Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s experiment in managing some of the city’s toughest schools ends its first five-year term next year — just as he leaves office under term limits.
Pension and healthcare costs for police and firefighters are projected to rise from $506 million of the general fund budget this year to $789 million by 2016.
The White House insists that the deferred action directive is part of a long-running effort to operate an effective and efficient deportation apparatus while Congressional gridlock remains. After establishing deportation priorities and giving immigration enforcement field offices greater discretion about which undocumented immigrants to let go, officials discovered that low-risk undocumented immigrants continued to clog the system. This prompted the Obama team to settle on a temporary, administrative solution, said a senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Chronically truant students will be referred to city-run youth centers rather than funneled into the criminal justice system under a program debuting Monday in Los Angeles Unified. The truancy-diversion program shifts the focus from punishing troubled students to resolving the problems that result in them frequently skipping school.
One of the first major construction projects for the extension of Expo Line tracks to Santa Monica will begin next week, as construction begins on a replacement for a decades-old railroad overpass. Crews will first tear down an old railroad overpass at National Boulevard in Palms. The old Southern Pacific rail bridge is one of two single-track overpasses that must be torn out and replaced with a modern, double-track bridge.