IN THE NEWS: For the first time in years, the San Diego Unified School District will try to balance its budget without issuing a large number of layoff notices under a plan that's billed as favoring people over property. The school board authorized a new fiscal road map on Tuesday that calls for the sale of more surplus property and a freeze on filling virtually all jobs left vacant through attrition. The goal is to offset a projected $88 million deficit in next year's $1.1 billion operating budget. Read more from UT San Diego.
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