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To strike or not to strike? That continues to be the question for LAUSD teachers. We've got the latest. Plus, the link between earthquake fault lines in California and Mexico. And, we take a closer look at District 25, covering Northern L.A. County.

LAUSD strike

Los Angeles Unified school administrators said Friday that three sessions with a state mediator have failed to break an impasse over a new labor contract for the district's teachers union.

The 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles have already given their union leadership the power to call what would be the first teachers strike in LAUSD since 1989 — a work stoppage that would leave 480,000 students in limbo.

But the union and the district must complete one last stage of negotiation before teachers can legally walk off the job: fact-finding.

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Earthquake fault links

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The approximate location of the newly mapped Ocotillo section, which ties together California's Elsinore fault and Mexico's Laguna Salada fault into one continuous fault system.
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