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HBO's 'The Newsroom' Overhauls Writing Staff for Season 2
HBO's The Newsroom is cleaning house for its recently announced second season. According to HBO, the Aaron Sorkin drama set behind the scenes of a cable news network is replacing about half of its writing staff but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Jeff Daniels drama is replacing everyone on the show's writing staff except for Corinne Kinsbury.
Snapshot of how Americans spend their time
They're spending more of it at work and less of it watching television, according to the Labor Department's American Time Use Survey for 2011. They're also sleeping more - 8.71 hours per day, on average, the highest level since 2003. That's what happens when you're working more.
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Calendar closes in on key ed bills, including transit money protection By Kimberly Beltran Monday, June 04, 2012 A legislative attempt to secure school transportation funding in future years failed to muster support out of a key committee - a fate it shares with a slew of other education bills that did not meet a key May deadline.
Phosphorus may be to blame for rocks catching fire, burning woman
The leg of a woman's cargo pants caught fire last Saturday after being filled with rocks she'd collected from San Onofre State Beach. The woman remains hospitalized with third-degree burns to her leg as Orange County health officials hypothesize that phosphorus may have coated the rocks.
Register's Angels mob shows results - LA Observed
You might remember last month when we posted the memo that disclosed plans by the Orange County Register to swarm the Angeles' season opener with a "news mob" of virtually thousands. They did the deed on Friday and the paper's Angels editor, Keith Sharon, shares with LA Observed the key numbers.
NPR newsroom is less diverse than U.S. population, more than other media | Poynter.
Edward Schumacher-Matos concludes that NPR's newsroom staff and audience is fairly diverse, although he argues that breaking down listeners just by race is "irrelevant" because "NPR appeals overwhelmingly to college-educated Americans." When you look at college-educated listeners, he writes, racial "groups aren't so far apart in how they index.
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Brown lobbies schools behind closed doors on budget, tax plan By Kimberly Beltran Monday, April 09, 2012 Gov. Jerry Brown and high-ranking members of his staff have been reaching out in recent weeks to the education community in a series of closed-door meetings aimed at articulating several key messages - some say warnings - tied to the budget and the November election.
Fresno Unified under inquiry by state - Education and Schools - fresnobee.com
Concerns about how Fresno Unified uses federal money earmarked for poor and struggling students have prompted state education officials to schedule a return visit to the district next week. They will stop at schools, interview employees and study financial records to decide whether the district is following Title I rules, said Cindy Cunningham Kazanis, an administrator in the California Department of Education federal program monitoring office.
VIDEO: Unincorporated California
Roughly 1.8 million people live in low-income unincorporated communities in California. These communities are outside of recognized city boundaries and therefore lack many public services, including sewer systems and clean water. California Watch reporter Bernice Yeung visited several of these communities across the state and spoke to residents about the challenges they face.