TV show tackles Baldwin Hills oil fields controversy

image“SoCal Connected” has dedicated a segment of their news magazine to the controversial fracking techniques used in the Baldwin Oil Fields.

In the episode that aired on Friday, March 23, homeowners tell the reporter that the nearby oil operations are destroying their property.

Here’s the segment:

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CTA lobbies for higher taxes, better public education

The California Teachers’ Association is lobbying for a tax extension on the June ballot. If they fail, cuts to education may amount to $4.5 billion for the 2011-12 school year.

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Coalition for School Reform outspends teachers’ union in school board race

The Coalition for School Reform has raised over $1 million, putting it on solid ground for the March election.

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Independent spending hits record high in Board of Education race

More than $928,000 in independent expenditures has been spent to fill four seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education.

As the March election draws nearer, the teachers’ union and the Coalition for School Reform are stepping up the independent spending to ensure their candidates are victorious.

Read the full story on KCET’s Under the Influence blog.

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