1. Tax dollars at work in Southern California:
When it's completed this fall, Riverside's Hillcrest High School will be a high-tech academic hub with wireless Internet, a robotics lab, digital smart boards in every classroom and a first-rate performance hall worthy of any "Glee" hopeful.2. Young Jason Kidd.
But no students.
Sapped by state budget cuts, the Alvord Unified School District doesn't have the money to turn on the lights or hire staff for the $105-million campus.
3. It's a tremendous shame George Takei hasn't been able to show off his personality until the last few years.