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KNX Campaign 2012: Berman Vs. Sherman

The congressional race between Howard Berman and Brad Sherman for a newly-created 30th District seat has gotten increasingly competitive – and physical.


Keoni Rocha was reunited this week with his mother, Leilani Masumoto, after Julio Rocha took him to Mexico City in 2007. (courtesy San Diego County District Attorney's Office)

DA, Mexican Gov’t Join Forces To Reunite Autistic Boy With Mom

A 7-year-old autistic boy was back home with his mother on Friday after being taken to Mexico City by his father in a custody battle.


One of the 343 pieces of jewelry found to have lead and cadmium concentrations 1,000 times higher than levels deemed safe for consumers. (courtesy Calif. Dept. of Toxic Substances Control)

LA Merchants Face Hefty Fines Over Toxic Jewelry Charges

Regulators found 343 pieces of toxic jewelry with lead and cadmium concentrations — some as high as 1,000 times than levels deemed safe for consumers.


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LAUSD Chief Blames Teachers’ Unions For Sacramento Setback

A vote on Thursday to approve the Los Angeles Unified School District budget for next year faces stiff opposition from the district’s own superintendent.


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LAUSD Moves Closer To Having Power To Fire Teachers For Misconduct

Lawmakers have approved SB1530 that would allow school boards to directly dismiss teachers instead of deferring to a disciplinary commission.


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‘Long Overdue’: DA Asks Court To Order Executions Of Death Row Inmates

A statewide ban on the executions of California inmates by lethal injection faced its strongest challenge yet on Thursday.

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LAUSD Looks To Raise The Bar For Graduating Seniors

School board officials believe that unless lowered standards are implemented, there could be a flood of dropouts in as little as 4 years.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/18/2012

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LA Schools Look To Teachers To Lead Reform Efforts

Three years ago, the nation’s second largest school district made a stunning admission — it was failing thousands of kids and invited charter organizations to take over low-performing and brand-new schools.


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Is Your Child’s Public School Re-Opening Monday?

Here is a list of public school districts scheduled for re-opening Monday, Dec. 5:


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LAUSD Chief Touts Rising Test Scores To Silence ‘Poisonous’ Critics

The city’s top education official kicked off the new school year by saying improved testing results should be enough to silence those critical of the district.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/24/2011

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KFWB On Your Corner: Orpheum Movie Theater

A few years ago, the Los Angeles Times called the Broadway Theater district downtown one of the city’s most hidden yet sparkling gems.


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KFWB On Your Corner: Downtown LA Theater District

Did you know that downtown Los Angeles is home to the largest theater district west of the Mississippi?


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Reworked Budget To Restore Hundreds Of San Diego Teaching Jobs

A struggling Southland school district announced a plan on Friday to put hundreds of teachers back to work with a little help from the state.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/08/2011

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Furloughs Vs. Layoffs: 40,000 LA Teachers Vote On Proposed Pay Cuts

If passed, the vote would immediately rescind layoff notices sent to some 3,400 teachers, nurses, librarians and counselors.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/02/2011

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Capistrano School District Officials Cleared In ‘Enemies List’ Case

Two officials accused of creating a database of parents and other school board critics have been cleared of all charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/01/2011