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A.M. News: Culver City Profiled, Fish, Trains & Old Mom

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New York Times Does Culver City
"Clearly, things have changed. Culver City, once considered a place to drive by on your way to somewhere else, has become Los Angeles's newest stylish neighborhood, a magnet for lovers of the arts, good food and culture. One part Hollywood nostalgia, one part modern design, the city-within-a-city now inspires expressions like “nascent Chelsea” and 'L.A.'s new restaurant mecca.'”(New York Times)

What's in Your Fish? Pesticide and We Have the Highest Concentration in the US
"Newly released data from a federal survey indicate that fish caught in the area contained the world's highest-known DDT concentrations. Among 1,200 fish caught from Ventura to Dana Point, white croaker off San Pedro and the Palos Verdes Peninsula were the most highly contaminated. Fish off Orange County and areas north of the Redondo Beach Pier had low concentrations." (LA Times)

A Train That Could Go to the Beach
"Until 1953, there was passenger service [that went along a right of way] too, with trains gliding along on what was known as the Santa Monica Air Line. The rail service was touted in 1920s advertisements as all the more reason to buy a new home in Cheviot Hills, where lucky Angelenos could hop aboard 'the airline to the beaches.'" (LA Times)

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World's Oldest Mom
Bousada turned 67 this month but said she told the Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles she was 55 -- the clinic's cut off for treating single women, the report said. She said the clinic did not ask her for identification.(New York Times)

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