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Mayor's Budget Proposal Said to Solve Budget Deficit
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will release his proposed budget later this morning promising to to close the $530 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year (July '09 through June '10) all while continuing to build the LAPD and preventing layoffs--up to 2,800 by his estimates--by asking employees to share the sacrifice. Of course, now through June 12th when City Council has to adopt it by, things will change. Villaraigosa's proposals never go untouched and in this heated economic climate, this year will not be the exception. There are rumors of jettisoning the LA Zoo and Cultural Affairs, consolidating smaller departments, early retirements and cutting important programs like the Community Emergency Response Team, something he proposes every year with no success.
The announcement will be at 11 a.m. this morning.
Also: LA County released their $22 billion budget this morning at 8 a.m. It is $415 million less than this year's and has 1,684 fewer jobs through attrition.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.