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BRIEFLY MALDEF TO SUE LAUSD OVER BELMONT.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a non-profit civil rights group, plans to file a lawsuit today against the Los Angeles Unified School District over the controversial and half-completed Belmont Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The suit seeks a court order requiring the school board to prepare a new environmental impact report on the unfinished campus. The group argues that the previous EIR did not sufficiently address the implementation of a system to mitigate the effects of large quantities of toxic gases rising from the ground beneath the campus.

- Daily News

Universal City station popular

The Universal City subway station, open since June 24, is already the fifth most popular of the 16 in the system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported Tuesday.

According to MTA estimates, 19,488 people either board or disembark from trains at Universal City daily.

The North Hollywood station has also proved more popular than most MTA stations, averaging an estimated 15,902 ``boardings'' each day. That makes it the seventh most popular station.

- City News Service

Mercer to take helm of district

Georgia Mercer, the first San Fernando Valley resident in a decade to serve as president of the Los Angeles Community College District, presides over her first full meeting today.

The Tarzana resident Mercer will serve as the public face of the board for a one-year term and plans to advocate expansion of Mission College and formation of partnerships with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

- Daily News

Miller, Cortines may return to LAUSD

Howard Miller and Ramon Cortines, who ran Los Angeles Unified School District on an interim basis between superintendents Ruben Zacarias and Roy Romer, may return to the district on a consulting basis under a plan approved by the school board Tuesday.

- Daily News

Old rhinoceros dies at L.A. Zoo

Twinkletoes, a 2,000-pound black rhinoceros that lived at the Los Angeles Zoo since it opened in 1966, was euthanized this week because her internal organs had begun to fail due to old age.

Born in Kenya in the early 1960s, Twinkletoes was in her late 30s, the oldest female black rhinoceros in North America. She had five calves during her years at the zoo.

- Associated Press

58 evacuated due to sewer gas leak

SAN FERNANDO - An apparent gas leak from a sewage pipe caused the evacuation of 58 employees from three businesses in San Fernando on Tuesday.

- Daily News

3 get jail time for hate crime

SAN FERNANDO - Three young men convicted of terrorism for burning a cross in front an interracial couple's home in the San Fernando Valley were sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail.

San Fernando Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen also ordered Daniel Claxton, 21, of Glendale; Justin Berkowitz, 19, of Arleta; and Christopher Fraley, 20, of Encino, to serve three years on probation, complete a six-week tolerance program and pay $200 to the state Victim's Restitution Fund.

- City News Service
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