Federal sources criticized the local officials, saying they shut down schools without consultation. Local officials say they couldn’t take chances.
By David Zahniser and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped into the national media glare at a galvanizing moment for the city: Donald Sterling’s remarks about blacks had just earned him a lifetime NBA banishment, just as his Los Angeles Clippers were competing in the playoffs. The scene, […]
By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — City leaders and current and former NBA players on Tuesday hailed the basketball league’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million for racial comments caught on tape and made public late last week. “Today, we feel like justice […]