Photo illustration of a man who has overdosed on a combination of drugs.(Photo: Victor Moussa, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: The man experiencing homelessness was nodding off when a street medicine provider from Venice Family Clinic recognized the signs of an opioid overdose. The provider gave the man a dose of naloxone (Narcan®) and prevented another potential overdose death on the streets of Los Angeles.
Charter school curbs authored this year by Assemblywoman Christy Smith, left, stem from her experience with far-flung charters as a school board member in Newhall. At right is Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-LAguna Beach. (Photo: Max Whittaker, via CALmatters)
One was a charter school operator desperate for authorization after years of rejection by multiple school districts. The other was a teeny district in the rural high desert, hemorrhaging students, facing insolvency and in dire need of revenue.