Cynthia Griffin Staff Writer, Our Weekly, March 18, 2009
by Lisa Adler
Did you ever come late to school? Of course, we all did. You'd get a look from the teacher, a warning about your grades, or even detention. Well, times have changed. Being 15 minutes late can now get you handcuffed by school police and issued a ticket for $250 with a mandatory day in court. Black and Latino students have been telling us about their experiences with these "zero tolerance" policies.
by Daniel Kim
The Bus Riders Union will be holding a press conference on the northeast corner of Wilshire and Western to urge the MTA Board of Directors to support the Bus Riders Union Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan. The MTA Board will be discussing and potentially approving a bus improvement plan at the March 26th MTA Board meeting. As a response to the Bus Riders Union, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened a process ....