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Westin Hotel’s in L.A. possibly hacked last year

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles last year and used their credit or debit card to eat there should examine their bank statements and request a new card. Hotel officials disclosed Friday that the hotel’s four restaurants, along with its valet parking operation, may have been hacked at some time between April and December, disclosing names, credit card numbers and expiration dates printed on customers’ debit and credit card.

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Los Angeles School District to cut 5000 jobs

Los Angeles Unified school board approved a budget plan Tuesday that calls for the elimination of more than 5,000 district positions over the next two years.     The plan includes several cost-cutting proposals to help the district close a projected budget deficit of $1.2 billion through 2012, but all included some kind of employee pay cuts to prevent layoffs. The plan would include layoffs of more than 1,400 teachers, nearly 1,000 janitors and maintenance workers and 520 school office workers, but said they had no other choice unless employees agree to some concessions. According to district officials, job cuts …

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