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Today the LA Times reports on the internal LAPD debate about what to do with Skid Row. Clearcut clean up the worst areas, like 6th and San Julian, by removing everyone (to where)? Or target the criminals in those areas? We don't know what the best solution might be, but we can't wait to hear what downtown activist Brady Westwater thinks.

Yesterday janitors at NBC-Universal picketed Citywalk — not because it sucks, but to bring attention to the fact that they work without benefits. They've launched a blog, of course. LA Voice thinks the janitors have a good point.

Leif Garrett appeared before a judge who didn't quite buy his claim that he's "going down the right path" — he's been ordered to spend another month in closely-supervised rehab.

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Sad news: the Galaxy soccer team has lost its general manager; 43-year-old Doug Hamilton had a heart attack on a plane when returning from a game in Costa Rica Thursday night.

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