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- Mack Reed steps down from LA Voice, hands over the reigns to two new editors, Ryan Knoll and Scott Schmidt. Congratulations, Mack for your years of dedication and great blogging - LA Voice

- Ozzfest will be free this year, and it will kick off in LA - Ozzfest

- LAPD's story is different than witnesses stories in the death of a 31 yr old who some say was beaten while handcuffed - LA Times

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- 18 yr old arrested in the case of the Hamilton High students who were stabbed in Playa Del Rey. One student had to get rushed to the hospital to have doctors remove the knife... from his head - Daily Breeze

- Variety has entered the 21st century: "Variety has also changed the pay structure on the Web -- by eliminating it. There is no longer a paywall on Variety's online content: Every story, article or item is available for free. - Variety

- Christina Aguilera is vying for Best Wife in LA. Today on Ellen she will reveal one of her marital tips: Naked Sundays - People

- They have to pay people in Frisco 23% more to work there than LA - The Merc

- The USC Fanhouse blog on AOL is outing speculating guessing that the mysterious former NBA player who will come out of the closet on Valentine's Day is John Amaechi, a player who had a far from memorable career other than being the first player to score in the new millennium - Fanhouse

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- Anna Nicole Smith and Trimspa are being sued here in LA for deceptive business practices. It's a class action suit so we hope you saved your receipts. - AP

- There was a five minute drum solo at the Paul Weller show Monday at the Avalon. We'd like to bring the drum solo back - NME

- Apple says it will open up iTunes to other MP3 players if record labels get rid of DRM - AP

- On his first day, Jeff Zucker proved why NBC is doomed, he attacked YouTube instead of embraced it. Heck of a job, Zucker - Financial Times

- The Married With Children son files for divorce - CBS2

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- Only 13% of Republican Senators believe Global Warming is being caused by mankind (.pdf)- National Journal