Villaraigosa school plan comes to a vote
Teachers and parents at Roosevelt, Santee and Jordan high schools, and at Hollenbeck, Stevenson, Markham and Gompers middle schools, vote today on whether to become part of the mayor's reform scheme for seven low-performing LAUSD schools. DN The district has sent home flyers that seem to advocate for the move.
Surprise traffic stat
About 1 in 10 freeway deaths here is a pedestrian. Last year in Southern California, 81 pedestrians, ranging in age from 14 to 83, were struck down on freeways -- 14 of them on I-5 through Los Angeles County, says the LAT's Mike Anton.
Downtown DASH to get more complicated
You'll have to bring a quarter, or get an EZ Transit Pass, to ride the DASH after January 1. Mo more Metro passes, due to a disagreement. Blogdowntown
AMPTP.com the spoof
"Laugh-out-loud funny no matter what side of the issue you're on," says strike-watcher Nikki Finke. Deadline Hollywood
Q-and-A with Celeste Fremon
Kent Shocknek has an idea
CBS 2's blogging anchor suggests moving Christmas to Feb. 22 to make shopping easier.
West L.A. Online merges
The New York Times Travel section named "The 53 Places to Go in 2008" and came up with only three in California: Death Valley, San Diego and San Francisco. Meanwhile, trading was suspended in shares of MaxJet, which flies between Los Angeles and London-Stansted. It seems "punctuality statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that customer service is well short of the required level."