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AM news: fishy, prowler, budget and Bush
the fish live! - Since March 6, two goldfish have been living in LA River water in the newsroom at the LA Times. It's now June, and the fish are still doing swimmingly — although the tank could use a cleaning.
serial prowler - If you live in Arcadia, you might try using the AC at night instead of leaving the window open. Police warn that a petty thief has taken advantage of open windows and racked up more than 80 break-ins during summer months in Arcadia; now that it's warm, he might be coming for your jewelry and pocket change.
budget fun - Mayor Villaraigosa signed a $6.7 million budget for the city yesterday. The Daily News (grumpily?) focuses on the trash fee hike, which will fund new LAPD officers.
president popularity fun - Bush is the worst president since 1945, according to a new poll. We agree. The best recent president, according to the poll by Quinnipiac University, was Ronald Reagan. Well, compared to Bush, we suppose Reagan doesn't look so bad.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
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