In light of the state’s budget surplus, Governor Jerry Brown wants to pay down the debt and increase California’s rainy day fund. And, as things go in Sacramento, Democrats and Republicans are at odds on how best to do so.
A Los Angeles County commission has recommended sweeping changes to the embattled Department of Children and Family Services. The commission asked the LA County Board of Supervisors to appoint a new oversight body for DCFS.
Many people know “Porgy and Bess” as the grand George Gershwin opera which debuted on Broadway in 1935, but director Diane Paulus has since re-invented the popular tale of Southern black life as musical theatre with "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," now playing at L.A.’s Ahmanson Theatre.