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Another Terrace Morning




Why will the LAPD commission turn around a verdict on the use of force in the matter of Manuel Jamines while the Sheriffs reach no conclusion on the matter of Zac Champommier?

For the moment, Republicans have blocked Jerry Brown's budget discussions. Part of the problem is that if there is a plebicite on taxes, they can't be called tax "extensions" after June 30, because the taxes will sunset on that day. They'll have to be called plain-and-simple "taxes." Education advocates want to help fix education by putting a $15-a-barrel tax on oil extracted in the State and off its shore.

On Beaudry, the LAUSD school board media team is prepping for one of those days. The District will issue entry to a maximum of five television teams. The afternoon session features sixty speakers. Issues to be discussed today include Public Choice Initiative school awards. Charter school advocates were happy to note that Granada Hills High won the State academic decathlon yesterday. The news helps charter advocates to put behind them the February de-chartering of six Crescendo charter schools for cheating on test results. California teachers today also plan protests statewide as districts give pink slips to teachers.

There may also be some fireworks on Hillhurst this evening as the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council meets for the first time since Tuesday's election. Many members of the GGPNC are not at all happy with Councilman Tom LaBonge going negative the last week of the campaign; some even think the Councilman owes the community an apology.

How to care for the Watts Towers through the City's budget crisis has brought out all the usual insanity: developing the adjacent land, &c. The Times wastes more editorial effort chiming in without chiming in. But more courageously, the fishwrap suggests that California join Illinois in abolishing the death penalty.

Not the smallest error in this long NYTimes magazine piece on ceramicist Roger Herman from Sunday is calling Solano Canyon a "ghetto."