SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Unified School District hopes to bring almost $1 billion of general obligation bonds to market this week in the biggest California deal of the new year.

The deal — rated Aa3 by Moody’s Investors Service and AA-minus by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s — will set a new benchmark in a market that has seen few big deals since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. last September.

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