Cash-strapped L.A. schools rent out campuses for filming
FERRIS BUELLER'S PAY-OFF: Since 2008, L.A. public schools have issued 416 film licenses, earning almost $1.8 million for the district -- which is still a much lower amount than what could be earned with corporate sponsors. (CBS News)
RIVER REUNION: In 1980, Nancy Rigg's fiance drowned rescuing a boy who had fallen into the Los Angeles River. Thirty years later, Rigg, now an advocate of swift-water rescue training programs, meets the boy for the first time on KPCC-FM (89.3). (via Atwater Village Newbie)
DYING FOR BUSINESS: Skeletons in the Closet, the gift shop inside the L.A. County coroner's office, is now being financially supported by the program it had planned to fund. (via Curbed L.A.)
CALORIE COUNT COUNTDOWN: Trying to lose weight for the new year? It might help that restaurants with 20 or more locations in California will be required to post calorie count information on their menus and menu boards at the same time you make that New Year's resolution. "Calorie counts do make a difference. Information is power," said Eileen Bradley, a resident of Laguna Niguel. (Orange County Register)
TRANSFER SQUEEZE: Financial concerns are influencing more students to enroll in community colleges and pursue transfers to UCs and CSUs, driving more competition for admissions to the top state schools, the Daily Breeze reports.
-- Soo Oh