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a grand idea The LA Times gets a preview of the Frank Gehry design for the Grand Avenue development downtown, which will be unveiled at a press conference this morning. That's Gehry and partner Chris Webb in the photo above, with their model.

remembering atrocities Today is Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day; from 1915-1917, about a million Armenians were killed in Turkey. A lecture about Germany's involvement in the mechanics of the genocide drew a crowd of 500 to the Alex Theater in Glendale yesterday. About 40% of Glendale is of Armenian descent.

Conan knows stone age Yesterday Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that building a 700-mile wall along the California-Mexico border would be "going back to the Stone ages." Rather than preventing illegal immigration, the Gov. told ABC's "This Week," a wall would just spur cross-border tunneling.