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AM News: Fairfax High Marches, Koreans Sue Black Leader

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Many moons ago when LAist was in high school, some of our most favorite memories revolved around sweating it out on a parking lot, wearing funny hats, and rolling in school busses while being part of the marching band. Yes we got teased and taunted, but it was truly a remarkable activity. That's why we're stoked that Fairfax High will be fielding a marching band after 20 years of being without. And it seems like the person to thank for this comeback is new band director Ray Vizcarra of South Central - LA Independent

Who needs racial Survivor when you've got the real deal? A California group of Korean grocers are suing former UN Ambassador and Civil Rights activist Andrew Young for his statements this month where he claimed that once it was the Jews who ripped off blacks in mom & pop stores, but now that they have moved to Florida, it was the Koreans and now the Arabs who are gouging African-Americans. Young soon apologized, but the grocers group filed a libel suit last week anyway and want $7.5 million in damages... because... they're... not... money-hungry... gougers - AP

LA City Nerd lists all seven tunnels in LA. Before you click over there, can you name more than 1? - LA City Nerd

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