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BRIEFLY AP CLASSES, TESTS INCREASE IN LAUSD.



Compared with last year, more Los Angeles Unified School District The Los Angeles Unified School District (the "LAUSD") is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population.  students took college-level courses in preparation for Advanced Placement tests, school officials announced Monday.

LAUSD LAUSD Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles, CA)  high school students took a total of 25,017 AP exams this past spring, up 2,430 compared with 1999.

AP tests are graded on a 1-5 scale.

About 3,800 LAUSD students scored a 5, up about 600 compared with the previous year. Varying amounts of college credit are given for scores of 3, 4 and 5 on the tests.

- City News Service

Meth lab, ammo found after blaze

VAN NUYS - The Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  Police Department's bomb squad was called out to a Van Nuys apartment Friday to seize ammunition found after a fire the night before, officials said.

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Residents were evacuated from the building Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists.  after police officers noticed a fire coming from the apartment and contacted Los Angeles City firefighters, Lee said.

``We stayed outside until 5 a.m.,'' said Janet Anguiano, 26, a resident who lives in the building.

Authorities discovered what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab with four 4-gallon drums of chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and 10 rounds of 37 mm ammunition, Lee said.

Anguiano said she and other neighbors were allowed to return to their homes by 4:30 p.m. Monday.

After authorities cleared the scene at about 6 p.m. Monday, citizens in the area saw a man believed to live in the burned apartment and detained him while the police were summoned, Lee said.

- Daily News

Bee attack victim still in hospital

A 77-year-old woman stung at least 500 times by a swarm of bees at a Lake Forest senior citizens home has shown some improvement but remains in intensive care, a hospital official said Monday.

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- City News Service

Man shot in hospital attacks identified

VENTURA - A 48-year-old Ojai man fatally shot by police after authorities said he stabbed three people in the waiting room at Community Memorial Hospital was identified Monday as Jonathan Wesley Baker Wesley Eugene Baker (March 26, 1958 – December 5, 2005) was a convicted murderer executed by the U.S. state of Maryland. He was convicted for the June 6, 1991, murder of Jane Tyson in Catonsville. He was pronounced dead at 9:18 p.m. .

James Politano, 55, of Camarillo, Jeff Bifano, 41, and Jaime Cadang, 59, both from Oxnard, were hurt in the Saturday night melee, but their wounds were not considered life-threatening, police said.

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 rounds and rubber bullets before shooting him once when he threatened them with a knife. The suspect died two hours later in the hospital's emergency room, police said.

- Daily News

Ventura sheriff's receives $1 million

VENTURA - The Ventura County Sheriff's Department The Ventura County Sheriff's Department (VCSD) provides law enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Ventura County, California, USA, as well as several cities within the county. The cities that VCSD serves are Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, and Thousand Oaks.  has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Justice Department to design and create a computer system for storing inmate information.

- Daily News

Trio get prison time for laundering part

A federal judge Monday sentenced three former officers of a Reseda check-cashing business to prison for laundering drug money.

Christine Annette Umbertino, 44, the former executive officer of Supermail International Inc., was given 57 months in a federal prison.

Alberto Joseph Umbertino, 40, the former president, also got 57 months, and Mercedes Veiga, 46, the former vice president, was sentenced to 46 months in prison, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob B. Villeza.

- City News Service

Public safety law draws league's ire

SACRAMENTO - The League of California Cities decided Monday to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that allows police and firefighter unions to demand binding arbitration of wage disputes.

Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Friday that imposes binding arbitration on cities and counties in an impasse over salary and benefit issues with public safety unions. Davis said Californians ``do not want to see safety officials picketing local government or calling in sick with the blue flu.''

Local governments say the law unconstitutionally shifts budget decisions from elected local officials to an outside private party.

- Associated Press
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