Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday
LA Times reports that the LA School Board has narrowed its short list of replacements for retiring Superintendent Roy Romer down to three names. Tom Vander Ark, executive director for education initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; former Occidental President Ted Mitchell, who now heads a nonprofit firm that funds charter schools; and Carlos A. Garcia, the former head of the Clark County, Nev., school district. Mayor Villaraigosa is insisting that he be involved in the selection process, but it looks like the school board is doing everything it can to avoid that.
Three new high schools opened up in the San Fernando Valley today, Arleta High on the grounds of the former Gemco store, Panorama High on a site that once was a Carnation Company facility and a yet to be named high school in North Hollywood that sits on a former Caltrans yard.
LA CityNerd reports on the "Hollywood Slash," remnants of the old Red Car tracks that ran through the city. Other features of roads and property around LA that give hints of what was once there are discussed in a very interesting post and comments thread.
At We Clean Your Toilets: Mayor Villaraigosa's schedule for Thursday.
At Mayor Sam 2: Rep. Maxine Waters Issues Letter to LA County Board of Supervisors, Poll Shows Brown Leading With Wide Margin, Voter Registration Deadline Approaching, and The Transit Coalition e-Newsletter.