But now Lawrence and thousands of other Connecticut residents are alarmed by what they perceive as a threat to their children’s’ education posed by several bills under consideration in the legislature, including one from Gov. Ned Lamont, which they believe would force or coerce communities into regionalizing their school systems or sharing superintendents.,“Small local school districts that choose to have inefficient governance structures and too many expensive superintendents can no longer expect the state to bear the costs of these decisions,” Lamont’s budget documents says.,Small districts — defined as having fewer than 10,000 residents, fewer than 2,000 students or with only one or two elementary schools — that have their own superintendent would be required to “receive direction concerning the supervision of [its] schools” from another district’s superintendent or name a ‘chief executive officer’ to oversee the schools, according to Lamont’s proposal, Senate Bill 874.,Another key portion of Lamont’s bill would give priority for bonding to larger schools and districts that pool resources, share superintendents and back-office functions.,Another aspect of the bill that is troubling for some is the establishment of a Commission on Shared School Services to develop a plan “for the redistricting or consolidation of school services and school districts.”

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Actor Luke Perry, who starred on the long-running hit show “Beverly Hills, 90210,” suffered a stroke Wednesday.,(Getty Images)

Perry, 52, was taken by ambulance to a Los Angeles-area hospital after paramedics responded to his home in Sherman Oaks.,A representative for Perry told ET he remained under observation at the hospital.,It’s unclear if Perry will be part of the show.,Perry currently stars in the CW show “Riverdale.” read more

Looking to get fit?From a one-day conference on the business of golf at the Genesis Open to goat yoga, there's plenty to do when it comes to sports and fitness activities coming up in Los Angeles this week.,---Days before the Genesis Open welcomes the PGA Tour, the Riviera Country Club will host "The Business of Golf" one-day conference.,The ticket price includes a general admission ticket to attend the Genesis Open.Tuesday, February 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Riviera Country Club, 1250 Capri Drive$100Fitbit Local ambassadors Blake Raymond and Elise Joan lead a Valentine's weekend hike around Runyon Canyon.,Participants will meet inside the gate at the base of Runyon Canyon to check in.,Bring a hat, a water bottle and sunscreen and enjoy a beautiful start to your weekend.Saturday, February 16, noon-1 p.m.Runyon Canyon Park, 2000 N. Fuller Ave. (Meet at the base of Runyon Canyon at the top of Fuller Ave. inside the gate.)

Without McCoy, who transferred to Texas after he was enrolled in classes for less than three weeks, USC does not have a five-star in the fold for its recruiting class for the first time since 2000, when recruiting services began ranking the top high school players.,Over more recent years, the Trojans have faced more difficulty reeling in five-star talent, largely the prospects from outside California, at times leaving them over-reliant on top players from their own backyard.,The Trojans finished 5-7 last year, their first losing season since 2000, prompting calls from fans for Helton to be fired following his third full season before the embattled coach was retained by Athletic Director Lynn Swann.,But even in the initial seasons under Helton, while the Trojans made consecutive New Year’s Six bowl games, they were unable to pluck five-star recruits from other regions of the country and poach prospects from other blue-blood schools that have had a better recent track record of producing NFL draft picks, especially among offensive linemen.,Gorney and other analysts reasoned that the Trojans have had enough talent in recent seasons to contend for Pac-12 championships, and they won the conference crown in their second season under Helton in 2017.

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The billionaire owner of the Rams never came clean with the people of St. Louis before he moved his team to Los Angeles in 2016.,Three years after they abandoned St. Louis for L.A., the Los Angeles Rams will play in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on Sunday.,(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) read more

GOSHEN — Senior Hank Smith of the Elkhart Memorial Crimson Chargers is the newest member of the 1,000-point club among area schools.,Smith tossed in 19 points in last Saturday’s 63-52 win over the Northridge Raiders at North Side Gym in Elkhart.,Current Westview assistant coach Ross Hales (1989 graduate) is the program’s all-time leader with 1,322 points, followed by Markese McGuire (2013) 1,246, Jimmy Powers (1974) 1,235, Daimion Beathea (1991) 1,226, Kevin Sindle (2006) 1,201, Karvel Anderson (2009) 1,146, Walter Lewis (1983) 1,130 and Todd Johnson (2012) 1,073.,Other Westview members are Gary Yoder (1973) 1,711, Rusty Yoder (1994) 1,698, Ryan Yoder (1990) 1,594, Elijah Hales (current senior) 1,351, Chandler Aspy (2015) 1,299, Brad Oesch (1987) 1,283, Adam Christner (2009) 1,219, Jeremy Bachman (1,081) and Jeff Nelson (2000) 1,023.,Concord also has eight members led by Elkhart County’s all-time leader Shawn Kemp (1988) 2,134 points.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign.,The Democratic mayor, who has said he will soon decide whether to enter the 2020 White House contest, would anchor his candidacy to the idea that local government is where things get done in America, in contrast to the turmoil and vast political divide in President Donald Trump's Washington.,But as a mayor, Garcetti faces numerous hurdles not shared with potential rivals like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren or former Vice President Joe Biden, who are fixtures in the Washington establishment.,Other mayors considering White House bids have their own challenges but have more cushion than Garcetti - they are no longer in office.,Mitch Landrieu, who spent two terms leading New Orleans, gained national attention with his decision as a white mayor of a majority black city to remove high-profile Confederate monuments and arguing that the nation needs a frank discussion on race.

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Larry Langford, who scratched his way out of the poverty and violence of a Birmingham housing project to become a charismatic politician who won the highest elective offices in Birmingham and Jefferson County only to lose it all when convicted of public corruption, is dead.,In October of 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrongdoing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.,Yet, that self-declaration of honesty beaten into Langford as a boy flies in the face of the description of the man that a federal jury found accepted almost a quarter of a million dollars in cash and luxury items in exchange for using his office to guide millions of dollars in Jefferson County bond business to old friends.,Larry Langford found guilty on all 60 counts The irony of Langford’s life is, that for a man who reached the heights of politics in Alabama’s largest city and county, his fall fulfilled his greatest fear as a kid growing up in the projects.,In October 2009, Langford was convicted on 60 counts of wrong doing, including bribery, fraud and money laundering related to his time as Jefferson County Commission president.

Later in the quarter, credit yields gave way to market pressures; however, despite the worst peak to trough market move in a decade, credit spreads remained within normal bounds and well below the scarier tumult of the winter of 2016.,For example, the low end of the housing market had been neglected by builders since the crisis; however, just this year, low-end jobs wage gains reached their highest level since the crisis.,Further, recent market activity has gone a long way towards correcting two of the big prongs impairing affordability: first, mortgage rates have come down considerably since peaking in early October, along with the 10-year yield; and, second, although housing markets correct more in terms of volume than price  the rise in price will be held in check by rising inventories, sluggish volumes and a down stock market.,Last year we said:

It is hard to sit in our seat today and say exactly which areas of the market would best withstand the next bear, for there are yet to be obvious areas of overinvestment like the technology sector in 2000 and the financials in 2007 that will lead the way down; however, we have confidence that the nature of the next recession (and let’s not forget, a recession is an inevitability eventually) will be different than the last.,To reiterate: “the 2007-09 bear market was an actual liquidity crisis where deflation was the risk that imperiled the economy, whereas the next recession will be a normal Fed induced recession when inflation gets too high and the Fed thus raises rates to cool things off. read more