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AM news: goodbyes and location, location

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sign of the times - Long time Los Angeles signmaker Wayne Heath has died at age 87. Among his innovative, glorious creations are the Felix Chevrolet sign at Figueroa and Jefferson and the signage at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas.

deadly OC crash - Steve Ambriz, a councilman in the city of Orange, was killed yesterday when an out-of-control pickup smashed into his Toyota Camry.

in the wrong place - Two animal activists have been convicted of trespassing in a two-year old case. They were protesting close to the home — a little too close — of the director of field operations of the Department of Animal Services.

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not in the right place - Yesterday a South Bay truancy sweep caught close to 300 students; most got citations and then were sent off to class.

trailing behind - The LA Weekly takes a long look at Rocky Delgadillo and finds his upper lip sweaty. In the race for state attorney general, LA city attorney Delgadillo is polling around 40 points behind Oakland Mayor (and former Governor) Jerry Brown.

photo by malingering via flickr