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.
We get the latest on the Zika virus from two doctors; a deeper look into the politics behind Mexico president Enrique Peña Nieto's move to enshrine into his country's constitution last year's Mexico Supreme Court ruling favoring same-sex marriage; and it's TGI-FilmWeek, with a discussion about the new documentary, "Weiner."
We get the latest on what could have caused EgyptAir 804 to crash and what the political fallout may be; California's new aid-in-dying law goes into effect June 9 - we hear from doctors opting in and out of helping patients end their lives; plus, a Princeton professor made a CV of his failures - what are yours, and do you share or hide them?
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