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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.
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U.S. Tests a Lie Detector-Type Machine for Interrogations on the Mexican Border
Imagine you decide to take a casual trip to Mexico, walking across the border for a day of shopping or even cheap dental care that's not available in the United States. Upon your return, an officer from Customs and Border Protection directs you to a kiosk that looks like an ATM.
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.
Presidential Primary Election Results | June 5, 2012 | California Secretary of State
100.0% ( 21,993 of 21,993 ) precincts partiallyor fully reporting as of June 20, 2012, 11:17 a.m. Visit our County Reporting Status page to determine if a county has submitted a final election night report.
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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.
Fewer than one in four kids in county with Medi-Cal get dental care - The Daily Breeze
For many of Los Angeles County's poor children, getting in to see a dentist can be as tough as making it in Hollywood, state data show. Last year, fewer than one in four L.A. County children with Medi-Cal dental managed care saw a dentist, one of the worst records in the state.
LAUSD will pay $200,000 settlement over alleged sexual harassment by former Superintendent Ramon Cortines - LA Daily News
Los Angeles Unified will pay $200,000 and give lifetime health benefits to settle a sexual-harassment allegation filed by a facilities executive against retired Superintendent Ramon Cortines, officials said Wednesday.
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.
Long Beach Unified board to vote on ending Head Start - Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH - In a final round of budget cuts, the Long Beach Unified Board of Education Tuesday will consider eliminating its Head Start preschool program beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.
A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in forgiveness
Larry Israelson apologizes to his former teacher, James Atteberry, for a long-ago hurt and learns it's never too late for a second chance.
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JOURNALISM and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times LETTERS, DRAMA and MUSIC
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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.
Will an Oakland school district initiative slow teacher turnover, or make it worse? -
District leaders say a new position at Fremont, Castlemont and McClymonds will strengthen the teaching force. Critics say it will do just the opposite. Education Blog: Alameda County | Contra Costa County More education coverage
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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 -
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.