SANTA ANA – It was meant to be a positive step for Santa Ana schools, a new way of approaching discipline that would reduce suspensions, elevate academics and strengthen student-teacher
Instead, teachers say a discipline strategy being phased in at 41 of the
district's 61 schools has undermined real learning, driven up teacher
frustration, and exacerbated disrespectful and even violent student behavior at several already-troubled schools.
IRVINE – Irvine's rapid growth, which has landed it among the top 10
expanding cities nationwide, is just one more thing that comes as no surprise for a city that's been master planned since its inception in 1971.
Irvine ranked eighth in the country for growth and first in California as it grew by 4.2 percent to nearly 230,000 residents from July 2011 and July 2012, data released late Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows. The state's Department of Finance has pinned the population at 231,117 as of January.
Hours before Anschutz Entertainment Group executives were heading to Michael Jackson’s Holmby Hills home to sign multimillion-dollar contracts for his concert series in London, the firm’s top lawyer called Jackson “the freak” in an email to another company attorney.
The revelation, which came during the last 15 minutes of court Wednesday, enlivened the day’s testimony in the wrongful death suit that Michael Jackson’s mother and children have filed against AEG.
Los Angeles voters took regulation of the city's medical marijuana shops into their own hands Tuesday, embracing a ballot measure to sharply reduce the number of dispensaries in the city.
But as in all things related to pot policy, the future of the new law is
hazy. Under the measure, only 135 dispensaries — those that were operating before a failed moratorium in 2007 — will be allowed to stay open. But enforcement could prove a monumental challenge as backers of a rival measure threaten lawsuits and
city lawyers begin the long process of identifying all of the city's
dispensaries and bringing them into compliance.
"Now the city has some work to do," said Steven Lubell, a medical marijuana attorney who supported the winning measure.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its millions of members.
About 1,400 voting members of BSA's national council are to cast ballots Thursday on a resolution to end a policy that allows youth Scouts to be excluded based only on sexual orientation. The ban on gay adult leaders would remain in place.
The vote is taking place at a resort in Grapevine,
Gay-rights supporters and opponents have waged impressive campaigns to win support for their arguments in the months leading up to the vote.
Supporters of allowing gay scouts used a political consulting firm and targeted about 120 local Scouting councils where they thought the most votes could be won. Opponents cited
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SANTA ANA – Nick Papageorge's IV knew the instant he slammed into the ground after tumbling down a 110-foot cliff that he had broken his back.
Six weeks later – after several surgeries and more than $350,000 in medical expenses – Papageorge's walked into a Santa Ana courtroom Wednesday with two titanium rods and 11 metal screws pins in his back and stood side-by-side with one of the lost hikers he had been searching for when he fell in Holy Jim Canyon on April 3.
The hiker, Nicolas Cendoya, 19, was appearing before Superior Court Judge Gerald Johnston for arraignment on a possession of methamphetamine charge. Orange County prosecutors contend that investigators discovered the illegal stimulant in his car while hundreds of people searched the steep Santiago Canyon area for four days looking for him and hiking companion Kyndall Jack.
CELL PHONE VIDEO: The attorney representing the witnesses in the in-custody death of a Bakersfield man releases cellphone video shot by one of the witnesses. Yesterday (mon) Daniel Rodriguez released the video shot by Francisco Arrieta the night 33-year old Daniel Silva was beaten by sheriff's deputies and Highway Patrol officers. Silva died an hour later. Arrieta's video shows no baton strikes by the officers who responded to the scene. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has said batons were used by deputies, but that he doesn't yet know how many blows were struck or where on Silva's body they landed. A second confiscated cellphone had no video, but witnesses insist it did. Rodriguez said Monday a private forensic analysis turned up no video on that phone.
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London (CNN) -- A man thought to be a serving British soldier was killed by two armed men in a frenzied attack on a London street Wednesday, in what the government is treating as a suspected act of terrorism.
Witnesses told of a gruesome scene in which the man was hit by a car, then hacked with cleavers and his body dumped in the middle of the road in Woolwich, southeast London.
The two suspects in the killing were injured in a confrontation with police and have been taken to two hospitals, where they are being treated.
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Meet Ahmed Angel - the Iraqi medical student and part-time model who wants to take over the world.
And with his gelled hair, piercing blue eyes and expert Photoshopping skills, the 18-year-old has been gathering followers at a phenomenal rate.
Since it was created three months ago, Ahmed's bizarre photo album on Imgur has been viewed almost a million times.