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A.M. News: Paramount, LA River Plan & More

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One of Hollywood’s Highest-Ranking Female Execs
Gail Berman, the president of Paramount Pictures, has resigned. “This has been an extraordinary two years for Paramount, but after the DreamWorks purchase and the evolution of Nick movies and MTV films into our label structure, Gail’s job became too small for her. She’s a great talent," Brad Grey, chairman of Paramount. (New York Times)

LA River Plan
Businesses in the San Fernando Valley take a look at the LA River Master Plan, a proposal spearheaded by the city to turn the 31-mile portion of the river from the western Valley to San Pedro into a string of parks and riverfront businesses. (SFVBJ)

Governor Schwarzenegger's Green News (via TreeHugger)
- Red Politician in Blue State Turns Green
- Schwarzenegger Proposes $95 Million to Keep California at Forefront of Research, Innovation, Green Technology

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Getty Woes
"Marion True, the former antiquities curator of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, was ordered on Wednesday to post $19,500 in bail [in Greece] pending trial on charges that she conspired to buy an ancient funerary wreath that prosecutors say was illegally removed from Greek soil about 15 years ago..." (New York Times)

Photo of the LA River taken at the Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom trail in Studio City.