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Echo Park gang injunction, State of Affairs, LAUSD 'repairs not iPads' and more

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Silver Lake

Neighborhood Council: Silver Lake no longer the Eastside

After much contentious debate, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council passed a motion last night to remove itself from the roster of Eastside communities like Boyle Heights and Lincoln Park.
UCLA Dreamers

Scholarship for dreamers aims to fund college degrees

A new scholarship is designed to help 1,000 young undocumented students complete a college degree.

South Korea running out of kimchi

Unbeknownst to many eaters there, Korea is being forced to import increasing amounts of kimchi from its rival, China.
Public Square This Is Where

Beneath the waves and gorgeous beaches of Oahu

It's a very different side of the surf world, one that surf journalist Chas Smith writes about in his new book "Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell."

Gang injunction sparks debate in Echo Park

A Los Angeles judge denied a request by some residents to intervene and challenge the city on its gang injunction for Echo Park.

Does disparity in the workplace come down to bias?

This may be a bit of an extreme, but as President Obama reminded the nation last week, on average, women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.
magic sparks

Los Angeles Sparks announce new owners

The Guggenheim Group, featuring NBA legend Magic Johnson, will take over the franchise and keep the team here in LA.
la unified broken schools

Facebook page calls for LAUSD 'repairs not iPads'

Teachers and LAUSD employees are calling attention to crumbling school properties in the face of a $1 billion school district iPad program.
Los Angeles Lakers v Orlando Magic

Lakers run out of players during game

In a rare occurrence, the Lakers ran out of eligible players Wednesday night but still managed to win the game. Does this point to a larger issue for the team?
Pot farm

Fresno County begins ban on marijuana cultivation

The ban takes effect this week under the protests of medical marijuana patients and it includes fines of $1,000 per plant. It's a first for any county in the state and is modeled after a similar ban in the city of Live Oak, near Sacramento.
television on the sidewalk

CNN Latino says adios

Two high-profile outlets catering to Latino audiences have called it quits. KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas explains what this means for the news outlets trying to cater to that growing market.
It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California.

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