L.A. Unified, Teachers Reach Deal on Performance Evaluations
The Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have hammered out a historic agreement just ahead of a court-ordered deadline. The state's largest school district is now the only one in California in a position to use student test scores to help evaluate teacher performance.
San Diego Commits to a Costly Water Solution
California's continual need for more water has made many agencies look into the possibility of using the most obvious source -- the Pacific Ocean. Several cities like Huntington Beach and San Luis Obispo have spent millions of dollars on desalination feasibility studies and pilot projects. But San Diego has taken the plunge -- committing to a contract to buy water from what promises to be the largest desalination plant in the country.