L.A. Unified Defends Decision to Shut Down Schools After Threat
Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are returning to class Wednesday after a district-wide shutdown on Tuesday, prompted by an emailed threat of widespread violence. The FBI now says the threat was not credible and district officials have declared the schools safe after a thorough search of every building. Some say the district overreacted, but others say it's better to be safe than sorry.
In Federal Complaint, Advocates Allege Medi-Cal Violates Latinos' Civil Rights
Health advocates are accusing state officials of discriminating against Latino patients in Medi-Cal, the state's public health insurance. They filed a complaint with the federal government arguing reimbursement rates are so low, doctors are refusing to see Medi-Cal patients.