plan At Santa Monica College Deemed Illegal

The attorney general’s office said requiring students to pay the full cost of classes is not allowed under the California Education Code.


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Union Chief: Tap $200M Reserve Fund To Cut Emergency Response Times

The president of the firefighters union says commissioners now support tapping the reserve fund to bring back ambulances, engines, and the staff to operate them.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/04/2012

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Layoffs Threat Leaves LA Workers Questioning Past Concessions

A $220 million shortfall behind the mayor’s threat has left already-squeezed municipal workers incensed.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/30/2012

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Professor: Budget Cuts To Tsunami Warning System May ‘Endanger The Country’

A geophysics professor is warning of a potentially dire impact from proposed cuts to warning systems off the California coast.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown To Push His Tax Plan In Irvine Thursday

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to be in Irvine Thursday morning, where he will push for support of his controversial new budget proposal.


Budget Cuts May Affect California’s Transitional Kindergarten Program

An innovative program that would help children transition into kindergarten may be put on hold as California works to bridge its budget deficit.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2012

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Mayor, LAPD Chief Tout Falling Crime Rate To Deflect Calls For Budget Cuts

Both the mayor and the police chief say the city’s tumbling crime rate should not be a signal to trim the LAPD’s budget.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/05/2012

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LAUSD To Sue Calif. Over $38M In Cuts To Its Transportation Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to file a lawsuit against the state Wednesday in hopes of blocking $38 million in cuts to its transportation program.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/14/2011

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California’s Mid-Year Cuts Loom For Schools, Services

Californians will find out Tuesday how much the state will automatically cut from public schools, higher education and a range of state services.


KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Pierce College

Pierce College in Woodland Hills considers itself a community college with a university attitude, still able to offer a wide range of majors even as the demand increases and the budget decreases.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/09/2011




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