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10 Things We Learned From Today's LA Times

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People talk shit about our local paper. Sometimes we're the ones talking shit. But every day there's gotta be ten things that you can learn from the Times. Right?

1. Houston's in Century City doesn't do reservations but accepts "call ins".
2. Rancho Cucamonga's mayor was once a heroin addict.
3. The Times uses Wikipedia as one of its sources.
4. Two people arguing at a Laguna Beach resort were shot and killed by local cops when they wouldn't obey orders, making them the first Laguna homicides in almost four years.
5. The LA Fire Department has no authority over Caltrans to force them to clear dangerous brush next to freeways even though the hazards are in violation of city laws.
6. Janeane Garofalo intentionally doesn't have email or an iPod and thinks there's something interesting about that.
7. Target is kicking out the Eastview Little League in San Pedro who made it to the Little League World Series in 1989. The big box store bought the land the little league has resided on for decades and somehow thought that booting out boys and girls would be a good thing?
8. Frank McCourt has seen his $421 million investment in the Dodgers increase by more than 50% in just four years to be valued today at $632 million and still had the nerve to increase ticket prices by 40% this year, as well as parking by 50%.
9. Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix, once headed the state Board of Education.
10. Even despite low ratings NBC still refuses to put "Friday Night Lights" on Fridays.

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