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This week, a rare occurrence for LA: a preservation battle was won! The Derby is saved, unless City Hall undoes the work of the Cultural Heritage Commission. Hats off to all involved. (via

In 2005, the South Bay saw a 9.1% drop in crime. You're less likely to get beat up, your car is safer and the stuff in your house is safer. But that iPod you're carrying? Hang on tight.

LA Times columnist Steve Lopez catches up with Ernest Adams, the homeless man who he's been talking to who was beaten so severely last fall he lost an eye. With the help of activist and blogger Brady Westwater, Ernest has gotten off the streets and into a subsidized apartment. It's his first home in 19 years.