LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy is having a closed-door meeting with the seven-member Board of Education today and will get his annual review. Today’s meeting caps days of rumors surrounding Deasy’s future at the country’s second largest school district. It started with a Los Angeles Times article Thursday that reported Deasy’s intention to resign his post in February, citing unnamed sources.
Yesterday, Laker center Chris Kaman discussed the prospects that the Clippers (his former team for seven seasons) would become “L.A.’s team” with Times basketball reporter Mike Bresnahan: "I respect what they're doing and what they've done, but still, they're nothing like the Lakers. You look up here at all the championships. They're never going to have that. It's never going to happen. I don't see it.”
The stats say they don’t exist, but do athletes who consistently deliver in clutch situations really belong in the same category as, say, unicorns? Dick Cramer's 1977 study found that statistically there really is no such thing as a clutch player in baseball, and subsequent studies of the stats haven’t been able to prove otherwise.
On Tuesday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded Special Order 40, the LAPD's ban on stopping people suspected of living in the country illegally, to now apply to the Fire Department, Airport Police and Port Police. How has Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded? We also cover the Sierra snowpack overload and concerns of flooding; and more.
This year, California adopted the ‘right-to-try’ law, which lets terminally ill patients access experimental therapies that haven’t been fully approved by the FDA - we debate the pros and cons. We also cover day two of Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings; the impact of video games on male adolescent careers; and more.
Senate confirmation hearings are underway for President Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, which has been vacant for more than a year. Will partisan politics block Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination? We also cover the latest on FBI Director James Comey's Russia investigations statements; how to handle bullying as a parent; and more.
During his official trip to Asia, Rex Tillerson has said all options are on the table in terms of dealing with a nuclear threat from North Korea - how serious is that threat? Are we unprepared?; ex-convicts want their felonies off job applications; plus, we discuss the latest films and the coming barrage of Disney live-action remakes.
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