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  • Boys pull out knife, gun in argument in 7th-grade class

    Security was beefed up at Samuel Gompers Middle School in South Los Angeles Thursday after two boys pulled out a knife and gun during an argument in a 7th-grade class.
  • Nearly 5,000 UCLA volunteers help out at schools, beaches, other sites

    Paintbrush in hand, UCLA junior Jacob Casteneda was putting a fresh coat of brown paint this morning on the exterior of one of the many bungalows at Samuel Gompers Middle School. He was among an army of about 4,600 UCLA...

    Philadelphia Transit Strike Touches Off Riots

    The Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. declared the strike over April 5, 1910. Feb. 21, 1910: Striking transit workers in Philadelphia dynamite a streetcar and burn or wreck two dozen more. Many strikebreakers brought in from New York are beaten by mobs,...

    ACLU sues city school district and state over teacher layoffs

    The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of students at three of the city's worst-performing middle schools. The suit claims those students were denied their legal rights to an education and aims to...

    Hearings continue in lawsuit against L.A. Unified

    A hearing in a civil lawsuit aimed at preventing the school district from laying off more teachers at three of the city's worst-performing middle schools was held Tuesday and is expected to continue Wednesday afternoon. The suit, filed on behalf...