MEDIA ALERT: If you are a radio talk show host or TV news segment producer, perhaps you can mention Los Angeles County's fantastic 2-1-1 phone service. If you check the LA County website you can see the hundreds, if not thousands, of services provided by the County that people can take advantage of. So please let people know, "If you are doing business in LA County or have a question about any County services, just call 2-1-1. One free call, all county services." [See PSA at bottom of this thead]
LA Times has a lot of good stories today. Also some stuff from Daily News and LA Weekly. Check em out online.
Tighter Rules For Charter Schools?
$1.3 bil in gas tax revenues siphoned from bus and rail
Wage gap in state widens, study says
BofA throws Countrywide $2-billion lifeline
A TALLER L.A.
Home Financing Story
Deming Alert at UC: Calls for operations overhaul
Fabian Trying to Stop Statewide Charter Schools?
Previous coverage of these issues at ZumaTimes.com: News before it happens!
ZD PSA: Find out all the services available to you in the County of Los Angeles from business services, health care, parks, community outreach, museums, housing, busses, benefits, literacy, arts, culture, recreation; the whole city, the whole county... available online Click here for online directory of LA County Services or just call 2-1-1 to be connected.
UPDATE: The 2-1-1 call center is funded with $7.5 million a year in grant money: SO PLEASE USE IT EVERY CHANCE YOU GET! AND NOW THAT ZD KNOWS THE 2-1-1 IS PAID FOR WITH GRANT MONEY...Can the BOS please call City Council and do a Friday "Presentation and Proclomation" on the 2-1-1 service? From 211 website: If your organization would like a presentation on how clients can access 211 LA County for health and human service providers in their communities, please call (626) 350-1841 ext. 2187 or e-mail Mary@211LA.org. Hey 2-1-1...call 3-1-1 and ask for Antonio.