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Two killed, two injured when a Metro Blue Line train smashed into a car yesterday morning - CBS-2

Although once one of the best juvenile detention systems in the country, LA now has one of the worst, and it has only gotten scarier in the last ten years. The Board of Supervisors is partially to blame, the Times says.

In the last year, county juvenile facilities operated by the Probation Department have erupted in race riots. More than a dozen inmates have escaped. And federal monitors have found mentally ill juveniles shackled hand and foot for days on end. "Anyone who works in government knows that what gets paid attention to gets done," said Elan Melamid, a public policy consultant who has studied the county's delinquency and child welfare systems, as well as New York's — where, he said, dogged leadership turned around a disastrous system.

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LA TimesSnakes on a Plane only made $15 million even though it was the box office leader this weekend. Instead of people wondering why Snakes didn't make more, perhaps they should be figuring out why this weekend was so flat for all films. - AP

LA Observed tells us that the LA Daily News is launching, which threatens to be some sort of "citizen's journalism" where people from the community can enjoy their first amendment rights as long as they dont "offend" anyone. "We are counting on people respecting one another and avoiding hate speech and unseemly language or content. Our staff will remove such material, and it's easy for users to report items that offend," Ron Kaye writes. Does that mean that if Samuel L. Jackson wanted to sign up and write about how fun it's been to say "motherfucking" all week that his post would be deleted? One man's unseemly is another man's money-making catch phrase. Down with censorship. - LA Daily News

Kevin Federline made his television debut as a rapper last night on the Teen Choice Awards. While most rappers get bleeped for unseemly words, KFed was bleeped for moments that seriously sucked. - full video, Buzznet

Which is the longest street within the city of LA: Sepulveda or Figueroa? The City Nerd lives up to his name - LA City Nerd