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  • Wal-Mart keeps it all in the family, chair passed to Penner

    Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation.
  • Rodriguez becomes first charter operator on L.A. school board

    Rodriguez becomes first charter operator on L.A. school board
    Ref Rodriguez on Tuesday became the first person from the charter-school movement to be elected to the Los Angeles Board of Education. His win, against one-term incumbent Bennett Kayser, came after a bitter and expensive campaign notable for negative...

    Spending in race for three LAUSD board seats reaches nearly $4.6 million

    Spending in race for three LAUSD board seats reaches nearly $4.6 million
    Total spending in the battle for three spots on the Los Angeles Board of Education has increased sharply since the March primary, reaching nearly $4.6 million, as interest groups vie to influence the nation's second-largest school system. The top...

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections. Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows
    A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races. The campaign was marked by the emergence of a charter group as...