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L.A. Today: Gardena Shooting, Redevelopment, and MLK

Andrew Khouri |
January 19, 2011 | 8:45 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Two students were still in the hospital Tuesday night after what appeared to be an accidental shooting at Gardena High School, media reports say.

The Daily Breeze reported a 17-year-old on probation for battery was arrested and was being held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The boy brought a gun to school, and it apparently accidently went off, striking two students.

The incident—in addition to the shooting rampage in Tucson—raised a call for tighter gun control from Steve Lopez at the LA Times.  

The high school is open today and crisis counselors will be on campus throughout the week, the district says.

At city hall, the Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee will bring up AEG’s proposal to bring the NFL to downtown. 

The council will talk budget and a dwindling cash flow. Council members will also consider declaring Martin Luther King Jr. Day a “Day of Service”—two days after the holiday.

Long Beach one-upped Los Angeles yesterday in the ongoing redevelopment saga when its city council voted to dedicate $1.2 billion in redevelopment funds toward a series of projects and other measures. (The L.A. City Council punted the redevelopment issue to next week.) Brown is trying to close the agencies and redirect the money to help put the state in the black next fiscal year. In the future, the money would go toward local services.

And for all you surfers out there, good news: the waves are big and clean today. But for some beachside dwellers, the swell—coupled with a big morning high tide—might be less of a call to rejoice.



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