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No talks scheduled as teachers’ strike reaches third day

LOS ANGELES — The first teachers strike to hit the Los Angeles Unified School District in 30 years went into its third day Jan. 16, with thousands of educators picketing for increased pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians. No new contract talks have been Read More…

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Not-guilty plea entered on behalf of Maywood teacher

EAST LOS ANGELES — A former Maywood high school music teacher who was caught on widely circulated cell phone video punching a 14-year-old student during a classroom argument pleaded not guilty Jan. 4 to a misdemeanor charge. Defense attorney William Pitman entered the not guilty plea on behalf of Marston Riley, 64, of Anaheim, who Read More…

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Maywood teacher faces misdemeanor charge for hitting student

EAST LOS ANGELES — A Maywood high school music teacher who was caught on widely circulated cell phone video punching a 14-year-old student during a classroom argument has been charged with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child. Marston Riley, 64, of Anaheim, is accused of hitting the boy during the Nov. 2 Read More…