ICYMI: Humans May Have Arrived In North America 130,000 Years Ago

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  • An old mastodon skeleton found outside of San Diego shows signs that it was "processed" in some meaningful way by human beings. The catch is that the skeleton is 130,000 years old, much older than the broadly accepted 15,000-years-ago estimate for people's arrival in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The most expensive school board election in the country's history just wrapped up here in little old Los Angeles. The L.A. Times breaks down why so many millions flowed into an obscure race.
  • Metro is looking to broadly re-imagine its bus system over the next couple years. By 2019, the agency wants to have a full report on how to improve service drafted up and ready to go.
  • More than 200 people climbed to the summit of Mount Baldy to commemorate the life of Seuk Doo Kim, the man who summited the mountain about 800 times. Kim, who was 78, died after falling off the north face of the mountain in April.
  • After a bid to establish a Skid Row Neighborhood Council was lost, a three-member election review panel recommended an investigation, and a new election, because of some allegedly dirty politics. L.A. City's Department of Neighborhood Empowerment tossed away that recommendation, frustrating and enraging activists who argue Skid Row lacks political representation.

And now, a video of some guinea pigs enjoying a bath: